Post by supercupcaketactics on Oct 31, 2018 22:02:43 GMT -5
Should I address people as "Sir" or "Ma'am" more? It's just not something I do often or even hardly at all. Sometimes I address someone as Sir near the end of an interaction if I find the person I'm talking to is respectable from a personal standpoint and I feel like I should grant the stranger that, but I never say it to just anyone. I don't say "Yes Sir," or "Yes Ma'am," I just say "Sure." I know it's the polite thing to do but usually I just address the person by their first name unless I know otherwise for like, say, a teacher or someone with a universally distinguished title.
Anyone else like this out there? Or is this just a symptom of social ineptness? I'd feel awkward if I forced myself to pronounce participation respect points, especially as an ultra-cool-groovy-rebel-rogue-wizard(-subject-to-change) like myself. For the record I still know to say my please's and thank you's in case any one of you dare thinks of me otherwise.
I use a liberal amount of bros, dudes and blokes at the end of my greetings with customers, but then again it’s the type of clientele to use it with. It’s a great levelling of the playing field in my industry where familiarity is king and has a lot to do with how you actually say it in my case. I understand you work in retail so sir or ma’am is probably the right way to go in your field, depending on your market of course. It’s just simple respect.
Last Edit: Oct 31, 2018 23:08:25 GMT -5 by glenzinho
Post by supercupcaketactics on Oct 31, 2018 23:09:44 GMT -5
I know what you mean with the familiarity, since that's the stuff wartime truces are made of. I don't think I could ever see myself calling a would-be stranger "Dude," unless I've grown familiar with them and think they're cool over many interactions.