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    Default respecting your elders

    I have always been taught to say Sir or Maam, or MR. or Mrs. when talking to older people. How much older should a person be to use this kind of grammar? 10, 15, 20 year ago differnce. Just wondering.


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    We are taught in EMT class to say sir,mam,mrs and mr. unless they are children,teenagers or THEY say call me bob-----even though their name is jim. LOL
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    wouldn't that be JimBob then, no seriously if they are older than you are I would use the polite thing goes a long way.

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    When it comes to the job, I would say anyone above the age of 18 deserves a Sir or Mrs etc. It shouldnt matter how old you are.
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    I was not talking just about the job, I was also wonder about when you meet somebody anywhere in your dailey travels.

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