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originally posted by: MerkabaTribeEntity
originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: Serdgiam
Nobody calls cops 'sir' or 'ma'am' in the UK, it would be weird as.
Not the police, but one time I was dragged into Magistrates Court for an unpaid parking fine. As I was late paying, prosecution was also asking for an extra fee (something like £40).
I explained to the Magistrate that I'd tried to pay in installments but the office wouldn't accept anything but payment in full, before the deadline.
Long story short, as a former Army Cadet I knew to refer to my female superiors as Ma'am.
Not only did this put a huge smile on the Magistrates face, but she waived the extra fee, cut my initial parking fine in half, and gave the prosecution a dressing down for not allowing me to pay what I could when I could.