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`Sir,' said I, `or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
Originally posted by Mr Headshot
To each their own.
Maybe he was trying to lead by example.
Maybe he's insecure.
Who knows? Was he being mean or loud about it?
Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by SallieSunshine
Maybe it is a "southern thing" but I still say Ma'am and Sir when addressing my elders (and contemporaries), although I have become lax in my internet interactions mainly because sometimes I can't be sure whether I'm addressing a man or a woman. My children do this as well, and my grandchild who is not yet 3 years old also says Ma'am and Sir. We do not consider it in the way that you do- we consider it instilling good manners that will last for a lifetime.
Originally posted by SallieSunshine
Did you read my post? It was about people who require their children to call them "sir" and "ma'am" not about teaching your kids to say "sir" and "ma'am" to other people.