On how cool it is to be addressed as "Sir"

So,

One of the Son-in-laws relatives is a U.S. Marine.   He's been with us for a day already and I am here to tell you that it goes straight to your head when you are addressed as Sir. 

"Yes Sir."

"No Sir."

"Thank you Sir." 

Nice.

 

I think the Marines could start up a boot camp for Kids. You know, if they had some extra time on their hands and wanted to raise a bit of extra cash. 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Don't let it go to your head :)

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  2. There is something very respectful in being addressed as "sir", I can well imagine. But being called "Ma'am" just doesn't have the same respectful ring to it........no sir!

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  3. You mean to tell me that Canadian youth don't normally address all of their more senior men in such a respectful fashion?

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  4. When I covered news on a large military base near here it was always a little jarring to be called Ma'am -- nice, but still a little jarring. Most of the soldiers were young enough to be my kids, but very polite and respectful.

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  5. Well - I hate to tell you this but the only time in recent history, aside from a southener calling me Ma'am, the only occaision was when I was treating a very large inmate at one of our low security penal institutions. What does that say about politeness? Maybe he learned it in prison?

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  6. Most of the people I speak with on business in the US call each other 'sir'. It appears little to do with honour, so much as being added on like 'have a nice day'. But hey, a little superficiality never did anyone any harm, did it?
    ;-)

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