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Old June 24 2013, 10:57 PM   #76
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^Sure thing Mr. Lootor.
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Old June 24 2013, 10:57 PM   #77
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Whenever I'm riding in the backseat of a car, I expect, nay, demand, that whoever is driving address me as "Ms. Daisy" as a sign of respect.
Well played Ms. Daisy, well played.
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Old June 24 2013, 11:08 PM   #78
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^One rule of being a passanger in a car never argue with the driver (unless you like walking).
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Old June 25 2013, 02:14 AM   #79
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I've worked with hundreds of children over the past 10 years, and one of the greatest lessons I've learned is that the ratio of wisdom to idiocy doesn't really change as people age.
In my experience, that ratio does change. Unfortunately it moves closer to 1:3 and not the other way around.
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Old June 25 2013, 03:51 AM   #80
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^ Wouldn't it get a bit boring, calling everybody Mr./Mrs. Firstname or Lastname?

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Worse than boring, it's confusing. Everyone in the room thinks I'm talking to them.
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Old June 25 2013, 04:14 AM   #81
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So to get your attention, do they all yell out "Tora! Tora! Tora!" ?
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Old June 25 2013, 05:10 AM   #82
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I'm surprised by how many of you prefer strangers to call you Mr./Mrs./Ms. _____. Maybe it's because I'm still fairly young (27), but I can't imagine anyone calling me that. That's my mother! Actually, my mother always goes by her first name, more like my grandmother. I guess I live in a fairly casual part of the country, because pretty much everyone, in almost every type of setting, goes only by first name, except for school teachers and other really specific professions. Yeah, everyone introduces themselves by first name, even in my rather hierarchical work environment.

Now the REAL question is, what would I introduce myself as if I met up with some of you trekkies in real life? Honestly I think I would introduce myself as Spot's Meow.
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Old June 25 2013, 05:11 AM   #83
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My last name may as well not even be a part of my name.
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Old June 25 2013, 09:01 AM   #84
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Now the REAL question is, what would I introduce myself as if I met up with some of you trekkies in real life? Honestly I think I would introduce myself as Spot's Meow.
Well, people do call me "iguana" in real life.
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Old June 25 2013, 09:09 AM   #85
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Now the REAL question is, what would I introduce myself as if I met up with some of you trekkies in real life? Honestly I think I would introduce myself as Spot's Meow.
That really depends on who it is. I know some people from here via facebook, so I do know their actual names. Maybe it would just be easiest to wear a nametag saying "Emher" though
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Old June 25 2013, 09:16 AM   #86
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I shall take your challenge. Addressing an elder as Mr. or Ms. So-and-so displays a respect for, not only their age, but their life experiences. They have lived longer and experienced much more than a younger person. Elders often have wisdom which comes from trial and error in their earlier years. Listening to them, and respecting them, can often save a younger person much heartache and pain. Sadly, younger people do not often take the time to learn from their elders.
Well, I would have come back with a witty and thoughtful assessment of why this attitude is a type of pure supposition that actually limits people's ability to learn from each other, but I see Locutus has already done it for me.
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Old June 25 2013, 11:10 PM   #87
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Maybe the kids are fine,
Except for their weird music and crazy haircuts.
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Old June 25 2013, 11:49 PM   #88
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I must say, I am happy I do not live around some of you folks. Respect and manners should be the first option, yet I see that is not true with many posters. If I met you IRL, I would offer you respect and treat you with good manners... whether I receive the same is up to you.
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Old June 25 2013, 11:57 PM   #89
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^Not one person here has suggested that one do otherwise...methinks you misunderstand the points people have attempted to make.
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Old June 26 2013, 12:09 AM   #90
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Most people just address me as "sir". If there are any companies with a policy to address their customers by name, I've never heard it.
CVS/pharmacy.
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