I read this on a group post today and am interested in hearing the opinions of others.
(Paraphrased) "I don't teach my kids to say "Sir" and "Ma'am" because it's old-fashioned and outdated. It must just be a Southern thing, because talk like that doesn't fit in in most social settings."
Personally, I think that this opinion is ridiculous. Since when are manners outdated?
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:49 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 9:21 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by stringtheory at 8:13 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:34 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
I agree with the other poster from CA- these are not pleasantries that most are taught in this state. Although, as an adult, I do use these terms when I'm working with a pt's families and when I conduct business within the community. My grown (college-aged) children, while very polite and proper, would not use those specific terms. We taught Mr and Mrs, the same as our own folks instructed.
Further, I sometimes laugh at folks who enforce certain "language" when behaviors do not match or reflect those words. My young nephews (3 boys in 3 years) can be very rambunctious, but their mom always insists on the most proper of manners, in terms of words-Hey, how about they not bounce the basketball in my marble foyer or jump on the couch, or do handsprings in the familyroom-
Answer by Sisteract at 9:15 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by 29again at 10:10 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
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Answer by violetlady at 9:47 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
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