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Do you still call your old teachers Mr. or Mrs., or professors and doctors by their titles?

I do. I can't stop it. I now teach in the same district I attended school in, and I still call all my teachers who still teach there Mr. or Mrs.

Then my LP's best friend's dad is a doctor, and we all grew up together, but I still call him Dr. Gates. He is even retired now. LOL

I can't break the habit, and I think it would be putting me on an equal footing with them, which I don't think I'm qualified for just yet.


Asked by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 11:33 PM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (8)
  • I totally understand OP ... I just can't seem to make myself call them anything else.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 11:44 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • No. By the time I was in HS I didn't usually call them Mr or Mrs anything any more. I used their names. I still do.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:34 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Some, but I never called my ENglish Professor PRof....whatever. I called him by his first name.

    Answer by Imogine at 11:36 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Absolutely. It feels too weird for me to call them by anything else. LOL

    Answer by tangleballlover at 11:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Of course unless they tell u otherwise always side on the ere of respect

    Answer by aprilavenmarg at 11:46 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Some of them yes, some no.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:50 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Yes, Were from the south and in the south you always show your elders respect by addressing them ma'am/sr. Mr./Mrs./Ms.

    Answer by timbrikaylamom at 12:27 AM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • I hear ya', timbrikayalamom! I was raised Old School Southern by parents from small towns. To this day I still call my elders "Mr. or Mrs." and refer to old professors as "Dr." I'm now in my 40s and would feel awkward saying anything differently.

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 10:42 AM on Apr. 21, 2011