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SO/ Do you call other adults Mr., Ms., or Mrs.?

Posted by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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I don't. I haven't for years, since I was a child. I don't see why I should have to. I may call a much older woman Mrs., but usually only an elderly woman. If somebody calls me and wants me to call them by only a title and their last name, unless it is an earned title, I simply don't talk to them.

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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Pink.Sunshine
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM
It depends
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OrientalLily
by Gold Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:54 PM
It depends on the person and situation. If I run into a former teacher from high school for instance, I will still call them by Mr or Mrs so-and-so.

When I met my mil and fil for the first time, I asked them directly how they wanted me to address them. They said, by their first names.

When I see my friends grandma, I still address her as Mrs.

Like I said, I think it's very person and situation dependant.
spicy_n_sweet
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Yes I do.  Unless they personally have told me it's okay to address them differently.  

I also still say Ma'am and Sir, to people. Even people younger than I am (I'm 49) if I am discussing business/doing business with someone, or the conversation is taking place in a setting that formalities/manners/respect or in the best interest of all involved.

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