M.S. in Kentucky

M.S. in Kentucky

M.S. in Kentucky Asked by M.S. in Kentucky
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Do you use “Sir” and “Ma’am”?

Yes, Ma’am

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No

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Yes, Ma’am

13 Comments
Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

Yes, it shows respect

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Yes on occasion. When my husband worked in retail he swore by "miss" instead of "ma'am" with women of all ages and said many times that older women would exclaim delightedly, "I haven't been called miss in so long!" It's all in the delivery.

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Bonnie Batten
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Bonnie Batten

Yes, it shows respect

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James Fielding Smith
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James Fielding Smith

I was reared to say Ma'am and Sir as a sign of respect. Now in old age and another part of the country, I realize that using Sir and Ma'am in all social and business interactions is rewarded in nearly every case with superior customer service. As civility has diminished in society, this has grown.

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seaweed349
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seaweed349

I did, especially when I lived in the south. Here in Canada, if you call someone ma'am, you are distancing yourself for some reason. If I have a chance to use sir or ma'am, I will. p.s. I wish I lived in the south again...

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David May
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David May

Yes, I was raised to do so. I feel it shows a certain amount of respect which I like to offer.

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Lisa Gray
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Lisa Gray

I was brought up to use these terms.

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Tina Bouthillier
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Tina Bouthillier

I use sir quite often, not so much the ma'am due to women (including myself) not liking called that

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Joyce Koch
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Joyce Koch

It's the right thing to do.

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Ry Kali
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Ry Kali

I do at work. But, I secretly hate when customers ask not to be called Ma'am, Sir, or Mr. <surname> because it makes them feel old. Impossible when our lifetime interaction lasts 3 minutes and they're otherwise nameless to me, or I feel rude using their 1st names. I understand when I'm called Ma'am.

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Tanada Carbone
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Tanada Carbone

I was raised in the south, it's just natural. I do, my husband does, my kids (27, 26, 21) do. We've moved out west to New Mexico, and people are shocked when one of us uses Sir or Ma'am.

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No

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Theresa Scherf
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Theresa Scherf

These modes of address are typically used when speaking to people who are older than oneself and with persons who have an especially prominent role in one's community/society. In my 70s and with a fairly significant societal role, I would not use them with others--NOR wish others to use them for me.

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Valerie Lantz
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Valerie Lantz

I'm a very informal, casual person. I'm friendly, repectful and usually in good humour. Sir and Mam see too formal to me.

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