Going from "dude" to "sir"

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    Jul 18, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    and not in the "get on your knees" "yes sir!"

    The last two weeks at the gym I have been called "sir" four different times by younger guys. I am like "when did I become a sir? Its seems yesterday was a dude or dare I say..bro.

    I know I shouldnt let it bother me, but for some reason its under my skin.

    /rant emoness.
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    Jul 18, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    lol a while back I was in line at an event getting a beer for myself and a friend. The guy serving was automatically asking everyone for their ID. When I got to the front of the line, he was looking down and asked "ID". Then he looked up, saw me and said, "Oh, I'm sorry Sir". He was so sincere, it pissed me off. I said "Just getting beer for me and my grandson." He replied "Very good sir."
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    Jul 18, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    Well, one time an older guy called me "bro" at the gym. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 18, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Welcome to old age. You probably have another 40 something years of it left, so get used to it. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 18, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidand not in the "get on your knees" "yes sir!"

    The last two weeks at the gym I have been called "sir" four different times by younger guys. I am like "when did I become a sir? Its seems yesterday was a dude or dare I say..bro.

    I know I shouldnt let it bother me, but for some reason its under my skin.

    /rant emoness.


    We're the same age. Take advantage of this new opportunity. Like, "could you spot me young man?" and at stores, "could you be so kind as to help me get these heavy items into my truck, young man?"
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    Jul 18, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidand not in the "get on your knees" "yes sir!"


    This is where you lost me.
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    Jul 18, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Dallasfan824 saidand not in the "get on your knees" "yes sir!"


    This is where you lost me.


    I was a little excited myself until I read that sentence...
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    Jul 18, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    Pyrotech said
    Ariodante said
    Dallasfan824 saidand not in the "get on your knees" "yes sir!"


    This is where you lost me.


    I was a little excited myself until I read that sentence...


    Let's start our own sexually explicit thread devoted entirely to the pleasures sir role play.
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    Jul 18, 2011 5:26 AM GMT
    You're a very handsome sir though.
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    Jul 18, 2011 11:47 AM GMT
    I'm trying to decide what's worse: having younger guys calling me "sir", or having older guys calling me "dude"...
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    Jul 18, 2011 11:51 AM GMT
    It's the gray hair, once you go gray, you become "sir" and "distinguished".
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    Jul 18, 2011 11:55 AM GMT
    TheHottestTwink saidIt's the gray hair, once you go gray, you become "sir" and "distinguished".

    I personally don't think it has anything to do with grey hair. Calling someone "sir" shows a sign of respect. And respect should be shown at any age. In my humble opinion :-)
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:05 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidand not in the "get on your knees" "yes sir!"

    The last two weeks at the gym I have been called "sir" four different times by younger guys. I am like "when did I become a sir? Its seems yesterday was a dude or dare I say..bro.

    I know I shouldnt let it bother me, but for some reason its under my skin.

    /rant emoness.




    using your profile pics as indicators; "sir" is prolly an endearment of respect and admiration by others.

    we should all be so lucky.

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    Jul 18, 2011 12:09 PM GMT
    Yea the first few "sirs" were like a little punch in the gut, then you get used to it . It really raised the bar for me in terms of my training though.....icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:11 PM GMT
    Still throws me, too, the same way when I was young and started getting called, Mr. hmmmmmmmmmmmm...life changing. LOL!
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:12 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidI know I shouldnt let it bother me, but for some reason its under my skin./rant emoness.

    Don't, I've been called "sir" by sales & service people since before I was a teen. In my day it was just the courteous way in which they dealt with the public of all ages. Then later in my Army career beginning at 20 I learned to call the Officers sir, until I became an Officer myself and soldiers began calling me sir, even Sergeants much older than me.

    Today I still call other men sir in certain circumstances, and most are younger than me, including at the gym. Even though that's a more casual atmosphere, and the other guys are gym members like me. Because as in the past, I do it as a social politeness and out of respect. Perhaps an outdated habit nowadays, but it has little to do with age alone. But if you were always previously called "bro" or "dude" (which I personally hate and find too familiar for strangers) I can understand your taking notice.

    What I do find jarring is when I automatically get the Seniors Discount without my asking for it. That's a lot worse than merely being called sir. I'm sure my cane contributes to it, but even so... icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
    jawrhed saidYea the first few "sirs" were like a little punch in the gut, then you get used to it . It really raised the bar for me in terms of my training though.....icon_wink.gif


    I dunno but when I go to the mall and go shopping the sales persons always call me sir and I'm young so I think they do it cuz they're supposed to. Maybe that's your case too
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:16 PM GMT
    I call every man I don't know sir and every woman m'am/miss.

    Close friends I call brother. I cringe when someone I don't know calls me bro/brah or something along those lines.
    A very good childhood friend of mine I call 'moruk' which means geezer/oldie in Turkish. We grew up together
  • rnch

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    Jul 18, 2011 12:21 PM GMT
    here in the deep south, addressing a man as "sir" or a woman as "miss" is considered a hallmark of a good manners and proper childhood training.



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    Jul 18, 2011 12:26 PM GMT
    I might call you "Mister", but not "sir"..... LOL
    Have a great week!

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    Jul 18, 2011 12:31 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidDon't, I've been called "sir" by sales & service people since before I was a teen. In my day it was just the courteous way in which they dealt with the public of all ages. Then later in my Army career beginning at 20 I learned to call the Officers sir, until I became an Officer myself and soldiers began calling me sir, even Sergeants much older than me.
    Today I still call other men sir in certain circumstances, and most are younger than me, including at the gym. Even though that's a more casual atmosphere, and the other guys are gym members like me. Because as in the past, I do it as a social politeness and out of respect. Perhaps an outdated habit nowadays, but it has little to do with age alone. But if you were always previously called "bro" or "dude" (which I personally hate and find too familiar for strangers) I can understand your taking notice.
    What I do find jarring is when I automatically get the Seniors Discount without my asking for it. That's a lot worse than merely being called sir. I'm sure my cane contributes to it, but even so... icon_sad.gif
    You age yourself so much by going on about what happened back in your day bro.
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:40 PM GMT
    rnch saidhere in the deep south, addressing a man as "sir" or a woman as "miss" is considered a hallmark of a good manners and proper childhood training.



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    +1

    I don't think anyone has ever called me dude or bro.... oops..yeah. one man older than me, called me bro, and it felt extremely uncomfortable.

    I've been called "Sir" many times as in "Yes, SIR!". LOL I kinda like it.... whether it's out of respect or out of obedience. lol
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:43 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said when did I become a sir? Its seems yesterday was a dude or dare I say..bro.

    "Bro?" Ick.
    Anything, even a patronizing "sir," even "hey you" is better than that.
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    Jul 18, 2011 12:44 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidand not in the "get on your knees" "yes sir!"

    The last two weeks at the gym I have been called "sir" four different times by younger guys.


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    No-one calls me sir unless they are on their knees and handcuffed. It could start a good conversation. icon_twisted.gif
  • starboard5

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    Jul 18, 2011 12:50 PM GMT
    I just take it as a reality check.