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    C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! WVRed's Avatar
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    What do you prefer?

    Do you prefer for people to call you by Mr. or Mrs., or just by your first name?

    I have two neighbor kids next door, and believe me, I could not have asked for better neighbors, who call me Mr. (First Name). While I do appreciate the respect, it does kinda make me feel old.

    College on the other hand is the other extreme. The first day of class, the teacher said he just wanted us to call him by his first name, not the professor or Mr or anything like that. Sometimes people will call him that just to grate on him.

    If a kid called you by your first name, how would you respond?
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    I prefer being called Mr. by kids.

    We've taught our children to call all adults Mr. and Mrs. from day one.

    If some kid calls me by my first name, I correct them, gently but firmly.

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    Re: What do you prefer?

    I'm glad when someone gets my name right and no expletives are included.
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    First name, all ages.
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    First name, always.
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    just dont call me late for dinner.
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    I'm pretty informal, first name is fine with me.
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    1st name for me too.
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    I prefer first name, but it's nice to be called "Mr." at least once. I like people to call me Mister the first time they address me -- it shows respect. After that, I'll ask them to call me by my first name.
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    I get Mr from kids, first name from people near 18

    Damn kids.
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    In the whole scheme of things it just so unimportant that I don't really care.

    I'm not really hung up on people respecting me (or faking that they respect me) by calling me Mrs. just because of my age.
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14
    I'm not really hung up on people respecting me (or faking that they respect me) by calling me Mrs. just because of my age.
    But you're only 26, and being a young babe people should probably just call you Creek, cause you're too young for Mrs. Creek.

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    Re: What do you prefer?

    I am fine with 1st name in general, especially for other adults, but then again I kinda think that kids (say HS age and below perhaps) should refer to elders with Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss etc unless they are told to do otherwise.

    I mean, my daughter is now 4 and I cannot picture some kid in her class calling me by my 1st name. I really had not thought about it much though. To date, whenver someone mentions "Mr. bucksfan" I tend to look around and see who they are talking about!
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    I think I would cry if anyone called me Mrs. anything.

    I remember the first time I got addressed as "ma'am" instead of "miss". A dark, dark day.
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    Re: What do you prefer?

    Yeah I got "sir" from a snotty teen at a parking garage.

    Damn kids.
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