Posted by ron1953 on October 1, 2004, at 14:18:32
In reply to Re: Mega-rant over something stupid, posted by saw on September 30, 2004, at 1:44:00
In response to the actual theme of this thread, I don't like to be called Mister. There's no social/sexual context or any of the issues you women mentioned. 1) I've been Ron or Ronnie all of my life. 2) Mister sounds like something to call and old person and sounds old-fashioned.
So, as far as I'm concerned, to blazes with all titles. We're all equals. I call everybody by their first name unless they ask specifically to be addressed otherwise. I ask to be addressed by my first name.
This is kinda funny - My shrink, who's otherwise very informal and relaxed, likes the title thing, for professional reasons as she explained it. After 4 years of being addressed as Mister, I told her I preferred to be addressed by my first name. I respected her preference and asked her to respect mine. It's been funny seeing her struggle adjusting to calling me Ron after 4 years as Mister.