scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Sir Names?
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Tue Apr 11 1972 - 15:13:25 CST
On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, Ed Thompson wrote:
> I, too, prefer that the scouts and other youth I work with use my first
> name, figuring that if I haven't earned their respect (which is questionable
> at times, I must admit) then use of "Dr. ..." or "Mr. ..." isn't going to
> change that. In fact, I often do a reversal, addressing them as "Mr. ..."
Ummm, OK, I see your point, but ummmm, uh, so say they start out calling
you Ed when they don't know you well. Then two or three years later,
they suddenly gain marked respect for your abilities. Surely, they're
not suddenly going to start calling you Mr. Thompson at that point?
Inquiring minds want to know. (g)