On the Lighter Side

Traditions that Need to Go Out of Style: “Mr.” and “Mrs.”

….Specifically, teaching children to call their elders “Mr.” and “Mrs./Miss.” I suppose it’s a nice gesture. Truth be told, I probably would encourage my own kids to do it. Not because I’m personally sold on its importance, but to avoid offending that one cantankerous person who will surely get bent out of shape if addressed by their first name. (I’m not necessarily a conflict avoider, but I do choose my battles.) Really, though, the whole  ...

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