Thursday, June 18, 2009

Get OVER Yourself!

You have to be kidding me...


4 comments:

Goose said...

It has been reported that the Brigadier General was following military protocol and addressing people senior to him as "ma'am" or "sir".

Boxer should have said that she understood why he was addressing her in that manner, but would appreciate using her "Senator" title instead.

She actually made herself look bad, thinking that "ma'am" wasn't an appropriate title.

Preppy 101 said...

She's an idiot; I can't stand her. Talk about overreacting. . .

Mary said...

If you Google DA PAM 600-60 you will find a document that I referred to constantly researching my "forgotten" book. It covers the official rules around this sort of thing. There are different titles used for correspondence, introduction, and conversation.

And, of course, the rules are different if said official is a woman.

Bottom line: she should be referred to in conversation as Senator. If she were a Representative, however, she would be called Mrs. or Miss (or I guess Ms. for a liberal).

Interestingly enough, a Governor is referred to as Sir in conversation. They don't address if the Governor is a woman. I'm guessing that she would be referred to as Governor.

Here's the thing and this is what I put in my book: pointing out people's etiquette mistakes is the worst breach of etiquette in itself.

So rude. I'm embarrassed for her

suburban prep said...

She just needed to show what a "BIG WIG " she thinks she is.