assjuice: If you're not an MD you shouldn't be called 'doctor'. And in this day and age you shouldn't expect much respect from any student you aren't providing an assistantship to.
Clemkadidlefark: A friend in California was invited to voluntarily quit his job as a highly qualified MRI Tech because - due his respectful upbringing - he insisted on the honorific Ma'am when addressing female patients and colleagues.After numerous complaints that Ma'am was degrading to women it was suggested to him - by a woman - he'd be 'happier' elsewhere.Biatches don't know nothin about respect
UNC_Samurai: strangeluck: I have an idea, from now on, let's just call everyone "Bob."Regardless of your name, rank, position, gender, etc. Your name is now "Bob."Mind if we call you "Bruce" to keep it clear?
draypresct: Donnchadha: MythDragon: Me: So...you like...heal paintings?Ass: ...No. I study them.Me: And I should call you doctor because...?Ass: I earned it.Me:Yeah? Well, tell you what. As soon as you start calling me Staff Sergeant, I'll call you by your title.Ass: You're not in uniform.Me: Neither are you.Then it was time to find a drink.He might have been a pretentious asshole, but you were being a dick tooThe conversation passed the point of no return on the asshole front when someone insisted on being addressed by their academic title in a social setting*. I don't even see a way to withdraw from the conversation that early in a classy way without outside help.I also thought it was kind of funny, but that's beside the point./*It's no more appropriate than a high-level martial artist insisting on being addressed as "master" everywhere he/she goes.
Necronic: Who in the world would refer to a professor by their first name? That's absurd. It's "Prof. Soandso", or in some cases, its just "Soandso" (usually when I was angry, like "Soandso's test really screwed me"). I never use the first name.It's the same reason I would call my friends parents Mr and Mrs Whatshisname when I was young. Now that I am older its a bit more confusing, but I still usually just default with the Mr/Mrs. Its also why I get rankled when a salesman calls me by my first name. You don't know me. You call me Mr. Uptight.But anyways, its just common decorum. There's nothing really clever or rebellious about ignoring it, its just ignorant and disrespectful. That said feel free to call your TA's whatever you want, and try and get drunk with them if you can
All Latest: "Today's first world problem"Wrong. It's a USA problem, because of their obsession with stupid titles and passive agressive "politeness". The rest of the world got rid of that crap several decades ago.
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