Why they call me "sir" or "mr" here in GAG so often? That's annoying?

I just need to know the reason!!
First of all my age group says "18 to 24". not "80+".

Then what the hell makes me "sir"/"mr."-like? I thought that my opinions sound more friendly/teen-esque than cold/distant/adult-esque.

I don't know if other GAGers suffer the same problem, but this happens to me almost daily!!

I'm afraid this happens to me more frequently :-(


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Most Helpful Girl

  • I had the same question a month ago!
    I know I hate it when people call me
    "Lady or ma'am"
    Like bish I am 14, how old do I look to you?
    No I don't need your help assisting me at a store to help with what I should buy!!
    I am 14, Eva's me alone and never ever ever call me
    Lady or ma'am again!!!
    Like wtf do I look 55?
    SO ANNOYING AHHHHH

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    • I swear next time that happens we should just tell them that what they r saying is getting on r nerves
      Especially at a store, since they don't wanna get fired
      They will probably stop

    • unfortunately at the stores they are forced to speak like that. (business manner)

      but what they don't understand is, that there are people who get offended by that "sir/lady" thing

What Girls Said 9

  • "Sir" is a term of respect.

    I am in my twenties and I get called "Ma'am" by people not much younger than me, my age, or
    even older.

    I remember a while back... a guy wanted to argue with me because I called him "Sir".
    He shouted that he's young and he shouldn't be called that!
    I wanted to yell back, and say would you rather me call you BITCH instead?
    If I wasn't working at a place of professionalism I wouldn't have held back.
    I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
    It's once thing not to like the word.
    But it's another thing to know what it MEANS.

    I HATE that people call me Ma'am It makes me feel old.
    But at the same time, I understand that people using that word has a lot to do with their upbringing.
    They are simply trying to show respect.
    How can you give someone a hard time for doing that?

    Give someone a hard time when they call you a word that is derogatory.
    Not when they are trying to respect you.
    That is ignorant.

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    • yeah but they make me feel like 100 yo you know...

    • Don't think of it that way.
      They are respecting you.
      It's not about age to them.

  • Hmm... I have no clue no one has ever called me Ms. Or mam on here.

    Maybe everyone that you talk to are southerners they tend to say that to everyone even if you're a kid/young out of respect.

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  • It's a respectful way == people respect you that's why they call u sir or Mr , specially British people they are so damn respectful it did annoy me for a while but I did find it's there way to show respect to me it doesn't depend on your age it depend on how they seen u

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  • We get called ma'am or miss. Just as annoying.

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  • Out of respect and/or politeness..

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  • Because you are one certain gentleman :P

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  • Maybe it is jusy salutation to them, like respect. I haven't encounter yet

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  • It just does with your name... sir klaatu.

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  • What are you talking about Sr Klaatu?

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What Guys Said 11

  • Never have I had that here, if I remember correctly.

    I've had it in real life though
    since people try to be formal and friendly
    when they see me, although I'd prefer them
    being more down to earthy.. you know? ^.^

    So, who is calling you these things? generated messages
    or is other people? (no names please) ^.~

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    • here when i post an opinion!!!

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  • Sir, you need to calm down.

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  • It could be a little misunderstanding of language.

    In the US we will sometimes say "thank you, sir!" and it is said fast and casually.

    Additionally, someone might call you Mr. Klaatu51 for example, and it is more so meant as a sign of endearment or even friendship.

    For example, I might refer to a girl that I like as "little Miss (first name)." It is like a way to express closeness or familiarity.

    I hope that makes sense. :-)

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  • Well I don't know Mr. Sir

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  • Lucky dude, I wish somebody will call me that.
    It's juse a sign of politeness and respect.

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  • Sir Klaatu51,
    Don't worry about getting older. It's not avoida

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  • Never noticed. I certainly don't.

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  • It's a term of respect man. I got called that since I was 16.

    You're probably projecting something here on GAG

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  • SIR COULD YOU PLEASE QUIET DOWN, YOU'RE DISTURBING THE GAGERS

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  • Lol not sure maybe because you're a Guru - I used to call girls "Miss" because I thought they would find it respectful or something but as @Debbie2020 mentioned it gets annoying so I stopped.

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    • Just because I don't like it doesn't mean other girls don't.

    • @Debbie2020 I realise that, I just got tired of saying it my self XD

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