People Who Refer to Themselves as Mr. or Ms.

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  1. LawyerLarry

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    I was listening to a stern show from October 2004. He played a prank call in which Sal pretended to be a morning zoo host and called a lady who identified herself as Ms. Johnson or something. I have also personally talked to people on the phone who identify themselves as Mr. or Ms. <insert last name>. These people must have some type of psychological condition, right? In my experience, these people are usually unemployed or have jobs that are not considered to be very prestigious. What is it, like a condition where they feel worthless and are trying to make themselves seem more important? @Deee the headshrinker, do you know?
     
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    you may call me mademoiselle
     
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    Mr Dorb says that you dont know what youre talking about!
     
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    I've been a teacher for over 25 years, so I'm used to being referred to only as Mrs. ______. In a professional setting, I guess I'm guilty of sometimes referring to myself that way:oops:

    But, in "real life" I absolutely do not.:)
     
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    What about "Captain?" As in, "Captain, spank me harder;" or maybe, "Captain, you are so incredibly huge;" or perhaps, "Captain, you owe me $500 for my services?"
     
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    That's Mr. Skipnoid to you, mother fucker. :grad:
     
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    I get it in a professional setting. I refer to people as Mr. or Ms. all the time. I'm talking about people who call me on the phone and I ask who is speaking and they say "Ms. Jackson".
     
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    Senor Reno checking in.
     
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    The worst is people with PhD's who refer to themselves as Dr.
     
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    When I was in college I only had one professor who asked that we call him by his first name. His reasoning was that when you get out in the real world and have a job that is how you will address your co-workers even though they may be quite older than you.

    I will say this. I have worked in the past where the majority of my clients were in Detroit. The black community is one area where Mr. and Mrs. are often used in business. I thought it was odd to see two co-workers refer to each other as Mrs. Hamilton or Mr. Thomas. They would even leave me voicemails saying, "this is Ms. Rice from ABC Company calling." These were people that I talked to many times and they still did this.
     
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    I have a juris doctor degree and have jokingly referred to myself as doctor to my friends, but I would never be so pretentious as to be serious about it.
     
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    How about a jerk off who calls himself King? As in the king of all media
     
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    I call b.s. on blacks in Detroit having jobs.
     
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    I work in shipping.. And you have no idea how many of these I come across. It's fuckin annoying. That, and when it's a married couple that just HAS to have both names on the shipping label.. Assholes...
     
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    I might not go so far as to deem this pathological. Many of us are insecure with how we are and find ways to bolster how we feel about ourselves, so we can function. More extreme cases of people needing to present themselves as far more powerful/elite/special than they already are fall under the diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Not unlike Wigfucker. It's characterological and pervasive; these folks have an empty or deeply damaged core self and essentially pile on fantasies of self-importance, grandiosity, etc. If provoked -- see Wiggy for evidence -- the lashing out is incredible. This is called a narcissistic wound, and I liken it to an already wounded animal in a corner, threatened with additional harm: watch the fuck out, it will come at you like no one's business.

    I'm studying for my boards so this was quite helpful, actually. I hope this helps, and I sincerely hope this made some semblance of sense.
     
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    Awww come on now ;)
     
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    I can understand in the black community if you can't pronounce their first names, it might be better to refer to them as Mr. or Mrs.

    Hello, this is Shaniqua Jones with a W instead of the U, please call me back
     
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    there is nothing wrong with that, you're making no sense
     
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    You do this and are personally offended, eh?
     
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    There is something worse - people who got honorary doctorates because they're famous and demand to be called Doctor, ie Bill Cosby.