I tend to address folks as “sir” and “ma’am” regardless of age, social status, or current circumstance, just because it means I don’t have to worry about remembering names. (Although it’s not so much trying to remember names, it’s the fear of remembering the wrong one.)

I’ve only had one person call me on it recently. Turns out he’s former enlisted. Okay, yes, I can see where he’d want to be recognized as someone who works for a living…

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