What is it with people calling me or my Father Mr. then our first names?
I have at least a dozen customers who call both of us Mr. First Name. I unfortunately have the dubious privilege of being called "Mr. Ed"....
I've asked people to call me Ed, what do I have to do? Show them that I wear rubber soled shoes not metal horseshoes? Prove that someone isn't shocking my testicles to make me talk? Add and subtract without stamping my hooves?
And for that matter....if you are working for me....don't call me honey, sweetheart, darling, sweety...or any other "pet name".
I am your employer, not your boyfriend, your lover, your husband or anything. This particular woman who makes me grind my teeth everytime she asks me something is at least ten years my junior and working with her husband (who does not seem pleased with her pet names).
"Mr. Ed, honey...could you do me a favor sweety?"
"Hey Darling, do you have a starter for an '89 Yugo? I thought I'd ask you Mr. Ed since you have lots of parts here sweety."