After leaving the Army I was working as a civilian for the Navy in the office that arranged the shipment of the household belongings of servicemen and their dependents. Got a phone call from a General. I was quite respectful and business like. Called him sir just like I did every other male caller. Using his obviously experienced "commander voice" he told me to call him General not sir. I replied: "Yes, Sir." And I continued to call him sir throughout the conversation.
Friday, June 19, 2009
People who need to hear Doctor, Senator, General may have earned the title but have rarely earned the respect.
Hat Tip: Truman's Take