Guest MasterPuppeteer Posted October 1, 2008 Report Share Posted October 1, 2008 When I first returned to the dance studio, I was taken aback when my teacher, who looked to be either my age or younger, stood in front of her adult-level class and introduced herself as Ms. Represent (okay, I'm substituting "Represent" for her real name, y'all know that, right?). I was actually roundly corrected by the AD when one time I asked if Jane (Ms. Represent's first name) was teaching one particular night. Ms. AD gave me a look, then corrected me with a loud, "Ms. Represent (with emphasis) is out sick tonight, but Ms. Demeanor is subbing for her." I gotta tell you all, as an American, I'm a little uncomfortable addressing my same-age or younger teachers this way. I have no trouble calling the AD "Ms. AD" since she is obviously older and plenty distinguished, plus when I do see her she is usually surrounded by kids and teenage dancers. Gotta set a good example for them, this I know. But with Ms. Represent and Ms. Demeanor, I see them when it's late at night (classes at 8:30 pm on a weeknight) and it's just us grown-ups. Now the situation has ended up being a like the situation with my mother-in-law. I don't know what to call her so I don't call her anything at all. Any of you guys feel the same way? Quote Link to comment
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