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  •  I have known people (1+ / 0-)
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    who really do get that bent out of shape at the idea of children calling adults by their first names.  They feel it's fundamentally disrespectful.

    Side anecdote: I worked in a (private) school office once as an administrative assistant / office manager, and I would have been happy to have the students call me by my first name -- but there was a very firm rule against that, so I resigned myself to being earnestly "Mrs.-Wittenberg"ed by all the kids.

    I noted at the time, with a great deal of side-eyeing, that this very firm rule did not apply to the unmarried office assistant.

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