Anyone else find it hilarious when people complain about the narcissism of the present generation base their complaint on being deprived of their proper titles? Perhaps if they didn’t think quite so much of themselves they’d be a bit more tolerant of the trend of dropping sir, ma’am, Mr and Mrs.
All this reminds me of this verse:
5″Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them ‘Rabbi.’
8″But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one Master and you are all brothers.
As long as we’re discussing irony I have to drop this quote from King of Queens, just because it makes me laugh:
“Douglas I must apologize, I thought irony meant made entirely of iron. Your story was ironic.”