Manners Gone Awry

i said ma’am today
and NOT to a stranger.
actually it was “yes ma’am”
CRAP.
CRAP.
CRAP!
 
(crap would have been better)
 
it happened so fast
no time
to revise on the run.
 
 
 
i  should
know
better
by now.
 
 
 
after all the overheard rants
and explanations
 
people here hate that.

 
 
 
but sometimes
the south
just slips out.
 
 
 
yes ma’am and no ma’am
are like please
and thank you.
 
 
 
they don’t disappear
as fast
as the accent
 
 
Advertisements

5 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

5 responses to “Manners Gone Awry

  1. Martha Singleton

    As a first-year teacher new in town, I allowed the kind counselor to arrange a date…who turned out to be a man who had been MY teacher and Student Council sponsor my senior year (5 year age difference). He was a very nice young man, and nice looking, too…The problem was that I called him “Mr. ___” and said “yes, sir,” and “no, sir” all night long. Epic fail.

  2. emu

    Did you get back slapped?

  3. linda

    this is great! been there…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s