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Old 05-29-2018, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Center City
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I picked up on míam and sir when I lived and worked in Houston. I use it now when interacting with customer support people, whether itís on the phone or behind a register. Itís a great way to show respect to people who probably donít get much of it. Iím far from a young adult, btw.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I love the culture of "Yes sir" and "Yes M'am" in Texas, as well as the fact that many men still open doors for women, will stand and offer a woman a seat, etc. Not everywhere or every time but often enough to make me smile - and it seems to be men of all ages and ethnicities too, which is nice.

We also have a lot of "cowboy culture" which brings with it a lot of courtesy and a sort of gallantry. This also cuts across ethnic lines since we have "cowboys" in every skin tone!

I don't live in a particularly rural area by the way. Mid sized metro (Tyler metro area) about an hour and a half from Dallas.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: DFW
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I love the culture of "Yes sir" and "Yes M'am" in Texas, as well as the fact that many men still open doors for women, will stand and offer a woman a seat, etc. Not everywhere or every time but often enough to make me smile - and it seems to be men of all ages and ethnicities too, which is nice.

We also have a lot of "cowboy culture" which brings with it a lot of courtesy and a sort of gallantry. This also cuts across ethnic lines since we have "cowboys" in every skin tone!

I don't live in a particularly rural area by the way. Mid sized metro (Tyler metro area) about an hour and a half from Dallas.
I've never met an Asian cowboy but I'm sure they probably exist...
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I've never met an Asian cowboy but I'm sure they probably exist...
Try the Houston area.
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Old 05-31-2018, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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Yes here in heartland Florida, most everyone says ma'am/sir.
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