Jul 29, 2002

As I mentioned, my friend Nikhil and me take this class of undergraduates at COEP. And I am more than irritated by people calling us Sirs. One understands the intent, but considering what we thought of the profs. we used to call "Sir", I guess we prefer being hailed by our more plebian names. But for some students, it's just a habit, some sort of strange conditioning that makes them refer to the guys with the chalk thus, even though we're just three years elder to them. Probably like the Bollywood suffix of "-ji". We have just one meagre antidote: to call the offenders "Sir" or "Madam" in return.

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