Another bloody stupid question from Rowums

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Rowums, Nov 29, 2005.

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  1. Ok, this is going to be another stupid question, asked by me completely innocently. At the moment I am currently only in the Army's application process. When dealing with the staff at the recruitment centre I stick to addressing them as Sir, but so far have only dealt with men.
    My question is; When in the Army (or indeed when talking to recruitment staff) what are women to be addressed as? Do I use Sir or possibly ma'm?

    Thanks it's just that I don't want to get it wrong and look like a tit.

    P.s I am well aware of the irony of trying to avoid looking like a tit by making myself look like a tit with this post :D
  2. Ma'am.

    It's just good manners regardless. Don't use 'Miss' or 'Ms' - big poo trap.

    Edited to add: There's no such thing as a 'stupid question' - just a question that isn't asked in the first place.
  3. oohh very profound DD

    good advice though
  4. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    If they have a full moustache with waxed ends the Sir may be appropriate otherwise Ma'am is the correct term
  5. Thanks everybody for clearing that up.
  6. however..if its an RSM be careful..remember..Sir Mon-Fri, Miss at weekends