And I say Yes Sir/Ma'am out of habit. But I do remember him (my step father who suffered from Little Mans disease) asking me if I was going to join the Navy like HIS family? (that were a bunch of Naval Officer snobs) My reply? NO SIR!!
He finally ended up going "Down the Road".
One of my Mom's better choices in life.
If you say Sir or Ma'am, folks automatically think you're from the South.
Me? YANKEE. Born and raised in California, where Women are Women and so are some of the Men. I even open doors for Ladies. Young or old, most Ladies Love it!!
Liberated "Women"? Feel free to open your own doors.