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What is with all the "thank you sir"?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kappa84, Apr 7, 2011.

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  1. kappa84

    kappa84 Power Member

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    I think I am going crazy right now....searching to buy some good links in seo/web design niche (blogroll, paid blog posts) and all I get is emails from guys with crappiest sites ever, dropped domains with 2 copy/paste articles and the general:
    "thank you sir"
    "quality sir"
    "what do you think sir"
    "2$/year sir, best quality sir"
    "i can do that sir"

    WTF? Where can I get some quality links? :(

    And wtf is with all that "sir" up "sir" down? Stop sir-ing me! Sirs!
     
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    aReJay Power Member

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    Their Indian with limited English. They believe that referencing you as Sir is a sign of respect, and as they believe that you should consider it a sign of respect as well.

    What pisses me off is emails where people refer to me as Dear, and anyone that finishes an email with Have a Blessed One

    -aReJay
     
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  3. kappa84

    kappa84 Power Member

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    Ahhhhhh, yes.....totally forgot about those.
    "I have this site Dear"

    Get lost!
     
  4. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    O really????
     
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  5. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    Agree with the "Dear" factor...but getting some respect is always good I guess..May be some people will like some mails liks "I have this service you SOB"
    Better?
     
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    bezopravin BANNED BANNED

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    OMG I can't stop LMFAO :D

    Yeah i too seen some guys from india,pakistan,bangladesh,sri lanka and Philippines who used to start IM convo with

    "Hello Dear"
    "Hello Sir"

    It is also the Sign Of Noobs.

    The thing which freaks me out is when they say "Thank You Dear!!!!"

    as aReJay said, those peoples think calling you as Sir or Dear will gain them trust/respect from you.

    Being Myself as an Indian, its really annoying to chat with those kinda peoples.
     
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  7. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    People calling you sir is your problem? They come from a different culture; probably better than yours.
     
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    Can't get a better answer!
     
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    neo3187 Senior Member

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    Exactly, and if someone addressing his client or 'would be client' as sir, then thats a sign of respect, if you dont like being respected then just let those guys know, they might abuse you next time, if that is what you prefer :D
     
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    Dear sir

    I would have to agree with neo3187 :)
     
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    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    May be something like "Use my service you son of a B*#@"
    better? :p
     
  12. izm

    izm Regular Member

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    nvm...
     
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  13. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    and the reason for editing your post was??? Just to hide your racist side right??
     
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    ulijonroth Regular Member

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    I agree on the matter with you SIR!
    :D
     
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    It's not a sign of respect it is a sign of : Philippinos! It's their mark... and they speculate the Western understanding of this particular sentence.
     
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    gefgef Newbie

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    It is a sign of respect. It's just that not everyone is comfortable being called sir.
     
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    "Hey, I appreciate the respect, but you don't have to call me sir"

    Problem solved
     
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    For brilliant guys saying this and that.. maybe you should read again...what I am implying is the fact that 99% of the times when someone says "dear" and "sir" means crap work, crap sites for sale, crap links and so on.

    Geezz...
     
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  19. kappa84

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    Another brilliant mind...
     
  20. fatboy

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    It may be respect, or it may be just the way people have been bought up - with manners!
    Manners and respect are two under appreciated traits that are sadly lacking today, especially with the younger generation (unless thats just what I see in the UK).

    Yes, they are trying to get your money but at least they are doing it politely.
     
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