The Call of the Unknown
Christine Lavin once had a song titled something like "Never Call Your Sweetheart By Their Name" It was about a woman that dated a lot of people and occasionally called her date by someone else's name. So her solution was to call all her men, Sweetheart, or Darling.
I had someone call me “Chief” the other day. The guy at the gas station calls me “Boss.” Every once in a while someone will call me “Dude.” I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone address me as “Bud” or “Bub.” When anyone addresses me as “Sir” I know they just got out of the military or prison. I’ve been called “Professor” and “Cowboy” and “Doc.” On occasion I’ve been called “Asshole” and “Douche”, but not as often as one might suspect. I’ve never been called “Pops” or “Grandpa”, but I have been called “Pappy.”
It all makes me wonder if I should have a name tag or have my name embroidered on my shirts.