I’m Texan, that means I say "Yes sir or ma’am"

I’m Texan, that means I say "Yes sir or ma’am"

Written by: Komail Mithani

May 24, 2010 6:46 pm 0 comments

texas-respect-yes-maam-yes-sir-texanDisclaimer: This post is not meant to offend anyone but give a perspective from someone raised in Texas.

The reason for this post is that I want to make something clear that has been bothering me for awhile now. When I or anyone else from Texas says “Yes sir or ma’am” that shows a sign of respect and courtesy, not a sign of age. Many people I’ve talked to, usually those from up north, take this as an insult because to them it means they’re old.


If you’ve been raised in Texas your entire life, or in my case a majority of my life, you create a sense of pride and loyalty to the state. Hints why we are so proud of the “Don’t Mess with Texas” campaign. But, with this sense of pride comes a set of manners and respect one shows to others. Texans are proud of where we came from and the traditions and customs we hold so dear to our hearts. Ever since I was in elementary school I’ve been using “Yes sir or ma’am.” It’s a part  of us just like football, barbecue, cold beer and the word “yall.”

So please, the next time anyone from Texas says “Yes sir or ma’am” take it as a sign of courtesy and respect and not a sign of ones age. I promise we mean well and don’t intend to insult anyone.