Have You Ever Doffed Your Cap To Someone?

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  1. Sparky2

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    If I wore a cap, I would doff it, frequently.

    Sadly, though I own several hats and caps, I rarely if ever wear one.
    Not sure why exactly.

    It has to be bitterly cold outside before I will put a hat or cap on (as was the case the evening when my avatar pic was taken).

    :(
     
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    Manners were taught by parents and in school when I was a child.
    I guess it is not a thing anymore. Kind of sad.
     
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    I think it was still going on later in more conservative places like Eastern Europe and Latin America. At least for older people.

    In the UK bankers were wearing bowlers way into the 80s from what I gather.
     
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    Often, and I am trying for always in some circumstances.
     
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    Occasionally...but it isn't ingrained with me.

    I do doff my sunglasses when speaking to someone. I find it rude when somebody wants to talk but won't take off the shades.

     
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    If you don't doff around here, somebody will do it for you, together with a cuff around the ear 'ole...
     
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    ^What he said, except it’s both caps and cowboy hats for me...and the occasional Memphis Trilby.

    ...and I tip, but don’t doff. I’ll treat you with respect, but I’m not your servant.
     
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    Never doffed, but I may have tipped.
     
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    Don is 'on',
    Doff is 'off',
    But best of all,
    I like a quaff.

    Stephen (age 66)
     
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    Have You Ever Doffed Your Cap To Someone?
    A tipped hat, a polite not, addressing folks 30 or older as sir or ma'am (never sweetie or honey). These are all signs of respect and even if you don't know the person, a cordiality like that makes social interaction easier. I do this all the time. Please and thank you seem to have gone out of style, especially across what too many people who are well off see as class lines. The bagger at Whole Foods packed my bags so none were too heavy, cold was kept with cold, lids and covers were taped so they would not come off and nothing would be damaged on the trip home. I said "Amazing job. Thank you. I appreciate it." A kindness to someone who probably spends most of her life invisible. Now I don't think there's anything special about me. Or at least there shouldn't be.
     
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    I'm tipped doff sometimes, at which point I give the finger.
     
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    One of my favorite Photos of my Grandfather doffing his hat.

    Grampy.jpg
     
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    Forms of politeness are a culture, and even language, dependent thing.

    I know roughly how it works in English but still get an odd feeling when somebody calls me Sir. I suppose my native language doesn't have a direct equivalent. The nearest equivalent is like when you are addressing a Superior: like a conscript Private in the military talking to a Captain.

    Something like "That's great, thank you so much" can come naturally, but when my big boss on a temp job was an Ambassador, I didn't address him as Ambassador or even Sir on casual or internal matters; some formal occasions might have been different.
     
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    I don't wear hats.
     
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    When in uniform, business as usual. In plain clothes, no because I don’t wear a hat.
     
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