Isn't the president of the United States always supposed to be referred to as Mr. President, or President Obama? Even if they are former presidents? I ask because occasionally I hear on the news someone saying Mr. Obama, and for some reason it offends me.
It reminds me of the time when I lived in Germany and we went on a field trip to Italy. I lived in a college with 49 Germans, and it was run by a Jew. Interesting place! And boy did I learn German.
In any event, we were in a church waiting for a tour and the director of my college walked up onto the alter. I instinctively said 'you can't be there!' to get him off. He looked at me with amusement but of course respected what I said. It was just so instinctive that it was so wrong (I grew up Catholic and went to Catholic school until 7th grade).
So, why did I name the post what I did?
Do not go there. Please.
Don't stand so close to me. Ha.
Instincts said out loud.