Did I Say This

ALREADY? Back when the insufferably stupid Barbara Boxer read out that general for calling her “Ma’am” instead of “Senator” during a hearing?
Staircase wit, here, but he should have said, “Well, Ma’am. In the military — and I think in most polite company — one is taught that, when a person is endowed with two or more titles or honorifics, one is to use the highest as a matter of preference. Having now been corrected by you, I shall no longer do so in your case. I apologize. No offense was intended.”

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