Other

bought an Oyster card online last week, so that I was prepared when I arrived in London village later today.

The application form asked for my Title. Options were:

  • Miss
  • Dr
  • Mr
  • Mrs
  • Ms
  • Prof
  • Other

Naturally, I selected “Other”.  But there was then no-where to enter my actual title, my “other” title.

So last week I received a letter addressed to “Other Gareth Saunders”.

While I’m here

Who on earth ordered that list?!  How about the male-centric ordering of:

  • Mr
  • Mrs
  • Miss
  • Ms
  • Dr
  • Prof
  • Other

Or the ladies-go-first option of:

  • Ms
  • Miss
  • Mrs
  • Mr
  • Dr
  • Prof
  • Other

Or even the mostly-alphabetical but turns out to be partly hierarchical (by placing Other at the end):

  • Dr
  • Miss
  • Mr
  • Mrs
  • Ms
  • Prof
  • Other

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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