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

Published by

Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

One thought on “Other”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.