The manager of a large office noticed a new man one day and told him to come into his office.
“What is your name?” he asked the worker.
“John,” the newly hired man replied.
The manager scowled, “Look… I don’t know what kind of a namby-pamby place you worked before, but I don’t call anyone by their first name.
“It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority.
“I refer to my employees by their last name only … Smith, Jones, Baker … That’s all.
“I am to be referred to only as Mr. Robertson.
“Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?”
The shy worker sighed, “Darling, John Darling.”
“Okay John, the next thing I want to tell you is . . . “