Today an employee -- not one of mine, but a Salt Mines employee -- told me his hours in military time.
He then apologized for using military time.
And explained what military time is.
And translated "1300 hours" for me.
I managed not to reach through the phone and choke him.
Or direct him to address me as "First Sergeant."
Or tell him I was using military time when his father was trying to figure out what number Mickey's Big Hand was pointing at.
Told one of my colleagues about this and she said "It's like I don't even know you anymore."
I suppose I can cite this the next time someone tells me I need to ease up on the staff...