Today, to be a bit more Brazilian, I addressed my acupuncturist as “Senhor.”
I did it twice, once on the way in and once on the way out. While I’ve heard it a bunch here, I don’t know if I used it in the correct context or not. Since I don’t know his first or last name (ok, I know this is weird, I never bothered to ask and only realized I didn’t know it until this morning), I didn’t feel comfortable referring to him as “Doctor X.” And since he seems to be in his mid-to-late 70’s, it felt right.
He appeared neither impressed nor offended. So I think I’m ok. I mean, he is sticking needles in me, I don’t want to insult him.