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Mark J. Reed wrote:
> My understanding from my Spanish class days (which took place
> approximately halfway between your Spanish class and today) is that
> the snooty superiority comes from referring to *oneself* as Sr/Sr[t]a.

Oddly (or not?). as best I recall, the subject of introducing oneself never 
came up in high school or previous college classes...

>  You should introduce yourself as [Roger Mills] even though you expect
> your interlocutor to address you in future as "Sr. Mills" rather than
> as "Roger".

I imagine that in a purely social (not classroom) setting, I would have done 
it that way. In any case, I learned my lesson and am now very careful :-)))