vijayjohn wrote:linguoboy wrote:I always remember hearing about the time my brother's mother-in-law was in El Corte Inglés (a big department store) in Madrid and a young clerk addressed her with tú. Her response was, "You haven't been in my living room!"
Interesting. So the age difference wasn't as much of an issue for her as (lack of) familiarity?
I get the impression that tuteo is generally reciprocal among adults. We're talking a gap of 30 years at most.