May I Speak?

Sometime about a year ago, my son who usually blurts stuff out in class got in the habit of saying “May I speak?” before he spoke. This is a rather nice behavior for school, I guess, but he also does it at home, at church, and at Scouts–which is a bit odd.

Just now, he ran by playing some kind of imaginary game. As he passed by, I heard him asking himself, “May I speak?”