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December 15, 2004

Friendly Fire

When you are me, it happens all the time: people bump into you on the street; people spill their juice on your binder; people do stuff to you. Whatever the case, they always say one thing: "I am sorry". This phrase has truly lost its meaning. First of all, most likely they are not sorry. A good reply is: "You better be... (pause) if you so say so".

Secondly, you don't need them to acknowledge that something bad (unpleasant) has happened to you. If you notice it, then they are not being informative - they are being annoying. You could say: "Of course you are sorry, don't tell me the obvious!" The only time telling the obvious actually helps is when you are swearing.

If you don't notice it, then they are only being insulting. Here you have two options: (1) Ask them if you care. (2) Say that you are the sorry one. The only time when you should be saying "I am sorry" is when you want to insult somebody and as a civilized person, you are apologizing in advance.

Posted by Oleg Ivrii at December 15, 2004 09:07 PM


I'm sorry =p

Posted by: Eric C at December 15, 2004 09:12 PM

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