HOW NOT TO APOLOGIZE
Finally, one woman is brave enough to write the list our nation so desperately needs.
- •"I'm sorry if you were offended/hurt, etc. ..."Nope. Not an actual apology. Takes absolutely no personal responsibility and instead blames the other person for having feelings.
- •"I'm sorry but I...."Whoa there, sparky. You're about to walk right into the intersection of Justification and Excuses. You need to dial it back a couple of words.
- •"I'm sorry!" spit out in the most petulant, resentful voice.You don't even get points for trying on this one because we all know you don't mean it.
- •BONUS ITEM: How to apologize. "I'm sorry." That's it. No excuses, no deflection, nothing but good, old-fashioned personal responsibility. Ahhhhh, refreshing!