An apology unspoken
Words of apology spoken
In lieu of meaning
Are apology not.
Bear … 03.02.2014
Apologies With No Heart = False Apologies = Deceit
I’m sorry you feel that way.
I’m sorry that you have reacted that way.
Just let it go.
Let bygones be bygones.
I’m sorry that I can’t do anything right.
It’s too bad that you can’t get over this.
You are over reacting.
I don’t remember doing that.
I don’t remember saying that.
I want you to know that I am sorry.
What ever it is, I’m sorry.
You are making a mountain out of a molehill.
You are just being a drama queen.
I wasn’t aware that I was doing anything wrong.
This is not important.
This is not worth wasting time over.
I’m sorry that I can’t ever do anything to please you.
Let’s not dwell on this.
I wasn’t aware that I said that.
I’m sorry you ever met me.
I want you to believe that I am sorry.
I want you to understand that I am sorry.
I thought I did apologize.
I’m not going to apologize again.
That is all the apology you are going to get.
It’s not any use to even try.
I want you to believe that I did apologize.
I can’t undo what has been done, so just accept it.
Have any of those been tried on you?
Have you, yourself, pretended to apologize?
Suggested by False Apology
I want you to trust me.
I want you to forgive me.
I want you to believe I deserve forgiveness.
Words are cheap.
I want you to accept this token.
Whatever you say.
Bear … 03.02.2014
Bless you, Bear!
wow bear I think you covered it all. All of it. I never apologize unless I am sorry. I used to apologize and say I’m sorry in my normal conversation. Which I always hated because it negated everything I really meant to say. Isn’t it odd how apologies are. Alex’s dad when I met him never apologized for one single thing and I think I’d rather be someone that new how to apologize then one that never did it and always thought they were right! I’m still waiting for his apology. I don’t it’s ever coming though! 🙂
Does he seem to feel he doesn’t need to apologize because you are so good hearted that your goodness will cover for his lack of courage and insight?
I think so much has happened that an apology he feels is to little to offer. But isn’t it a great start? I think an apology doesn’t come with excuses. His always do just once I’m love to hear I’m so sorry for hurting you! But it’s ok I’ve learned to live without them! 🙂 Hugs bear!
XOXOXOXOXO It’s not OK. But. I am glad that you are able to live in Truth and Beauty. Too bad for Bozo. Until he makes amends that miasma of wrong doing will cloud his light. Nothing you can do about it, he has to clear it up himself. Sure is a lot of work to be done in this life. Hugs for you back ..
OH yes I feel like you too much sometimes. So I opt out for coffee and lazy Sundays.
“Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever.”
Forever we sigh, forever we cry.
Men were deceivers ever.
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This is good, Bear. I was talking with a friend the other day and we decided to take “sorry” out of our vocabulary completely. I think a more meaningful response is to ask for forgiveness. That is what matters in any situation that would normally have one of these non-apologies attached.
Forgiveness is often given without repentance on the behalf of the transgressor. Unequivocal clear apology with obvious understanding and statement of what is being apologized with effort to mitigate and reduce and/or compensate for effect are necessary to reduce both personal rin and karmic carry over.
Asking for forgiveness without being heartily sorry and expressing true apology is merely asking for the transgressed to do all of the work and make it all OK. Non-apologies should never be attached to anything.
I agree. 🙂
Lotsa hard work in this life. 🙂
Yes I’ve heard all the above, along with my all time favorite,that can really make my blood boil, especially when they say in a very snotty tone!!!!
I’m sorry I’m not as perfect as you
!!!! Rrrrrr!!!!! Yes !!!! May I add that one to the list? Would you like a link credit?
Add it to the list, no need for credit , You can have my answer back to them too.
So am I !!!! The world would be a lot nicer, if we did not have ass holes!!!!! 😉
🙂 Might be a bit anal-retentive though …….
😀 LOL! But the look on their face is priceless! :O
Hmmm. As long as everyone is clear on what or who is the “ass hole”. Not everyone defines such terms the same way. There are those who would take your excclamation as a suggestion … Yikes!! When hurt angry feelings are being expressed one has to be extra careful NOT to escalate the danger in an actual confrontation.
I do try to be sincere but sometimes it is hard, especially when I was still working some of the customers who came in to complain where horrid. ( I worked on a welcome desk, Customer Service.
I hate it when my husband says sorry means nothing it is easy to say. He of course he was right lactions speak louder than words. Xxx 😉
Oh! Good one. When used as an excuse to not say I’m sorry “…. sorry means nothing it is easy to say …” it is also belongs in the list. May I add it? Would you like a blog link credit?
Mostly customers just want their problems solved with as much alacrity as possible, not soul searching. Ooo … I bet you have some interesting descriptions of irate complainants !! 🙂
Yes I do and I think I might do a post on it one day! 🙂
Sweetness and Light ???? !!!! Mwahahaha
Yes and eggs that crack when you boil them!!
Have you ever left eggs boiling … and returned a few hours later? Hahahaha!!
you are brilliant~
What a coincidence that you replied, just at this moment. 🙂 I was about to watch Latcho Drom on YouTube. I’ve listened to this song, from the movie, several times. 🙂 Since you shared your photos and relationship to Roma, whenever I encounter anything Roma, (music, movies, culture .. new or not) I think of you. The song itself doesn’t really remind of you, but the connection and your sympathy does. — Latcho Drom, La Caíta, “El pájaro negro” Tony Gatlif —- Can’t seem to make a link without the clip and it’s embedding disable message. If you would like to have a listen, copy/paste on YT. Sorry for the bother of my multiple messages, but tickled at your timing. 🙂