Friday, May 01, 2009


have you ever had the occasion to be around someone who is constantly saying, "sorry." they could bump into a chair, "sorry." or cross your shadow, "sorry."? it just falls from their lips as though it was a lifeline or something.

we had a guest like that here awhile back and honestly, every tenth word out of their mouth was, "sorry." it's like, "you know!" in my book or, "right?" after every single sentence or question. it talk like a pirate day?

anyhoo, at one point in his stay he was on the phone with his wife and this is where it gets pitiful and i wish he'd just gone outside to speak with her - you could see his tail disappear between his legs and listen to the groveling he was doing and every other word was, "sorry.". i was thoroughly embarrassed for him and had to go outside for a smoke. he later tried to explain it, but in my head i'm thinking, "this is none of my business. please don't say another word. DUUUUUUUUUDE - take your nads back! DEAR LORD! the woman probably beats him to keep him so SORRY!"

we have a rule at our house - no apologizing unless you're specific, do it face to face (no letters or texts), if you have to apologize for the same thing twice then you face severe consequences. it wasn't always like this - it somewhat evolved and works for us. the experience of being around this guy just cemented the fact that you shouldn't just willy-nilly throw out the word - it has meaning as renegade eye would say.

the free dictionary definition of sorry:

sor·ry (sr, sôr)
adj. sor·ri·er, sor·ri·est
1. Feeling or expressing sympathy, pity, or regret: I'm sorry I'm late.
2. Worthless or inferior; paltry: a sorry excuse.
3. Causing sorrow, grief, or misfortune; grievous: a sorry development.

...oh boo...

now, let's see what kind of crappe gets stirred up over this one!