Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mistakes were made!

We hear halfhearted apologies frequentlty these days. In some cases the so-called "apology" is phrased something like this :

 " I regret that someone was offensed by what I said or did".

What He really meant is " I'm sorry that there is anyone so thin-skinned as actually to have taken offense at my innocuous comments or my perfectly innocent mistake." 

A different way to apologize is to say " mistakes were made." A mistake is like the weather - it happens without anyone in particular causing it to be so.

3 comments:

eikcaj said...

nose bleed ko da :)

Anonymous said...

papa, ehhehe.....mistakes were made........ nosebleed indeed...(",)...tin

tinz said...

papa, ehhehe.....mistakes were made........ nosebleed indeed...(",)