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NFT: Apologies

Beezer : 7/12/2017 1:20 pm
We've made them. We've received them.

Was talking about this a couple days ago with a co-worker. Thought it was interesting, at least lower-level interesting, how people believe apologies should or shouldn't go.

For example, is saying to someone "I apologize" an actual apology? I'm not a fan.

I'd at least like to hear someone say they're sorry, or they regret their words or actions. They don't have to pour it on. But at least a little effort, some sincerity, can go a long way.

Where do you stand on this important, pressing issue?
it depends on the person its coming from  
UConn4523 : 7/12/2017 1:25 pm : link
also people usually type the word "apologies" in email, I rarely hear it in an actual conversation.
who the F are you? Larry David?  
pjcas18 : 7/12/2017 1:27 pm : link
I apologize and I'm sorry mean the exact same thing.

If someone does something wrong and they say to you I apologize vs I'm sorry how does that seem different to you?
If someone states "I apologize"...  
x meadowlander : 7/12/2017 1:27 pm : link
...presume English isn't their first language and accept. :D
I don't consider it a sincere apology  
Post Time : 7/12/2017 1:33 pm : link
unless they do a full crawl.
I'm sorry  
dorgan : 7/12/2017 1:34 pm : link
you're so stupid, Beez.

RE: I'm sorry  
jlukes : 7/12/2017 1:37 pm : link
In comment 13526404 dorgan said:
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you're so stupid, Beez.


No you're not - you're just sorry the rest of us have to put up with it!
When someone says they are sorry  
David in LA : 7/12/2017 1:40 pm : link
are they really sorry?
I'm never wrong so I never need to apologize.  
BrettNYG10 : 7/12/2017 1:41 pm : link
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Archie Leach gave the best apologies  
Greg from LI : 7/12/2017 1:42 pm : link
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Now, apologize! - ( New Window )
RE: RE: I'm sorry  
Beezer : 7/12/2017 1:47 pm : link
In comment 13526410 jlukes said:
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In comment 13526404 dorgan said:


Quote:


you're so stupid, Beez.




No you're not - you're just sorry the rest of us have to put up with it!


I'm sorry. But I love both of you. So, apologies.
RE: When someone says they are sorry  
Beezer : 7/12/2017 1:48 pm : link
In comment 13526413 David in LA said:
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are they really sorry?


That's another nuance to the whole apology thing. Like the idiot who's in the courtroom, saying he's sorry for whatever. He's not sorry. He's sorry he got caught.
I think Billy Eckstine sounded sincere  
Victor in CT : 7/12/2017 1:56 pm : link
:-)
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Taggart : 7/12/2017 2:20 pm : link
I only know one way to apologize ....  
Beer Man : 7/12/2017 5:31 pm : link
I always use say I apologize.  
leatherneck570 : 7/12/2017 5:58 pm : link
So if that's not "enough" for you... well then I apologize.
I say I'm sorry. I don't say I apologize  
BlackLight : 7/12/2017 6:05 pm : link
When I'm getting an attempted apology, the thing that's probably most important is that you make me believe it. Which shouldn't be difficult, assuming you actually are sorry.
I apologize,I m sorry  
joeinpa : 7/13/2017 7:21 am : link
Both suffice, as long as they are not followed by a "but".
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