While cleaning my kitchen just now, I got to thinking about the word “sorry” and it’s mis and over use in our language.
I’m gonna keep this short and simple.
I’ve decided that I’m only going to include the word “sorry” in my vocabulary when I’m sincerely regretting my actions and sincerely wanting to make amends. It’s a liberating , life affirming word in that context! Any other use of this word is disrespectful. To the word, to myself, to the other person I’m communicating it to.
Furthermore, I’d like to ban the use of the word “sorry” preceding the word “but” in common conversation.
Unless that word combination is preceded by this phrase, for which I will make an exception:
“I’m going to patronize you right now by saying…”.
Then I’m ok with the “sorry, but…” thing.
I will also make an exception for Stephen Colbert because it’s the right thing to do.
A sincere apology goes a long way. A fake one also goes a long way….to Nausea Town.
Here’s to authenticity! Here’s to not bastardizing a very powerful and humble word.
I’m sorry, Sorry, for ever mistreating you. I’ll be more careful in the future.