grief of the isms: Supporting people who are overly apologetic




Some people apologize all the time, for everything. This can be very annoying.

Here’s a conversation:

  • Mary: I like ice cream. I don’t want to order a slice of cake. I’m sorry.
  • Darlene: Dude, you don’t have to apologize!
Baevie had a really good idea: making me think it say flargiblarg instead of sorry. The time it took gave me the time to work out if an apology was actually necessary if I’m not sure

I’m not sure I fully understand this, but it sounds like an interesting and potentially useful strategy for some people.