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!
A lot of the time, when I over-apologize, I don’t even mean it. I say “I’m sorry” reflexively, like “how are you?”; it doesn’t actually mean anything.
So sometimes it’ll go like this:
- me, “sorry”
- person “Oh, it wasn’t your fault”
- me (thinking) “No shit it wasn’t my fault, jerk”
But yeah, getting annoyed at over-apologizing won’t help, thanks for posting this.