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How often do you say sorry?


posted 15-Feb-2008 9:03pm  
Twice daily, with water.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 15-Feb-2008 9:20pm  
Not very often at all. I very rarely ever have anything to be sorry about.
posted 15-Feb-2008 10:02pm  
Oh I am so sorry
Oh I am sorry
Oh I am sorry
Oh I am so sorry so sorry so sorry
posted 15-Feb-2008 10:33pm  
Oh probably about once a day. I say it out of habit even if I don't have anything to be sorry about.
posted 15-Feb-2008 10:43pm  
I think probably a lot more than I realize.
posted 16-Feb-2008 8:01am  
probably more often than i should. Far more than I should. I'm a pre-emptive I'm sorrier.
posted 16-Feb-2008 8:15am  
It's about once every 13.4 hours.
posted 16-Feb-2008 9:35am  
Once in a while. Usually it is sarcastic said out of sarcasm.
romkey Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 16-Feb-2008 10:08am  
I say it when it's needful. There's no schedule to it. It might be daily, it might be less often.
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
posted 16-Feb-2008 10:36am  
mostly only when needed, i couldn't put a number on it though.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 16-Feb-2008 11:32am  
When I should and when it's polite.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 16-Feb-2008 12:23pm  
Too often, I sometimes think.
posted 16-Feb-2008 2:27pm  
I say it automatically upon someone running into me, even if it was obviously their fault. It's just that I'm very used to saying it because I know I can be a burden to be around.
posted 16-Feb-2008 9:03pm  
Every time I feel I should and even sometimes when I feel I don't have to. I try to practice humility and courtesy as much as I can. Sometimes it comes across as me being a wimp, but I don't care. I was raised with manners and taught to show respect.
posted 16-Feb-2008 9:38pm  
Fairly frequently I say it. Apologizing seems best in many situations, and well, I screw up quite often--so I try to apologize when I feel the need.
posted 16-Feb-2008 9:53pm  
Too many to count. wink Yes, I am a compulsive apologizer.
posted 17-Feb-2008 1:05am  
Too much
posted 17-Feb-2008 10:51am  
Probably not as often as I should!
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 17-Feb-2008 6:45pm  
Why do people say sorry when they feel they don't have to? Is it a guilt thing?

If too many people say sorry too often, doesn't it begin to sound insincere? When people apologise to me and they have nothing to be sorry for, I feel like saying "No, you're not." How can you honestly feel sorry when you haven't done anything to be sorry for?
posted 18-Feb-2008 8:55am  
A lot. And I mean it, too.
posted 18-Feb-2008 4:24pm  
posted 18-Feb-2008 9:58pm  
To people, pretty much never. To animals, quite often.
posted 29-Feb-2008 2:49pm  
I haven't been keeping track. More than once a year, less than once a day.
they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 2-Mar-2008 1:02pm  
I'm not allowed to say it at work for the past few years..... Expressing empathy is the new apology. "That would be frustrating."

I say it at home pretty often.... I'm a clutz... and I don't know my own strength. I hurt people often.
posted 5-Mar-2008 4:28pm  
Too often!
posted 15-Mar-2008 3:39pm  
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 12-Jan-2018 6:20pm  
Numerous times a day, especially in work.
Me: "Hello, the nurses tell me your tummy hurts. I'm really sorry to hear that. Can I just have a quick press on it?"
<Dr Biggles palpates the abdomen>
Patient: "No, it's fine all around there, but when you.... Aaaaargh!"
Me: "Oh, I'm really sorry. It hurts right here?" <presses>
Patient: "Whimper. Yes, there!"
Me: "I'm sorry, but it feels like your bladder might be very full. I'm just going to tap on your tummy to see."
Patient: "Okay, that's fi... Argh!"
Me: "Yes, I'm sorry, but it does seem your pain is because your bladder is very full and you've not been managing to pass water. We'll need to pop a catheter in to relieve the pressure. I'm sorry, but it can be a little uncomfortable while the catheter is going in, but then it will do a lot to help your pain."
<Dr Biggles moves patient's table back within reach, accidentally knocking their water glass over as she does so>
Me: "Oh, I'm SO sorry! Let me mop that up."
<Dr Biggles finds nurse>
Me: "Hi, I'm sorry because I know you're really busy but I think Mr Smith is in retention. Could you bladder scan him and pop a catheter in if he is?"
Nurse: "Oh yes, I'm sorry, but I'll just need to finish this first. Have you done Mr Jones's discharge letter yet?"
Me: "No, I'm really sorry, I wanted to see Mr Smith first. I'll do it now. Tell Mr Jones I'm sorry for the delay."
<Horde of surgeons sweep onto the ward like they're arriving to The Ride of the Valkyries, paying no regard to mere physicians who might be in their path>
Me: "Oh, excuse me. I'm terribly sorry, but you're standing on my foot."
<Surgeon grunts and shifts weight to one side>
Me: <sincerely>"Sorry!"
Me: <Sarcastically to self as she scuttles away> "No, no, I'M sorry, Dr Biggles. I shouldn't have stood on your foot. Humph."
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 12-Jan-2018 6:21pm  
Okay, it's late and I have a bad cold and a fever. I may be a little delirious.
posted 15-Jan-2018 9:54am  
I'm sorry, what?

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