Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Do Not Say This to Me. . . Ever

"I'm sorry you're angry with me."


I know this means that you are sorry I'm yelling at you, but you aren't sorry for what you did that made me angry. This makes me want to place my hands one on each side of your neck, and bring them together as tightly as possible.

Just sayin'. . .

7 comments:

John said...

I hear that a lot in my house, and it drives me nuts also. I don't want them apologizing for MY behavior.

Summer said...

I'm so down with that.

Val said...

You forgot the details: place your thumbs in the hollow of the throat, wrap your fingers around the sides, & SQUEEZE SQUEEZE SQUEEZE until the trouble STOPS!
Heh heh -- I only THOUGHT I was going to have a few uninterrupted min to compose my OWN rant, but Da Boss is UP, the day has STARTED!

Stinkypaw said...

Very bad choice of words, reads so true and full of meaning...

Trueself said...

John - I really think people should apologize only for themselves, and if they can't offer that then they should not apologize at all.

Summer - Thanks girlfriend.

Val - Thanks for filling in the finer points. ;-)

SP - Very bad choice of words indeed, particularly if you're trying to smooth over a bad situation. Kind of like pouring gasoline on a fire in hopes of extinguishing it.

Bunny said...

But sometimes that's really all one is sorry about - that the other person is angry. They aren't sorry for their action. I've used this even with my kids "I'm sorry you're angry with me for putting you in time out, but you earned that time out. You knew that was the consequence. Your being angry will not change that."

Trueself said...

Bunny - Yes, sometimes that really is all one is sorry about. I just would prefer not to hear it.