About A Sorry State

Why on earth would there be a blog about apologies?

This has to be as useful as a new pantsuit for Hilary Clinton, a barber for Donald Trump or marriage counseling for Kim and Kanye.

No matter if you are famous or infamous, saying "I'm sorry" is no longer enough when you mess up.  And yet, no matter how hard we try, we just cannot get over the hump and do apologies correctly.

If any of you have kids who have a spat about (fill in your own blank), see if these comments resonate with you:

PARENT:  "Now Son, say I'm sorry to your sister."

SON:  (begrudgingly and muttered under his breath) "I'm sorry."

DAUGHTER: "I don't accept it."

PARENT:  "Son, tell her you mean it..."

SON:  "I'm SORRY."

PARENT: "...and that it will never happen again."

SON: (begrudgingly and muttered under his breath) "It will never happen again."

Now imagine this scenario with grown-ups.  With important and visible jobs.  Whose actions impact our very lives.

A Sorry State is going to look at how apologies are done wrong, how they should be done correctly and present examples of how society has given me a lifetime's worth of an editorial calendar to write about.

I welcome your feedback on what you like, what you don't like and what you would like to see.  Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or e-mail and I will be sure to get back to you.

 

 

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