I Always Say Sorry, Even When I'm Not Required

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    Guilt Trip

    I don't know, I just always think everything is my fault and I have a tendency to "over apologize". If a person walks into me on the street I'll say sorry. If a waiter spills a coffee I'll say sorry. If someone makes a mistake but blames me I'll apologize. I systematically take...
    louisthepearl louisthepearl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    See, this is one of the things about being

    Canadian that some don't realise: we're trained from a young age that "I'm sorry" can also be a show of empathy, stating you identify with somebody else's problem. For some reason some people don't get this.
    JackMann JackMann
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    It's A Canadian Thing

    don't know why - but we do it a lot. It is both nice and sometimes annoying (when I do it) - but I say the words often enough .... I AM CANADIAN! hehe
    DeepForest DeepForest
    46-50
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2010

    I Alway Say Sorry For The Simplest Thing.

    I always apologise and today its felt as tho ive been apologising for existing. Near enough every sentance that came out of my mouth finished with sorry. And as always when you're pulled up on it you feel the need to apologise more. The biggest apology that i made today to get me...
    Nighteyes87 Nighteyes87
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2010

    Always...

    i always feel it is required... i just feel like a permenant hassle, like im awkward, taking up peoples time, annoying them, bothering them. i apologise if im in someones house and i dont know where something is and they need to show me or that... i apologise if i think im...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2008

    I've actually had people get angry

    or upset with me for apologizing so much. I can't help it though. I'm incredibly analytical. I think what if I hurt their feelings or more commonly what if I did or am inconveniencing them. I apologize for most things that I have done wrong. I can't help it. I try to not...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid
    22-25, M
    4 Responses May 30, 2014

    sometimes I'm not even aware

    that I said sorry, it's just second nature to always say it, to the point that it would be easier to have sorry tattooed on my forehead. I have a horrible fear of being a burden or inconvenience to someone. but I always am, so I'm always sorry.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    A REALLY bad habit. In defense always worrying

    something I would say would cause someone to hate or not like me in some way. Or make them think I always make stupid comments...which...of course I do
    Pride49 Pride49
    22-25, M
    Mar 13

    Sorry

    I'm sorry that I'm sorry that I apologise so much.
    puck61 puck61
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2008

    I Can't Keep An Opinion As I Always Think I Am Being Judged Negatively And It Will Come Back And Haunt Me

    I can't keep up opinions, in English whenever I say something slightly opinionated and another person disagrees, I feel as though the class is on their side. Maybe I'm too opinionated or I can't commit to what I'm saying. It's as though everything I've said is insanely over...
    bubblesaver bubblesaver
    16-17
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2011

    Polite Etiquette

    As a military child, I grew up traveling from place to place learning all types of mannerisms. However, I was never told to act one way or another. I chose to be the way I am because it pleases me and makes me feel more lady-like. Sometimes I apologize because I feel it is...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell
    18-21, F
    Sep 20, 2013

    I have above teacher I pray

    for her and she didn't my apologizing and I say "I'm sorry." The first time, then the second time "I'm sorry." Then the first time she said "No you're not." Then the second time for me saying sorry she say "No you're not." Then she yelled in her strict tone if voice and say...
    LetyElizabethSanchez LetyElizabethSanchez
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2015

    I need to work on this I say sorry compulsively

    and then my dad will tell me it stop and I say sorry
    ejaz1234 ejaz1234
    16-17, F
    Jan 12, 2014

    Sorry is this is offensive

    if you say sorry and you are Canadian but I'm pretty sure this is a Canadian thing
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 28

    Confessions of a Habitual Apologizer: I’m

    sorry. I say it when I bump into someone at the store, when my card doesn’t swipe the first time, and when my phone cuts out. In fact, I say it more often than I do my own name. I’m Sorry. It’s so hard to explain the feeling that accompanies these words for me, many...
    MissMimiMusic MissMimiMusic
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 19, 2015
    EndlessDreams22 EndlessDreams22
    26-30, F
    Apr 3, 2014

    Over-apoligiser.

    I think tomorrow I will keep a count on how many times I apoligise. I wouldn't be surprised if it goes over 100, it's become a habit of mine to say sorry all the freaking time. Like today, for example, I just said "sorry!" to my friend out of the blue, because we went up a...
    JustGettingThroughItAll JustGettingThroughItAll
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2012

    I am the apologizing queen.

    I say I'm sorry even when I don't need to. I'm working on this.
    toots01 toots01
    56-60, F
    Jan 12, 2014

    Always

    I am always saying sorry for everything, someone having a bad day, someone being abused by someone else. Someone just not feeling well, I always say sorry, because I emphazie with them, and feel bad for them. I just wish there was something I could do. And than there are...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 10, 2013

    i apologize a lot and then people yell at me

    so i apologize more. its terrible but i cant help it
    senketsu senketsu
    18-21, F
    Jan 5, 2014

    I always say I'm sorry to people

    when it's not needed. There are a few people on here that deserve a sorry from me. You will know who you are and I'm sorry for how I treated you. Some people would say that what I did was understandable, but I was a jerk. I was more a jerk. I really hope you read this...
    jaks26 jaks26
    16-17, F
    May 20, 2015

    Sorry Sorry Sorry. Oh, And Sorry.

    Growing up, I had to tip-toe around my alcoholic dad, because of my mom. She's the reason I am the way I am. Ugh.   Anyway, enough about her!!! I say sorry alot. So, sorry if somebody doesn't like it, but that's just tuff nubs....deal with it. It's part of who I am.
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2010

    I wrote this fir my brother

    so it's still like that. I know yoy won't see this fur a bit, but before I forget. I'm sorry... I'm sorry who I've hurt, you who care, and who I might barely know. I'm sorry I've failed you. In weak, people tell me to believe in god, but I fight because I don't believe...
    ToukaKirishima ToukaKirishima
    13-15, F
    Feb 25

    There is no shame in apologising

    but at the same time sorry is a sorry thing to say! Mistakes should be learnt from and verbal gestures need not be voiced. Try this.... When you feel like saying sorry just replace sorry for, ok, at the end of the conversation if you still feel sorry then say sorry once and...
    marksmind marksmind
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2014

    I find myself apologizing all the time.

    Even if i play a trick on someone in good clean innocent fun. They laugh i laugh nothing was hurt or damaged no insults ... after the humor dies down what do i say? "sorry but i thought it was funny" It was funny that is why i did it and they completely agree... why do i...
    ErinMal ErinMal
    36-40, F
    Dec 5, 2013
    pjrtt pjrtt
    22-25, M
    Jun 17, 2015

    Every time, every damn time.

    I just have to say it, maybe because it gives me mental clearance, to see if they thought I did something wrong, again...or not.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 27, 2014

    sometimes if I drop something that's really

    loud, I'll say sorry just in case it bothered anyone. but usually there's no one around, so I guess I'm just apologizing to whatever I dropped
    BigBearHug BigBearHug
    18-21, M
    Jan 5, 2015

    I usually take the blame

    because I don't like seeing others get in trouble.
    HazeSean HazeSean
    13-15, M
    Jan 14, 2015

    that embarassment moment

    when i say sorry too much lol: me: sorry someone: again? what are u sorrying about? me: sorry about saying too much sorries...
    Alliiy Alliiy
    18-21, F
    Jan 17

    The Man Is Wrong

    It's on TV, it's in the movies, it's in cartoons and the comics. The man is always wrong, the woman is always right Live with it guys, it's not gonna change
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1
    56-60, M
    Feb 13, 2010

    I always say sorry, even

    for things that are not my fault, or that I have no reason to be sorry about. Growing up, I felt like I had to apologize for just being around, dad always made me feel that way, and I guess I never got out of that habit. So I always say sorry. Its one of my very bad habits.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2014

    I cant seem to stop saying sorry.

    It's as though I dont even realize Im saying sorry. I say sorry so much that the word 'sorry' lost its meaning. I could just be in the way of someone and Ill move to let them pass and Ill say sorry or I could be at someone's house and enter their kitchen and say sorry. I dont...
    ARandomPanda202 ARandomPanda202
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    Really. I say sorry to walls

    when I walk into them and to pencils when I drop them
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 28

    I only have a bit of pride I uphold at certain

    ocassions. Most of the time, I am the most apologetic person you'd ever meet.
    hearthope hearthope
    16-17, F
    Mar 13

    Since I was little girl

    and that never did anything wrong I thought it was my fault, then He used excuses and more excuses that made people think that I was crazy or something without thinking before. I've always been very close and very Shy( what will I am improving, but not much :) ) today I do it...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2015

    Always Saying Sorry

    I am forever telling people im sorry , its just something I do I cant help it i always feel like a moron after i say it but its a bit of a safety mechanism as a child growing up in a house were you father beats you rapes you and a lot of times shares you with friends ive known it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 29, 2013

    sometimes I say sorry to people

    even if it's their fault, and many times people will look at me and be like "you have nothing to be sorry about". sometimes I tell them sorry for saying sorry
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 16, 2015
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