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

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    If I Don't, No One Will

    Many people I know and have to interact with quite regularly are stubborn. In my opinion, it's much better for me to apologize, lead them to think that they were right, and get on with my day than to allow everyone to sit around and be pissy. Sometimes I do apologize for things...
    NewSlangOldTown NewSlangOldTown 22-25, F May 1, 2011

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    Sorry is this is offensive

    if you say sorry and you are Canadian but I'm pretty sure this is a Canadian thing
    lizzielula5 lizzielula5 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    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

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    Sorry, But I Really Am Sorry.

    I swear I hate the word sorry. I say it all the time. I say it when I'm truly sorry, I say it when I'm not sorry at all, I say it when it's not even my fault. I caught myself doing it the other day at work. A customer dropped their pen after I had handed it to them. I apologized...
    KayMer12 KayMer12 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    I usually take the blame

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Really. I say sorry to walls

    when I walk into them and to pencils when I drop them
    lizzielula5 lizzielula5 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    EndlessDreams22 EndlessDreams22 22-25, F Apr 3, 2014

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    pjrtt pjrtt 22-25, M Jun 17, 2015

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    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

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    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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    i apologize a lot and then people yell at me

    so i apologize more. its terrible but i cant help it
    senketsu senketsu 16-17, F Jan 5, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    Sorry

    I'm sorry that I'm sorry that I apologise so much.
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    The way I think is, if you did tell someone your problems, they'd be irritated inside cause they have to help you.But if you say I'm ok, then they'd think I'm just being an ***.
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    My name is Anthony and I'm 23yrs old Sometimes I say even when I'm not because I went through a heart broken or just have no one to talk to
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