In response to daily post’s one-word prompt: Apology
What an apology means to a child.
One day my youngest daughter got hurt, I immediately said, ‘I’m Sorry!’
She was still crying and said, ‘You know mom sorry doesn’t help.’
Come to think of it I agree sorry doesn’t help when one is hurt. There are some cases when you say sorry it does soften the blow, depending on what it is.
A few weeks ago I posted my hundred word story in the wrong website, that is I was sure it should be posted in my website and then send them the link. Which I did, for days I heard nothing and wondered what went wrong.
Then I got a message saying I was supposed to post it directly on their blog. I’m not a new blogger but as far as these technical stuff goes I think I’m still in preschool. Some of the things I haven’t learned is, what is sticky? Pingback, I requested one blogger who seems to be an expert on creating pingbacks to explain the procedure. I did not hear from him, which to me means it’s top secret, so it’s not possible to decode it, even though I take the trouble of reading his long long posts and write a comment.
Next time his posts arrive in my website, I’d have to say, ‘Sorry chum I’m unable to read it.’
I know this will not be treated as an apology, will it soften the blow? I wonder.
Two weeks ago I had an appointment with my physician, the time I was supposed to be there was 9:45 am, I arrived ten minutes late, it wasn’t intentional, the delay was caused by the slow moving bus. I got on at 9:10 am, it took the bus more than 45 minutes to get there. I apologized a few times, the secretary was very sweet she forgave me at once.