An Apology as Currency



  1. A regretful acknowledgment of an offense or failure: “my apologies for the delay”.
  2. A formal, public statement of regret, such as one issued by a newspaper, government, or other organization.

Have you ever seen someone use an Apology as Currency?  Do you know what I’m talking about – someone that will say sorry or give an apology, but then it’s conditional.  An apology is an acknowledgement of something that you did wrong – but sometimes people will give an apology but it’s given in such a way that acknowledges that they did something wrong only it also includes other caveats – you now need to do something for me or you did not give me an apology for this thing that you did.

I have seen an apology as something that acknowledges that someone did something wrong, but………….well, you name it.  But now you do something for me.

Maybe it’s just me.  I’m sorry about that – but not really.

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