Why do some of us apologize for EVERYTHING?!? It has to be one of my most annoying traits. I think as moms we take a lot of responsibility for everyone else and it sometimes gets a little out of control. It is easier to take the heat or the pain from someone else than to watch them be sad about something. Another cause, for me at least, is insecurity. If I say I'm sorry then I am in an inferior position and whoever it is will be kind. This is a daily problem in my work and my personal life.
I'll say to a friend: "I'm sorry your haircut looks like shit." Why? Why am I sorry?! Last time I checked, I don't cut hair on the side, nor did I eff up that bad ombré job sitting on top of her head.
Someone at work will call and say they lost their copy of a tax return I have only sent to them three times (Yes... I'm a tax accountant. It's okay to be jealous.) So I will say "Oh, okay, I'm sorry you can't find that."... Why don't I remember dressing like the Hamburglar and sneaking into their house and stealing that? Seems like it would be a memorable event to me. I'm NOT sorry. But yes, because I am a huge pushover, and your kid can't get into college without it, I'll send you a new copy within an hour.
My husband could say "I got a ticket today." And after I consider kicking him in the ass because the last ticket we (meaning me) got is scheduled to fall off in less than a moon cycle, I begin to say "awwwww, I'm sorry." For what exactly?!? Forcing his foot down on the truck pedal in a construction zone, while early 2000's Mystikal is trying the hell out of the stock speakers in the Ford that we can't afford to replace?! I need to take Mystikal's advice and quit lyin' and watch my heffa self. I'm not sorry. Anymore. The new words shall be "hmmm... that's unfortunate". Shift the blame back to its rightful owner, folks, shift the blame.