Why do people always say sorry ?

United States
April 5, 2009 9:18pm CST
People always say sorry even if it has nothang to do with them.Like one time at work someone put the wrong paint thiner in some paint and a guy comes up and ask what happen and I said someone put the wrong stuff in the paint and the man said oh no (sorry)! well what the that have to do with him? that is what i mean about (Sorry) a good way out!
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• United States
7 May 09
I think that people say sorry when its not their fault as sort of like a condolance, its more of like " I think that sucks that happened to you" but just with way less words, at least thats why i say sorry to people when its somthing i had nothing to do with
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
In some occasions, sorry means I sympathize with you for experiencing something that bad. But normally, it is because one has to do somehow with the incident. There are also rare times that someone was thinking some other things while talking with you and he just want to apologize without telling you why.
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• China
7 May 09
I also have such a habit of saying 'sorry'. When something bad or wrong happens, I like to use this word. Sometimes I really apologize for the thing I did, but sometimes I just express my feeling of pity, maybe try to console someone in the matter. This word is very useful in the life, because it can function as a lubricator in the interpersonal relationship.
@prathna (175)
• Canada
7 May 09
well im one of those ppl, i always say srry, when i bump into a person or if anyone bumps into me. sometimes it gets so much, that if i bump into a chair, i say sorry without realising that the chair wont hear me
@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
9 Apr 09
I think he meant sorry, you are responsible for this mess. Meant he was not going to be blamed or take responsibility for this error. When we disagree with somebody on some point, we say sorry, I dont agree. A polite way of disagreeing.
• China
9 Apr 09
Exactly,you have the answer.i always say sorry to something wrong,no matter it done by me or not.
• United States
8 Apr 09
When someone says sorry fpor something they did not do they are basically saying you are on your own with whatever it is. happy mylotting