How to except an apology.

United States
November 14, 2009 10:19pm CST
Why is it when someone apologizes to another person, they accept the apology by saying "Thats Okay." No! It's not okay because that is why they are apologizing. Why do people do this? Just say to the person who apologized - "Thank You." or apology accepted and move on! But some people find this difficult. Why???
3 responses
@shell2784 (752)
• United States
15 Nov 09
Actually... I think I do normally say thank you. And if I'm apologising to someone and they say "that's okay" I normally say exactly what you just did "no, its not okay - that's why I'm apologising..." lol I like you... we think a lot a like! :)
• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Nov 09
Hi Slewis, You're right it's a common response for an apology. Even me i used to say that too--it's okay but now i will more careful in using the right response for an apology. the person must really realize that what she/he did is wrong. Welcome to Mylot!
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
15 Nov 09
well.. in my opinion, saying "Thats Okay." pretty much means "i accept your apology but i'm still a bit mad. it'll take some time but it'll be ok.". you see, people naturally forgives others, specially if the mistake was not really meant to be done, and even more if its someone very dear or very close.. its just a matter of how much they can handle the situation..