How often have we had to listen to the “you’re so dumb” apology? We heard it today from Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives Brian Bosma who said:
I extended my apology to [Greg Louganis], not for actions taken, but for messages received. And I extend that same apology to anyone who received that same message.
Get it? I didn’t do anything wrong — you just read the wrong thing into it.
There are variations on this:
- “I’m sorry if you were offended.”
- “I apology for any offense you may have felt.”
- “I’m sorry you misunderstood.”
This is not an apology — this is placing the blame on you, not on me. And, if that’s really the way it happened, I shouldn’t be apologizing at all — YOU should be apologizing to ME for being so ignorant.