Tom and I spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with family in the US. It was my first Thanksgiving stateside in 6 years and Tom’s first ever!
So about that nation full of apologists. I’m talking about AMERICANS. YES!! And I’m just as surprised as you are. I’m writing about something we noticed after a few days in the US.
Maybe it’s always been this way, but what I’m going to talk about in this post stood out to me and Tom after being away awhile. It’s the frequency of Americans saying “sorry” for the tiniest things. I’ve never thought of Americans as overly apologetic – that’s a Canadian thing – but now I’m second-guessing that.
Do you say sorry when you have nothing to be sorry about? Is it a reflex? Just a word to say?