Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sorry I ignored you, your lovely gift, and That Email

Anonymous in Annapolis (not her real name) writes: How about a relative who sends you an apology for not acknowledging you at the holidays because they were too busy and saving for their retirement and, besides, the e-mail you sent … Continue reading

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On January 21st, Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on PBS’s Tavis Smiley show. While talking about diversity, he said, “I think as far as colored actors go it gets really difficult in the UK, and a lot of my friends have had more … Continue reading

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Sorry about the apology silence…

…we deeply regret not updating the site in over a week. I am working feverishly on a book deadline and Susan is working feverishly with International Bird Rescue to try to save dying, mysterious-goo-covered birds that keep washing ashore in … Continue reading

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Room at the inn, but not for you

Back in December, an interesting couple in Wilmington, Delaware wanted to do something nice for a small group of homeless people. It was very cold, so why not get them a room for Christmas night? Deb Bennett, co-founder of the … Continue reading

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A belated apology of mystery

According to the delightful Passive-Aggressive Notes, Lorna in Adelaide found this eyebrow-raising classified in a local newspaper: WHAT COULD IT MEAN??? WHAT IS THE BACK-STORY HERE??? (My favorite theory from a Passive-Aggressive Notes commenter: It’s not an apology. It’s code. … Continue reading

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Sherbert Deluder, man of action

No doubt you saw the rage attack by Frederick County (MD) City Councilman Kirby Delauter on Saturday, after a local newspaper writer mentioned him (and the fact that he did not respond to a request for comment) in a story. A … Continue reading

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My personal space is filled with rage

Dear SorryWatch: Boarding a plane recently, an already seated passenger complained that my bag hit his face. I said I was really sorry. Later, exiting, I apologized again: I’m very sorry. I just got so distracted. He said “yeah.” Was … Continue reading

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