Disclaimer: No offense intended to anyone.
I have been brought up to call any married lady, Aunt (in respect).
I park my car at a friends place, and I make sure there’s enough place for any car to pass from behind my car. When we come back, there is a lady standing next to my car. I keep staring at my car, and she guesses that its my car. That’s when she starts unleashes her wrath !!!! 😛
Aunt (sweetly): Hi tughe gaadi ? ( Is this your car ?)
Me: Voi (Yes)
Aunt (suddenly very angry): This is where you park your car? This here is my residence (pointing at her flat). You know how much trouble I had to remove my car?
Me (in no mood to argue): You couldn’t remove your car? I’m very sorry…
Aunt (not wanting to listen): Yes, I couldn’t remove my car. I had soo much trouble to remove it !!!
Me (tired): Hmmm, I’m very sorry. I’ll not do it next time.
Aunt: What sorry ? Next time don’t you dare do this again. Park your car anywhere but not here. I don’t care where !! Just don’t park it here.
Me: Ok, I’m sorry
My dad’s sister had come to visit me on Sunday. In the evening, I went to reach her at the bus station so she could go home. I dropped her and while I was leaving.
A lady is walking to the left of my car and a bike is coming dangerously close to the right hand side of my car. I was at a very slow speed, just crawling, waiting for a chance to enter the traffic.
Yes, I agree it’s my mistake. By mistake, the side-view mirror of my car hit a lady’s arm.
Aunt: You don’t have any estimation ???!!!!
Me: Sorry Aunty, I’m very sorry.
Aunt: If you don’t know how to drive, why are you driving ??!!!!
Me: Sorry ghe.
Aunt: What are you saying sorry ? Saying sorry doesn’t forgive your mistake !!
Me: Okay Aunty, Sorry……………………. and I quietly drive off.
These two incidents happened on consecutive days. There is seriously something wrong with me, or my luck is turning bad, or Aunts have something against me. 😦
But, It made me wonder, is there no value for a “Sorry” nowadays ? If a person is accepting that it was his/her mistake, shouldn’t it be accepted ?
I have encountered many instances, where a person never accepts their mistake, even though the fact that they are wrong, is right in front of their face.
Yeah, I tend to overuse the word, but when it is my mistake, I always agree that it was my mistake, and apologize. Shouldn’t that be counted ?