I have a habit of making myself laugh. I think that it keeps me feeling young and vibrant, but Anna thinks it just makes me look like an idiot. I’ll let you keep your thoughts in your own head, thank you very much.
Anyway, the other day I didn’t see someone coming through the door behind me so almost let it slam right in their face. ‘Oops, I’m sorry,’ I said. They replied, ‘That’s ok.’
So as I approached the next door, I thought to myself that I ought to let that one slam them right in their face. They’d just said it was ok, so surely they wouldn’t mind, would they?
You’ll be glad to know I didn’t go through with it.
Of course, we say it’s ok when someone says they’re sorry more out of habit than anything else; more often than not it’s actually not ok, but we’re saying thanks to them for saying sorry.
A guy has passed on that his pastor told him that saying ‘I forgive you’ is better, because it reminds you of your sin, and reminds them that they’ve done something wrong and therefore should be sorry.
A good idea, but I’m not sure that work when someone squeezes through me to get out of the tube next week. I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see.