Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sorry seems to be the easiest word
Everyone's apologising, have you noticed? The Government's doing it, the army's doing it, hospitals are doing it, police forces, councils, all kinds of public bodies are saying sorry for things they've done wrong. You just watch the news next time it's on, there'll be some company, some Government department or some A&E official (or enter your own bit here, it's a non-exhaustive list) who'll be saying sorry for losing someone's life, giving them the wrong thing, going the wrong way, doing the wrong thing when just simply doing things right would have been, you know, better. Everyone's at it, as if apologising publicly makes things all right when to have done the right thing, the proper thing, the lawful thing in the first place would have been the best thing anyone could ever have done. Apologies do not make things right.