Edens' Fresh Horses Brigade tonight is a stunner. (they all have been)
Edens' post -- What else should I be? all apologies.
Took my breath away, seriously.
Because -- I reckon I've used about 98% of those at some point, or at least thought them.
Seems I was born sorry. I apologise for everything. It drives my husband crazy.
I scrunch myself down when I have to brush past people, to take up less room. I say sorry when someone steps on my foot. I stop peeing in a public toilet so I don't bother the person in the next cubicle.
I have even said sorry for saying sorry so goddamn much!
I used to think I was a serial apologist, but since my husband pointed it out, I see women doing this every day.
We were crossing a busy street last week, and a very pregnant lady who was maybe 10 feet away from my husband DUCKED and said "Sorry!" to him. For what? crossing the street? taking up so much room with her tummy?
It's weird. Why do we do this?
Men don't apologise. They walk where they want, take the last cake, fart and scratch and pee as loudly as they like.
Why do so many of us feel like we have to say sorry all the time? is it ingrained into women by society? is it some kind of get-along-at-all-costs community-building thing? is it a lack of self-confidence?
Tell me what you think.