Fark like a Barsoomian: I've never heard a Canadian say sorry. Then again they don't seem to do as much stupid shiat they should be sorry for.
Calmamity: People who adopt a rigid "never apologize" philosophy because they saw some John Wayne movie when they were teenagers tend to be assholes.
a_burlap_sack_of_kittens: were sorry for being sorry about being sorry for being sorry
PapaChester: too many apologies dilutes not only your apology, but other people's perception of your character.
colon_pow: PapaChester: too many apologies dilutes not only your apology, but other people's perception of your character.agreed. but i'm learning to say sorry a lot more because she complains that i never say it. now i just throw it out there all the time... like when she says, 'oh, you're playing Chess with Friends again?!" i'll say i'm sorry. and i don't mean it one farkin bit but what the fark does she want me to say???what the fark is her problem??????now i'm gettin pissed.thanks/sucks.
Skink Wrangler: Even as a stereotypical chronically apologizing Canadian, it yet grinds my gears at the (mostly) media-driven fetishizing of the "official" apology by whatever corporation, government or other agency for some ancient grievance, inevitably accompanied by a "show-me-the-money" response.That said, as a descendant of United Empire Loyalists, where are my apology and reparations, Americans?
some_beer_drinker: i prefer to think of us as frost giants, rather than frostbacks. you racist dick
farkin_Gary: Oh no, I'm not sorry that I did it.I'm just sorry that you found out that I did it.
ObscureNameHere: Yeah! Preach it brother!Ancestor from Saratoga, NY, fought for the Crown.Hey Yanks: your "Independence War" was actually a Civil War. You were all British subjects until you won... and 20,000 'Americans' fought on the British side.
Pattuq: Any time I traveled to the US from Canada in the past, every person I met was very friendly and courteous. Back home in Canada half the people in my city were thugs, meth-heads, arrogant hipsters or racist immigrants. I later moved to a city with 65% of the population being Asian (nearly 50% Chinese). I forgot what manners were for a while while I was there. Now I'm in Japan where the *true* "sorry people" live. Apologies fly about like mosquitoes in a swamp. I'll walk into a convenience store near my office to buy smokes and a snack, and the manager will walk over to me and bow deeply in welcome. Back in Canada most clerks would be exceedingly polite if they bothered to look up from their magazine or phone.Who ever made the "Canadians are polite" meme has never been to Canada.
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