In speaking with Momma last night, it came to light that I was even more of an butthead than I recall being. I won’t get into what I said or did, but I felt like a giant pile of poop for it. I’m rarely ashamed, but I came close.
I texted then called to apologize…even though it’s been a good 10 years since I did it. It also got me thinking about other apologies I should issue that I might not have issued yet and came up with three that should cover most of my transgressions. They are in no particular order.
- I’m sorry for every time I treated a store clerk or like employee with less than decent manners. My bad day shouldn’t have been taken out on you. I am sorry. To those of you who I thought deserved it at the time? I’m sorry I stooped to your level.
- I’m sorry to friends and family members (including that Guy I Like) other than my parents who I’ve hurt through words, lack there of, my actions or inactions. I really have the best friends and you deserve to be treated better. I’m sorry I couldn’t rise to the occasion when needed, took something out on you when you didn’t deserve it, or took our friendships for granted.
- To my parents and siblings. I was a total shithead sometimes and I’m sorry. You guys are really great people and have made me who I am today. (Hopefully we can agree that it’s at the least a decent thing.) While I know it’s part of growing up, I am sorry for having my head up my butt, being a big jerk, and being unkind at times. I hope I can make up for it in choosing your retirement homes.
I could likely apologize to others, but that’s a good start. Who would you apologize to? What would you say?