Who is Sorry?

sorry = an expression of regret
regret = a feeling of sadness or disappointment
sadness = a feeling of unhappiness or grief
disappointment = feeling let down or frustrated

 Can a thing feel sorry?

 Can an organisation (irrespective of the individuals therein) feel regret?

 Can London Midland really feel sadness or disappointment at the late-running of my train?

 If not…

 Then who exactly apologises for the inconvenience caused?



4 comments on “Who is Sorry?

  1. Those would be the same entities that are “sorry” when the delay of my commuter train makes me late for work as much as a couple of times a week. LOL. I guess its the same all over!

    Corporate regret . . . what an interesting concept? I’ll have to think about that one.

    Miss D

  2. pepsoid says:

    I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on that, Miss D! 😉

  3. M says:

    I know it’s a new reply to an old post but…I had to say it:

    The phrases ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘I apologise’ are generally interchangeable. Unless you’re at a funeral.

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