I'm a girl that says she is sorry for everything. Even if I didn't do anything wrong, I say I'm sorry. For instance, when I call someone I'll always ask if they're busy...and when they tell me they are, I always say "Oh I'm so sorry to bother you!" I think I say sorry for everything.
Well recently I needed to apologize to someone for something. I assumed something that maybe I shouldn't have, although I don't know a single girl that if they were in my same exact situation wouldn't have assumed the same thing!!! But still, assuming things makes an A$% out of you and me! So I told this person I was sorry but it didn't make a difference. He was still livid. Funny thing was, he wasn't livid over the part he should be mad about and the thing that I was apologizing for. He was mad for something that he did himself to the 10th power. He couldn't step back and assess the situation with a clear head. He acted out of illogical emotion.
I still apologized for the part that I should have but it didn't matter. He wasn't listening, nor did he care. Which is fine, to each his own.
Think of people in the public eye when they do something that they shouldn't. Say for instance Don Imus, who got introuble for calliong the Rutger's Women's Basketball team "Nappy Headed Ho's". He made a public apology but by then the damage was done and he lost his job and the court of public opinion already made up their mind.
The encounter that I had really made me wonder that when one person apologizes to another does the apology really make a differnce?