Bing’s Right. Stop Apologizing!

I agree with Bing. Please, Tiger, don’t apologize anymore. But it’s not just Tiger I want to stop apologizing. Unless you have a reason to apologize to the public, unless you mean it, and unless you have a way to fix it (if it needs fixin’), please shut the hell up and stop clogging all the news channels with bullcr@p. Most of us are too damn busy to keep up with real news. We don’t need your insincere whining, and the endless media commentary, clogging up the TV, Radio, and Internet news feeds 24 hours a day. We just don’t. (And those twits on Twitter don’t need anything else to OMG GES WHO S@ID SRY about either.)

If you screwed up, and it doesn’t affect me, I don’t care. If you hurt someone, and you’re truly sorry about it, apologize to them. If you did something really bad, and it affected the public, like allowing salmonella laced food to hit the stores, melamine milk to hit the shelves, or cars of death to hit the streets, then you should recognize your error, apologize for it, mean it, have a plan to fix your mistake and make sure it doesn’t happen again, and convey that plan with sincerity — or keep your mouth shut and disappear, never to be seen or heard from again. Because all insincere bullcr@p does is feed the bullsh*t PR machine, and us bloggers despise that.

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