The other week I tweeted out how I wish women would stop apologizing so much for things that don’t require a “sorry” and wanted to address here, too. For example, I often have women saying “sorry” when they walk past me in the grocery store aisle. Or when they need to get past me to their locker at Soulcycle. I feel like recently all day I hear women saying “sorry” when all that’s really needed is a simple “excuse me.”
A lot of my Twitter followers chimed in on the tweet once I hit “send” and it seems I’m not alone in my sentiments! One girl even said her boss politely called her out for saying it in a meeting when it wasn’t necessary.
Once I realized how often it felt like I was hearing it, I truly started hearing it all day, wherever I went and it made me think about all the times in our history women have been made to feel like we need to apologize. But what happened to the simple “excuse me”?
When you say “sorry” for things that don’t require it, it can instantly undermine your stance – no matter the scenario. And it feels like it has become this epidemic of a bad habit reflux to a lot of people.
Of course, plenty of scenarios require a “sorry.” If I bump you with my bag on the subway you better believe there is a “sorry” flying out of my mouth but I think we should all work on saying “sorry” less as a verbal tic of sorts…who is with me?
In other news, I’m off to California this morning for a quick trip! A dear friend is getting married and I’m also soaking up some time with all my CA besties. I can’t wait!