Sunday, October 25, 2009

Apologizing 101

Step 1 Accept Responsibility

Step 2 Apologize

Step 3 Make Amends

Mr F and I just spent a good hour going over these points. And we weren't talking about teaching them to the kids. I suggested he just memorize the following statement:

"I fucked up. I am sorry. What can I do to make sure this doesn't happen again?"

It's really that easy.

Fortunately I'm never wrong so this doesn't apply to me.


Supermom said...

uh oh!

Preppy Mama said...

Oh no, dying to know what happened!

Mrs Furious said...

Oh it's not that exciting. He signed up for our car insurance and got an e-bill. Then didn't open any of the emails and the insurance lapsed. This has been a problem before and he is supposed to get everything with paper bills... since I pay the bills... which I can't do if they are sitting in his email. It really ticks me off when shit like this happens! What made me furious is when he sauntered out of the office and asked me if I paid the bill. Which of course I couldn't have since I didn't know about it since he signed up for paperless statements! But somehow I'm still *responsible* for everything in the world. Yep... I guess I'm still ticked...

Kelly said...

My husband does stupid stuff like that and finds a way to blame me. Maybe I should give him your apologizing crash course!

P/F said...

My husband is also unable to apologize for anything. It seems like we have to have a 30 minute conversation when all I need is the 10 second acknowledgment of f*ing-up that will keep me from going insane.

On Saturday, I asked him to buy a pack of ground turkey BREAST - I underlined BREAST 3 TIMES on the list that I gave to him (did I mention that he's the only one in the house without the flu?). So of course he brought home lean ground turkey - making me point out that I had underlined BREAST three times on the grocery list, so the fact that the package you brought home doesn't say that is a problem for me - and also the reason that I feel like I need to do everything myself. I'm on to you husband, I'm on to you.

BsOnlyToots said...

"Fortunately I'm never wrong so this doesn't apply to me. " ... LMAO, so true isn't it?!

And I too HATE HATE HATE when hubs does stupid crap like that! I get the "well you know we have the bill so when you didn't get one didn't you think you should check into it?!?" Well actually NO asswipe I didn't think about it! They send you bills so you know that they are due, so that you don't have to have it in your head and with 5 kids and all the other crap I have to take care of I guess that bill just slipped my mind .. stupid me! UGH they are so lame sometimes!

Mrs Furious said...

Oh God the turkey...that is so classic.

"I need is the 10 second acknowledgment of f*ing-up that will keep me from going insane."

word. That is all that I want.

Send him on over... by the time I'm done he'll realize it's easier to just apologize ;)

I was feeling the "must be nice not to have to take actual responsibility for anything that happens around here!" I did tell him that if he can remember to do stuff for work he can remember to do it here... he just chooses not to!

inkelywinkely said...

Thanks be to God that my hubby is probably the only person on Earth I never hate, LOL.

He pays all of our bills, I never even see them. The most I do is sometimes sign the check and run it from the truck to the office when I am with him. We have never been behind on anything and actually have MORE money in our account now that he is in charge. :) I know..I'm a lucky girl. haha

But, I still hate everyone else with a pulse. :P

Mr Furious said...


That's us, but in reverse... I couldn't handle it, and Mrs F saved our ass. Five or six years of me handling that stuff was a disaster.

It took several blows to the head yesterday for me to realize why asking if we got a bill in the mail was a mistake...

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