This week has been canada goose coats full of botched apologies
I apologize in advance for what you are going to read in this column. It’s a mistake. I’m sorry. I won’t do it again.
That, canada goose clearance sale my friends, is how you should make an apology.
Botch a mea culpa badly enough and it’s likely to bounce around the internet with, perhaps, a meme until some other poor goofus bails you out by saying something even dumber.
Take Oscar Munoz as an example of saying the wrong thing.
Munoz, the chief executive of United Continental Holdings, was thrust into the spotlight after the crew on one of his planes thought the best way to remove a passenger who didn’t want to get bumped was to have the cops drag him, bloodied, down the aisle and off the jet.
“No one should ever be mistreated this way,” Munoz said, unknowingly implying that there were accepted ways to mistreat passengers.
His statement of regret was one of at least five high profile apologies in the last week or so. And in their own special way, each of the five botched the canada goose outlet reviews apology.
That got me canada goose outlet new york city believing that the US needs canada goose store a new, independent agency to regulate and arbitrate apologies. There should be a bare minimum effort put forth by folks who mess up.
For Munoz, it was a wrong word after a day earlier spewing an overcooked stew of corporate speak.
He said his canada goose outlet in usa crew was canada goose black friday sale forced to “re accommodate” the passenger. Ouch.
Fortunately for Munoz, one of the millions of people who saw the crazy video canada goose outlet toronto factory of the re accomodated passenger was President Trump.
His spokesman, Sean Spicer, said he thought the video was “troubling” moments before he nearly made the world forget about United Airlines by saying Syrian President Bashar al Assad was worse that Adolf Hitler because even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons. Ouch.
Spicer Canada Goose sale should have simply said “I apologize for what I said. It was a mistake. I’m sorry. I canada goose outlet store uk won’t say anything like that again.”
But Spicer decided, instead, that it would be fun to wiggle canada goose uk shop around in the quicksand, saying at first, “I was obviously trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week, canada goose black friday sale cheap Canada Goose using chemical weapons and gas.”
He then apologized. I’d say his was better than the canada goose outlet sale United Airlines guy but it still took way buy canada goose jacket cheap too long for Spicer to get it right.
The same internet that so painfully distributes people’s mistakes around the world also has recommendations for atoning https://www.outletmoncler.de for those mistakes.
“Every apology needs to start with the magic words cheap canada goose ‘I’m sorry” or “I apologize,'” one expert on groveling suggested.
While Spicer and Munoz both eventually got to that point, canada goose outlet shop they waited canada goose outlet too long.
The second step, the expert said, is “admitting responsibility.” Third, make amends. And fourth, promise it will never happen again.
Jeffrey Lacker, who resigned this month as head of the Federal Reserve’s Richmond, Va., bank, took a long time to say he was sorry for tipping off a Wall Street analyst about important monetary policy like three years.
Lacker was bashed by the financial press but mainly because he also admitted to not confessing to his mistake when he was first questioned years ago.
“I deeply regret the role I may have played in confirming this confidential information and in its dissemination,” Lacker said in a lengthy and canada goose outlet online uk learned public statement.
But by using the words “may have played,” Lacker was wiggling around the apology canada goose jacket outlet like a belly dancer with hemorrhoids. (Sorry, I shouldn’t have offended belly dancers. I won’t do it again.)
Apologies are always harder when sex may have been involved because you have to wait for people to stop giggling before they hear the “sorry” part.
Robert Bentley, who just, was succinct. “I made a mistake. Two years ago I made a mistake.”
Bentley got caught having what the papers described as “inappropriate relations” with a staffer, news of which came out only after his wife filed for divorce.
How well did Bentley apologize? So so.
The former love gov said he was resigning so his family would not longer be put through the wringer saying nothing of his guilty pleas or the impeachment actions getting going in the state legislature.
PepsiCo, headed by Indra Nooyi, was also forced to apologize after canada goose outlet nyc its TV spot featuring Kendall Jenner leaving a photo shoot to hand a Pepsi to a cop, thus quelling protestor cop tensions got roundly ripped.