Letter: An 'if' apology isn't good enough


To the editor:

If you are told that something you said or did made someone uncomfortable, why not just apologize? As long as the apology is genuine, it can go a long way.

But please, do not say "If what I said/did made you uncomfortable, I'm sorry." There are no "ifs" about it, there's no need to qualify. You've been told how it's made the person feel — they didn't like it. Hear their words, acknowledge your behavior, and don't do it again.

Phyllis Ragusa,




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