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If I Ever. . . .

I hate when people begin an apology with, “If I Ever. . .”  The truth is that person knows perfectly well that they have completely done whatever they are referring to with “if I ever”.  If they had never done it they would not be apologizing.  I find people don’t apologize unless they feel like they have to and saying if I ever just makes them feel better about it.

Should I just be happy they apologized at all?  Perhaps.  But whatever happened to just owning up to the wrong that you have done.  Whatever happened to saying I know I hurt you, I know that I am wrong.  I accept the apology but I am not happy with “if I ever” because it is usually something that never should have happened in the first place.

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