Two things. They are related i think, as it is the same person who said them to me.
1) My daughter made me buy ______ for her.
Really? She MADE you? Were there firearms involved? Blackmail?
2) I'm sorry, was i in your way? I'm sorry, i should have gotten that. I'm sorry, was that too loud? I'm sorry.
What is it about someone who cringes all the time that makes me want to hit them?
I was at lunch the other day with two mental health professionals, and i was talking about how uncomfortable it is for me to listen to constant apologizing. They were then explaining the victim thing to me, how some people are comfortable in the victim role, and they try to cast others as their victimizer.
And in looking back at the times when i have acted this way, times when i was totally beaten down emotionally, i was just trying to get someone to feel sorry for me, or to do what i wanted because they felt sorry for me. Pathetic.
Em does this sometimes. She is pushing that big red button on my forehead because she knows i hate it.
"I'm sorry," as an active lifestyle choice, it really is lacking.