In 2006 the Year of the Apology, all kinds of people are talking about and examining apologies. The fact that apologies are getting "insincere" troubles Post An Apology also. Apologies are supposed to be heart-felt and contrite; not a throw-away line to exonerate oneself of guilt.
We're thinking about instituting a Drive-By Apology feature: Apologies that are insincere: no contrition present.
At any rate, here's a book devoted to apologies...hey, kinda like Post An Apology. To all those who still feel the need to apologize...Post An Apology is happy to take your apologies - anonymously, of course.
More and more, it seems that we're living in the Age of the Insincere Apology.
No wonder co-authors Paul Slansky and Arleen Sorkin have written "My Bad: 25 Years of Public Apologies and the Appalling Behavior That Inspired Them."
Slansky told me yesterday that the book was inspired "by people who feel they can be beloved by just offering a little bleat of contrition."