April 03, 2009

Scum

We should have said sorry: Abbott
Sorry but I just cannot find it in my heart right now toapplaud this kind of backwards-compatible  electoral popularity.

1 comment:

Bukko_in_Australia said...

How about saying "Sorry our party ever existed?"

But seriously, have I ever remarked that Australians are the sorriest people I've ever encountered?

By that I mean people here say "Sorry" every time they come around a corner at the same time as me, or if we're both going for a doorway, or they're in the aisle on the tram... I suppose it's a nice thing, outgoing politeness, but I often say "You have nothing to be sorry about. You were there first!" or "That's OK -- you weren't within two metres of hitting me!"

Maybe it's just my American assertiveness. I often say "Excuse me" if I've gotten into someone's space, but this continual "sorry" stuff just seems too forelock-tugging.

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