- Describe a time when someone apologized to you You should say:
- When and where this happened
- Who the person was
- Why he or she apologized
- And explain how you felt about his or her apology
ThereVe several times I apologize to others when I made mistakes, but the apology given by others? Actually, not so many. There’s one case I still remember clearly.
Several weeks ago, I had an appointment with my tutor, my Physic teacher, Peter. We set a date to discuss about my essay details, like how to get improved with the argumentation part.
At the beginning, we were supposed to meet at about 9 o*clock in a cafe. I actually arrived at 8: 30 since I don’t want to keep him waiting. I thought it would be so impolite if I were late.
I just sat by a small table near the window cos I thought it was much easier to be found. Then I ordered some drinks and snacks and just waited for him. When it was nearly 9: 30, Peter still didn’t show up, I was a bit anxious at that moment, and I was wondering what happened to him, and maybe I made a mistake about the date or the place. After double-checking about all this information, I sent him a message.
10 minutes later, I still didn*t get any feedback, then I was thinking maybe I should leave first. At that moment, Peter rushed in to the coffee house and ran to me, yeah, he finally appeared, saying he was so sorry since his phone ran out of power and he got caught in the heavy traffic. Then I felt relieved, cos I could totally understand him, so I said to him it*s okay and don’t blame for yourself for the bad traffic.
1.Should people apologize for everything, whatever big or small issues?
There is no fixed answer to the question, since the situation varies from person to person. For cultures like Japanese and British ones, it is very common for them to apologize for everything, they believe it is a sign of being polite to others. While for some cultures things are different and people tend to believe that apologizing a lot is troublesome and estranged.
2.Do Chinese people like to say sorry? Under what circumstances do they say it?
Compared to Japanese, we are not a nation that attach so much importance to apologizing all the time. We only apologize when we do something wrong, or that the situation is not satisfying enough for customers if we are in the service industry.
3.Why do some people say sorry? Why do some others not like to say sorry?
People say sorry because they do wrong things* like hurting others* feelings. Some people do not like to say sorry since they think that apologizing makes them feel indecent. However, admitting one’s own mistake and shouldering the responsibility is the sign of bravery, isnft it?
4.Which one is more important, words or action?
I think they are of the same importance. Some people say that action speaks louder than words, but without comforting others and communicating the real thinking, sometimes there might be misunderstandings. And of course, action is a must no matter it is to fix up relationships or reaching the foals.
5.Should people hide their anger?
No, absolutely no. Anger is also one important mood to ust we have to express it, but the way to express is more important. Having a tantrum is useless to solve the problem, instead, discussing about the real feeling and figuring out the solution to the problem is of more use.
6.Are there any cases in which someone does not make a sincere apology?
Sure, sometimes people apologize just because they have to, maybe they are under the pressure of public opinion or the rules of the company. These situations are avoidable since people have different values.