A Model In How To Apologize

jason chen

My first reaction upon seeing this Gizmodo post that a computer-nerd friend sent me was: that other computer nerd at Gizmodo is totally biting my style! Apologizing to people is my schtick! But it’s very touching and has nothing to do with me (as shocking as that may that seem) and is exactly the right thing to do when you discover that you’ve made a terrible mistake. Seriously. It’s great. Everyone else should read it, too. “I Am Very Sorry, Segway Stroller Lady,” it’s called. It begins, “You might remember this post three years ago in which I laughed at a woman on a Segway pushing a baby stroller for being lazy. Well, I’m a giant asshole, and I want to apologize to Melissa Hofstetter. I’m sorry Melissa.”