The “I’m Sorry” Card

19 Jun

Usage Guidelines: Use to express regret of actions or words. (If you use this card to keep the peace, please check out The “Doormat” Card.)

Expiration: This card is only valid for one or possibly 2 uses on any infraction. It will not be accepted multiple times for the same damn thing! (If you accept this card repeatedly for the same poor behaviour, you as well should check out The “Doormat” Card.)

You know those people in your life that you love but they can’t seem to ever do it right by you? Their sorry card is so worn from repeat use that their card could crumble to dust at any minute. Because you love them, you keep accepting their crappy sorry card over and over, hoping they will get it right soon. But to no avail, same ol’ story, same ol’ card.

How hard is it to tell the truth? How hard is it to not hurt someone you care about? How hard is it to follow through on promises? Apparently, it’s near impossible for some.

One could say that if a person repeats a poor behaviour, that they probably mean to do it. They meant to lie to you, they meant to fight with you, they meant to mock you, they meant to “forget” about commitments…

Perhaps they just don’t care about you. Perhaps it’s easy for them to say sorry and continue on unchanging. And if you repeatedly accept their sorry-ass sorry card, why not continue on with the bad behaviour?

I have a few things to say to the card player found in violation of the rules:

Hey you with the worn, torn, faded sorry card! Cut it out. Quit hurting the ones who love you. Quit misusing their forgiveness and softness of heart, you terrible person! Do it right, make things right, and put your stupid sorry card away! If you find that you are in constant violation of The Sorry Card Rules, I suggest you should do that person you keep apologizing to a solid and get lost. And take your sorry card with you.

Hey you, Doormat, who keeps accepting the sorry card for the same bad behaviour from the same person, cut it out! How many times do you have to be wronged before you realize enough is enough? You should not allow ANYONE to take advantage of your kindness, ever. Stop being a Doormat. Rip up their Sorry Card and show yourself some respect.

Hey you, Doormat, who uses the Sorry Card to keep the peace, STOP IT! You are an equal, your feelings matter. Stop devaluing your voice and start standing up for yourself. Do not give in because you dislike the confrontation. So you’re uncomfortable? So what. It will hurt you more in the end if you sacrifice your feelings. Please find your spine and your mouth, and let your voice be heard. It’s OK to disagree, it’s OK to speak your own mind. Stand your ground!

To everyone else who uses this card properly:

Well done! Way to be awesome at life!

*In my Cards of Life rules, I have offered an exemption to people I love with A.D.D. and those in recovery for an addiction. I’ll continually take the sorry card from them and show them grace, love, and support. I’ll also continue to accept Starbucks drinks as tokens of apology. So long as they make progress and take their meds like a responsible human being, of course.*

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10 Responses to “The “I’m Sorry” Card”

  1. Jill June 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    This whole concept, needs to be expanded into a card game, a board game, a weekly newspaper section,im spinning with ideas!!! I think it will be crazy like the pet rock was, cultic following. DO IT RIGHT

    • Lace June 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

      Haha, it already is a game =) The game of life, real life. Cuz I am that legit =)

  2. Andrew June 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Starbucks is the ultimate token I think for everything.

    • Lace June 19, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

      Indeed. I’ll accept Starbucks for just about any occasion. Be it for forgiveness such as this example or my birthday, Christmas, sympathies for the death of a loved one, Because it’s Wednesday evening… really the list goes on.

      • Andrew June 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

        Exactly. I don’t even mind the sandwiches there.

      • Lace June 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

        I take gift cards and merchandise as well. Last year I was given ceramic ornaments in the shape of Starbucks to-go cups for Christmas! They were the only decorations my tree needed.

  3. Adam O. June 21, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    Our thought process is scarily similar! I really enjoyed this post because it hits home for me. We can discuss later.

    • Lace June 21, 2012 at 8:16 am #

      Adam, I believe we are mind-linked at times.

  4. mytwicebakedpotato June 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Speaking of “I’m sorry”…I finally thanked you properly for your Kreativ Blogger award nomination that you gave me in May! I thanked you and nominated others:). I really appreciated it…i was just a bit dense about the correct protocol 😉

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