So Sorry…

Erica Rhodes
4 min readMar 30, 2021

You tell me, mistakes
Are part of being young
But that don’t right
The wrong that’s been done — Brenda Lee

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I’ve noticed a new trend where people are apologizing for things before anyone cares about what they’re apologizing for.

So, just in case I ever make it, I thought I better get a head start.

Not for tweets, since I can’t think of any offensive ones, and am too lazy to check.

But there are things I did in my past I still feel guilty about.

I’d like to apologize for as many as I can think of as I sip my mint chocolate chip matte smoothie, which I’ll just go ahead and apologize for right off the top. This drink shouldn’t even exist. Sorry for supporting the over-priced-smoothie- market.

Though it is giving me energy to write this, so I’m not 100% sorry. Maybe 89% sorry.

Okay, here we go.

Things I’m sorry for:

1. I’m sorry for giving my best friend Poison Ivy in third grade. I told her, “Let’s both get it on purpose so we can stay home from school together and play all day!” And that’s how I found out I’m immune to Poison Ivy. She, however, was not. She did get to stay home from school for a week (you’re welcome), but no playing was involved.