Share appreciation, not apologies
Canadians are always willing to throw out a quick I'm sorry for any reason or even no reason at all. After all, being polite and courteous is the Canadian way.
While saying you are sorry is generally good for positive interactions, it can also have negative connotations.
So what would happen if we replaced I'm sorry with thank you? A Tumblr user suggests that you can turn a negative situation into a positive b
y offering thanks instead of an apology.
It's easy to see how the dynamics change when you consider the example of being late for lunch with a friend and choosing the positive approach saying "Thank you so much for waiting for me" instead of the negative conversation opener "Sorry I am late."
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