Today we are going to talk about #19 on our list of things we should say more often.
It seems like a no-brainer to say excuse me if you bump into someone or if you cut them off, but far too many of us don’t always say these two words. “Excuse me” is an expression said when we have done something wrong to someone else. We say “excuse me” as a way of acknowledging that we were in the wrong and we are now asking that person to excuse our transgression against them. To not say “excuse me” is just plain rude. You can understand this really well if you have had an experience where a person should have said “excuse me” to you and they did not say anything and just went on with their day.
Don’t be that person. It is one of the biggest turn offs you could possibly give to another person. People can be very forgiving if you will just say “excuse me,” but if you don’t, it can destroy your image in the eyes of that other person.
Be a person who cares about other people and their feelings. Accidents do happen, but when you take the time to say “excuse me” and sincerely mean it, it will go a long way.
Our assignment this week is to say “excuse me” if we find ourselves in situations that warrant it. I’m not saying to go create a scenario just so you can say it, but if that situation arises, be ready with a good “excuse me.”