|Mistakes Were Made
||[Mar. 14th, 2007|08:49 am]
I hereby propose that we ban the use of the phrase "Mistakes were made." |
Look, people, sh*t happens all by itself, but a mistake requires specific action or action on someone's part. A decision of some kind, even if the decision is to close your eyes, clap your hands over your ears and sing the "la-la" song.
You hired the wrong person. You failed to manage or supervise them properly. You screwed up, you forgot, you were an idiot, you were overwhelmed, you forgot to put it on a shelf where the dog couldn't reach it, you failed to back up your hard drive (see idiot).
You start to appease me when you say "I made a mistake"...but really, I'm not going to be happy unless I hear that you have a plan to make sure it won't happen again, that you're genuinely contrite and have learned a lesson.
(For those of you who overthink things and are trying to read between the lines...I'm referring to politicians, celebrities, mostly -- nothing personal. And politically speaking, I'm not picking on any particular party. You're all morons.)
Gee...didn't take long for the vacation buzz to wear off...I gotta stop getting the paper delivered; it just pisses me off.