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Sleepy Time Mumbles.
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Good evening, and welcome to Dan Bain sleepy time mumbles, a podcast you can miss. I am Dan Bain. And every episode, I improvise a low stakes podcast for you fall asleep to.
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Tonight on the show. An extended and heartfelt apology. Sometimes, we just need to be. Apologized to. Does it matter what for? does it matter, who has wronged you? Of course it does. But in the meantime, allow me to apologize to you.
Part one, a professional apology.
Hi. Thanks for taking the time to come in. You're probably wondering why I've asked you to come in today. You're also probably wondering why there is a PowerPoint presentation, set up and ready to begin. And also why there is a cake. Well, the reason for this is I would like to apologize to you. If you look at the first slide. That's me. Sometimes I overreact, especially in high stress situations, Is this an excuse? No, It's not. it's my acknowledgement of my own failings. First part of my apology. This acknowledgement of my weaknesses. I'm displaying to show you that I've reflected. Seriously. On the events that occurred. And that I've identified that I was entirely wrong. Let's move on to the next slide. Here's you. You were right. And then when I said you weren't And you rightfully push back against that. I got angry and said some snippy things. Those things would be unprofessional in any context, but also unhelpful to the task that you and I were attempting to achieve in this area. I have a seniority over you And it was inappropriate. And in some ways, cruel to use that power differential. As an accelerating force in my II pig of school, upon you. For what was. I would like to remind myself and acknowledge to you. Let's move to the next slide. The correct answer. You are right. And I was wrong. And I reacted badly. And I would like to apologize. humbly and sincerely. For my behavior. You'll notice I have provided a cake. And I hope that you will see this cake, not as a bribe to excuse my behavior. But rather, is a gesture of my contrition. If you would like. I am happy to cut you a generous slice. And I will also say that the eating of the slice of cake. in no way to me. constitutes an acceptance of my apology that relies, not on how much you like eating cake, but rather on your inherent grace. Either way, thank you for taking the time out of your day to hear my apology
Apology Number two. A familial apology.
Hi. Thanks for taking the time to come around today. I really appreciate it. I know you pretty busy. You hope you've you're helping yourself to the cake. No, that's cool. It was for you anyway. Do you want a cup of tea to go with it. Cool. So he. I see the family gathering. I think, quite a few of the things I said, were out of line. I had a few drinks. Man, that's no excuse. But I got a bit nippy. As a result of that, and some things. I guess boiled. But I wanted to apologize because I don't think that I was fair with the accusations I made. I think sometimes when you've known someone for all of your life. That's very easy to take them for granted as adults. Rather than accumulating, the kind of thing to think, to for each other. It's easy to create a cascade from a long history of grievances. To allow those to stick and accumulate one after another. And for moments of heightened the food there seems to be the memory. that is reached. And I think that's what I did. I thought that I was right. Instead of looking at the situation. I apply the entirety of the line through the most negative possible lens that I could apply to not only was that wrong. But it was actually unfair. The working methodology of my thinking was you. And so, I want to in need to apologize to you. For the things. And for the last, I broke. That was an accident. But I can see how in the context of the thing. I see it. It may have seemed deliberate. Would you like another piece of cake.
Part Three. An apology to partner.
Oh hey yo was your day. Look, I feel like I need to talk to you about what happened at that potty. Yeah. With. Yeah. Do you wanna sit down. I made some cake. It's yeah that's what the smell is non dog not trying to bribe you. I just thought, if I made some cake. That might help with a situation that we need to resolve. That was entirely my fault. I didn't realize how far down Lake jocie floatation road. I had wondered, and I didn't stop to think that it would shame you and cause you pain to see me behaving that way with someone else. I want to assure you that there was nothing to it. It was just a fun jokey game. It went far too far. And I bring that up. Not as an excuse. But is what will hopefully be a reassurance. I know that you know that I am a, the faithful person. But that's not where the failing is here. And that's not what I'm apologizing for what I'm apologizing for is my the glare of your emotional well being something that should be my primary concern. In last night's instance. I neglected to cherish that. That is my failing entirely. Add to this that that I sincerely apologize. If you would like. I could cut your slice of cake or. If you would prefer my I could hand you this cake. And you could comedically smush it in my face.
Part Four an apology to oneself.
Hey, it's me. Or it's you. I guess it depends on how you self identify and where you sense of where internal monologues come from. Chicken and apologize for some of the things that I've been doing till recently I've been putting a lot of pressure on you. For to fiction. And no one else expects that of you. And I know it's good to have high standards. But at the same time is the kind of successes, holding you possible standard. And it's something I need to know grip so hard. So I'm sorry for that have also been expecting you to function. And a lot of alcohol. And especially because you're not as young as you used to be. So I'm sorry for that. I reckon you're going to be okay. And I know you're not always as great as you'd like to be. Whether that's professionally or familiarly in intimate relation. But I forgive you will get can always do better. But I like you reckon you got great potential kid. I'm sorry that was infantilizing. You know the child. Here fear. And I'm Sorry for the bad way I treated you.
That was episode. 21 of sleepy time mumbles. A an extensive and heartfelt sequence of apologies. We'll see you next week. Until then, good night sleep tight.
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