By SpilledWater93 - 10/03/2014 03:07 - Ireland - Bray
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As an American, a little part of me just died inside.
Don't apologize for other people. If you weren't involved, it's not your place.
However, I'm starting to feel that OP was specifically soliciting this response by making sure to point out the nationality instead of just referring to her as a tourist. Let's go farther, why aren't women apologizing for this on behalf of women who aren't morons? OP also pointed out that it was woman. Oh, they weren't actually involved; they likely were on different continents at the time, and they likely had never met the people involved before?
Apologizing on behalf of a group you are part of is an act of acknowledging that yes, there is a problem, but wish to ensure not everyone is like that; including yourself. Example would be me out with my friends at a bar and one of my buddies is being a total ass to another patron while having tipped one too many bottles. I'd apologize on his behalf to the target while getting him away. Nothing wrong with acknowledgement and politeness.
Maybe I should clarify 32, because that sounded rougher than I meant for it to. You were involved in the incident because you were with the person. Whether you apologize for that because you were involved in the situation is your own prerogative. Maybe you could've intervened with her consumption, maybe not. However, this scenario would be like someone across the bar apologizing because he or she also is drinking alcohol. Again, there's a difference between "I'm sorry that you have to put up with that" (showing sympathy or empathy depending on that person's background) and saying "I'm sorry for what she is doing."
I'm terrible sorry, I read it as "straw, man?" It's hard to detect tone when you read. My mistake. Or, should I not be sorry? Does it apply here? However, please don't think of me as uneducated and in need of research if I didn't understand a saying. Certain things are said in certain places. I don't mean to have an argument with a person on FML, so I'll leave it at this. Your argument wasn't great in the first place, and now you kind of seem like a jerk. But to each their own. Have a nice day!
This thread of comments to me represents ever FML comment about "idiotic Americans" posts: 1. The Canadians and Europeans who comment about America's high rate of ignorance and stupidity. 2. Americans apologizing for the ignorant American(s). 3. Americans who still go around posting "we're still the best" and stuff.
I'm so sorry, OP. Americans are so stupid, and unfortunately I have to deal with them everyday.
To those of you who are American, please stop apologising and feeling bad, I actually found that lady and her friends quite amusing so they made my day. And what's more the story got published on here, that's more exciting than a pot of gold any day