The Sparkly One (sparkleplenty03) wrote in thequestionclub,
The Sparkly One
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Why do people say "I'm sorry" when they're ranting about someone else, even though they don't mean it and you know it?

I.e. My supervisor came to me today, complaining of his live-in girlfriend berating him about his purchases of practical clothes he needed, and got a good deal on for $100 total for 4 or 5 pairs of pants and several shirts. He then said, "I'm sorry, but she went out last weekend and spent over $200 on some costume for her and a friend. So who is she to speak up?"

I knew he didn't mean he was sorry, he knew it. So why did he say that? I'm just curious, people tend to do that often.
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