It just me, or is it like, really annoying to anyone else when people say that?
Like, you visit somebody's house for the first time, and they've never seen your house, and they're apologizing for the 'inadequacies' of their house.
It just really gets on my nerves, cos I figure, y'know, if I bring someone to my place and start apologizing for it, for all I know their place could be ten times worse. They could be thinking "Shit, if he thinks this is bad, I'd better not invite him to my place!"
I was put in this frame of mind when my daughter just told me about her friend, whose house she visited at the weekend for the first time. This is a big house in the country; her parents are loaded. So she's whining and apologizing to my kid the whole time about how small and 'poky' her bedroom is, and how she's sorry that they haven't got much room to play and her old bedroom was much bigger.
This, in the knowledge that my kid lives in a tiny appartment, the entire floor area of which is probably only twice the size of this kid's 'poky' bedroom.
I just wonder y'know, I mean I know they're just kids, but I've seen adults do this too. And I wonder, why do they do it? Do they REALLY think their place is a mess? (it's nearly always very houseproud people whose homes look like showhomes to me) And do they not ever think about how it might make the other person feel about THEIR home?
Thoughts anyone? Do you apologize for your home? Do you know anyone who does? What do you make of it? And, more importantly, should I return myself to the factory to have my Fe settings returned to their proper place?