Mend Your Conscience: Call the Apology Hotline

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A few weeks ago, my roommates and I ordered Thai food. We went to pick it up, and once we got home, we realized that we’d been given someone else’s order as well as our own. Rather than call and admit our error, we had a Thai feast, with enough leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day. You could say we went Thai crazy. So, I’m sorry, Pagoda Thai Food. And I’m sorry to the customer who probably had to wait for ten minutes while their food was remade. Even though you probably got some free spring rolls to make up for the error. (Consider that my gift to you.)

Phew. It feels good to have that out in the open.

Most of us have an apology lurking deep within us, but for whatever reason, we can’t say it. Whether it’s coming years too late, or if you wronged a stranger, feel guilty no longer: You can now call the Apology Hotline and get it off of your chest. It was conceived by Vocolo’s Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a writer who knows how good it feels to apologize, and keep the cycle of kindness going.

Call the hotline at 312-948-4662, and watch the video below. It was made from an essay Krouse Rosenthal wrote about kindness. It’s pretty feel-good. Okay, it’s super feel-good. So shoot us. Really. Please shoot us before we start moving people’s coffee cups like in that Liberty Mutual commercial.

via MISSion Amy K.R.

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