September 26, 2008

Lame Apologies and Reunions

By Contra Costa Times

I apologize...

Mea culpas are an art form for politicians and celebrities. We're still waiting for the barons of Wall Street to issue long-overdue apologies to the nation as a whole, but meanwhile we've been musing on the ways average Joes issue lame excuses. We've all been on the receiving end of apologies that aren't quite -- "Hey man, sorry 'bout that. I flaked/it was the booze/you made me do it." What's the lamest apology you've ever received? What prompted it? Tell us your story in 150 words or less -- e-mail it to [email protected] by Friday.

Reunited, via technology

Has the Internet helped you reconnect with an old friend or flame? Many people who haven't been in touch in years reunite and have Facebook, MySpace or a good, old-fashioned Google search to thank. If you have a reunion story to share, we'd love to hear from you. Contact lifestyle writer Jessica Yadegaran before Wednesday at 925-943-8155 or [email protected]

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