“I’m Just Joking!” Is Not an Apology.

One phrase that seems to fly out of many mouths, no matter what age we are, is: “I’m just joking!”

It pops up every where: after playing a practical joke; when we harmlessly tease a friend; even when we have purposefully said spiteful comments.

These three simple words are often uttered when we have hurt someone’s feelings or taken a joke just a little too far.

We use this phrase to lessen our responsibility for what we have said or how we have acted.

[But,] “I’m just joking” is not an apology.


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About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and a dramatized poem.
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