Thanks to my Apology Expert business partner Nell Minow for pointing me to this. It's from reporter Erin Gloria Ryan of Jezebel.com who has come up with a new game here called, "Self-Pitying Creep Non-Apologizing Bingo."
It came about after a Canadian radio host offered a "long, rambling, self-indulgent non-apology" to allegations of a sexual misconduct. Ms. Ryan got fed up with such things, and put together a bingo card for the public to play along the next time(s) something like this comes up. When you hear a specific non-apology excuse offered, you play a chit on its square of the bingo card.
I like two suggestions made by readers for excuses that don't appear on the guard: "I was misunderstood" and "God."
But here's what she came up with. It's a very good list, and the thing is it could fit most self-pitying non-apologies. But does fit creeps particularly well --
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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