Shampoo ad strikes a nerve with women who are guilty of over-apologizing

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A new ad by the hair care company Pantene, which has nearly 3 million views on YouTube, asks why are women always apologizing and raises the question of whether women say “sorry” more often than men.

In the ad, a woman says “sorry” when she opens the door to a colleague’s office, another woman says it when she starts to speak at the same time as her male friend, and another when a man sits down next to her and knocks her elbow off the chair’s arm rest (the man doesn’t apologize).

Women?  Listen to yourself! Do you over-apologize?

Click here to read commentary by CNN’s Kelly Wallace, about how she is now trying to ‘unteach’ her daughter the ‘sorry’ habit that she passed on to her.

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1 Comment

  • DC

    Nothing wrong with excuse me, pardon me, I’m sorry. It’s just good manners and when someone accidentally bumps into me and doesn’t apologize it just shows me what kind of home they were raised in.