Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sorry Arse

Being “Sorry Arse” for the day consists of either telephoning or visiting people and saying….. well, “sorry” to them for all the nasty and terrible things that we (or anyone else, either alive or dead) have done to them. This can range from a police car on blue flashing lights which drove to fast down their road to apologising for slavery in the 18th Century. You think I am joking about the last example? Think again.

Unhelpfully for our sycophantic senior officers, the Slavery Abolition Act was in 1807. Ruralshire Constabulary was formed in 1867. But let’s not let a small fact like the force didn’t even exist at the time get in the way of a great apology opportunity. With great ceremony in 2007, senior police officers who were not alive at the time, working for an organisation which didn’t exist at the time, apologised to the local minority ethnic police staff association, for slavery in the British Empire.

Before you ask what this has to do with you, remember that you paid for the posters, literature and the rather delicious lunch afterwards. Council Tax is a wonderful thing.


Anonymous said...

Sorry Arse

Fourth line: typo: should be "too fast", not "to fast" - unless the police car was in a hurry to start fasting

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...


you got a teaching license I can see buddy?

Anonymous said...

I have one, but it's in abeyance - I didn't want to give the gay-friendly OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation) any more funds to support the promotion of perversion.

Your photos of the daffodils are still appreciated.

Anonymous said...


sorry, but we actually require identification here. Names, that is. Please see the commbox rules on the sidebar.

Anonymous said...

No problem, Hilary Jane Margaret. Andrew's the name.

a.k.a. (@ It's better here) "the latter" and "garden helper"
a.k.a. (@ Sorry Arse) "anonymous" and "retired librarian"
a.k.a. (by others) as "bad" and as a bit of a "**** disturber"

Be as it may, your photos are appreciated - as are your articles at

Anonymous said...

oh dear.

I'm afraid we've already got an Andrew.

Hmmm...what to do.

I think I shall designate you Andrew L. for Librarian, in order to avoid confusion.

Please remember your designation.

Anonymous said...

Coming back to Saying Sorry, I am still waiting for the Mayor of Rome to apologize for the Roman Empire.

Anonymous said...

I would really like to see more apologies for the Saxon invasion of Britain after the Roman period.

But to whom do we apply? I understand that the scions of the House of Saxe Coburg reside in London.

Anyone know the mailing address for Buck House?

And how about an apology for the Danegeld?

Why hasn't Queen Margarethe offered at least her condolences...

and I'd like to know where the money is now.