“Ok, sorry”

Gather round, kids. A quick lesson in manners:

Let’s just say that you are on your PC and you need to IM a friend or colleague. Your friend responds with “I can’t talk, I’m presenting right now” or “I’m in a meeting” or something like that. So, what is the correct thing to do?

  1. Respond back with “ok, sorry”
    – or –
  2. Don’t interrupt a second time by saying “ok, sorry”


The answer is B.

You already interrupted the person. You know this now. He/she is probably not happy with you already, but is willing to forgive and forget. So, please DO NOT keep sending any messages. Wait till after the meeting, and then apologize.  Apologies are very nice, but not while a person is presenting.  Just save it for later.

I’m a little surprised that everyone doesn’t already know this.

If this is new to you, please write it down or something. Please.


Thank you for listening. That is all.

About Tim Golisch

I'm a geek. I do geeky things.
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