Fault

You’re welcome to tell your customers that it’s my fault their pizza is cold, you’re not going to hurt my feelings. While you’re at it, you might as well blame me for the national deficit as well, it’s just as much my fault as the cold pizza. What you could do instead, is take some responsibility for your actions. It might sound something like this:

“I’m sorry your pizza is cold. I turned right at a red light, which might sound ok at first, but I turned right from the left turn lane. Then I made two unsignaled lane changes while driving 60mph in a 40mph zone. A cop pulled me over and rightfully held me responsible for my actions. I apologize that my poor choices resulted in your cold dinner. I won’t be expecting a tip.”

You could say that, or you could do what you’ve been doing most of your life, blaming others for your shortcomings. If you don’t want me to be responsible for your cold delivery, don’t beg me to pull you over. I’m just going to give you a warning about the lack of tread on your tires. I’m sure somehow that’s my fault too.

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