Try “sorry”…

Try “sorry”…

posted on 10 Aug 2010 in Signs


Photo courtesy of Christina Bauer.
Found in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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Algernon
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Algernon

I could tell you to get lost but that wouldn be nice.

Ralph hamilton
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Ralph hamilton

Giving me the stuff for nothing would help.

Ralph hamilton
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Ralph hamilton

Don’t you hate it, when it is your turn to be serVed, and they put that sign up: THIS AISLE IS CLOSED. PLEASE USE OTHER CHECK OUT.

faulty wiring
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faulty wiring

Well, that’s it, cyanide for me. I can’t it any more. And all these lame, half assed apologies. I hope you feel proud of yourself, checkout guy.

Eduard
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Eduard

Dear customer,
You are kindly invited to try our other cash registers, more crowded, but with improved and polite multi-lingual lame excuses ……

Big Fat Cat
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Big Fat Cat

No need to apologize. Just let me fry your noodles.

Brandon
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Brandon

Every time I tried to tell you, the words just came out wrong.

Ralph hamilton
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Ralph hamilton

If I don’t go now, I will pee on your boots.

beechoak
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beechoak

So sad,… it’s a sad, sad situation,… “sorry” seems to be the hardest word…

beechoak
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beechoak

“Manners are not my forte’…”

Salome
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Salome

But I didn’t come for an apology. I just want to pay for the things I’m buying.

Classic Steve
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Of course you don’t. You’re just a sign. The signmaker, OTOH…

Kitsune
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Kitsune

This is the most honest Engrish I’ve seen. They really don’t know how to apologize to us. “Gomen” would have worked for me.

DrZos
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DrZos

I thought it was a (unecessarily) lengthy apology… but then I looked at the Japanese text which seem way more lengthy…

This is REALLY a big deal for the store apparently.

Chris
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Chris

Some exploding temple chicken would be a good start.

jjhitt
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jjhitt

Breaking up is hard to do. Next window please.

jjhitt
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jjhitt

Please forgive me. Life is nothing without you. Back in 30 minutes.

FatKenney
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FatKenney

Thanks. You’re soothing words really softened the blow.

phoenixx
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phoenixx

“express lane” stuck behind person with to many items next lane

Grifter
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Grifter

Being a consumer means never having to hear you’re sorry…

ribbonleaf
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ribbonleaf

F*** you!

ribbonleaf
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ribbonleaf

F*** you!

Carlos
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Carlos

Well, albeit a weird thing to say, that’s actually correct English. I really don’t know how to feel sorry for you.

N04h
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N04h

It sounds like they translated the Japanese which says “moushiwake gazaimasen” which literally translates to “I don’t know how to explain”

Micah Cowan
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Well, it’s not really correct English. It’s not so much “I don’t know how to apologize” as, “there is truly no excuse”. The full translation would be something like,

“There really is no excuse. We’re really very sorry about this, but please proceed to the next register.”

OrangeXenon54
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In other words: get the f*** out of here.

Caine
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Caine

You say it best when you say nuttin’ at all, baby!

mickeygreeneyes
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mickeygreeneyes

Just give me some beef gruel and nobody gets hurt!

mickeygreeneyes
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mickeygreeneyes

Wow! And all I wanted was to buy a cute little Hello Kitty purse.

Gloria
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Gloria

There are many fine registers at the bottom of the stairs over there. Here, let me help. Oops – I am so sorry!!!

Terri
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Terri

I really don’t know why I should apologize to you. Please move to another apartment and leave my mistress and me alone.

pamela38
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pamela38

Hey! So much politeness…It could well be in Canada!

Lollerskate
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Lollerskate

What, they couldn’t either?, So I have to apologize twice now, what can we do man… Please borrow me a dictionary, aisle 5, this time is for real.

d17nk
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d17nk

please, just give me another chance, would you?

emily
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emily

I can do without your apology if you allow me to bypass all the cash registers.

Max
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Max

Really, I’m heartbroken, abject, distraught. Don’t you worry about me. It’s time for tea and I’ll get over it.

Chicago_blue
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Chicago_blue

This must have been translated by a man. Men never know how to say, “I’m sorry.”

tekleader
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tekleader

Ok, but I really don’t know how to make my purchase, since this is the only cash register!

Doff
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Doff

A simple “sorry” will suffice. As long as I just get to pay for my goods.

Jody
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Jody

Are you breaking up with me? How would you apologise to me if you were? Now that’s something I’d love to see.

Jody
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Jody

“I really don’t know how to apologize to you” – ya think?!

Old Man
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Old Man

The perfect break-up card.

Tom
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Tom

…I’d like to, but I don’t speak English that well.

yumyum
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yumyum

damn it, jst zay zoooooorrryyyy….

Michael
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Michael

Elton was right. Sorry seems to be the hardest word!

Jamyskis
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Jamyskis

Well, if you don’t know how to apologise to me, I’ll find a cash register that does!

Tom
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Tom

seriously, I should try this…

Cindi
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Cindi

Staff there speaks more Engrish so you may be amused better.

Seventy2rd o clock
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Seventy2rd o clock

Don’t apologize to me, I don’t know where you’ve been.

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