We Canadians make “sorry” an art form.
We say sorry more often than a bad juggler in a china shop.
But none of us does it better than Rob Ford.
For his scintillating string of mea culpas during the height of the crack scandal, our mayor made No. 2 on Time’s top 10 list of apologies this year.
(He was also No. 4 among top scandals, won by U.S. football star Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend.)
On its grovel list, the magazine cites Ford’s admission of crack smoking, the humble pie he consumed over describing his home eating habits, and his whoopsy for bowling over granny Councillor Pam McConnell in that infamous council meeting game of 10-pinheads.
Frankly, I’m amazed Time narrowed Rob’s crow-eating to just three cases. Sorry was the mayor’s middle name for weeks.
I’m also shocked Paula Deen beat out our mayor for bemoaning her use of the N-word. I’d like a recount. Ms. Deen, a celebrity chef, did not even mention what she eats at home.