I first posted this back in 2010. It is a little dated, but my apology in 2017 is much the same.
I’m afraid I don’t change much from year to year. Maybe next year I’ll change the introduction a little.
Please read on. I added the photo of the Pont Neuf so that the “What’s the pont?” pun might seem more in keeping with your mood!
A few years ago I was watching Tiger Woods on TV apologizing for his behavior and it made me start to think about my behavior and perhaps realize that that I too should apologize for my behavior and actions over the last year.
So here goes!
Over the past year, I now realize how much I have offended some people because I have forwarded some inappropriate pictures and jokes to friends who I thought shared the same sense of humor, or that they had friends who would enjoy being forwarded the same piece.
Unfortunately this, wasn’t the case and I seem to have upset quite a few people who have accused me of being sexist, crude and shallow. If you were one of these people, please accept my sincerest apologies.
From now on I will only post or send e-mails with a cultural or educational content – such as classical art and architecture, nature and other interesting topics. Below is a picture of the Pont Neuf Bridge in Paris .
It is the oldest bridge in Paris and took 26 years to build. It was completed in 1604. Why is it not called Pont Une or Pont Un. I don’t know the sex of a bridge. Of course Pont Une might sound like pontoon and then it would float, and we all know that bridges do not float. That would make it a ferry.
In reflection, I now realize now that Pont Neuf (Neuf in this case, an adjective) means New Bridge. This really doesn’t help me get de-confused. Why would the oldest bridge over the Seine be called New?
DAMN!, DAMN!, DAMN!, or FUCK!, FUCK!, FUCK!,
Where did she come from?