“How saying ‘sorry’ abroad almost got me in trouble” – UK-based Nigerian lady narrates, video goes viral


A Nigerian woman living in the United Kingdom has described how saying’sorry’ for everything almost got her into serious trouble.

The young woman known as progressoberiko described her experience with cultural shock while traveling abroad.

She described how she bought a product that wasn’t sealed but had to return it because she had another one at home.

When she returned it to the shop while the receptionist was typing something into the computer, the Nigerian lady said, “I’m sorry for any inconveniences.”

She said that this caused the receptionist pause, and she asked, sternly, whether the Nigerian lady had truly not used the product, and if not, why was she apologizing.

The Nigerian lady advises compatriots not to always reel out sorry every time as this tends to make it seem as if they’re guilty of something.

Check out netizens reactions to her narration…

@BAO noted: “I said sorry to a British friend that hurt his leg , and the way responded “ Sorry for what itz my fault not yours in a harsh way . I was like 😳”

@Progress Oberiko added: “As a Nigerian living in the UK, I’ve learned a whole lot when it comes to communication 😅”

@Hiqmah😊❤️ said: “Are you okay dey always vex me 🥺 you just saw me hurt lol but I don master them now”

@🧿SANDRA .O.🪬 weote: “They keep telling “it’s not your fault” they should learn our culture! Its part of inclusion. I say sorry till tomorrow.na dem sabi”

@Ben emphasized: “u see Nigeria culture is good too some extent….


As a Nigerian living in the UK, this was how saying sorry almost got me in trouble in the UK. Communication differs. People interpret things differently, and to communicate better, we have to understand other people’s connotations and interpretations. #nigerianintheuk #communication #britishculture #sayingsorry #britishvsnigeria #foryouu

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