2017-04-21 08:01:51 UTC
Another Asimov thing:
(It's about a collector of greeting cards
who gets tons of them at Christmas time)
"I feel sorry for your postman," said Drake
in his softly hoarse smoker's voice.
Brown said, "Don't be. He takes a proprietary
interest and gives us special treatment."
I would have expected a mere "Don't." here.
But I guess "I'm sorry for your postman"
would be wrong because "I'm sorry for..."
can only be used as an apology, right?