On the subject of scripts, this might help you feel better.
I have a co-worker much like you. A nice guy and very script oriented. He told a story on himself about when he was seriously dating his wife. She was feeling low and cried on his shoulders saying, "I am sorry I am too fat and ugly for you." His script says that when anyone says, "I am sorry ..." he responds "That is all right." As you can imagine, he had some back-pedaling to do.