The Parts of An Apology (or: stuff I forget often)

essay.pngThe parts of an apology, in requisite order, are as follows:

1.  I’m sorry.*
2.  I feel [emotion word].
3.  It sounds like you feel [emotion word] because you thought I said/did [restate what you heard].
4.  (if applicable) That is not what I intended.  I don’t think I communicated clearly.  Are you willing to let me try again?

Failure to follow these steps may result in other people thinking you’re not actually apologizing.
 

*  Mandatory field.  No qualifiers allowed.

Popular posts:

  • If there's one Nazi (or a racist) at the table...
  • Word Porn Quotes
  • SOLVED: Command line BPM (beats per minute) Analysis in Linux
  • Everything Is Awful and I'm Not Okay, in multiple formats.
  • Courting a Polyamorous Person: Clearing Out Some Misconceptions
  • Bash string padding with SED
  • Odds and Ends: Optimizing SSHFS, moving files into subdirectories, and getting placeholder images