There is a balance in the universe. Most people hate black liquorice, and so when they receive some in their trick-or-treat bags, or when they find black jelly beans amongst their Easter loot, they can pass it along to their grandpas and other weirdos who actually like the stuff. But these weirdos should be careful.
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Heartfelt apologies can be tough; admitting you were wrong requires introspection, humbling yourself, being vulnerable. But the gracelessness of the person accepting the apology too often exacerbates an already uncomfortable situation.
Last week, I sent an email in which "Sorry about that!" was my automatic reply — I had forgotten something, and the person's curt message made clear that they were less than pleased with me. But after a minute of consideration, I took out the "sorry" and told them I'd do what they were requesting ASAP. I did, the task got done and everyone was fine. No harm, no foul.