wow what an interesting tale of something that definitely 100% happened, you are telling the truth about that, i can tell having heard many truthful tales, and now i have heard one more, wow, let me add that story to my anthology of true things, because that’s what it was. true. so true. you’re not a worryingly compulsive liar in the least
-tired & unkempt -emotions ranging from “displeased” to “existential scream” -no work ethic -lies around looking dead when overwhelmed -will eat trash & live amongst trash if left to own devices -sometimes you feel bad and feed it a sandwich
Not only is this a handy guide to apologize effectively, it’s also a handy guide as to when someone is trying to snow you. A lot of people will use fake apologies to manipulate you: “I said sorry, so now you can’t be mad at anything I do!” “I said sorry, and if you do not accept it, YOU ARE the problem!” “I gave you a present, what do you mean that’s not the same as an apology?”
Does it not have these two components? Then it’s not actually an apology, and you want to ask the question of what it really is.