A friend of mine skipped my birthday festivities and did not alert me he would not attend. He never called, never texted–just didn’t show and then went on vacation for two weeks. When I brought it up with him, his response was, “I’m a work in progress.”
That’s true. We all are.
But APOLOGIZE, dude! It’s two simple words–either “I’m sorry” or “I apologize.” When there is even a HINT that you could’ve hurt a good friend’s feelings, just apologize. It tells people you’re thinking of more than just yourself–it shows you care about others’ feelings.
So next time someone points out something you did wrong*, swallow your pride and JUST APOLOGIZE!
*not applicable to coworkers with severe insecurity issues who take everything you say as a sleight against them