All kinds of people make mistakes all the time from old to young & weak to strong, “Our mistakes are what make us human”, they follow us around even when we don’t think that we’ve made a mistake, what might be acceptable in my point of view might be unacceptable in others point of view, We human beings are walking offenders.
To make it up for the mistake, a proper apology should be given. Apologies are considered important in any society; it is a powerful way to regain trust of the victim. However, a person should be careful when giving an apology, because it can backfire to make the matter worse and create a bigger conflict, even if your intentions are sincere. ...view middle of the document...
The most crucial point in Remorse and in the whole apology is the phrase I’m Sorry or I apologies.
Restitution: the effort to try to fix the relationship and return it to what it was before the offense. the intention that the offender values the relationship and desires to rebuild it on terms agreeable to the victim. Ex: I wish you accept this gift as a way to show my remorse, and help in regaining my trust. What else can I do?
4. Repetition: the promise that the action that affected the victim won’t happen again by the offender. Ex: I promise it will never happen again.
“I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception. … It’s not your fault that it was misunderstood. It’s my fault that it was misunderstood. So I would like to apologize, especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I’m sorry about it, and I’ll try to do better in the future.” -- late-night talk show host David Letterman, on his show June 15
David Michael Letterman is an American former late night talk show presenter for CBS for 33 years. He’s known for his humor and jokes. However, sometimes his jokes are misunderstood which can offend people. On one of his jokes he quipped Palin's daughter was "knocked up" by New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez during a game. Letterman claims the joke was aimed at 18-year-old Bristol, who recently gave birth to a son. However Palin's 14-year-old daughter, Willow, attended the game. He apologized to Sarah Palin for a joke about her daughter.
1. Recognition: The comedian admitted his joke was beyond flawed when he apologized to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on Monday night's show,
He acknowledged the offense, and its consequences on Palin’s Family, and how outraged they were with the offensive...