I want to apologize like a BOSS
July 3, 2014 8:39 AM Subscribe
I was a bonehead and ruined my SO's morning; help me think of how to make it up to him!
posted by like_a_friend to Human Relations (46 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So, due to basically a total brain fart, I misunderstood the plan for this morning and ran 4 minutes (literally! only 4 minutes!) late for breakfast. In those 4 minutes the breakfast place managed to give away our table, and all the remaining tables, and since my SO had to go to work, he got entirely screwed out of breakfast. (I mean, so did I, but I was able to just go home and have toast.) He was understandably furious, and stormed off to work food-less.
This comes on top of a rough month--we recently moved in together, and frankly I feel like despite my best efforts, I have pretty much failed to make that transition at all easy. I either do things wrong, or do something right but it's the wrong thing, or try to take care of something For him only to find he wanted us to do the thing Together, or...it goes on.
So now I have all day to sit here and figure out how to make it up to him-- without somehow managing to make everything a thousand times worse, which is what usually happens when i try to fix things.
So Mefites: if you were coming home from work hungry, cranky, and secretly worried that your previously-capable SO had been body-snatched and replaced by a bumbling idiot, what could that SO say or do that would help?
I am aware that the number one thing is "stop being such a bumbling idiot," and I swear, I am working on it; right now our routines are hosed, our house is full of boxes, I'm working two jobs, and my brain just cannot even. That is maybe a question for another MeFi day.