When I do something wrong in the presence of my boys, I would say " Sorry son, I was wrong just now"
This morning I was supposed to send my boys to school so that my lovely wife could go for her morning run but I overslept, so this morning I called her and said, "Sorry girl that you did not manage to go for your morning run, I am sorry"
Now back to the fiasco from a miss Jessie Ooi of her uncouth and ill mannered questions she blurted out during the debate that went horrendously viral in the internet, all that she could have done is to sincerely say "Hey guys I am sorry, please forgive me" instead she said that she was misinterpreted.blah blah blah and not wanting to extend an apology.
She should have said "I am sorry " lest being given a moniker "Miss Tow Truck",is it so hard to say "I am sorry" ?
I believe Jessie Ooi is a parent,just like you and me, therefore it is imperative for parents like you and me to show example that it is "cool" to say " I am sorry" sincerely. Parents are accountable to breed generation of cool man and woman that are able to say "I am sorry"
It is so sad,sometimes when I look at those parents, who belittle others in the presence of their children saying sometimes like this in front of the subjects," Don't go near him,dirty street sweeper" "you better study hard,otherwise you end up like him,parking boy"
And those parents,who with their children around don't know how to show a slight degree of manner and etiquette, they "storm into the lift,before those inside come out" "they indiscriminately throw rubbish from the inside of their car and they tell their children it is okay not to give back the "extra change " that someone has accidentally given them and many many more instances.
P/S : Monkeys see monkeys do, thank God I am not a monkey