How many times have I said something and wished I could take the words back? I’m not sure I can count that high.
All of us say things we don’t mean to. We hurt people unintentionally, but that doesn’t make it hurt the other person any less.
Apologize immediately. Don’t wait and do not make excuses. Most people will forgive and move on.
Saying “I’m sorry” is the right thing to do in these situations. And doing what’s right never goes out of style…