Write a grovelling apology.
Grovelling can be fun, refreshing, in a world that generally esteems showing off and “looking good”.
Apology is a wonderful example of a status transaction. The apologist lowers him/herself, thus raising the person(s) being apologised to.
But be careful: if you overdo it, the apology becomes insincere and undermines itself, so that the person receiving the apology feels lowered, but not in a fun, refreshing way.
I’m really sorry I didn’t post any writing exercises yesterday, or the day before. And I’m sorry if you are one of the people I promised to get back to with a time for our one-to-one, or a group session. I have found the whole coronavirus business a bit overwhelming and I’m also concerned not to overstep the mark with whatever it is Arvon wants me to do to help get this Arvon At Home malarky off to a whizzy start. I’m incredibly grateful for all your support, and it makes me smile no end when I see your brilliant efforts at these daily challenges. So: sorry for being slightly but not entirely useless, and thank you for your being absolutely the opposite.
Your turn! (Mine was a real apology, but you can make one up if you prefer.)