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Receiver, this Bearer apologises unequivocally for any wrongdoing, accepts responsibility for any possible consequences, and perhaps seeks to make amends. To send Sorry is to express complete surrender of the Bearer's side in any argument or dispute between the parties. Accordingly, it may be a powerful gesture, but Sorry represents a great commitment, and should not be offered lightly. It can even be sent in advance of some iniquity on the part of the Bearer, although doing so requires careful timing and Receivers would be quite justified in sending Fear in response.

Benevolent Receivers can reply with I forgive you to offer a Bearer forgiveness, Let's pretend that never happened to promise to ignore the relevant incident forthwith, or We can get through this or I can take it to reassure the Bearer of their perceived ability to weather the storm. Tread softly pleads for caution; About time implies the proffered abasement was long overdue; while You've gotta be kidding me indicates disbelief. For those less than magnanimously inclined, Big mistake, You shouldn't have done that and How could you? explicitly refuse the proffered apology, Prove it demands redress and I don't trust you flatly asserts the Bearer’s ultimate untrustworthiness. Uncompromising dismissal can be sent with Whatever or Don't call me, I'll call you, whilst Consequences explicitly reminds the Bearer of the sad inevitability of human consequences.
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