A mistake is an honest acknowledgment of an error of judgment, devoid of any self-incrimination or self-diminution. We all commit them. If we used the option of allowing a simple acknowledgment of a mistake, how much clearer and more joyful life would be!
A woman was standing in a grocery line in front of an elderly man. He hollered at her continually, telling her to move her merchandise closer to the cashier—even though there were other customers in front of her also patiently waiting in line.
The lady finally turned and stated, “Your behavior is rude. Is that your intention or a mistake?”
What an easy way to prevent hard feelings!