It is entirely possible to make a situation worse by attempting to make up for an error in a ham-fisted, overzealous manner. Just ask Missy. I sometimes thinks that she hides it from me when I offend her just to avoid the horrible experience of one of my apologies.
Note from Missy: It’s kind of true. I don’t have to give Scott grief for anything he does, because he always tortures himself with guilt more than I ever could.