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I Have Engineered a Fiasco...

How do you make up to someone for doing something in an effort to help and screwing up so that things are harder than they would have been if you hadn't helped?

GHR

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mia_mcdavid
May. 28th, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, Hon! I've done it, too, and it's a miserable feeling...
catsittingstill
May. 28th, 2010 12:16 pm (UTC)
Well, in general you have probably helped the person in question before and will have chances to help the person again, and as long as overall your efforts make things better, most people will get over the minor irritation of a well-meant attempt that goes wrong.

(hug)

I'm sorry it didn't work out.
judifilksign
May. 28th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
When I have done this, if the person is close to me, I generally know another thing that I could do for them that is helpful in a different venue, and I go do something for them so they don't have to do so.
pocketnaomi
May. 28th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Apologize, and then say, "What should I do that will help now? 'Just get out of the way' is an acceptable answer." :)
smoooom
May. 28th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
If the person is a true friend they will understand. Personally I'd apologize and look for an opportunity to help another time. No one is perfect, we all mess up. another hug if it helps, and try not to beat your self up to much, last time I checked you were as Human as the rest of us. (g)
lizneely
May. 28th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
An admission of having messed up, with an apology, is almost always enough, but Baked Goods are a nice addition to the apology too.
daddy_guido
May. 29th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
say "my bad" and move on.....
spiritdance
May. 30th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
I sent you a message via LJ messaging :)

And I don't put the blame anywhere but on the fates and construction season :)
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