When you hurt someone, say you're sorry.(I'm not linking to the movie in question, to Stiller's IMDb site, none of that--they don't need my help. Patricia Bauer, Beth Haller, Steve Gorelick, Lizditz at I Speak of Dreams, and others are on the case, go there. And it's summer. And I'm not in the mood for another comment thread full of people calling my kid a "turnip.")
Even if you didn't mean to hurt them, say you're sorry.
Even if you think they're not really hurt, say you're sorry.
Even if you plan to do better next time, say you're sorry.
Even if you're busy and in a hurry, say you're sorry.
*I've only recently heard (via the internet, natch) that "sliding board" may be a Scranton-ism--for forty years I've been saying this, while most Americans (including two of the ones I live with) apparently only say "slide." On the other hand, this blog indicates that it's "Sheboyganese." Huh!