Oh, what a day it has been! I can't believe my bad manners got the best of me once again. It seems like no matter how hard I try to be collaborative and warm, those moments of rudeness always seem to sneak up on me.

Today started off like any other day – sunny skies, chirping birds, and a fresh cup of coffee in hand. But as the morning went on, things quickly took a turn for the worse. My colleague had asked for my help with a project, and instead of offering assistance with open arms, I brushed them off with a quick "I'm too busy right now."

As soon as those words left my mouth, I could see the hurt in their eyes. And that's when it hit me – my bad manners strike again. How could I have been so careless? So thoughtless?

Throughout the rest of the day, guilt weighed heavy on my heart. Every interaction felt tainted by that one moment of insensitivity. But despite all this self-reflection and regret swirling around in my mind...I couldn't shake off that happy-go-lucky feeling that usually defines me.

It's funny how even in moments of shame or embarrassment...there's still room for laughter and joy.

As evening approached and work came to an end...I made sure to seek out my colleague before leaving for home. With genuine apologies tumbling out from lips coated in sincerity; we shared laughs over our mistakes together - because after all isn't life about learning from your mistakes while having fun at same time?

So here's another lesson learned: No matter how collaborative or warm you aim to be...always keep those bad manners at bay lest they rear their ugly heads once more!

And who knows? Maybe next time will be different....but until then let’s just laugh it off together!