Despite my best efforts at being an easy-to-get-along-with, thoughtful guy -- every once in a while, my inner child comes out and throws a real tantrum. It happened today with a close friend of mine who did an uncharacteristically shitty thing this morning. So while I'm absolutely convinced that I was wronged, I'm also feeling rather sheepish and contrite about how I blew up and over-reacted to it. Which puts me in a bind. Saying, "I'm sorry, but I was right dammit!" is a pretty back-handed apology. On the other hand, capitulating and offering an unconditional apology is gracious but unsatisfying. The diplomat in me would love to find a win-win solution to this. So, I'm throwing out the question -- how do you make amends for a merited overreaction?