When I saw the BayanTel commercial, I got a bit sad.
It starts with a rough-looking man calling a geeky guy. The geeky guy was in fact scared upon learning who his caller was. Then the caller apologized (for bullying him when they were younger). “Sorry ha.” Then the caller’s son arrived with a black eye, and sat beside him. This insinuates that he now regrets for being a bully then because his son is being bullied now. He, being a father to his son, now knows how it feels like. It smacks right where it hurts.
What saddens me was the part where his son should experience it first before realizing that his attitude was wrong. Have you noticed how they portrayed the guy that grew up being bullied? He was nervous, and insecure.
The impact is there, very evident. Even if you say you’re sorry, you have had an impact on the other guy’s life. On the guy’s disposition.
I honestly think saying sorry in this kind of situation only did good on the bully. He tried clearing his conscience.
How about the one that had been bullied?
It’s like hammering a nail on the fence. Even if you take off the nails, you can never take off the nail marks.