Men come and go.
In the parlance of gentlemen, when you’ve made an error, whether in action or word, you apologize. You look the person in the eye, always in the eye and apologize.
And then you shake hands.
Every man has two powerful tools: his word and his handshake.
Every man knows that when he gives his word AND shakes his hand it’s a bond you don’t break.
And if you do, you look the person in the eye, admit your wrong, and shake.
This is what gentlemen do.