His face was expressionless. His tone was flat. And that was it. One single sentence. This is the way you apologize to your wife for lying and cheating on her, for humiliating her in front of the entire world? It was such a pitiful, perfunctory specimen of a throwaway apology that I would have preferred none. I didn`t dignify it with a response. It didn`t deserve one. I turned away in disgust (229).