To the man in Rondebosch Park, who shouted at me for letting my dog, Baxter dig for moles;
I am sorry.
I am sorry, that despite my best intentions I shouted back!
I am sorry, that I asked you if you were a vegetarian; as if eating cows, sheep, ducks and chickens meant that you counldn't be outraged on behalf of a frightened mole.
I am sorry, that I lied when you asked me if I was vegetarian. I said 'yes', when in truth I have been eating animals for a few years now. And still feel bad about it.
I am sorry, that I reprimanded you in front of your child, suggesting that shouting at a stranger was not a very good example for her to emulate.
I am sorry that I called out, ' go spread your light in the neighbourhood, you horrible man', after you manhandled Baxter and threw him off the mole-heap!
If we ever meet again, I promise to apologise, even while I am blushing at the memory of my rudeness.
Please forgive me, and have a nice day.