In one episode, Albert gets his friend Simon in trouble. This scene upset me because something similar happened to me as a kid - my friend got punished for something that was largely my fault. We were at his house one afternoon and due to one of my brilliant ideas we started a fire in the kitchen. We tried putting it out with water which was stupid since it was a grease fire. His dad was home (not sure if that was good or bad ). He put the fire out with a fire extinguisher but there was alot of damage. Then he then gave my friend a thrashing right there in front of me, & called my parents to pick me up. I only ended up getting grounded and having my allowance withheld until I could pay for the damage.
I could barely face him the next day & didn''t say anything. I guess partly I was afraid it would embarrass him, but I also felt awkward, so I said nothing even though I felt I owed him an apology. I considered offering to tell his dad it was my fault, but alot of good that wouldve done at that point since he'd already taken the punishment.
Eventually we sort of swept it under the rug and became friends again, but it was never the same after that.
I know hindsight is always 20/20 & it does no good to dwell on it now, but does anyone have any thoughts as to how I should've handled it the next day?