the high road
I have apologized for something when I was not wrong.
Here is the funny thing about that.
Well, the two funny things about that.
Okay. The three funny things about that.
One : It has happened so rarely I can count the times on one hand.
Two : Every time I did it, thinking okay someone is upset and maybe if I apologize it will clean things up that will not hurt me so bad saying I am sorry for something not my doing or fault or wrong if it will make them feel better —
The person I apologized to decided my apology meant he or she was right. Decided I definitely did something wrong. And then slammed me harder.
And three : Cost me the friendship each and every time.