I hate when people begin an apology with, “If I Ever. . .” The truth is that person knows perfectly well that they have completely done whatever they are referring to with “if I ever”. If they had never done it they would not be apologizing. I find people don’t apologize unless they feel like they have to and saying if I ever just makes them feel better about it.
Should I just be happy they apologized at all? Perhaps. But whatever happened to just owning up to the wrong that you have done. Whatever happened to saying I know I hurt you, I know that I am wrong. I accept the apology but I am not happy with “if I ever” because it is usually something that never should have happened in the first place.