Being English (in a very European-feeling way, sniff) I apologise to anyone and anything. This was underlined on my way home from work this evening. I was on the cycle path near Long Rock and it was a beautiful evening.
And I saw a thing in the grass on the right of the path waiting to cross, stopped and automatically said ‘Sorry’. It was a fox, who politely waited for me to start up and move off before he crossed. If he apologised too, I didn’t hear it, but it is possible he did.