MUCK up and you have much groveling to do to make things right, my friend. You are in the doghouse; the boy who cried wolf.
Science has spoken and we best listen because this has potentially very serious implications. Researchers at the Universty of Chicago Booth School of Business have discovered that once an individual has created an unfavorable impression s/he has to bend over backward, and then some, to begin to create a favorable one.
Imagine the fallout if one has committed a crime. Or adultery?
Titled "The Tipping Point of Moral Change: When Do Good and Bad Acts Make Good and Bad Actors?," the study is published in the journal, "Social Cognition." ... More shortly.
Visit http://www.bit.ly/2ajeubJ to read an abstract or purchase a pdf of "The Tipping Point of Moral Change: When Do Good and Bad Acts Make Good and Bad Actors."