I hate it when I’m left with nothing else to say but “I can explain”. Especially when the person demands for an explanation on the spot.
Explanations need to be thought through. The more thorough and detailed you want it to be, the more time and effort you have to spend thinking about it. It’s like a mini-thesis or something (I fail in analogies).
But yes. Give me time to explain. I’m a man (LOL) of very few words and very limited (not to mention diminishing) brain cells.
All I can say right now is I’m sorry. I really am. I’m sure the rationale of my actions is tucked somewhere in the old, rusty file cabinets of my noggin. I’m just really sorry, okay? I didn’t mean for this (whatever this is) to happen.