I saw someone post the "Broken Plate Analogy" on Facebook yesterday:
Grab a plate and throw it on the ground.
Did it break?
Now say sorry to it.
Did it go back to the way it was before?
Do you understand?
I immediately thought "oh that's from Doctor Who!" I went to post as such, but then could not remember the scene exactly, and preferred to be sure before making myself look stupid. However, I could not find the scene after spending some time searching Google.
My memory is of the 12th Doctor doing it to Clara, perhaps in "Dark Water". Is this a real thing that happened in an episode of New Who?