One thing i have done is when i am issued an infraction, i contact my punisher with an apology. not a "wtf i didnt do that."
I feel if you are punished, do what i do. Aceman has recieved many ones from me saying things like "Crap, i need to open my eyes more! Sorr for that, won;t happen again"
So if you do make their lives harder, at least let them know you understand your mistake.