I have noticed that one of the differences between a human and a tree or a stone or a mountain is that humans do not sit still very much. They are always running around doing many different and important things. (Like shopping in a súpermarket, or taking little humans to a school where they learn how to be big humans.)
Because they are always running around, humans sometimes bump into each other.
That is why they invented the word “afsakið”.
Afsakið means “excuse me”, and you can also use it if you are trying to get someone to pay attention to you, even if you have never bumped into them. (Or to say you are sorry that you haven’t updated your blog in a very long time.)