For example, If you undeliberately and accidentally made a pilot deviation to a clearance because you got fixated looking for the airport which was about 6 miles away and the controller got your attention. Then you said it was hazy and couldnt do the visual and asked for vectors to the ils and everything went smooth from there. How do you know if the man wrote you up? Also, no loss of separation was caused. In other words if you evidently screwed up and dont get the notorious phone number to call after landing are you safe? Or can you get a letter on the mail several weeks or months from the incident letting you know you are in trouble? It was one of those bad flights people tend to have every once in a while.