Sample Letter #1
I am very sorry and embarrassed that I knocked down your fence post as I was backing out of your driveway last night. I know you had worked hard to get that fence built, only to have someone like me damage it. I offer no excuse. I simply wasn’t paying attention.
Of course I will pay for the repair as soon as possible. Jane said that your home owner’s insurance policy may cover the damage, so she told me to wait until she had called the company. I’ll be glad to follow through on the repairs. It’s the least I can do. Thanks for putting up with me. I’ll be in touch.
Sample Letter #2
I am terribly sorry that I damaged the book you lent me. I know you take pride in your book collection, so having this happen is undoubtedly disturbing. I will try to replace it if it is still in print. Otherwise, I will compensate you for it. Our friendship is too important to not make this right.