Sample Letter #1
I feel I owe you a personal apology for my insensitive comment at the meeting yesterday. I know these days since John’s funeral have been very difficult for you, and I was clearly out of order in making reference to “merry widows.” I’m sorry you had to suffer from my foolishness.
I hope you will be able to forgive me. I have tremendous respect for you and your abilities, and I hope we can continue to work well together. I’m terribly sorry.
Sample Letter #2
I’m sorry I spoke so sharply to you on the phone last night. As you know, I am a morning person and I had been asleep for about fifteen minutes when you called. I’m not sure I was completely awake.
You are a dear friend, and I would not intentionally hurt your feelings. Please accept my apology and let me make it up to you by taking you to lunch Friday. It’s been a while since we had a good talk.