Subject: Apology*Editor's note: I said the local agency in question got a certain kind of funding from my Federal Agency. Scott flatly denied it. I was right.
I find that the price of being a knowitall is that you have to apologize when you do not in fact know it all. Hence this note.
First I am sorry for being so insistent on the substance abuse issue. Second I was wrong about [work related topic]. It did receive [certain type of funding]* (in fact the deal would have tanked if [the local agency] had not gotten the grant).
In any event, best of luck.
Hey Scott,I give him credit for having the courage and conscience to write this. Good for him. I still don't want to see him again, but it helps expurge most of the negative feelings about the date. I really do wish him the best.
Thanks for writing. Apology accepted. If I could have figured a way out of that conversation, I would have.
It's funny, I'd completely forgotten about the [work related topic] thing.
Best of luck to you too.
It's a little thing, making an apology in this situation, but it made a big difference to me. I'll remember that the next time I owe someone an apology.
Grateful for: apologies.