Monday, July 25, 2011

Letter Demanding Apology

A formal letter asking a person to apologize and say sorry for all the hurt he has caused

Dear Mr. Peltier,

Sorry, but a great deal of concern has been expressed about your behavior the last few days. The latest incident reported to us is unfortunately the last straw for any tolerance. From our perspective, the solution is quite straightforward:

Please take a second to think about what you've done, you owe a lot of people in the group an apology. We are not asking you to apologize, we WANT you to apologize.

If this is something you believe you are not up to, then I am sorry to tell you that the consequences on your status will not be pleasant.

Please be advised accordingly.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sorry but I'm Never Coming Back

Dear Jen,

I got your email and I really don't know what to say. I think I've said everything that's needed to be said before. Listen as much as you want to hold on to me, I'm sorry, but I'm never coming back. I know its terrible, but it's the reality of the situation, its the ugly truth you have to face. This decision didn't come easy for me, I didn't do it out of haste or on impulse, I had thoughts about leaving you even before things feel apart and before we even broke up. I just had to wait for you to calm down.

We've been through therapy together, counseling and you know we've tried everything there is to sort things out. But it is what it is. Our relationship is not what it used to be. We just have too much to deal with.
I'm really sorry, Jen, but I hope you can take your anger towards me and turn it into something positive in your life. You have to be responsible for yourself now, please take better care of yourself. There is so much to life beyond what we had.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sorry I Cannot Make It

A sample sorry letter when you cannot make it to an event or a party and you have to politely decline the invitation.

Dear Gail,

Sorry but I cannot make it to your birthday party this Saturday. I know it will be a huge and cool event and I feel really sorry that I won't be there. I'm currently dealing with some family issues I can't bail out on. I hope you understand. Eat some cake for me and enjoy your 35th! Have a blast love!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Sorry, but I have to Cancel

A sorry letter for canceling a meeting at the last minute.

Dear Ned,

Sorry but I have to cancel today. This project I'm doing is going down the drain by the minute and they really need me to be there today. I'm really sorry. I hope you understand. I'll see you once I'm done.

Yours Truly,

Saturday, July 16, 2011

We Are Sorry: A Public Apology Letter from CEO

The fully printed text of the public apology letter from The News of the World CEO Rupert Murdoch. This is one famous public apology

We are sorry.

The News of the World was in the business of holding others to account. It failed when it came to itself.

We are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred. We are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected.

We regret not acting faster to sort things out. I realize that simply apologizing is not enough.

Our business was founded on the idea that a free and open press should be a positive force in society. We need to live up to this.

In the coming days, as we take further concrete steps to resolve these issues and make amends for the damage they have caused, you will hear more from us.

Rupert Murdoch

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sorry to Hear about your Breakup

Support a friend through a break-up, cheer her up with this letter and never let her feel sorry for herself.

Dear Natalie,

Sorry to hear about your break-up. If I were you, I would’ve ripped out his heart and fed it to the dogs, he's definitely a sorry piece of shit. You deserve better, honey. I know you are going through a tough time, but don't ever feel that you've done anything wrong. To hell with him, go out there- embrace life, seize the day. Its his great big loss and not yours.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sorry Letter to Girlfriend

A sorry letter to girlfriend to resolve any commitment or relationship issues.

Sorry Jane, whatever it is that I have said or done, I apologize for it. I do not like it when you suddenly shut me off and give me the silent treatment. I am aware that perhaps I might have done or said words that could have offended you in some way, but I would like to assure you I had no intention of hurting your feelings that day. Whatever it is... that might have rubbed you the wrong way, I hope we could talk about it. Please give me a fair shot at explaining myself. We have our quirks, but being standoffish won't resolve any of our issues. I am trying here. I have been patient and I have given you the space you need and I have said sorry up to this point in so many ways possible. Come on, call me and let's patch things up.


Catholic Church Public Apology: Betrayal of Public Trust

A public scandal involving misuse of government funds results in a Betrayal of Public Trust. Parties involved resort to a public apology.

Dear People of God,

Our Mother Church has been deeply wounded by the controversies in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office that have erupted in the past two weeks. Some members of the Church believe in the innocence of the bishops involved in the issue, while others do not. There is no doubt that everywhere in the Church there is great sorrow. We your pastors are one with you. As shepherds struggling to love you like Jesus the Good Shepherd, we are sorry for the pain and sadness that these events have brought upon you.

We are saddened that many of you, especially the youth, the poor, our Basic Ecclesial Communities, have been confused because of the apparent inconsistency of our actions with our pastoral preaching.

As we express our sadness, we also ask you to be slow in judgment and to conscientiously seek the whole truth behind the controversy. Let us seek the truth always in charity.

We assure you that the bishops concerned are ready to accept responsibility for their action and to face the consequences if it would be proven unlawful, anomalous, and unconstitutional. We assure you that their action was done without malice. Out of their sincere desire to help their people, they failed to consider the pitfalls to which these grants could possibly lead them. They have also expressed their readiness to do everything that is necessary to heal this wound so that we can all move forward in hope.

We also assure you, our beloved people, that we shall re-examine the manner of our collaboration with government agencies for purposes of helping the poor, making sure that pastoral sensibilities are respected and the highest ethical standards are observed. We shall examine our values in the light of our vocation to be disciples of Jesus Christ. We commit ourselves to the long journey of personal and social transformation required of all disciples of the Lord. We plead with you to walk with us in this path of constant renewal.

We express again our deep sorrow for the pain that the recent events have brought to you our beloved people. The good Lord knows our love for you. The words of the psalmist come to our mind: “My sacrifice, a contrite spirit. A humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn" (Psalm 51).

As the same Psalmist addresses the Lord, we take his words as our own to encourage and challenge us: “Indeed you love truth in the heart; then in the secret of my heart teach me wisdom."

For the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines,

President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sorry I Got You Pregnant

A sensitive and sincere letter from a boyfriend regarding his girlfriend's pregnancy. It is both a sorry letter and love letter.

Dear Andrea,

I'm sorry love, I got you pregnant. You know how both careful we were, but I guess this baby is just meant to be. I love you and our child, and I wouldn't mind having a baby in our lives. I admit I may not be entirely ready to be a Dad, but I will try because I love you so much and that's just how life goes. I am not afraid to be a Dad if I have you in my life.

But all my feelings aside, I really want to know how you feel about stuff right now- what does your heart tell you? Whatever you decide on the baby, I will respect your decision. I'm sorry I've put you on such a difficult place, but I want you to know that you have all my love and support, I will be there for you every step of the way. Whatever happens, I love you.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Public Apology for Offensive Remark

A sample letter of apology for an offensive remark, joke or insensitive comment made public on TV.

Dear All,

My name is Rafa S. I recently taped an interview for a show that, as you may have heard, went about as terrible as it could have gone for me. I made an unfortunate joke about what it is like to work with theater actors; a remark which offended countless artists the industry over. I do not defend this comment in any way. Even in the context of poor, ill-advised humor, my statement made light of an art that many among us hold dear and sacred.

Misguided comedy aside, what I meant to infer was that theater actors, in my estimation, are the pinnacle of the thespian craft. They do not put on airs or show up late or complain about the quality of the food or condition of the set and come in day after day after day for little to no money all for their love of acting and performance. It is the work that they feed on: the opportunity to bring life to a nebulous character on an inanimate page.

It was never my intention to look down on or demean stage actors in any shape or form. Some of my best experiences as a director are derived from the pleasure of working with theater people; to be able to feel the dedication and devotion they possess towards their art and to somehow allow that same commitment to diffuse into myself.

One of my dearest friends, my neighbor and actress in my movie, Bea, is herself a shining example of the passion of which I speak. It pains me to know I've hurt her so deeply in assaulting the craft that she loves so much. It is with a clear mind and heavy heart that I extend my heartfelt apology. I have offended any of you, I am sorry. If I've offended; anyone you love, I take the blame. If any of you feel sorry for me; please don't. I built my own coffin of words and nailed it shut with insolence.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I don't expect to be forgiven, but I do hope my family is treated kindly.


Sorry But I Don't Want to Talk About It

Dear Brandy,

Sorry but I don't really want to see you or talk to you at this time. Please understand how hurt I feel. Honestly, I really don't appreciate your tone with me and I really wonder what your intentions are in bringing all this up. I feel sorry for you, if you really want to mend fences apologize to me and my family face-to-face.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Apology letter showing Remorse for Assault

Writing a remorse letter for an assault is one of the most difficult sorry letters to create, it must both satisfy the emotional and legal intent to appease all parties involved.

To Whom It May Concern,

My sincerest apologies to Kathleen Morris and James Lowe- I have treated you unfairly with malice and intent, caused you unreasonable physical and emotional harm which to this day, I deeply regret my actions.

In a traffic altercation last June 15, Kathleen and James were subjected to my rude and violent behavior. I fully understand the extent of what I have done; I have done a terrible act towards two fellow human beings and no one deserves to be treated that way. I am solely accountable for my actions and I will accept whatever punishment the court deems appropriate with my offense.

In this regard, I have now taken steps to ensure that no such act of aggression will happen again, I am undergoing therapy and anger management classes to address my personal issues. I am writing this out of my sincere desire to change for the better. I have let my friends, family and the local community down due to my behavior and lack of respect towards other people.

I do hope for your support and understanding on the matter.