Apology Letter for Being Rude

Dear [Name],

I am writing to apologize for my disrespectful behavior. I understand that my words and actions were inappropriate and I sincerely regret my actions.

I know that I have caused you a great deal of hurt and distress and for that I am deeply sorry. I want to take this opportunity to apologize for my words and actions, and to make it clear that I do not condone this kind of behavior.

I understand that my words and actions have had an impact on you, and I want to make sure that I take responsibility for my actions. I understand that I have hurt you and I am truly sorry for that.

I want to make it clear that I have learned from this experience and I will strive to treat everyone with respect. I understand that respect is an important part of any relationship, and I want to ensure that I am always respectful in the future.

I understand that it will take time for you to forgive me, and I am willing to work hard to earn your trust and respect again. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to make things right.

Once again, I apologize for my disrespectful behavior and I hope that you can forgive me.


[Your Name]

Dear {Recipient},

I'm very sorry I insulted you while we were at {event/location} last {day of the week}. What I did was
inexcusable, and it was really rude and inconsiderate of me to speak to you like that.

I apologize for hurting your feelings and I hope you will forgive me. Please know that I value you as a
{friend/family member/colleague} very much. I promise to think before I open my mouth next time.


{Your Name}

Dear {Recipient},

I'm sorry I didn't leave you a tip after dining at {name of restaurant} this past {day of the week}.

Please know that it was a complete oversight on my part and not a reflection of your service at all. The service you provided was beyond my expectations and I had a wonderful experience at {name of restaurant} thanks to you. Unfortunately, I was in such a hurry to leave that I forgot to leave a tip—and I only realized it once I was already {home/back at the office}.

Enclosed is a check for {dollar amount} to make it up to you. I have also written a letter to your manager to let {him/her} know about your excellent work ethic.

Kind regards,
{Your Name}