Apologizing

 

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I'm sorry I'm late today, my car broke down this morning.
Don't worry, it's alright. Maybe next time you could call though and let me know you are running late, so we don't wait for you.
Of course! I was stressed about my car and simply forgot.
It's too late now, just remember next time.
I will. I hope I didn't miss anything important?
We started about 30 minutes ago, but I can go over what you have missed again.
Thank you, I really appreciate it. And sorry again for being late.
I've been late before too because I missed the bus. It happens.
 

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  •   I'm sorry I'm late today, my car 
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    down this morning.
     
 
 
I'm sorry I'm late today, my car down this morning.
b r o k e
 
 
  •   Don't worry, it's alright. Maybe next time you could 
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    though and let me know you are running late, so we don't wait for you.
     
 
 
Don't worry, it's alright. Maybe next time you could though and let me know you are running late, so we don't wait for you.
c a l l
 
 
  •   Of course! I was 
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    • e
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    about my car and simply forgot.
     
 
 
Of course! I was about my car and simply forgot.
s t r e s s e d
 
 
  •   It's 
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    late now, just remember next time.
     
 
 
It's late now, just remember next time.
t o o
 
 
  •   I will. I 
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    I didn't miss anything important?
     
 
 
I will. I I didn't miss anything important?
h o p e
 
 
  •   We started about 30 minutes 
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    , but I can go over what you have missed again.
     
 
 
We started about 30 minutes , but I can go over what you have missed again.
a g o
 
 
  •   Thank you, I really appreciate it. And 
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    again for being late.
     
 
 
Thank you, I really appreciate it. And again for being late.
s o r r y
 
 
  •   I've been 
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    before too because I missed the bus. It happens.
     
 
 
I've been before too because I missed the bus. It happens.
l a t e
 
 
 

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I'm sorry to call so late.
I would like to apologize for being loud last night.
I wish I could, but I'm not able to finish the report in time.
I won't be able to make it in time.
I accept your apology.
There is no need to apologize.
Please be more careful next time.
Don't worry about it.
I'm sorry to call so late.
 
I would like to apologize for being loud last night.
 
I wish I could, but I'm not able to finish the report in time.
 
I won't be able to make it in time.
 
I accept your apology.
 
There is no need to apologize.
 
Please be more careful next time.
 
Don't worry about it.
 
 
 

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Employee
I'm sorry I'm late today, my car broke down this morning.
You
Don't worry, it's alright. Maybe next time you could call though and let me know you are running late, so we don't wait for you.
Of course! I was stressed about my car and simply forgot.
It's too late now, just remember next time.
I will. I hope I didn't miss anything important?
We started about 30 minutes ago, but I can go over what you have missed again.
Thank you, I really appreciate it. And sorry again for being late.
I've been late before too because I missed the bus. It happens.
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You
I'm sorry I'm late today, my car broke down this morning.
Ashlee
Don't worry, it's alright. Maybe next time you could call though and let me know you are running late, so we don't wait for you.
Of course! I was stressed about my car and simply forgot.
It's too late now, just remember next time.
I will. I hope I didn't miss anything important?
We started about 30 minutes ago, but I can go over what you have missed again.
Thank you, I really appreciate it. And sorry again for being late.
I've been late before too because I missed the bus. It happens.
 
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