Have you ever written one? What was the outcome? Do you think it's nonsense? An apology without an excuse written correctly is what I'm on about here. Not something like, "I'm sorry I ran your dog over, when I was backing up I didn't see him and if you had him on a leash this wouldn't of happened. I hope you can forgive me." More like I'm sorry for my actions, then a statement of the actions, a true apology for said actions, an offer of restituation, ask for forgiveness and understanding of nonforgiveness, what am I missing? Apology is terrible and it's painful and it should be. And it's also worthless of the person who is writing it for having not prevented their action in the first place and I think this is unfair but should be. I'ts also very awkward for each party and preventing receiving party the awkwardness shoudl be th goal?