"Dear Kolbe. I am so terribly sorry for calling you an idiot today. It was an awful thing to say. I hope with all sincerity that you will forgive my pert comment. At this very moment I deplore what I said. I was only saying it under my breath and was aghast when I found out you heard me. It was an iniquitous act, I know, so I wish to make amends. My mother has chastised me, yet I feel that I have been demeaning you since the first grade and for this I am sorry. I have been pugnacious the last few days. I hope that this has made up for what I did. Yours truly, Joseph."