Re: Not an apology
"So I didn't get an apology, but at the end of it I did get a date."
In the 1970s our company had a site visit expenses system that allowed you to claim a fixed overnight rate for "staying with friends". That was far cheaper than them paying for hotels.
Eventually a couple of regular customer visits resulted in staff inviting me to stay with them. We would have dinner out paid for (not on expenses) by either me or them. Most convivial.
On one site I ended up staying with a young married couple quite regularly. It transpired they had a 1970s "open marriage" - and the wife took a fancy to me. Most enjoyable while those site visits lasted - the stuff of a Leslie Thomas novel.