The union rep and the department supervisor were having a heated exchange about an order the supervisor had given a worker.
“Honestly,” the union rep shouted, “You are so stupid,” and he marched off.
The supervisor went to the plant manager to complain that the rep had called him stupid. “I expect a full apology!” insisted the supervisor.
So the plant manager called the union rep into a meeting with the supervisor and told the rep that he needed to apologize. The rep said to the supervisor, “I’m sorry that I hurt your feelings when I said you were stupid. I honestly thought you already knew.”