Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I think that what you said could have sounded pretty mean, especially if you have had issues with her before.
Starting something with "no offence" automatically puts the person on the defensive and adds a negative connotation to everything you say. It just makes the person who is making the criticism or comment feel better about themselves.
Instead start things positively like "Cool, that's really exciting, I thought you were just into showing but its great you want to do more" or something like that. Also, becoming an instructor does not mean she wants it as a career, many people just do it as a little side thing for fun or just as a personal project.
She is over reacting and saying you're sorry probably won't help, especially if you're not sorry. Just forget her - not your problem.