I ran into a situation at work where I had some property I needed to get rid of so I asked our property manager whether I can just throw it away or if there if I need to give it to her to deal with. Her response implied that I could have just thrown them away, but since I asked in writing then she has to do things the official way. My first instinct was to respond with
Sorry I asked!
as an apology for causing more work for her. However I realized the usual connotation for this phrase is annoyance that the answerer is causing more headache for the asker, and I don't want her to get the wrong meaning.
Is there a better way to phrase this to not give the wrong connotation, or am I overthinking this and it would be understood as is?