LORELAI: I ran into Max …. He’s back now, for a little while at least, and I am happy to report that either he’s forgiven me for treating him so badly or it wasn’t that bad and I just built it up worse in my head.
RORY: Oh no, you treated him like crap.
Max was so civil to Lorelai when they met that she begins to wonder if she was really that bad to him, and perhaps she’s exaggerated her behaviour in her own head. Other characters are quick to confirm that she really did treat Max horribly.