Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
"You are right, I am wrong. I couldn't have been more wrong. I understand there is no excuse for my thoughtless and self centered behavior but I have been so stressed out over exams and study that I haven't really been myself the past few weeks. Again, I understand this does not excuse my behavior, I only ask that you have mercy on me and allow me to make this right."
I agree - all persons in authority love when you submit to it. I think this goes double for academics.
Just say sorry, I was wrong - been stressed, wasn't thinking, won't do it again, etc... All will be well.
They'll give you some sort of warning and you'll walk away happy.
There will be back patting and glad handing and it'll all be over.
Don't stress - for god's sake don't bring in your dad. It'll make you look like you can't handle your own issues and they are likely to do a lot more lecturing.