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A man eating Thanksgiving dinner with his extended family insults his wife for telling jokes. She’s obviously hurt and embarrassed. Which response from her husband would experts say most closely resembles a good apology?

Response Percent Votes
C: “I’m sorry I criticized you for telling jokes at dinner. I was out of line to act like it was my job to monitor your behavior. I’ll be conscious of that tendency and do my best to avoid it in the future.”
 
67% 86
A: “I’m sorry you were so upset by my comment at dinner.”
 
14% 19
D: “I’m sorry I criticized you for telling jokes at dinner. It’s just that my mom didn’t understand them and I didn’t want her to feel stupid.”
 
14% 19
B. “Geez. Sorry.” (delivered in a sarcastic tone with an eye roll)
 
3% 4
Total 128

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