2, Number 3, May 2002
Mediation Roleplay #7 (continued)
and Busted (a student dispute)
really tired of the hassles caused by your neighbor,
in the dormitory, Chris. Chris is a big partyer, and
several nights a week he and his friends play loud music
and talk and laugh until late in the evening -- to midnight
or even 1 A.M. On several occasions you have gone over
and knocked on his door, asking him to keep the noise
down. 15 minutes later, the volume is blaring again.
You have an early morning paper route to pay your college
bills and need to be asleep by 10 P.M. Sunday through
Chris also borrows your things, which is OK with you,
but he doesn't return things to your room (your tennis
racket, for example). When you get items back they are
dirty (popcorn popper).
Last week you were finishing a major paper. You needed
a book which you checked out of the library and you
couldn't find it anywhere. After searching your whole
room, you had a sudden idea. You went over to Chris'
room and, sure enough, there it stood on his bookshelf.
Irritated, you yanked it down. Another book fell from
the shelf and landed on a little pottery trinket below
on the desk. You were in a hurry and quite mad at Chris,
so you left the broken pieces there.
An hour later, Chris banged on your door. When you opened
it, he began swearing at you. When he refused to let
you explain, you slammed the door in his face after
telling him to come back to talk after he'd cooled down.
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