2, Number 3, May 2002
Mediation Roleplay #7 (continued)
and Busted (a student dispute)
neighbor in the dorm, Terry, has been a real pain lately.
She is always hassling you about stuff. Nothing is good
enough for her. For example she is all the time complaining
about the noise, when you have some of your friends
over in the evening, even though no one else on the
floor seems to mind. You aren't trying to give her a
hard time, but you get tired of being bugged, especially
the way Terry handles it; she acts as though you're
Last week you needed a library book. The librarian said
it was checked out to Terry. She wasn't around, but
Phil her roommate found it for you on Terry's desk.
After you reminded Phil that Terry has often let you
borrow her things, Phil said she guessed you could borrow
the book for a few hours. You put the book on your bookshelf
and went to supper. When you returned 1 1/2 hours later,
the book was gone and a clay sculpture you purchased
in Mexico several years ago lay broken on your desk.
You knew right away who had done it.
Upset, you went over and knocked on Terry's door. But
when she saw who it was, she just told you to "cool
it!" and slammed the door in your face. Since then
you haven't spoken.
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