The objective is to come up with a scenario that is somewhat realistic but shows Chris and Pat working through the issue. Reaching a resolution is desired, but not required - show what you think could happen with just these 2 characters interacting.
Condominium development lived in by neignbors Pat and Chris.
Chris and Pat live in the same condominium development, which has a homeowners' association and a resident manager. Each homeowner is allotted one parking space, but the spaces are not assigned
My Character Role: Pat You are fed up with Chris.Each time it snows, you shovel a parking space for your car. You see Chris peeking out the window.
As soon as you drive out, Chris races down and moves the car to where your car was parked. So today, you shovel the snow partially covering Chris's car.
Unassigned Parking Spaces for Tenants
As the argument grew louder, attracting more attention, the manager came out and demanded that you both address this issue.
I want to watch you shovel snow, for a change!
I thought it wouldn't matter if I took your spot because you were leaving. I didn't mean to make you upset.
I'm sorry, I understand this upset you. It wasn't my intention. How about we take turns shoveling a parking spot every other day and share it. And I will start by taking the 1st entire week, then takes turns after that?
What do you suggest we do to resolve this issue?
I thought you were just being lazy and didn't care.
I can see your point, you didn't know this was upsetting me and that it was harming our relationship as neighbors.
Thanks. This is a comprimise I can live with.
Pat and Chris both work on keeping the other's point of view and interest in mind from now on and end up becoming great neighbors and good friends.
I'm glad. I promise to try keep your interests in mind from now on.