The conflict is between two friends. The one on the left, Mark, borrowed 5 dollars and the one on the right, Joe, really needs the money right away to buy a new game they really want. Joe shows great conflict resolution skills in the conversation. During the conversation, Mark keeps calm and admits that there is a problem with him. He also actively listens as he responds to the things that are said and helps by providing an alternate solution to Joe's current problem. Mark also avoids trying to pin the blame on anyone in order to stop the situation from escalating any further. Through conversation, they both reach an agreement between the two of them.
John Li Period 3 A + B 9/26/17
Sorry, I don't have the money right now.
Hey Mark. Remember that five dollars that you borrowed a week ago, I really want that right now.
Okay. It was wrong of me to do that but things have been really tough for me.
WHAT! You told me you were going to pay me back 3 days ago. I let it go then but I need that money now!
This new game that I have been looking forward to just came out. I was going to buy it but I was just five dollars short.
I understand but why do you need it right now?
I understand but I still really need the money.
How about this? I could try my best to give you the money by next week. I promise I will try my best. Plus, it is not like the game will disappear by then.
Okay but is there another way to do this. I don't have the money right now.
I don't know.
Nah... it is also my fault. I shouldn't have said I would pay you back when I couldn't I will try my best to do so by the next week.
Hmm.. your right. I shouldn't have been so hasty. I guess I just really wanted that game.