Interview: What would you do? (Top Notch 2 Unit 10-3)

source: Phonics ILearning / Pearson Education, INC      2014年6月10日
* social language: return lost property; identify ownership; express ethical beliefs
* grammar: possessive pronounsconditional: factual and unreal

Interviewer: If you got a bill in a restaurant that was obviously wrong, what would you do?
Jessica: I would tell the waitress and ask her if everything’s OK.
Martin: I think they should tell the waiter.
Interviewer: And what should they tell them?
Martin: That they’re given too much change or they’re undercharged.
Interviewer: How about if a person’s shopping in a department store and an expensive piece of clothing has a tag on it that’s obviously wrong—it’s priced too low—should that person tell the cashier or just pay for it?
Catherine: I usually ask. That’s me, though.
Jessica: Well, I would go to the cashier, or I think everybody should go to the cashier, at least ask if that’s right. And if he says it’s right, then at least you tried it.
Interviewer: And then suppose you found some cash on the street, not in a wallet, just some cash lying on the street. What would you do with it?
Catherine: I’d pick it up and put it in my pocket.
Christiane: I usually do not pick up money if a very poor person is around because I think a poor person needs it more than I do, so I’d leave it lying there.
Interviewer: So are the three situations—the restaurant, the department store, and the cash on the street—the same or different?
Martin: I think each one is different.
Interviewer: Why?
Martin: You make judgments all the time and not everything is equal.