Written by Brittany Caceres and Sophie Giuliani
Character K and Character L met each other in college and instantly connected. They decide to go out shopping together.
K: Hey, look! They’ve come out with a new iPod!
L: Hmmm, oh it looks very nice.
K: Oh my god, it’s only $200? I have to buy it!
L: Wait, what? Don’t you already have one?
K: Well, yeah, but I need this one because it has different features.
L: K… that’s a lot of money. Are you sure you want to spend it?
K: Don’t be stingy. This is a very high quality product. Honestly, I think the price is a little low. Don’t you want one too?
L: Not really. I mean, you don’t need it, right? So why buy it?
K: Give me a break. It’s not like I’m emptying my bank account.
L: You will if you keep spending like this!!!!
Character K is from a very indulgent culture while Character L is from a very restrained culture.
Character M is from a collectivist society and Character N is from an individualist society. They are going to take a test.
M: Hey! What section did you study?
N: What do you mean? I studied everything.
M: Cool! So how are we helping each other out during the test? Sign language?
N: What do you mean? This is not a group test, you should have studied.
M: What are you talking about? This is how you do it right? Don’t you guys help each other during tests?
N: No we don’t do that here, it’s cheating and can result in a serious punishment.
M: Oh… that’s weird. Don’t you want everyone to have a good grade?
N: Yes, but my own grade matters more.
Character O is an older person and Character P is a college student.
O: Hello, thank you for helping today, my name is Thomas Blank, if you have any questions come to me.
P: Hey Tom! What’s up?
O: You should call me Mr. Blank.
P: Sure thing dude!
O: I am your supervisor, I would appreciate if you could maintain a professional attitude for the duration of this project or I will have to remove you.
P: Of course, sir! I am sorry for my previous behavior.
O: See that you don’t do it again.
Character O is from a high power society and Character P is from a low power society.