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What would you do if you were Cliff?刊登日期: 2018.01.27
作者: Auntie Isa
Cliff and Claudia are siblings（兄弟姊妹）of two years apart. They attend（參與）hip hop classes every Saturday afternoon. This past weekend the lesson was extended（延長）due to the rehearsal for a performance. They missed（錯過）the bus they usually take. Claudia was in a rush to get home so she could watch the final episode （大結局）of her favourite Korean programme. The only way was to take a cab（的士）. Cli ff used up al l his allowance（零用錢）for the week already and did not want to spend on taxi fare（車錢）. Claudia was in a rush and waved for a taxi without discussing the money matter with Cliff . The following Saturday, she asked Cliff to pay back the expense of the ride home.
What would you do if you were Cliff?
- I’d surely refuse（拒絕）to pay back my sister because we never agreed to share the cost. It was not my need（需要）, I could have waited for the next bus as I was not in a rush. Moreover（再者）, I was so broke（極窮）on that day, even if she asked, I’d reject（拒絕）her. I assumed （假定）it was a free ride. If taking a cab was her only choice, she would have to do so with or without me. I would not even talk to her about the incident.
- I’d explain the misunderstanding（誤會）. I’d suggest that she should have asked me immediately and not drag（拖延）the issue. That would give us a chance to discuss while the memory was still fresh （記憶猶新）. If she insisted（堅持）that I had to share with her because she needed money, I would lend her the amount of the fare but she would need to return（還） that to me. In future, I’d take note that clarification（澄清）comes before （重要過）action.