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describe a situation that might be viewed diffently by two people. this event can be as small as an encounter on the street or as major as the birth of a child

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    The recent news story about Professor Gates' encounter with a policeman is a prime example.

    Gates was trying to get into his own home. The police officer saw him as a burglar. Both men reacted angrily.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-powell-gates29-2009jul29,0,5049912.story

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    In watching almost any game, the fans of opposing sides interpret events differently.

    Other examples are are various authority figures and their subordinates — boss and worker, parent and child, teacher and student, police officer and fugitive, older and younger sibling, etceteras.

    Take your pick.

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