posted by marc .
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
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.
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.