Daily English 571 - Assigning Blame in a Car Accident
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Tarik: Are you okay?
Stacey: Yeah, I think so. I’m just a little shaken up, but look at my car!
Tarik: Mine is in pretty bad shape, too. Good thing, though, it wasn’t totaled.
Stacey: Okay, let’s exchange insurance information, so we can both get out of here.
Tarik: Right. I’ll put in a claim today and your insurance should pay to repair both of our cars.
Stacey: What? This accident wasn’t my fault. You crashed into me! You rear ended me!
Tarik: That’s only because you swerved in front of me and slammed on your brakes!
Stacey: I did no such thing. I changed lanes and you began tailgating me. That’s why you rear ended me. I’m not to blame here.
Tarik: That’s your account of what happened, and it doesn’t jibe with mine. I say we each call our respective insurance companies and let them battle it out.
Stacey: Fine. There’s no point in arguing with someone who won’t own up to his mistakes.
Tarik: Those are my thoughts exactly.
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