by J.L. O'Dell
Create a discussion between two people.
|Persuasive Dialogue Assignment
Angie and Paul dated for about six months before the state fair arrived in their area. Paul asked her to go with him on opening Saturday. They drove the 16 miles, parked and walked to the toll gate where Paul bought them both a day pass for every ride.
“So, what do you want to do first,” Angie asked her smiling boyfriend who looked like a kid in a candy store.
“Let’s try the rollercoaster first. Please.”
“I’m not going on that thing. It’s not safe.” Angie replied.
“What makes you say that?”
“Because I’ve read on the net that rollercoaster cars go off the rails carrying riders to their death.”
“That happened last year in Canada, but that doesn’t mean it will happen to this rollercoaster. They just put it up.”
“Just because it was just built, doesn’t make it safe?”
“Why does that not make it safe?” Paul took Angie’s arm. “Let’s watch it for a few minutes. I bet nothing happens.”
“I’ll watch but I will not ride. That incident in Canada wasn’t the only rollercoaster accident.” She looked at him sternly and Paul knew not to push too hard.
“Yes, that was what the net article said but there are thousands of rollercoasters that don’t have any issues.”
“I know there are but that doesn’t prove this one is okay.” She tightened her grip on Paul’s arm as the riders screamed coming down the near 90-degree backside plunging the one hundred feet before hitting the next turn.
“We can watch more rides if you want. Nothing is going to happen.”
“What are you basing that on?” She looked up at him.
“Carnival Magazine says rollercoasters are safer than driving on the road.” Paul could see that Angie was thinking it over.
“OK, so maybe rollercoasters are safe.”
“So, you’ll ride with me? Paul was hopeful.
“Yes, but first I want an elephant ear.”