Changing Perspective

June 12, 2011
Julie bruno

Changing perspectives paper

When it comes to different situations in life and how people see them differently, there are so many. The scenario I picked from personal experience is the perfect example on how people perceive certain situations.
There was this military family I once knew. They had a set of twins that were just turning three years old at the time. The husband was the only provider for the family and they got an apartment that had a lot of hazardous issues that the manager did not want to repair. It was a four plex and they were the only ones with children. The neighbors were really distant and mean so they just kept to themselves mostly.
The wife kept the apartment very clean and took care of the children every day. One day she was cleaning out a closet to make room for more stuff and she came across a bag full of clothes that they were looking for so she called them to tell them that she found it and it would be on the patio if they wanted to come get it.
She got a call from the manager of the apartment saying that the neighbors wanted them to immediately remove the bag from their porch. They were already in bed by the time she had received the call so she told her husband when he woke up in the morning to just the bag in the house. He forgot and just went to work. She was not feeling that good for the past few days and she let the house cleaning down some.
Later that day she got a knock on the door and it was Child Protective Services. She was shocked when she heard that someone had filed a claim against her. The allegations were outrageous. They said that her husband and her were doing drugs, throwing a party every night and giving beer to their three year old twins, but the first allegation bothered her the most and that was that we had a dirty porch. The house was a little messy, and her and her husband were drug tested.   CPS had to by law to tell her husband’s commanding officer. Within a day and a...