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Maybe Mason Can Help

Maybe Mason Can Help English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 22 2008

Themes: Health, Soap Opera

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When Jason discovered that Devan was selling all of her stuff to buy pot, she basically admitted that her failed crush on Mason was driving her to drugs. So Jason decided to nip the problem in the bud and go straight to Mason to see if he can help.

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Jason

Jason

Mason

Mason

Jason:  Hey, man. I just came to find you. What are you doing out here?

Mason:  Dude, I thought you were the pizza guy. He’s like 20 minutes late. I’ve been hanging out here for him. I called five times.

Jason:  Oh, wow. Well, I actually just came to find you, ‘cause I wanted to tell you about something that’s going on with Devan.

Mason:  Yeah?

Jason:  Have you seen her place lately?

Mason:  No, no. Never been to her place, actually.

Jason:  It’s kinda empty. She seems to have gotten rid of a lot of her stuff. Seems to be kind of selling it to buy drugs.

Mason:  Why? I didn’t know she was into that stuff. What’s going on?

Jason:  Well, she didn’t used to be and that’s the thing. She has…She had a huge crush on you, which you probably don’t know…yeah…

Mason:  Are you kidding me, dude?

Jason:  Yeah she did, and I think that a big part of what’s bringing on her downward spiral is that she didn’t actually…

Mason:  Dude, I had no idea. I had no idea. Uh, is there anything you think I could do?

Jason:  I don’t know. Maybe you could talk to her and just help her feel better about herself and just be like, “You know, it’s not like…I didn’t reject you or anything, I just didn’t know that you were into me…” And let her know that you think she’s cool and everything.

Mason:  Yeah, that’s going to be uncomfortable.

Jason:  Can you think of anything that would be…

Mason:  No, if I can help, dude, I’m totally there for her, but, yeah. Man. What do you think I should do? Should I just go give her a call or stop by?

Jason:  Maybe give her a call because, you know, she’s kind of in a bad way and it would probably make her feel worse if you saw her the way she is, so…

Mason:  Yeah OK. I’ll do that, man. I’ll do that.

Jason:  Alright, cool.

 

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Discussion

Jason finds Mason standing outside of his place waiting for the pizza guy. He asks Mason if he’s been to Devan’s place lately. He says he’s never been there, actually.

So Jason explains that Devan’s place is kind of empty right now because she’s sold a lot of her stuff to buy drugs. He laughs a little as he says that part because it seems so absurd.

Mason didn’t know that Devan had a big crush on him, so Jason tells him about it and tells him that Devan started doing drugs because he started dating Amanda.

Mason asks if there’s anything he can do, and Jason suggests that he call Devan. She probably wouldn’t like for him to see her in person.

What do you think Jason and Mason can do to help Devan? Have you ever had a friend who started using drugs?

 

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Ahshan

Ahshan

China

yup! mason should give a call to comfort his friend,it is right,

no! maybe there be ,that i do not know!

03:48 AM May 29 2010 |

yingadam

yingadam

Thailand

good!!

06:39 AM Apr 14 2009 |

chrisevanslee

China

I agree with you .But how do you know that detail .I so curious what happened on you !Have you drop in ?Or are you droping in it ?

06:20 AM Feb 21 2009 |

Moringa

Moringa

Saudi Arabia

Really , nice lesson !

12:08 PM Jan 10 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

really interesting lesson, I think they help her with her drugs problem

04:57 PM Dec 30 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

Jason is really good friend

04:49 PM Dec 30 2008 |

rayson

rayson

China

from here.. i discovered a sentence: "the man is the best key to slove the problem who produced" so ,i think maybe devan will be alright later…

03:10 AM Dec 04 2008 |

laptop786

laptop786

India

its a very filthy habit n so difficult to put her into right way…......

04:20 PM Nov 02 2008 |

laptop786

laptop786

India

its a very filthy habit and its so difficult to put him into right way…..................

04:16 PM Nov 02 2008 |

iris20512

iris20512

Taiwan

Jason is really a thoughtful friend! A nice way to deal with this drama~

08:30 AM Jul 07 2008 |

JasmineLuong

Viet Nam

I don’t think drugs is a good solution to any case. In this case, Devan’s using drugs just means how weak she is. In my opinion, Mason propably can help her, though not much because whether she can stop using drugs is up to herself.

01:36 PM Jun 22 2008 |

Tinamaus

Tinamaus

Germany

I think someone who has to do with drugs needs help. He needs a good friend who talks with him about the problems he has.

04:13 PM Jun 15 2008 |

Tinamaus

Tinamaus

Germany

I think someone who starts doing drugs needs help. He needs a good friend who talks with him about his problems.

04:11 PM Jun 15 2008 |

upayud

Cambodia

What cause her in drug addict? The love cause her in drug using because she was heart broken with her boy friend. She will feel better if her boy friend get in touch with her.

03:42 AM Jun 11 2008 |

Boosyg

Boosyg

Egypt

he can talk to her , try to bring her up . she got a whole life to do whatever she want and meet many other guys .

01:37 PM Jun 10 2008 |

upayud

Cambodia

Using drug is harmful. One we should do is to find what cause her into drug addict. She have a crush with her boyfriend so have only her boyfriend can help from avoiding drug.

03:58 AM Jun 02 2008 |

suminmin

suminmin

China

I think Jason shuould stop to using drugs,this is the best way to solve the thing

10:56 AM May 28 2008 |

pastjb

France

maybe Mason can help her by a visit.He can talk with her face to face to know the reasons witch push her to take drugs.

03:42 AM May 25 2008 |

JoYce2

JoYce2

Philippines

I agree…no one can help Devan but herself. Support of friends will do a lot on her but if she doesnt care about their advises ,she will do more harm on herslef than good.

First, she must get that love back on herself , i mean she must learn to value and love herself in the first place and not rely solely on somebody`s love for her to recognize her self worth. Usually, people who go for drugs are those whose self-esteem is very low and rejection from other people specially from a lover  is very damaging to them. These people are desparate for love thus looking for them everywhere and to be rejected is their greatest fear.

09:24 AM May 19 2008 |

Poli4ka

Poli4ka

Russian Federation

I think that Mason can help Devan if he goes to see her or calling her. Mason must convince Devan to stop taking drugs

11:49 AM Apr 29 2008 |

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