|新车与砖头/A New Car and a Brick|
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A New Car and a Brick
A young and successful manager was traveling down a neighborhood street in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door! He slammed on the brakes and drove the Jaguar back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car, shouting, “What was that all about and who are you? Just what are you doing? That’s a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?”
The young boy was apologetic. “Please mister...please, I’m sorry... I didn’t know what else to do,” he begged. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop...” With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. “It’s my brother,” he said. “He rolled off the road and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.”
Now sobbing, the boy asked the manager, “Would you please help me get him back? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.” Moved beyond words, the driver hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out his beautiful handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay.
“Thank you and may God bless you,” the grateful child told the stranger. It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: Don’t go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!
slam v. 猛然关上
apologetic adj. 道歉的
dab v. 轻拍
scrape n. 擦痕
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