Wow, What Do You Know 哇,想不到吧

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Wow, What Do You Know 哇,想不到吧



提要

「what do you know」不是字面上的問句:「你知道什麼?」所以後面也沒加問號。

用牲口載運貨物,穩健慢步前進反而比較快;即使似乎不可能,還是該試試自己的能耐;上天關了一道門,會打開另一扇窗……這些事,還真是「想不到」。



Slowly Will Be Faster

A young man was riding on a mule with heavily loaded chestnuts which were packed carelessly. He traveled in his mule a long way to collect those chestnuts. He wasn't sure about how long it would take to reach home. He saw an old man on his way and asked him how long he thought it would take.

The old man looked at the heavy load and said, "if you ride slowly, you can reach your place in 3 hours. If you ride faster, you will reach home no sooner than early night!"

The young man was surprised to hear that. It appeared very strange. However, he was in a hurry to reach home. He rushed his mule to run faster.

As he rushed his mule, the chestnuts started to fell off from the bag. He stopped the mule and picked the chestnuts. Again, he hurried in his mule and again few chestnuts fell off. He picked again and lost some more. He tried to make the lost time but in vain. Many times he repeated the same and it took almost midnight to reach his place.

He then realized the real meaning of those words told by the old man!



Try and you'll know

Martha was blind by birth. Her parents, although were shattered, decided to raise her with courage. When she was seven years old, she asked her mom, "Can I cook with you?" Her mother replied, "You will never know until you try it" so Martha successfully helped her mom.

When she was twelve years old. She asked her father, "Can I play outdoors?" Her father told her, "You will not know until you go and play in the outdoors. " She played happily. When Martha was eighteen and science was her favorite subject. She asked her parents, "Momma and Daddy, can I become a doctor?" They answered, "You will never know until you try."

Martha is now a physician. The happy young lady said, "I'm a successful physician, a girl with passion and expertise in sports, and an expert cook! It all happened just because I tried."



An End Opens a Beginning

Simon felt so ill when he woke up in the morning. He decided to take leave from work. However, he needed more money to pay the bill so he still decided to go to work. Unfortunately, he was laid off at his workplace because of not having enough work hours.

Frustrated Simon rode his scooter back home, it was punctured. He went to the mechanic shop, but the shop was closed for an hour. It was the only mechanic shop in that area, so he decided to wait for a while. As he was waiting, a car stopped nearby, who inquired about the shop and Simon told him it will be opened shortly.

Surprisingly, at the end of their chat, the man heard about Simon's job termination and offered him an even better job. When you find an end, there will be a new beginning.



解說



慢慢來 快些到

一個年輕人騎著騾子,騾背上堆著隨便裝的栗子,滿滿一大袋。這是他騎著騾子,走了很長的一段路所收集的栗子,他不確定還要多久才能回到家。他在路上看到一位老人時,就問他的意見。

老人看著那沉重的擔子說:「慢點騎,3個小時就到了;若騎快點,半夜才能到家!」

年輕人聽他說這麼奇怪的理論,大吃一驚。不過,他還是急著回家、催促著騾子快跑。

當他催促騾子時,栗子就開始從袋子裡掉出來。他於是攔住騾子,下來撿栗子。接著,他再騎上騾子匆匆趕路,又抖出掉一些栗子。他愈慌亂就掉落愈多。他試圖加速彌補失去的時間,卻徒勞無功。他重複同樣的動作很多次,幾乎午夜時分才回到家。

這時他才明白,老人家所說話的真正含義。



試試看 才知道

瑪莎一出生就失明。她的父母雖然心碎,但還是決定勇敢地撫養她長大。7歲那年,她問媽媽:「我可以和妳一起做飯嗎?」媽媽回答說:「妳不試試看,永遠都不會知道。」於是,瑪莎在廚房成功地幫助媽媽。

在她12歲的時候,她問父親:「我可以在戶外玩嗎?」她的父親告訴她:「妳不試試去戶外玩,永遠都不會知道可不可以。」接著,她在戶外玩得很開心。當瑪莎18歲的時候,最喜歡的科目是科學。她問父母:「爸爸媽媽,我可以成為醫師嗎?」他們回答說:「除非妳嘗試過了,否則永遠不會知道妳行不行。」

瑪莎現在是醫師了,這位快樂的年輕女士說:「我是個成功的醫師,一個對運動充滿熱情、擁有專業知識的女孩,還是個專業的廚師,這一切能夠實現,都因為我嘗試過。」



結束後 重新開始

賽門早上醒來時,覺得很不舒服想請假。然而,他需要許多錢支付賬單,所以他還是決定去工作。不幸的是,他因為沒有足夠的工時而被解雇了。

沮喪的賽門騎著他車回家時,發現輪胎被刺破了。他去維修保養廠,卻剛好碰到店舖關門休息1小時。那是附近唯一的保養廠,所以他決定再等一會兒。在他等的時候,有輛車停在附近,向他打聽店舖沒開業的原因,賽門告訴他「很快就會開始營業」。

讓人意想不到的,在他們聊天結束時,這人獲悉賽門被解雇的消息,為他提供了更好的工作。當某一件事結束的時候,就會有一個新的開始。

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