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生活就像自助餐

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朋友的祖父,从东欧来到美国。他到达爱利斯岛,然后走进了曼哈顿的一间餐馆想找点东西吃。他坐在空无一人的餐桌旁,等着有人拿菜单来为他点菜。当然不会有人来。他等了许久,最后有个女人端着满满一盘食物过来,坐在了他的对面,并且告诉他自助餐馆是怎么回事
A friend’s grandfather came to America from Eastern Europe. After being processed at Ellis Island, he went into a cafeteria in lower Manhattan to get something to eat. He sat down at an empty table and waited for someone to take his order. Of course nobody did. Finally, a woman with a tray full of food sat down opposite him and informed him how a cafeteria worked.
“在那头开始。你挨个地选择你想吃的菜。等你选完后,到另一头,他们会告诉你该付多少钱。”
“Start out at that end,” she said. “Just go along the line and pick out what you want. At the other end they’ll tell you how much you have to pay.”
“我很快就知道了,这就是美国做事的法则。”祖父后来对一个朋友讲。“在这里,人生就是一顿自助餐。只要你愿意付费,你想要什么都可以。你可以获得成功,但如果你只是一味地等着别人把它拿给你,你将永远也成功不了。你必须站起身来,自己去拿。”
“I soon learned that is how everything works in America,” the grandfather told a friend. “Life is a cafeteria here. You can get anything you want as long as you are willing to pay the price. You can even get success, but you’ll never get it if you wait for someone to bring it to you. You have to get up and get it yourself.”
这是美国法则,也是所有成功者的法则。
This is the law of America —— and, of all successful people.
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2010-05-14 16:26 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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  • Guest 说:

    "You can get anything you want as long as you are willing to pay the price."
    i don't approve it>

    2010-05-14 19:38 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 沙发
  • Guest 说:

    "You can get anything you want as long as you are willing to pay the price."It means in legal way.In American you can kill people ,rob bank,but end up in prison that pay the price

    2010-05-16 17:57 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 板凳
  • Guest 说:

    money canot buy anything.

    2010-05-19 12:39 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 地板
  • Guest 说:

    that ture, you must do everything by yourself!

    2010-06-23 10:25 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 4 楼
  • uttyh 说:

    Guest 说:
    "You can get anything you want as long as you are willing to pay the price."It means in legal way.In American you can kill people ,rob bank,but end up in prison that pay the price

    2011-07-26 13:53 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 5 楼
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