英语小故事:你无法取悦每一个人 You Cannot Please Everyone

2020年12月5日
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Once upon a time, a farmer had a donkey. He took it to the market to sell it.

从前,一个农夫有一头驴。他把驴带到市场去卖。

His son was also with him. Both were walking along with the donkey.

他儿子也和他一起去,两人牵着驴走。

They came across a man on the way. He said, “O brothers! You have a donkey for riding. Then why are you walking on foot?”

他们在路上遇到一个人。他说:“嘿,兄弟!你有驴可以骑,为什么要走路呢?”

The farmer wanted to please this man. He seated his son on the donkey. After covering some distance, they met an old man.

农夫想取悦这个人,就让他儿子骑在驴上。走了一段路后,他们遇到一位老人。

He said to the boy. “Your old father is walking on foot, while you are sitting comfortably on the donkey.” On hearing this, the son descended, and asked his father to ride on the donkey.

老人对他儿子说:“你老爸走路,你却舒舒服服地坐在驴背上。”听到这话,儿子就下来了,让他父亲骑到驴上。

They had not gone very far when they met an old lady. She said to the farmer, “You are very heartless. Your son is walking on foot, while you are riding on the donkey.”

他们没走多远,又遇到了一位老太太。她对农夫说:“你真没心没肺。你儿子走路,你骑驴。”

The farmer decided to please this lady also. He seated his son on the donkey with him.

农夫也决定取悦这位老太太。他就让他儿子和他一起骑在驴上。

When they reached near the city, they came across a witty man.

当他们快要达到市区时,遇到一个风趣的男人。

He said to the farmer, “O brother! It is not just. You are two, and the donkey is one. It would be fairer if you carry the donkey.” They wanted to please this man also.

他对农夫说:“噢,兄弟!这不公平。你们两个人骑在一头驴上,你们两个扛着驴才公平。”他们也想取悦这个人。

They tied the legs of the donkey with a rope. Then the donkey was turned upside down. A stout stick was passed through the donkey’s legs, and both the father and the son carried him on their shoulders.

于是他们用绳子绑住了驴的腿,把驴翻转过来。父子俩用一根结实的棍子穿过驴腿中间,把驴扛在了肩上。

When they were crossing the bridge of a stream, the donkey felt afraid to see the water. He struggled hard to get free but the donkey fell into the stream and was drowned.

当他们要过一座小溪的桥时,驴看到水就害怕,拼命挣扎想挣脱绳子,但却掉进水里淹死了。

After suffering the loss of the donkey the farmer realized that it is impossible to please everybody in this world.

驴死后,农夫意识到要取悦世界上所有人是不可能的。

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