机智的小男孩

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A little boy went into a drug store1), reached for a soda carton2) and pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded3) to punch in seven digits (phone numbers). The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation.VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

Boy: Lady, can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

Woman (at the other end of the phone line): I already have someone to cut my lawn.VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

Boy: Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

Woman: I'm very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

Boy (with more perseverance): Lady, I'll even sweep your curb4) and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of Palm beach, Florida.VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

Woman: No, thank you.VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

Store-owner: Son ... I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

Boy: No, thanks.VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

Store-owner: But you were really pleading for one.VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

Boy: No, Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

1.drug store: <美> (兼营化妆品、文具、牙膏、漱口剂、香烟等杂货的)药店或杂货店VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

2.carton [?kɑ?tn] n. 纸板箱VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

3.proceed [pr??si?d] vi. 继续做VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

4.curb [k??b] n. (街道或人行道的)路缘(俗称马路牙子) VDW68学习网-学习教育资源分享平台

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