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Life is Like a Cafeteria

Posted Sep 27 2013 11:22am

Life is Like a Cafeteria

My grandfather came to America from Eastern Europe. After settling down 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. “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.” “I soon learned that’s how everything works in America,” the grandfather told me. “Life’s 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.”

 

生活就像一个自助餐厅

祖父从东欧到美国来。在埃利斯岛安顿下来后,他来到曼哈顿下城的一家自助餐厅吃东西。他在一张空桌子边坐下,等着服务员拿来菜单过来,然而一直没有人过来。后来,一位女士

“去那边排队,然后挑选你想吃的东西。在另一端,他们会告诉你要付多少钱。”祖父告诉我,“我很快就明白了怎么在美国生活。生活就像自助餐,你可以得到任何你想要的东西,

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