英语故事 花招 Ways end Means

A man handed a pair of slacks to the department-store clerk. "I’d like these altered, please," he said. The clerk asked for the sales receipt, but after searching his pockets, the man replied he had lost it. The clerk informed him that it was store policy to do free alterations without a receipt.

"Okay, then, " the man said, "I’d I like to return the slacks. clerk processed the return and gave him cash equaling the cost of the slacks.

The man pushed the money back across the counter. "Now I want to buy the slacks, " he said. The clerk rang up the sale, bagged the slacks and handed them to him with a receipt.

Triumphantly, he put the slacks and the receipt on the counter. "I’d like to have these altered, please."

Notes:

(1) slacks n.宽松的裤子

(2) receipt n.收据

(3) process v.处理以保存

(4) ring up用收银机收钱

(5) bag v.打包;装入袋中

(6) triumphantly adv.获胜地;得意洋洋地

Exercises:

根据短文判断下列句子正(T)、误(F):

① The man wanted to alter the shoes he bought .

② The clerk asked the man for the sales receipt .

③ It was the store’s policy that free alterations without a receipt allowed but a return without a receipt was alright.

④ The clerk was angry with what the man required.

⑤ The man got his slacks altered.

40.花招

一位男子把一条宽松裤递给百货商店职员。“我想换一条。”他说。店员向他要售货收据。这位男子翻遍了他的口袋,最后只得说收据丢了。店员告诉他说没有收据不准随意更换,这是商店的规章。

“那好吧,”这位男子说,“我要把这条裤子退掉。”店员按程序办理了退货手续并把等于裤子价格的现金给了他。

这位男子把钱从柜台上推回去。“现在我还要这条裤子,”他说。店员用收银机收下了钱,把那条裤子装进包里,并把它们连同收据递给了他。

这男子终于以胜利者的姿态把裤子和收据放在柜台上,说:“我要把这条裤子换了。”

练习参考答案:

①F②T③T④F⑤T

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