WPE文集 Read for Fun
BIG JOHN 侯永正改编
One fine day ，a big guy got on a bus. He was 2 meters tall . [注 ] built like a wrestler (摔跤手). He glared ( 瞪) at the driver and said, “Big John doesn’t pay!” Then sat down at the back . The driver was short and thin . He was only 150 centimeters in height . He was always mild and patient . Naturally, he didn’t argue with Big John, but he wasn’t happy about it .
The next day the same thing happened: Big John got on again, made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day , and the one after that , and so forth. The bus driver started losing sleep over the way Big John was treating him.
Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up (签约、参加 )for bodybuilding courses, karate (空手道 ) and judo (柔道 ) . By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong ; what’s more , he felt really good about himself .
So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and said, ”Bid John doesn’t pay!” the driver stood up , glared back at him , and cried out loudly ,” And why not ?”
With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied , “Big John has a bus pass.( 月票).”
[注] 在WPE 中，把英文的foot（英尺）、inch （英寸）等长度单位改为meter （公尺 ）centimeter （公分 ）等，英文的foot =0.305 米= 0.914 市尺,换算起来比较麻烦,在世界上使用范围不如meter 广泛,从全球化的大背景看, 作为世界简明英语，还是采用公制为好。