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What would you do if you were Ardan?

刊登日期: 2018.06.15
作者: Auntie Isa  

Ardan knew that Father’s Day was just around the corner(將至)and he wanted to give his dad a little surprise. Yet he had no idea what to get for him and, more importantly, he was penniless (沒有錢). After discussing with his mother, one problem solved(解決)but another arose(被引出). There was no need for any present because Dad had already booked a tour to celebrate. It was a short trip to Vietnam(越南)with an irresistible(不可抗拒)discount. The only condition(條件)to enjoy the discount was that there must be two adults plus one or more participants aged under 18 joining. Ardan’s dad signed up without asking anyone. This is the worst time of the year as the final examination is coming up really soon! 

What would you do if you were Ardan? 

  • I’d tell my dad right in the face that studies come above all other things for a teenager like me. I’d give him the option of withdrawing(退出)the tour or invite someone to replace(代替)me. I’d emphasize(強調)that as a Father’s Day present, I’d spend great effort in revision(溫習). He should not have made any confirmation in a rush without thinking thoroughly(透徹). 
     
  • I’d remind my dad of the examination date and discuss the pros and cons(利與弊)for me to join the trip. I’d give him options and let him choose for me. Of course, he would prefer to let me stay in Hong Kong. In case there would be penalty(罰款)for withdrawing, I’d help him think of someone who would probably enjoy replacing me. I’d comfort him by saying most parents would have committed(犯)the same mistake; hopefully he would not feel so uncomfortable. 

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