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What would you do if you were Jennifer ?

刊登日期: 2019.10.11
作者: Auntie Isa  

“I need to sit down so I can write on my homework book, but this tired pregnant (懷孕)lady seems that she can fall down any minute⋯⋯oh lady, please do not look at me with begging eyes(乞求的眼神), move somewhere , now everyone is looking at me⋯⋯” 

It is already after nine at night and Jennifer just finished her ballet lesson. She is having a lot of extra practice for the show upcoming this weekend. On one hand, she is excited to be one of the performers, on the other, she is worried that all these nightly rehearsals will eat into(花掉)her study time. To make up (彌補), she has been doing her homework on the train. She is lucky that she can get on MTR from the Hung Hom Station and sit all the way to Tuen Mun, which is the very first stop to the very last. Sitting down, with her schoolbag on her lap(膝部), she can get so much done because the ride is over an hour. 

Suddenly at the Tsim Sha Tsui Station a big crowd pushes into the train. There are many people holding onto the poles and a pregnant lady with the tummy of the size of a water melon stands right in front of Jennifer. Usually Jennifer will stand up without a second thought(不需思索). But right now she has so much to do before arriving home, and she cannot write anything while standing up. A scene(情景)comes to her mind(浮現腦海). 

Recently there is this cartoon that has been passed around numerous times through Whatsapp and Facebook about a lame(跛腳的)young lady offering her seat to an old man. It is touching indeed since the ride is five hours and no other healthier person is willing to do so. The main message is that we should be ready to offer what we also need.  

What would you do if you were Jennifer ? 
  • I would ask the person next to me if he / she would be willing to offer the seat to the pregnant lady as I was not feeling at my best(不太舒服). 
  • I would offer my seat to the pregnant lady while mentally(心裡)work on my homework or do some revision first. This would be a little sacrifice I’d be happy to make.

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