Mrs. Zubatsky was our next door neighbor and, at the time, she was standing on her upstairs porch taking in the laundry. She watched anxiously as the firemen struggled with their ladders.Suddenly she leaned over the balcony and shouted down to the professional firefighters, "Forget the ladders! Just point the hose at the fire!" The firemen, to their credit, responded immediately. They dropped their ladders, pointed the hose at the fire and extinguished the blaze in about 40 seconds.
There are two morals to this story. One, never assume that just because it's someone's job,they know how to do it. And two, don't let yourself be intimidated by professionals or their uniforms.
Growing up in Wisconsin, I never knew anyone in the movie business. I never even knew anyone who knew anyone in the movie business. That world had a mystique that made it seem unattainable to me. But, like Mrs. Zubatsky, I sat on my porch and I watched someone else doit, and I said, "I have a better idea." And like her, I seized the moment.
在威斯康辛长大，我当时不认识任何电影行业的人。我甚至不认识一个在电影行业有熟人的人。电影世界当时对我来说似乎有一种不可企及的奥秘。但是，像 Zubatsky 夫人一样，我坐在走廊上并且观察者别人在做这个事情，然后说：“我有一个更好的想法。”并且，像她一样，我把握住了机会。内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-9203-294804-1.html