I Paid For A Young Woman's Groceries
我为一个女孩买了杂货

I was in line at Trader Joe's and the young woman in front of me had her card declined, shehanded theanother card, which was also declined and then a final card that was approved for just $5.47.
我在乔氏超市连锁店排着队,排在我前面女孩的银行卡因为余额不足被退回了,于是她不好意思地递给收银员另一张卡,但还是因为同样的理由被退回了,最后她又拿出了一张卡,但余额显示只有5.47美元。

She asked the cashier to cancel the transaction. The cashier motions for manager. I smile and offer to pay the balance, which was $20 something dollars.
无奈之下,她只能让收银员取消交易。收银员示意了经理。我微笑了一下,然后帮女孩付了余款。

The woman was very thankful, the cashier was happy.
女孩很感激,收银员看到这一幕感到非常欣喜。

On my way out the manager handed me a of mixed flowers. He didn't say anything, just held the flowers out to me.
就在我走出超市时,经理递给了我一束花。但他什么也没说,只是把花递给了我。

I saw he was overcomed with emotion. I suspected that if he opened his mouth he would start to cry. I accepted the flowers with thanks and walked out feeling that, for just a few moments, the world had become a better place.
我看得出他是在克制情绪。我甚至怀疑他一旦张开嘴巴就会开始哭起来。我收下了花,并向他道谢。在我走出超市的那一刻,感觉世界都美好了起来。

(翻译:索菲亚)