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In Los Angeles parking is notoriously awful signs are beyond confusing
Tickets are expensive and meter maids are prompt as all hell, so, of course one day I'm running late to an audition
So I just park on a street without solving the riddle of the sign and I just run inside
When I got back to my car
There was this like old man in the process of writing me a ticket and just out of pure habit when he handed it to
Me I said thank you and he immediately
broke down crying
Man: *Sobs* No one's ever thanked me before
Anna: Oh
Man: People are always so angry to see me you know?
I've been cursed at, had stuff thrown at me
One guy tried to punch me. I'm just doing my job, you know,?
Anna: Oh I'm sorry, but it's ok. I mean honestly, it's my fault for not reading the signs.
Man: EXACTLY! It's not like I wanna give everyone tickets. It's so hard having a job where everyone hates you
*Man continues to cry while the valiant Anna consoles him*
But it did get me thinking because
yeah everyone in Los Angeles and I'm sure other big cities hate returning their car and seeing a meter maid and
Knowing that a ticket is upwards of like 50 bucks here
I'm sure people start freaking out because they're financially strapped or upset at themselves
And I started to wonder about all the other people who work jobs that we have a negative association with like people at the DMV
Or tax auditors. How does that make you feel?
Flash from Zootopia: Sad
It's not my fault that the DMV is so slow
For real though I love that sloth scene from Zootopia. So I had to work it in
but anyway
I found that I have more compassion for people doing tough work
and that I should really start taking more responsibility for myself
and my choices like it's not a meter maids fault
If I don't read the signs or fill out my parking meter on time
And it's not a tax auditors fault if anyone chooses to lie on their taxes or be really lazy and filling them out
So I encourage you when you encounter someone who can't get your order right or who pulls you over or who's just an animated sloths?
Have empathy, practice accountability if it is your fault
and know that we're all just doing the best that we can.
Now whenever I feel frustrated with bad service
I try to imagine that older gentleman crying and think
You know what?
Maybe this waiter just had a fight with his father and maybe that
Salesperson was just left by their wife and now is trying to figure out how to support their kids on one salary
I remember when I worked at Gamestop in my teens
one time I went to the back room to cry because my sister had died only a few months earlier and
I returned to work 'cuz I really wanted the distraction. But I mean it was tough and
my coworker came into the back room to kind of comfort me and this lady just barged in and
Screamed at us for being horrible customer service reps and that she'd been waiting to check out for like five minutes
And I was like, hey ma'am, I'm so sorry
I recently lost a family member and instead she was just like you're a liar and you're probably having sex with your co-worker in the backroom
And I'll never forget how I felt in that moment
I was so dumb struck that anyone could be that callous over waiting five freaking minutes to buy a video game like
Come on lady. We're all gonna die
I mean, do you really need to have that kind of attitude before we do so yeah
I guess another lesson of this video would be that everyone needs to work food service or
Retail to figure out how to be a better human being I'm Anna Akana
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當大家都討厭你 (When Everyone Hates You)

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許晉禔 發佈於 2018 年 9 月 15 日    April Lu 翻譯    Evangeline 審核

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我們都曾經把太多期待放在別人身上,苛刻地用放大鏡檢視對方的缺失;或不負責任地把錯誤歸咎給其他人,試圖掩蓋自己的錯誤。今天的影片想邀請你在大聲指責任何人以前,學著設身處地為他人著想。

1prompt0:06
prompt 當形容詞時翻譯成「敏捷的;及時的」,形容一個人的動作或反應絲毫沒有延遲。
I am not concerned at all because my team members are always prompt at carrying out their tasks.
我的組員們總是能迅速完成交辦事項,所以我沒什麼好擔心的。


prompt 當動詞時則指「導致;激起」某後續事件。
The professor's speech prompted an angry response from the admission committee.
那位教授的發言激起了招生委員會的憤怒回應。


相關片語有 prompt sb. to do sth.,指「促使某人決定說 (或做) 某事」。
His constructive criticism prompted me to look into the details and come up with a better solution.
他充滿建設性的建議促使我進一步梳理細節、想出更好的解決方案。


2riddle0:11
riddle 是「謎語;費解之事」,相關的片語有 talk/speak in riddles,指「說話令人感到莫名其妙」。
I am no good when it comes to answering riddles, as they are always worded so intricately and I prefer things to be said simply.
我始終不擅長解謎語,因為每一個詞句都那麼複雜精細;我比較喜歡直來直往的說話方式。


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3freak out1:05
freak out 這個表達方式在英文日常對話、以及電視電影裡都很常見。他在不同的語境下可以表達不同的涵義包括:「驚恐、嚇呆、暴怒、崩潰、大驚小怪」等等。
She's very dramatic and freaks out about everything.
她的個性很戲劇化,常常對某件事情大驚小怪。

I remember the first time I went on stage. I freaked out completely.
第一次上台表演時,我根本被嚇呆了。


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4strapped1:07
strapped 的中文翻譯是「手頭緊的,缺錢的」,相同意思也可以用 cash-strapped 的形式呈現。
Working during study is a fact of life for most cash-strapped students.
對經濟不寬裕的學生而言,半工半讀是不得已的選擇。


5barge in2:29
barge in 指某人突然「闖進」某處,或是粗魯地「打斷」一段談話。
I wish he had knocked instead of just barging in.
我希望他進來前有先敲門,而不是直接闖進來。

He just barged in on us while we were having a private conversation.
我們明明正私下進行談話,他卻直接跑過來打斷我們。


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就像謠言止於智者,討厭的負面情緒並不值得被傳遞。如果生活對我們不夠慷慨,我們也不必回報吝嗇;如果我們懂得寬容且願意付出同理心,不知不覺中周遭就能多一點友善的笑容、少一點無謂的埋怨。

文/ Jessie Huang

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