March 23, 2005

今年的冬天会很冷

印地安人来问他们的酋长,今年冬天冷不冷。 酋长也吃不准,但也不好直说不知道,为了面子就说:“肯定很冷, 大家要多准备过冬用的劈柴。"于是大家就都去准备劈柴。
酋长是个认真负责的人,一个星期之后跑到电话亭打电话给国家气象服务中心,问 “ 今年冬天冷不冷? ” 气象中心的人说 “ 冷的” 。酋长这才放心,回来后又通知了他的子民一遍:“要多准备柴禾过冬”。一个星期以后, 酋长又有点不放心, 于是又给气象中心打電話,被告知:“非常非常冷 ”。酋长再次通知子民加大准备柴禾的力度。 两个星期后,酋长又打电话, 被告知:“非常非常非常冷”。酋长急忙通知子民要把收集柴禾当作头等大事来抓,尽一切努力收集柴禾。一个星期以后,酋长再次打电话, 气象中心的人用极其肯定的语气说:“可以肯定地说今年的冬天将是有史以来最冷的冬天,因为我们看见印地安人正疯狂地收集柴禾!”

It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was an Indian Chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets, and when he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the weather was going to be.

Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared.

But also being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea.He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, "Is the coming winter going to be cold?"

"It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold indeed," the meteorologist at the weather service responded. So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood in order to be prepared.

One week later he called the National Weather Service again. "Is it going to be a very cold winter?"

"Yes," the man at National Weather Service again replied, "it's going to be a very cold winter."

The Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of wood they could find.

Two weeks later he called the National Weather Service again. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?"

"Absolutely," the man replied. "It's going to be one of the coldest winters ever."

"How can you be so sure?" the Chief asked.

The weatherman replied, "The Indians are collecting wood like crazy."

Posted by eapass at March 23, 2005 02:19 PM

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