I forgot to set my alarm last night and I woke up later than usual. I was tempted to skip my morning shave, but I hate having long stubble all day. I like to be clean-shaven every day. I'm the kind of guy who gets a five-o'clock shadow early in the afternoon, so if I skipped my morning shave, I'd look like I was growing a beard by the end of the day.
昨晚我忘记调闹钟了，所以我比平常起来晚了 。本来我打算不刮胡子了，但我很讨厌整天留着长长的胡茬 。我喜欢每天把胡子剃得干干净净的 。我是那种爱长胡子的人，早上刚刮下午又长出来了，所以如果我早上不刮胡子，晚上就会长出新的胡须来 。
I went into the bathroom and picked up my shaving cream. I lathered up my face and checked to see that my razor was sharp and that I didn't need to replace the razor blades. There's nothing worse than trying to shave with a dull razor. I tried using an electric razor for a while, but I could never get a close enough shave.
我走进卫生间，拿起剃须膏，然后在脸上涂上泡沫，再检查剃须刀是否锋利，这样我就不用换刀片了 。没有什么比用迟钝的刀片刮胡子更糟糕的事情了 。我试着用电动剃须刀刮一会儿，但永远都刮不干净 。
I tried to focus on shaving my neck, chin, and cheeks. I was in too much of a hurry, though, and nicked myself on the neck. I hate it when that happens! I knew I was in too much of a hurry, but I was going to be really late. Oh, I did it again! This time I nicked myself on the chin. “Okay,” I said to myself, “slow down. You'd rather be a little late to work than to end up with a face full of potholes, right?”
我努力地专注于刮脖子，下巴和脸颊 。因为太过匆忙，所以在脖子上留下一道切口 。我真讨厌发生这种事 。我知道是我太匆忙了，但我真的要迟到了 。啊，我又刮伤了自己！这次我刮伤了下巴 。“没事，”我对自己说，“放慢速度 。你宁愿晚点去上班，也不愿带上满脸伤口去工作，对吗？”