Believe it or not, I don't own an iPod. I know, I know. I'm really behind the times, but I have an excuse. I've been so busy at my work lately, I haven't had time to take a break. So finally yesterday I went shopping for an iPod down at the mall in Santa Monica.
不管你信不信，反正我没有iPod 。我知道，我知道我落伍了，但是我有借口 。最近我工作太忙了，都没时间休息 。所以，昨天我终于去圣特莫妮卡的购物街买了个iPod 。
I walked into the Mac store there and was immediately greeted by a salesperson. He asked, "Can I help you find something?" "No," I said, "just looking." I don't like the feeling of high-pressure salespeople. Anyway, I looked around the store some more, and finally made my way to the iPod section. Then I decided to ask the salesman a question. "Excuse me, can I ask you something?" "Sure," he said. "Go right ahead." "I'm thinking of picking up an iPod, but I'm not sure which one is right for me. What do you recommend?" He replied, "Are you going to be using it for running, jogging, working out, in your car?" "Yes," I said, "all of those, except the running, jogging, and working out." He laughed at my somewhat lame joke. "Okay, well, I recommend you get the iPod Mini to start ." "How much is that?" I asked. "Well, it just went on sale, so I think we can offer you a good price on it." "I'll take one," I said, and we made our way to the cash register. "Will that be credit or debit?" he asked me. "Credit card," I said, as I swiped the card through the reader. I waited, and nothing happened. "Could you swipe that card again? It didn't go through." "Sure," I said, and swiped it again. Finally, the card processed and he handed me the charge slip to sign. "I'm sure you'll be very happy with your purchase." "Oh," I said. "It's not really for me. It's for my wife! "
我走进苹果商店，有个销售人员直接上来跟我打招呼 。“有什么可以帮您的吗？”我说：“不用，我随便看看 。”我不喜欢给我压迫感的销售人员 。总之，我在商店里又转了转，最终准备选择iPod 。然后我决定问销售员一个问题：“不好意思，我能问你点事儿吗？”他说：“当然，问吧 。”“我准备选一个iPod，但是我不确定哪款适合我 。你有什么推荐？”他回答道：“你跑步，散步，外出以及在车里会使用它吗？”我说：“会啊，所有这些除了跑步，散步，外出 。”他听了我蹩脚的笑话笑了笑说：“好吧，我推荐你先用ipodmini 。”我问：“多少钱啊？”他说，“这款刚上市，所以我们能给你个好价钱 。”我说：“我拿一台 。”然后我们去了收银台 。他问我：“你是付现金还是刷卡？”我说：“信用卡 。”我刷了一遍，等了半天，没什么反应 。“你能再刷一遍吗，好像没刷上 。”“当然 。”我说，然后又刷了一遍 。终于刷好了，他递给我发票签名 。“相信您使用产品一定会很高兴的 。”我说：“哦，这其实不是我的，是给我妻子买的 。”