Student Walks 32 Kilometers to New Job
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How far would you go to make a good impression at a new job?
A college student in Alabama walked 32 kilometers in the dark to get to his new job.
The story begins with Walter Carr's car breaking down the night before starting a new job at Bellhops, a furniture moving company.
Carr was unable to find a ride. So, he figured out how long it would take to walk from his house to the job in Pelham -- 32 kilometers away. He left at midnight so that he could make it the customer's house by 8:00 am the next morning.
Pelham police saw him walking along a highway at 4:00 am. So, they stopped to see if he needed help. After hearing his story, they took him to a restaurant for breakfast and then to a church where he could safely wait until 8:00 am.
The police then took Carr to the home of customer Jenny Lamey. Lamey said that even though Carr had just walked the entire night, he refused her offer to rest. He just wanted to start working. While he worked, he talked with the customer, telling her how much he liked her kitchen.
Reporter Carol Robinson of the Birmingham News wrote that Carr also shared another story with his customer. He told Lamey that he and his mother moved from New Orleans, Louisiana to Birmingham, Alabama after losing their home in Hurricane Katrina. Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly hurricane that hit the Gulf Coast of the U.S. in 2005.
Jenny Lamey later wrote this on Facebook: "I just can't tell you how touched I was by Walter and his journey. He is humble and kind and cheerful and he has big dreams! He is hardworking and tough."
She then started a GoFundMe page to help Walter with money to get his car fixed. When the CEO of Bellhops, Luke Marklin, learned of Carr's story, he drove from Tennessee to Alabama to give Walter his own 2014 Ford Escape.
Walter Carr's story touched many others around the United States. Within a few days, people gave over $73,000 to his GoFundMe page.
Carr has decided to give a part of the donations to the Birmingham Education Foundation. And he has received more offers for jobs and scholarships for schools.
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1.begins with 以...开始
A thousand-li journey begins with the first step.
2.figured out 计算；指出
Haven't you figured out what he meant yet?
3.walking along 沿着...走
Now and again I saw him walking along broadway.
4.even though 即使
Even though I'm quite a reserved person, I like meeting people.
5.The story begins with Walter Carr's car breaking down the night before starting a new job at Bellhops, a furniture moving company.
breaking down 损坏；分解
He's scared stiff of the relationship breaking down.
My car is useless, it is always breaking down.
6.How far would you go to make a good impression at a new job?
make a good impression 留下好印象
If you want to make a good impression, it is best to avoid these habits.
You'd better make a good impression.
卡尔搭不到顺风车。于是，他计算了从家步行至公司所在地佩勒姆市的距离——32公里 。他午夜出发，以便次日早上8点前赶到顾客家中 。
凌晨4点，佩勒姆警察发现了沿着高速公路步行的卡尔。于是，他们停下来问他是否需要帮助 。听完他的经历后，警察带他到一家餐馆吃早餐，然后将他送至一家教堂，让他安全地呆到早上8点 。
随后，警察又将卡尔送到顾客珍妮·莱米（Jenny Lamey）家中。莱米说，虽然卡尔连夜赶路，但还是拒绝了莱米让他休息的建议 。他只想立刻开始工作 。他一边工作，一边与莱米闲聊，并表示十分喜欢她家的厨房 。
《伯明翰新闻》的记者卡罗尔·罗宾逊（Carol Robinson）写道：卡尔还与顾客分享了另一段经历。他告诉莱米，他和母亲因飓风“卡特里娜”失去了家园，之后他们从路易斯安那州的新奥尔良搬到阿拉巴马州的伯明翰 。“卡特里娜”是2005年袭击美国墨西哥湾的一场极具破坏性的致命飓风 。
然后，她在GoFundMe建立了一个网页帮助沃尔特筹钱修车。Bellhops公司的首席执行官卢克·马克林（Luke Marklin）得知卡尔的事迹后，他驱车从田纳西州赶往阿拉巴马，将自己2014款福特翼虎送予这名员工 。