2014.08.24 【英译中】 The Beginning of Everything Chapter 5 (2)

发表于:2014-08-24 22:19 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

My parents quietly discussed what to do about the neighbor’s tree branches that hung over into our backyard, and then the phone in my father’s office rang. The call went to voice mail, the familiar notes riffing through his answering machine. Dad dashed for the phone.

在我爸妈小声地讨论怎处理邻居家的树枝伸进了我们家的后院这件事儿的时候,老爸办公室的电话响了。电话直接转到了语音信箱,熟悉的声音从他的答录机里传来。老爸冲向了电话。

“Stop calling, you little bastard,” he roared.

“不要再打过来了,你这个小混蛋。”他怒喊道。

Mom pursed her lips and ate another mouthful of quinoa, but I really died laughing. When my father had his office line installed, he must’ve pissed off the telephone company, because they gave him a real gem of a number. Do you remember the first time you figured out that you could play “Mary had a little lamb” by dialing a certain combination of tones on the keypad? That combination just so happens to ring my father’s home office.

老妈撅起嘴来,又吃了满嘴的藜麦,但我真的笑惨了。我老爸安装电话时,他肯定是惹恼了电话公司。因为他们给了老爸一个“宝石”级别的号码。 你还记不记得第一次你发现可以通过拨打电话上不同键盘音的某种组合,来玩那个叫“玛丽有只小羊羔”的游戏?这个组合碰巧就是我老爸的家庭办公室的号码。

There’s usually a completely clueless kid on the line punching away at the keypad, unaware he’s even made a call. It drives my father nuts, but he’s convinced it would be too much of a hassle to have the number changed.

通常在电话的那端,有个不知道状况的小孩在敲打着电话的键盘,他甚至不知道他在打电话。但对于这件事,我老爸简直都快疯啦,可以他却坚持说更换电话号码会太麻烦。

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