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週一, 29 十月 2012 20:49

在家靠父母,出外靠朋友

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最近好多人都重感冒,住在同一棟樓的鄰居Maria也感冒了,嚴重到不能出門。她面容憔悴、病厭厭(She was sick as a dog.) 地來敲門,說如果我要去買菜的話,順便幫她買點東西。她一直說著抱歉,不好意思來打擾我,可是她在維多利亞沒有人可以求助,所以只好來找我。我雖然昨天才去買完菜,本著“在家靠父母,出外靠朋友”的心情,我二話不說,就答應要去幫她採購。她也很信任我,把自己的銀行現今卡和密碼都給了我。

 

忙完了家人的早餐之後,我幫Maria煮了一杯蜂蜜生薑檸檬茶。老公逗笑著說:『媽媽美滿on the job!』我的好老公,也是自告奮勇地開著車,載著我去幫Maria採購她需要的用品。

 

常常有人對著我說:『You are so nice!』也有人問我說:『你為什麼對人這麼好?』我總是覺得幫助別人,讓別人快樂,自己更快樂。人與人之間是有緣才會相逢,才會認識做朋友。而且我們都像過客一樣,相逢可能就這麼一次。這樣一次的相逢,只要有機會分享,把快樂帶給他人,我為什麼要對別人吝嗇呢?誠如Stephen Grellet所說: 『I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.

 

還好我的老公不介意我這麼雞婆。可是這也說明了我為什麼一直很忙,整天忙東忙西的,可是卻也好像什麼事情都沒做L還好我每天過的日子還算快快樂樂地。如果我因為對別人好,而讓自己過得更快樂,Why not?

 

Sick這個字除了有我們很熟悉的生病的意思之外,還有幾個很常用的用法。(資料來自韋氏網路字典)

1 : affected with a disease or illness : ill
▪ He is at home sick in bed.

▪ She is sick with the flu.

▪ I'm too sick to go to work.

▪ The medicine just made me sicker.

▪ The sickest patients are in intensive care.

▪ My poor rosebush looks sick.

▪ (US) I hardly ever get sick.

▪ (US) She has been out sick all week. = (Brit) She has been off sick all week. [=she has not been at work all week because she is sick]

▪ (正式用法) Dozens of workers fell sick [=became ill] from exposure to the fumes.

▪ (非正式用法) He was (as) sick as a dog. [=he was very sick]

 有時候也可以借用sick來描寫其他的狀況▪ a sick economy (money losing economy)

 

2.用在名詞前面:of or relating to people who are ill 與生病的人有關的
▪ She has been on the sick list all week.

▪ The hospital's sick ward is full during flu season.

 

3 非正式用法,不跟名詞連用:因為發生頻繁、太多的關係而對某事感到厭惡,後面+of ▪ He was sick of her lies.

▪ I'm getting sick of this cold weather.

▪ I'm sick of pizza—I had it three times this week already.

▪ What are you most sick of?

▪ I'm sick and tired of hearing you two argue. = I'm sick to death of hearing you two argue.


b : very disgusted or angry 非常噁心或是憤怒
▪ The way they treat people makes me sick.

 

4 : 在心智上不健全
▪ I know it sounds sick, but I like reading about murders.

▪ He has a sick [=perverted] mind.

▪ sick [=morbid, disturbing] thoughts

 

5 : relating to very unpleasant or offensive things 與讓人很不高興的,觸怒他人之事相關的
▪ sick jokes/humor

 

6 a : very unpleasant
▪ I had a sick feeling that we were hopelessly lost.


b : powerfully affected by a strong and unpleasant emotion 震撼性地被不愉快的強烈感覺所影響,通常後面+ with

▪ She was sick with shame/fear/longing/guilt.

 ▪ We have been sick with worry about her. = We've been worried sick [=very worried] about her.

 

be sick : to vomit 嘔吐
▪ I was sick [=vomited, threw up] several times.

▪ The last time I ate oysters, I was violently sick. [=I vomited a lot]

▪ Stop the car—I'm going to be sick. [=I'm going to throw up]

 

call/phone in sick

◊If you call/phone in sick, you make a phone call to your place of work to say you will not be working that day because you are sick.
▪ Two of the waiters called in sick, so we're very short-staffed.

 

feel sick

1 US : to feel ill
▪ I was feeling sick, so I went home early.

 

2 : to feel like you will vomit
▪ After eating a whole plate of cookies, I felt sick.

 

3 US : to feel very upset
▪ I feel sick about what happened.

 

sick to your stomach

1 US : caused to vomit
▪ I was sick to my stomach [=I vomited] last night. : feeling like you are going to vomit

▪ When I had the flu, just the thought of eating made me sick to my stomach. [=nauseous]

2 : feeling very disgusted or angry
▪ The way they treat people makes me sick to my stomach.

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