第304期:每个人都有不走运的时候,来听"特殊的911来电"

发表时间:2018-05-17内容来源:VOA英语学习网

虽然我们大多数人都很幸运,但是不得不承认的是,在这个世界上,暴力侵害却是屡见不鲜的。不管是家暴还是来自他人的暴力威胁,我们一定要学会保护好自己,远离伤害。今天这个故事(摘自BuzzFeed) 我们就会看到,当一个女孩遇到来自于男友的暴力威胁时,她是如何巧妙的求助的。我们需要先来学习几个单词:

prank n.恶作剧; 开玩笑;

pepperoni n.意大利辣香肠;

dispatch vt.派遣,调度; (迅速地) 发出; 迅速处理;

multiple adj.多重的; 多个的; 复杂的; 多功能的;

previous adj.以前的; 先前的; 过早的; (时间上) 稍前的

domestic violence n. 家庭暴力;

I had a call that started out pretty dumb, but was actually pretty serious:

"911, where is you emergency?"

"123 Main St."

"Ok, what's going on there?"

"I'd like to order a pizza for delivery." (oh great, another prank call).

"Ma'am, you've reached 911"

"Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?"

"Ummm…. I'm sorry, you know you've called 911 right?"

"Yeah, do you know how long it will be?"

"Ok, Ma'am, is everything ok over there? do you have an emergency?"

"Yes, I do."

"..And you can't talk about it because there's someone in the room with you?" (moment of realization)

"Yes, that's correct. Do you know how long it will be?"

"I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?"

"Nope."

"Can you stay on the phone with me?"

"Nope. See you soon, thanks"

As we dispatch the call, I check the history at the address, and see there are multiple previous domestic violence calls. The officer arrives and finds a couple, female was kind of banged up, and the boyfriend was drunk. Officer arrests him after she explains that the boyfriend had been beating her for a while. I thought she was pretty clever to use that trick. Definitely one of the most memorable calls.

我接到一个非常愚蠢的电话,但实际上很严肃:

“911,请问哪里发生了紧急情况?”

“123大道”

“好的,那里发生什么事了?”

“我想点一个外卖披萨。”(噢,太好了,又是恶作剧电话)。

“女士,你打的是911”

“是的,我知道。我可以点个一半是意大利辣味香肠,一半蘑菇辣椒的吗?”

“嗯…对不起,你知道你打了911,对吗?

“是的,你知道多久能做好吗?”

“好的,夫人,那边一切都好吗?你有紧急情况吗?”

“是的。”

“而且你不能说,因为房间里有人和你在一起?”(那刻我终于意识到了)

“是的,没错。你知道多久能做好吗?”

“我有一名警官离你的位置大约一英里。你家里有武器吗?”

“不。”

“你能和我一起打电话吗?”

“不。待会见,谢谢

在我们拨打电话时,我查看了通话历史的地址,发现之前有很多因为家暴打来的电话。警官到达后,发现一对夫妇,女的有些撞伤,而她的男朋友喝醉了。在她解释道她男友已经殴打她一段时间后,警官逮捕了他。我认为她用那一招很聪明。绝对是最难忘的电话之一。

故事听完了,这个女孩用怎样的方式进行报警的呢?你有听懂吗?其实我想说的是,既然这个男友多次进行家暴,为什么不直接分手?纵然这个报警电话打的精彩绝伦,但是要从源头上保护自己,鼓起勇气离开他不就行了吗?

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