One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview, made the last decision.
The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.
The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” the youth answered “none”. The director asked, “Was it your father who paid for your school fees?” The youth answered, “My father passed away when I was one year old, It was my mother who paid for my school fees.” The director asked, “Where did your mother work?” The youth answered, “My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”
The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect. The director asked, “Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?” The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.” The director said, “I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.”
The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.
The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.
This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.
After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother. That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.
Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office. The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”The youth answered, “I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes.”
The Director asked, “please tell me your feelings.” The youth said, “Number1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not be the successful me today. Number2, by working together and helping my mother, only now I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.Number3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.”
The director said, “This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.”
One young person，who was well educated, went to apply for a manager in a big company. The director did the final 36 .
He discovered the youth was 37 and felt satisfied. Then the director asked who paid for his school fees. The youth answered, “My mother did it. She worked as clothes 38 . “
The director requested the youth to 39 his hands. So the youth did. They were smooth. The director asked, “Have you ever 40 your mother wash the clothes before?” The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to 41 .
“Go and clean your mother’s 42 when you go back today, and then 43 me tomorrow morning.” The director said 44 .
The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he 45 requested his mother to let him clean her hands. However, his tears fell 46 he cleaned his mother’s hands. It was the first time he had 47 that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled(布满皱纹的). After that, the youth didn’t say a word and washed all the remaining clothes for his mother 48 . That night, Mother and Son 49 for a very long time，longer than any talk before.
The next 50 , the youth went to the director’s office. The director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: “Please tell me how you 51 about helping your mother.” The youth said, ” Number One, I know now what 52 is. Without my mother, I wouldn’t be successful today. Number Two, by helping my mother, I now realize how 53 it is to get something done. Number Three, I’ve come to realize the 54 of family relationship.
The director said, “You are 55 .This is what I’m looking for to be my manager. ”
36. A. election B. test C. interview D. competition
37. A. strong B. excellent C. humorous D. cute
38. A. maker B. cleaner C. mender D. seller
39. A. wash B. hide C. show D. dry
40. A. found B. let C. helped D. watched
41. A. study B. ignore C. work D. rest
42. A. clothes B. hands C. feet D. shoes
43. A. see B. move C. recognize D. answer
44. A. on purpose B. in patience C. by chance D. at last
45. A. carefully B. nervously C. happily D. shyly
46. A. after B. until C. because D. as
47. A. believed B. sensed C. noticed D. expected
48. A. quietly B. sadly C. excitedly D. angrily
49. A. thought B. slept C. sat D. talked
50. A. morning B. noon C. afternoon D. evening
51. A. worried B. felt C. brought D. spoke
52. A. courage B. appreciation C. success D. family
53. A. important B. difficult C. different D. impossible
54. A. value B. secret C. type D. change
55. A. educated B. respected C. trusted D. hired
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