Hey Pingtung, 屏東好.
I know you like your morning egg roll in the laminated paper box, with the disposable wooden chopsticks in the plastic sleeve. I know you love your morning milk tea in the paper cup, with the plastic lid and the plastic straw. But maybe, just maybe, when you've finished your breakfast, you could refrain from throwing your garbage on the road? Maybe you could find a better place to throw it away? 我知道你早上喜歡用免洗筷吃紙盒裡的蛋餅. 也知道你早上喜歡用吸管喝紙杯裡的奶茶. 可是吃完早餐之後, 可不可以不要把你的垃圾丟在路邊? 可不可以找一個對的地方丟?
What's up Pingtung, 屏東, 最近好嗎?
I know you want to grow more vegetables, and also more fruit. I know you want to make more money, and with hard work (and a bit of luck) you will. But maybe, just maybe leave some of the trees where they are? Maybe don't farm SO deep into the mountains? The trees make the air we breathe, and it's nice to have a few of them around. 我知道你想種更多蔬菜和水果. 也知道你想努力賺錢, 隨著你辛勤的工作與些許的運氣, 你的蔬菜水果都可以賣出去. 但是可不可以在山區多留些樹? 也許不要深入山區開墾? 樹忙著幫我們製造呼吸的空氣, 有它們在我們周遭是滿好的事.
How you doing, Pingtung? 屏東, 你最近如何?
I know you like to load people on the back of your truck on the way to the fields. I know your truck is very fast, and that doing 100 km up the hill to Gueichong seems like a good idea. But did you ever think of what might happen if you hit something on your way up that hill? Did you ever think of what might happen to those people sitting in the back? 我知道你喜歡有人坐在你的卡車後面. 也知道你的卡車可以跑很快, 開時速100公里上去歸崇沒問題. 可是你有沒有想過, 開那麼快如果撞到東西會發生什麼事? 有沒有想過坐在卡車後面的人會怎樣?
Hey there Pingtung, 屏東好.
I know that having your helmet on too long gives you a headache. I know you just got a haircut, or had your hair straightened, and you don't want to mess up your hair by putting on a helmet. But have you ever flown off a scooter at high speed? Have you ever been hit by a car? I have, and let me tell you it can hurt. 我知道安全帽戴太久會頭痛. 我也知道你剛剪髮或是燙頭髮, 所以不要戴安全帽壓壞髮型. 可是你有"雷殘"或是被車撞到的經驗嗎? 我有過. 告訴你, 真的很痛.
Good afternoon Pingtung, 屏東, 午安.
I know that sometimes you're in a hurry, and that sometimes there's nowhere to park. I know you've had a long day, and there are still many things to do. I also know that your kids are crying in the back seat, and your mom's in a hurry to get to the doctor. But maybe next time don't park your car in the middle of the road? Maybe next time find a safer spot to leave it? 我知道你有時候趕時間, 有時候找不到停車位. 我知道你很累, 還有很多事要做. 我也知道你的孩子在後座哭, 你的媽媽要趕到診所看醫生. 但是請你不要把車停在馬路中間好嗎? 下次找一個比較安全的地方停好嗎?
Nice to see you, Pingtung, 屏東, 很高興看到你.
I know it's easier to hold your baby in the front seat of the car. I know you don't want to spend the money on a car seat, and you're a very good driver, so there's nothing to worry about, right? But did you ever think that somewhere there's a mother missing her baby, who once thought the same thing? 我知道你抱孩子坐前座比較方便. 我知道你不想花錢買兒童汽車座椅. 你是個好駕駛, 所以沒有什麼好緊張的, 不是嗎? 可是你有沒有想過, 在某個地方有某個失去寶寶的媽媽, 以前也抱持著這種想法?
I know you often think that other cities and counties are richer, more important, more beautiful or more loved than you are, but I think that for the most part you're good the way you are. And even if you can be richer, more important, more beautiful and more loved, being so starts with little things, things like not littering, not cutting down all the trees, not carrying passengers on truck beds, not riding a scooter without a helmet, not blocking traffic and not holding your baby in the front seat. 我知道你通常覺得外縣市比較有錢, 比較重要, 比較美, 也比較受到大家喜愛, 可是我覺得你已經很好了. 你當然可以比較有錢, 比較重要, 比較美也可以受到更多的喜愛, 可是這要從小事開始, 例如: 勿亂丟垃圾, 保護所有的樹, 沒有人坐在卡車後面, 騎摩托車要戴安全帽, 停車不擋住車道, 還有不抱孩子坐前座.
Just give it a try, Pingtung. See you again tomorrow. 屏東, 你試試看. 明天見.
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