英语新闻】[资讯][运动][娱乐][生活][文教][经济][科技][时事]【英语考试】[专四][专八][大三][大四][大六][MBA][自考][公共][高考][中考][职称][初中][高中][笔译][金融][阅读]
留学英语】[GRE][GMAT][LSAT][PETS][TOEIC][出国考试]【TEM英语】[TEM介绍][TEM4指导][TEM4试题][TEM8指导][TEM8试题]
CET英语】[动态][技巧][真题][模拟题][语法][听力][口语][写作][翻译][阅读][词汇]【BEC英语】[动态][介绍][指导][试题][口语][初级][中级][高级][经验]
TOEFL托福】[动态][介绍][指导][真题][模拟题][技巧][词汇]【IELTS雅思】[技巧][模拟题][真题][听力][写作][阅读][词汇][口语][介绍][动态]
英语作文】[小学][初中][高中][大学][四级][六级][考研][指导][中考][高考]【英语故事】[双语][民间][情感][童话][寓言][幽默][传记]
英语笑话】[双语][司法][愚人][成人][儿童][动物][宗教][女性]【娱乐英语】[星座][时尚][英语][影视][幽默][名言][赠言][历史][脑筋][轻松][万花筒][异域][文库]
行业英语】[财会][商贸][外贸][运输][医务][传媒][电信][工程][公务员][法律][政治][技术][其他]【英语学习】[新概念][小笨霖][大学][洋话][疯狂][美国][专题][杂谈][方法][品牌]
生活英语】[旅游][日常][电话][购物][酒店][实用][市民]【工作英语】[简历][求职][商务][办公][会议]【奥运英语】[奥运][体育][术语][人物][运动][奥运知识][体坛][资讯]
法律英语】[涉外][案例][术语][法律]【英语口语】[名人][总统][情景][教程][听力技巧][口语技巧][音标][英语口语][俚语]
英文阅读】[心灵][散文][诗词][原版][文学][短文][少儿][初级][高级][文摘][科普][小说][技巧][双语]【写作翻译】[书信][发表][欣赏][贴士][点滴][写作][写作技巧][日常写作]
词汇语法】[专业词汇][特色词汇][马虎词汇][英语语法][语法技巧][词汇技巧][词海拾贝][分类词汇][新闻热词][日积月累]
您现在的位置: 3edu教育网 >> 英语角 >> 英语故事 >> 英语情感故事 >> 正文    3edu教育网,教育第三方,完全免费,天天更新!

Park's Hardware

分类:英语情感故事   更新:2016/7/11   来源:本站原创

    The rumor1 proved all too bitterly true: Park's Hardware, a downtown institution of Orono, Maine, since 1898, would be closing.

    Word spread quickly. Locals cajoled, cross-examined, and pleaded with Lin, the owner of the store, to no avail. Running a small, local, family-owned hardware business was no longer a profit maker2. The town's affection for Park's Hardware was just not enough to allow it to prevail against the giant warehouse3 stores that loomed4, discount-laden, down the road in Bangor.

    I was one member of the milling masses that began to filter through Park's as, day by day, the wax lettering on the front window changed from "20% OFF EVERYTHING" to "30%," "40%," and on and on, like the death of a thousand cuts until the only things left were the light sockets5 and doorknobs.

    It's a difficult thing to see a hardware store go. A hardware store is special because it sells the things that allow us to indulge our tinkering habits, can-do-it-ness, and creativity, and in the process improve our immediate6 surroundings to suit our tastes. There are few things more satisfying than a new coat of paint on a weary wall, or a new lock set requiring only the knowledge of how to spin a screwdriver7. From such a small investment of cash and time, a hardware store affords one a wholesale8 return of satisfaction.

    The cynic might argue that one can accomplish the same end by shopping at the big-box warehouses9 whose footprints are measured not in square feet, but acres. Well, maybe sometimes, but certainly not always. And the likelihood of feeling forsaken10 in such a wasteland is high.

    I recall the time I was rummaging11 in one of the aisles12 of a Bangor hardware fortress13 for a wireless14 door chime that Park's didn't carry. I found the thing, but didn't understand the following gloss15 on the package: "Red light in

[1] [2] 下一页

  • 上一篇英语:
  • 下一篇英语: 没有了
  • 查看本站更多关于英语情感故事的文章
  • | 设为首页 | 加入收藏 | 联系我们 | 版权申明 | 隐私策略 | 关于我们 | 手机3edu | 返回顶部 |