I worked in a restaurant. One night a woman came in with three small children. As a 1 , I could usually tell who is going to tip well and who isn’t going to tip at all. I 2 got the latter vibe (气息) from her.
She asked about the 3 of everything on the menu, but she ordered 4 water to drink. She wasn’t 5 appetizers (开胃饮料). At one point her daughter asked her very politely: “Mom, can I have 6 ?” The woman pulled out her coin purse and 7 her change before saying yes. Then I was 8 that I wouldn’t get a tip, but they were very nice and pleasant to 9 so I didn’t even think twice about it. At the end of the meal, she paid 10 in coins.
When I went back to clear the table, to my 11 , there were a lot of quarters left for me. They amounted to $ 8, or about 25% of the 12 . Here was a woman who had to count her money before 13 her daughter a milk because she wanted to 14 she still had enough to tip me.
Was it the largest tip I ever got? No, but it’s the only one I 55 after all these years.This story 16 us that the very best aspects of human nature can shine through in even the most 17 of everyday situations. The first 18 may be powerful, but it’s important to let others show their true nature rather than making a snap (仓促的) 19 about them. As a matter of fact, generosity is a valuable virtue, whether you 20 to be rich, poor, or somewhere in between.
1.A.manager B.director C.waiter D.cashier
2.A.certainly B.gradually C.suddenly D.calmly
3.A.material B.price C.taste D.color
4.A.even B.much C.also D.only
5.A.concerned about B.excited at C.interested in D.ready for
6.A.juice B.soda C.milk D.cocoa
7.A.counted up B.used up C.stared at D.played with
8.A.worried B.sure C.disappointed D.annoyed
9.A.please B.face C.serve D.recognize
10.A.largely B.partly C.mostly D.entirely
11.A.surprise B.happiness C.amusement D.request
12.A.dish B.meal C.amount D.menu
13.A.ordering B.bringing C.passing D.preparing
14.A.make up B.make use of C.make sure D.make sense
15.A.understand B.remember C.require D.save
16.A.record B.refer C.recalls D.reminds
17.A.normal B.ordinary C.important D.unusual
18.A.impression B.thought C.recognition D.expression
19.A.choice B.comparison C.analysis D.decision
20.A.try B.desire C.fail D.happen