“三百六十行 行行出状元”“Every Trade Has Its Master”

作者:曾铮
用积极、勤奋、热情的态度面对自己的工作,就能带给别人幸福。(fotolia)

用积极、勤奋、热情的态度面对自己的工作,就能带给别人幸福。(fotolia)

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中国有句老话,叫“三百六十行 行行出状元”。近日在美国新泽西的一次亲身经历,让我对这句话有了更深的体会。

那是在2017年5月4日,我开车到新泽西表演艺术中心去看神韵演出,从GPS上看到快要到剧场时,我随意将车驶入附近一个露天停车场。一位工作人员告诉我,把车钥匙留在车里再走人。我照做了,然后走到附近一个餐厅去吃午饭。

吃完饭,时间还早,我想:干脆回到车里休息一会儿。当我在车里休息时,一位很年轻的工作人员走过来,将我的车挪到旁边一座高楼形成的阴影里,说这里更阴凉。他还问我打算何时走,我说我是来看神韵演出的,演出结束大约是四点左右,就那时走。

他停好车就离开了,并叮嘱我说:在车里休息,千万别把车窗关死,否则会太热。我心里十分感动。

看完演出,我走回停车场。之前那名年轻人一见到我就指著一辆车说:“这是你的车,对吗?”

我一看,确实是我的车,只是已经又被挪了一个地方──很靠近停车场出口的地方。我吃惊地问:“这停车场的车有好几百,你怎么记得这就是我的车?”他笑笑说:“我努力地记。”

然后他就领我去角落上的工作间交停车费。交完费后,他毫不犹豫地从墙上密密麻麻的、没有几百也有几十的钥匙串中取下一个递给我,说这就是我的钥匙。

我再次惊呆了,以至于看着手里的钥匙,都不敢确认它到底是不是我的钥匙了。因为我的钥匙就是一把厂家给的单个钥匙,上面没有任何其它辨识度高的个人饰物等东西。

我又问:“你确定这是我的钥匙吗?你这里有这么多钥匙,你怎么记得这把就是我的?”他还是笑着说:“我努力地记。”

我还是不太放心,对他说:“那我去试试吧。如果这把不是我的,我回来找你换。”

我走到车子边,一按钥匙,真的打开了!而且因为车子就在出口,非常容易就开走了!

我到现在还在纳闷:车场里有那么多车,几百部是有了,他怎么记得哪部车是谁的、哪串钥匙是哪部车的、哪辆车又停在哪里的、哪个人又将何时离开???

停车场标牌。car park sign .(曾铮博客)
停车场标牌。car park sign.(曾铮博客)
我的毫无特色的车钥匙。My very ordinary looking car key.(曾铮博客)
我的毫无特色的车钥匙。My very ordinary looking car key.(曾铮博客)

对了,以上这张停车场照片是我第一次离开,要去吃饭时照的,主要怕自己等一会儿忘了车停在哪里了。您可否有过办完事回来忘了自己将车停在哪里,或者虽然记得停车场在哪里,却因为它太大、楼层太多而找不到自己的车子的尴尬经历?

如果有,您一定跟我一样惊异于这名年轻人的本事。人说“三百六十行,行行出状元。”这次真是见识到了!

于我来说,这位在“平凡”的停车场岗位上,能做得如此用心、替顾客考虑得如此周到的小伙子,就是一个化平凡为神奇的典范。如果大家都能像他一样在工作中这么用心,这么善待他人,那我们每个人都一定都能有更多类似的开心而神奇的经历!

There is an old saying in China that “Every trade has its master”. Recently, I had a wonderful personal experience in the US that truly illustrated this ancient Chinese wisdom.

On May 4, 2017, before watching Shen Yun at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), I randomly drove into a public car park near the theater. After stoping my car, I was asked to leave the key inside. Then I walked to a nearby restaurant to have my lunch.

It was still quite early after I had finished lunch; so I walked back to my car to take a rest. While I was inside the car, a staff member, a fairly young man walked over and drove me into the shade of the tall building next to the car park, saying it was cooler there. He also asked me when I intended to leave; and I told him that I was here for the Shen Yun performance and would leave at about 4:00 pm, when the show was over.

Before he left my car, he reminded me to keep my windows open so that the car wouldn’t get too hot inside. I was very much moved by his thoughtfulness.

After the show had finished, I walked back to the car park. As soon as he saw me, the young man who had driven my car before, immediately pointed to the car and said to me, “This is your car, right?

Sure enough, that was my car, only it had been moved to a third spot, which was now very close to the exit. I was astonished by the fact that he had actually managed to remember which car was mine as there were hundreds of different cars in the parking area. I asked him in surprise, “How did you remember that this is my car out of those hundreds of cars in the car park?” He smiled quietly and said, “I try my best.”

Then he led me to the corner of the car park so I could then pay for the parking. After the payment was done, he immediately fetched my key, which was hung on the wall with dozens, if not hundreds, of other keys of all sorts; and handed it to me.

I was again shocked by the fact that he knew exactly which key belonged to me that I started thinking that the key he handed me didn’t quite look like mine. I had not attached any other personal items to the key, so it looked quite similar to any other car key.

So I asked him again, “Are you sure this is my key? How do you remember that this one is mine when there are so many keys?” He smiled and once again said, “I try my best.”

Still not quite sure, I said to him, “Well, I will try it. If it isn’t mine, I will come back to you.”

I walked to my car, and opened it with the key! And it was so easy to drive away as the car was just next the exit!

I am still wondering as to how that young man had managed to remember which car was whose; which key belonged to which car, which car was parked where, and who was going to leave when?

By the way, I took the above photo of the car parking sign before I left the car park for lunch, in case I couldn’t find it afterwards. Have you ever experienced panic when you couldn’t find where you had parked your car, or when you did find the car park, but just couldn’t locate your car as the parking area was just too big and had too many different levels? If you have, you must be as amazed as I was by this young man attending this car park. For me, he is definitely the master of his trade!

If each of us could put as much heart into what this young man is doing in his work, and be as kind and thoughtful, how many more inspiring experiences we could have within our daily lives!

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