In this episode, we'll explore the bustling markets of Beijing and the valuable lesson Zhang Wei learns about respect and finding his place in the city's vibrant atmosphere.
En: In the bustling metropolis of Beijing, ivory tower-like skyscrapers, star-like neon lights, and dense crowds intertwine, forming a picture of prosperity and noise.
En: In one corner of this picture, a man named Zhang Wei, carrying a shoulder bag, finds himself in a market, accidentally stumbling into a storm.
En: Zhang Wei, a laid-back northerner, has a simple and direct personality, with no method in his speech and actions.
En: However, the unevenly displayed goods and the dazzling price tags make him wander between the bustling markets like a dizzy ant in a sugar jar.
En: A grumpy old vendor, with wrinkles engraved on his face like an old street map, and a pair of bright and sharp glasses, flickers with a cold light.
En: This vendor's forehead is covered in a tuft of white hair, looking indeed a bit irritable.
En: Zhang Wei speaks directly, "Boss, can you give me a discount on this?"
En: The old vendor's brow furrows, showing displeasure, but still asks, "How much of a discount do you want?"
En: Without thinking, Zhang Wei blurts out, "Half off!" As soon as these words are spoken, the entire market seems to freeze, waiting for the storm to come.
En: The old vendor's face instantly turns black, he glares at Zhang Wei and loudly scolds, "Do you think this market is your house? Why should I give such a big discount? Go play somewhere else!"
En: Embarrassment fills Zhang Wei's face in an instant. He didn't want to haggle for a lower price, he just wanted to blend in with the rhythm of this bustling market. He immediately apologizes repeatedly and moves on to another stall.
En: However, in the days that followed, Zhang Wei no longer bargained so casually, respecting the rules of the market and understanding how to be kind to others.
En: This storm may seem like a small matter, but it made Zhang Wei realize that in this metropolis, everyone has their own lives and everyone deserves respect.
En: The bustling market is ever-changing, and Zhang Wei learns a valuable lesson: only by respecting others can he find his own place in this prosperous city.