pretend-to-be-busy tribe 装忙族
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“不说了,我忒忙”,这是电影《夜店》里高警官的口头禅,身边,更多的白领们也将这句话挂在嘴边,不管是真忙还是假忙,彼此一见面,开口就叹“最近特别忙”。由此便催生了这样一个新的群族“装忙族”。

They are invariably1 white-collar workers. Instead of "hello", they greet each other with "are you busy lately?" Their answers always indicate they are too busy. Their desks are forever stacked with piles of documents. And they can hardly turn away from the computer screen any time of the day.

他们都是白领。他们见面的问候语不是“你好”而是“最近忙吗?”而得到的回答往往都显示他们实在太忙了。他们的办公桌永远都堆满了文件,他们的眼睛整天都盯着电脑屏幕,一刻都不离开。

It looks as if they are workaholics. Only that they are not. They just pretend to be. They are called the pretend-to-be-busy tribe2.

看上去他们好像都是工作狂。实际上却不是,他们只是假装而已。他们被称为“装忙族”。

Oftentimes, their pile-up documents are just papers which should have been thrown into the waste basket a long time ago. The computer screen? The most common trick is to paste a novel into a work-related word document. In fact, there are many more tricks that you did not know.

通常情况下,他们桌上成堆的文件只是一些早该被扔进废纸篓的东西。一刻不离电脑屏幕?最常见的把戏就是把正在看的小说粘贴到一个工作文档里。事实上,还有很多你还不知道的类似招数呢。

Why do they do this? The monotony of nine-to-five, the fear of losing face if the other colleagues appear busy, and the experience that hard work has not been recognized...Forget all these far-fetched excuses. They just want to goof3 off.

他们为什么要这样装忙呢?朝九晚五的生活太枯燥,害怕在其他同事面前丢脸,或者之前的辛苦未得到肯定,等等。这些理由都太过牵强了,其实,他们只是不想那么卖力工作罢了。



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1 invariably zqIzNE     
adv.不变地,始终如一地,总是
参考例句:
  • A unity invariably tends to break up into different parts.统一体总要分解为不同部分的。
  • We always invariably support him.我们一直始终不变地支持他。
2 tribe XJ2zS     
n.部落,种族,一伙人
参考例句:
  • This is a subject tribe.这是个受他人统治的部落。
  • Many of the tribe's customs and rituals are as old as the hills.这部落的许多风俗、仪式都极其古老。
3 goof 1euzg     
v.弄糟;闲混;n.呆瓜
参考例句:
  • We goofed last week at the end of our interview with singer Annie Ross.上周我们采访歌手安妮·罗斯,结果到快结束时犯了个愚蠢的错误。
  • You will never be good students so long as you goof around.如果你们成天游手好闲,就永远也成不了好学生。
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