新加坡暖心版《麦琪的礼物》:当她收到iPhone 12之后……

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最近,新加坡一对情侣带来了一个像《麦琪的礼物》那样暖心的故事。
《麦琪的礼物》是欧·亨利的短篇小说,讲述了一对普通美国夫妻的故事。

为了准备给对方的圣诞礼物,女主德拉卖掉了自己一头美丽的秀发,男主吉姆卖掉了祖传三代的金表。
 
圣诞节那一天,德拉收到了一个玳瑁做的镶了宝石的梳子,而吉姆收到了一条白金表链。
 
两个人都竭尽全力为对方舍弃了最宝贵的东西,可是换来的礼物却毫无用处了。
新加坡暖心版《麦琪的礼物》:当她收到iPhone 12之后……
(麦琪的礼物插图。图源:Medium)
 
新加坡这对情侣的故事,同样带着心酸与感动。

女生是国大学生,男生刚刚步入职场。
 
男生工作一整年为女生买了一部iPhone 12手机作为生日礼物,而收到礼物的女生却开心不起来……
 

女生在“国大悄悄话”脸书主页上这样写到:

 以下是原文翻译:

今天,我收到了一个非常昂贵的礼物,是我男朋友送的一部iPhone。说实话,收到礼物的时候,我的心都沉下来了。这是他第一次送给我生日礼物。过去几年生日,我一直跟他说我不要任何生日礼物,跟我写一张生日卡片就够了。所以他也总是会给写我生日卡片。

 

我一直用的都是一个旧的安卓手机,有一次随便提了一下iPhone还不错。是的我确实觉得iPhone不错也希望有一部自己的iPhone,但是说实话当我收到iPhone的时候,我感到很懊恼。我从来没想过他会送给我一个礼物,我也真的很惊讶自己不感到开心。

 

我很心痛自己的生日礼物用的是他辛苦赚来的钱。他过去一年自从毕业后一直工作很辛苦,长时间工作几乎没有休息。我更希望他自己把这笔钱存起来或者跟自己买点什么东西。

 

一开始我想跟他说我有一点懊恼他浪费了这么多钱。但是我突然意识到他这么做就像我也会给我的爸妈买礼物。每一次我给爸妈买礼物,他们都会生气,就算那个礼物是他们喜欢的。

我跟父母买礼物的时候从来没有想那么多,我只是试图让他们开心,但是他们却总是责备我浪费钱。

 

我父母对我的爱是那么纯粹、那么无条件。他们宁愿我自己把钱存起来花在自己身上,而不是跟他们买礼物。

 

就像我试图通过跟爸妈买礼物让他们开心,我的男朋友也是想买这个手机让我开心。他自己仍在在用一个旧电话,但是却愿意把辛苦挣来的钱花在我身上,而不是跟自己换个新手机。

 

成长路上,我经常看到我的长姐开心地炫耀自己男朋友送的名牌包和手机。我总以为每个女生在收到男朋友昂贵礼物之后都会感到开心。但是现在我意识到,当你爱一个人的时候,你不会因为收到来自他们的昂贵礼物而开心,因为你宁愿他们把钱花在自己身上。

(由新加坡眼翻译)

下面附上女生原文。

Today, I received a very expensive birthdaygift, which is an iphone gifted by my bf. Honestly, when I saw the phone, myheart sunk.
 
This is the first time he has gotten me abirthday present. For the past few years together, I have always told him thatI do not want any birthday present. I would always ask for a birthday cardinstead. So, he would always give me a birthday card for all my birthdays.
 
All along I have been using an old androidphone and I have casually mentioned that I think iphone is nice. Yes I do thinkthat iphone is nice and I would love to own an iphone but honestly I felt veryupset when I received the iphone. I have never expected that he would get me apresent and I’m really surprised that I don’t feel happy at all.
 
It really pains me to know that my birthdaygift is bought using his hard earned money. He has been working so hard for thepast year since graduating, all the long working hours with very little rest. Iwould rather he save up that money for himself or buy himself something niceinstead.
 
Initially I wanted to tell him that I amvery upset that he wasted so much money. But I suddenly realise that he wasbehaving just like me because I would also occasionally buy gifts for myparents. But every single time I bought a gift for my parents, they would getangry at me for buying them a gift, even if it was a gift that they like.
 
I have never given much thought when buyinggifts for my parents. I was just trying to make them happy but they wouldalways scold me for wasting money.
 
My parents’ love for me is so pure andunconditional. They would rather I spend my money on myself instead of buyinggifts for them.
 
Just like how I tried to make my parentshappy by buying them gifts, my bf was just trying to make me happy by giftingme the phone. He’s still using an old phone and he rarely buys anything forhimself but he rather spend his hard earned money on me instead of getting anew phone for himself.
 
Growing up, I have frequently seen my oldersister happily showing off the branded bags and the mobile phones that her bfbought for her. I have always thought that every girl would be happy to receiveexpensive gifts from their boyfriend. But now I realised… when you lovesomeone, you won’t feel happy when you receive an expensive gift from thembecause you would rather they had spent that money on themselves.
(原文来自NUSWhispers脸书主页)
这条帖子一发出,很快就收到了许多网友的点赞和评论。
 
“啊,你太善良了,你的男朋友真的很幸运。祝福你们。”

新加坡暖心版《麦琪的礼物》:当她收到iPhone 12之后……

“感谢他的最好的方式就是用好他送的礼物,珍惜它。也许可以存钱在他的下一个生日买给他一个他真的想要的东西。

新加坡暖心版《麦琪的礼物》:当她收到iPhone 12之后……

“一读到就觉得特别积极…真的感激那些把别人放在自己之前的人…我也希望自己的另一半能经常这么做。

新加坡暖心版《麦琪的礼物》:当她收到iPhone 12之后……

你对这个故事有什么看法呢?如果是你收到iPhone 12会开心吗?

 

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