不幸之中的万幸 Bụ̀xìng zhīzhōng de wànxìng
In the vegetable market, the stand belonging to Zhang Zhengcai is completely deserted and covered with dust, and whenever his wife, Gui Qingmei, sees the place from a distance, she bursts into tears and is overwhelmed with grief to the point of fainting; all that is left now of this close family of three are a tearful mother and son, and this suffering has come about because of a car accident.
Càishìchǎng lǐ, yuánběn shǔyú Zhāng Zhèngcái de tānwèi xiànzài kōngkōngdàngdàng, bùmǎnle huīchén, tā de àiren Guī Qìngméi zhǐyào yuǎnyuǎn kàndào zhège wèizhi jiù kūháo bùyǐ, bēishāng de jǐ jìn hūnjué, wēnxīn de sān kǒu zhī jiā rújīn zhǐ shèngxia měitiān yǐlèixǐmiàn de mụ̌-zǐ liǎ, zhèxiē kǔnàn dōu yuán yú yī chǎng yìwài chēhuò.
[Photo: "So many people helped to keep the sky from falling on my family"
那么多人帮我 家里的天没塌 Nàme duō rén bāng wǒ jiā lǐ de tiān méi tā]
Zhang Zhengcai was from Cangzhou, a few years ago he was laid off, and in order to support his family he opened a vegetable stand in the market, and the money he earned was enough for his family to live on; he got to see his son admitted to university, and he and his wife felt that life was filled with hope. No one expected that when Zhang Zhengcai left home to buy goods early in the morning on September 11, 2011, he would not return.
Zhāng Zhèngcái shì Cāngzhōu rén, qián jǐ nián xiale gǎng, wèile wéichí shēngjì tā zài càishìchǎng lǐ zuòqǐle mài cài de shēngyi, zhèng de qián gāng gòu yījiā sān kǒu de wēnbǎo, yǎnkànzhe 18 suì de érzi kǎoshangle dàxué, fūqī liǎ yě juéde shēnghuó yǒule pàntou. Sheí xiǎngdào, 2011 nián 9 yuè 11 rì qīngchén, Zhāng Zhèngcái chūmén jìnhuò, què zài yě méiyǒu huílai.
In tears, Zhang Zhengcai's elder sister said that a friend who sells vegetables with her told her that something had happened to her younger brother, and urged her to hurry to the hospital, but no matter what she asked, her friend refused to say more. "I knew it was bad, but I never expected my brother to die like this!" She recalled that on the day of the incident, it was like a bolt out of the blue, she could not believe her brother had died that way.
Zhāng Zhèngcái de jiějie kūzhe shuō, tóng zài yī gè shìchǎng mài cài de péngyou gàosu tā dìdi chūshì le, ràng tā gạ̌njǐn qù yīyuàn, dànshì zài zěnme wèn, duìfāng yě bù kěn duō shuō le. “Wǒ jiù zhīdao bù hǎo, dàn zěnme yě xiǎngbudào, dìdi jiù zhème méile!” Huíyì qǐ chūshì dàngtiān de qíngkuàng, jiějie biǎoshì jiù xiàng shì qíngtiānpīlì, tā wúfǎ xiāngxìn dìdi jiù zhèyàng líkāile rénshì.
The accident happened beneath Ya'an Bridge; the scene was chaotic, Zhang Zhengcai's minivan had already burned beyond recognition, all kinds of vegetables from inside the car were scattered on the ground, "You can just imagine what the person looked like from what the car looked like." Gui Qingmei could hardly endure it, her eyes were red and swollen from crying, the main support for the family was gone in the blink of an eye, she and her son could hardly carry on with daily life, and tuition for the university quickly became a problem.
Chūshì de dìdiǎn zài Yǎ'ān qiáo xià, xiànchǎng yǐ shì yī piàn lángjí, Zhāng Zhèngcái de miànbāochē yǐjing bèi shāo de bùchéng múyàng, chē lǐ de gèzhǒng shūcài yě sànluòle yī dì, “chē dōu zhèyàng le, rén jiù kẹ̌xiǎng'érzhī le.” Shòubuliǎo dǎjī de Guī Qìngméi kū de yǎnjing dōu hóngzhǒng le, jiāzhōng de zhīzhù shùnjiān dǎotā, tā hé érzi jīhū wúfǎ jìxù zhèngcháng shēnghuó, dàxué de xuéfèi yě yǎnkàn jiù chéngle dà wèntí.
The vegetable market owner who rented the stand to him saw what was happening, "It was unsually lucky that in the middle of misfortune, we found out what a good person manager Zhang is, we've come across so many warmhearted people," said Gui Qingmei, her eyes again filling with tears. When the president of the Bo Shengda company, Zhang Shengbo, learned of the situation, he returned a full year's rent to Gui Qingmei, "I thought I should do a little something to help the whole family." President Zhang said that Zhang Zhengcai was a good person, everyone is saddened by the loss.
Zhè yị̄qiè bèi zūgěi tā tānwèi de càishìchǎng lạ̌obǎn kànzàile yạ̌nlǐ, “Bụ̀xìng zhīzhōng de wànxìng a, wǒmen yùdàole Zhāng jīnglǐ zhème hǎo de rén, yùdàole shìchǎng lǐ zhème duō de rèxīnrén.” Guī Qìngméi shuōzhe, yǎnlèi yòu liúle xiàlai. Bó Shèng Dá Gōngsī de zǒngjīnglǐ Zhāng Shuāngbó liạ̌ojiě qíngkuàng hòu, jiāng Zhāng Zhèngcái yuánběn zhīfù de yī nián zūjīn quánbù tuì gěile Guī Qìngméi, “Wǒ xiǎng wǒ yīnggāi jìn diǎn lì, bāng bāng zhè yī̠jiāzi.” Zhāng zǒng shuō, lǎo Zhāng shì ge lǎoshirén, zhèyàng zǒule sheí xīnli dōu bù hǎoshòu.
At the same time, Zhang Zhengcai's family's circumstances also came to the attention of the Hongqiao district government, director Ma Yong of the Shaogongzhuang neighborhood committee said, "We have already sent condolences to the family, and at the same time together with the vegetable market we are collecting donations, as of now we've raised 5,000 RMB, and we are going to continue to try harder."
Yụ̌cǐtóngshí, Zhāng Zhèngcái yījiā de qíngkuàng, hái dédàole Hóngqiáo qūzhèngfǔ xiāngguān bùmén de guānzhù, Shàogōngzhuāng jiēdào bànshìchù mǎ yǒng zhǔrèn shuō, “wǒmen yǐjing duì jiāshǔ jìnxíngle wèiwèn, tóngshí yě hécài shìchǎng yī̠qǐ wèi Zhāng Zhèngcái mùjí juānkuǎn, mùqián yǐjing chóují le 5000 yuán shàn kuǎn, hòumian wǒmen zài jìxù nǔlì.”
Gui Qingmei is extemely moved by society's care and support, and is gaining the courage to go on living. "When his father left us, I began to believe the sky really was falling, but with so many people helping us, the sky won't fall on our family, I will do my best to raise my son, and make sure that he repays society!"
Shèhuì de guānzhù hé zhīchí, ràng guī qìng méi gǎndòng wànfēn, yě gụ̌qǐle shēnghuó de yǒngqì. “Tā bà zǒu le, kāishǐ wǒ zhēn juéde tiān dōu tā le, dànshì zhème duō rén bāngzhù wǒmen, wǒmen jiā de zhè piàn tiān tā bùliǎo. Wǒ yào hǎohāo fụ̌yǎng érzi, yǐhòu ràng tā huíbào shèhuì!”
Source 《每日新报》2011-11/15 第B10版: "丈夫意外离世 妻儿生活困难 市场老板与街道办伸出援手" online