Jubo : Chapter 40 – A need for people

Chiangyushien’s notes :

Kindly keep in mind that this chapter hasn’t been proofread (neither chinese nor english) so there’s a big possibility for mistakes. I do recommend you guys to read it again once it’s been proofread.

Author: Yin Ya

Translator: xallisonjanex

王成從二樓下來,瞅了一圈沒看到他大哥的身影,還以為他還在樓上,就聽到外面隱隱約約傳來大哥的聲音,跑到外面一瞧才發現是張氏和他那位高考只考了一百多分的堂妹王寧香。
Wang Cheng came down from the second floor, seeing that his brother was not in the circle he thought he was still upstairs. Hearing the faint voice of his big brother outside he went out and found Zhang and his cousin Wang Ningxiang who had gotten only a hundred points on the college entrance examination.

王子雨之前給他打過幾次電話,除了報喜,還說了些和二伯家有關的事情。
Wang Ziyu had called him several times.In addition to the news, they also spoke of something related to Er Bo’s family.

二娘這種女人註定她不會安分太久,高考成績出來一段時間後,她就故態復萌了,雖然女兒沒能給她爭光,但是架不住她臉皮太厚,別人要是敢拿王寧香的成績說事,她立刻會說出一堆很難聽的話來。
Er Niang, a woman who was destined too for long, after the the results of the college entrance examinations had been revealed she had relapsed. Although her daughter had failed to win her glory she couldn’t help but hold thick, and when others would dare to speak of Wang Ningxiang;s results she would immediately spew harsh words.

前兩天,二伯家又發生了一些事。
Two days ago something had happened to Er Bo’s family.

他們兩家幾乎都是同時進行裝修的,但是因為二伯不捨得下本錢,雇的工人沒有他們多,給的待遇也沒有他們好,所以工人有些消極怠工,到現在已經快要一個月了,眼看著王成家的新房子已經裝修了一大半,他們卻連三分之一都還沒有。
Almost all their homes had been renovated at the same time but because Er Bo was not willing to pay the cost, the workers who had been hired were not willing to send more people and they did not receive the benefits either. Therefore, the workers had worked slackingly and till now almost a month later it had only been partially completed. Wang Chengjia’s house had been more than half renovated, whereas theirs had not even been finished one third.

二娘就有怨言了,他們請的工人是按工時算的,拖得越久,他們要付的工錢就越多,所以二娘那個脾氣就忍不住了。
Er Niang was filled with complaints. The workers were paid according to their working hours, the longer they dragged it the more money they would have to pay them. Such, Er Niang’s temper flared and it could not be helped.

王子雨有一次過來聽到二娘在罵工人,說他們故意拖延時間,偷懶不幹活之類的話,被罵的工人都不樂意了。
When Wang Ziyu came over and heard the two mothers squatting with workers, saying that they were deliberately delaying the time, being lazy and would not work, the shackled workers were not happy.

他們每天累死累活的幹活,沒碗綠豆湯喝也就算了,明明是自己為了省錢只請了他們幾個工人,裝修進度不慢才怪,怎麼能怪在他們身上,這事後面還鬧得挺凶的。
They had worked hard and until tired everyday, they got no bowl of green bean soup to drink. It was obvious that they had only hired a few workers to save money and because of this the renovation progress was slow. How could they blame them, because of this matter things became fierce.

工人也是有脾氣的,他們早就受不到二娘的脾氣,不懂還總是在一旁指指點點,還以為自己有多麼厲害,結果只是給他們添亂而已,後來一個個都說不幹了,意識到不好的二伯立刻出面安撫他們,給他們加了點工錢,又學著王媽媽一樣給他們煮解暑湯,要不然事情肯定會沒完沒了。
The workers tempers also flared. They had long been unable to understand Er Niangs’ temper, and they didn’t undertsand why they always pointed to the side. They thought that they were so powerful and the result was they had just added to the chaos. Later on they all remain silent, when they realized what they had done Er Bo immediately came forward to appease them. He gave them some money and learned to give them soup like Wang Mama, otherwise things would definitely be endless.

這裡畢竟是關家村,真要把人得罪死了,以後說不定會被排擠,也幸虧二伯還不傻。
After all this is Guan Jia Village, was it really necessary to offend people. If they did, later on they would only be excluded. Fortunately Er Bo was not stupid.

王成倒是不介意他們一家使勁的折騰,只要不波及到他們家就行了,沒想到二娘今天竟然帶著王寧香上門來了,剛走出來就聽到二娘使勁誇大哥,還要給大哥做媒介紹物件的話。
Wang Cheng didn’t mind their family’s hard situation, as long as it didn’t spread to their home. He did not expect Wang Nigxiang to come to their door, he heard Er Niang eager to praise his big brother, however they also came to introduce a object to big brother.

“從大城市回來的就是不一樣,一股子兒精英味,聽說你還沒有物件,要不就讓二娘給你做主找一個,咱們村裡的姑娘雖然沒有去過大城市,但是個個長得水靈漂亮的,一點也不比城裡的女人差,你妹妹王子雨可不就是一個例子,寧安,你也老大不小了,你爸媽嘴上雖然沒說,但是心裡肯定早就希望你能儘快成家立業,你也捨不得讓他們操心對吧。”
“It’s not the same when you come back from the big city. You have an elite taste. I heard that you don’t have a woman. Let these two mothers give you an opportunity to find one. The girls in our village have never been to the big cities but they long to. The water here is beautiful it is no worse than the women in the city . Wang Ziyu is not an example. Ning’an, you are also a big boss, although your family have not said anything they must have hoped that you would have a family as soon as possible. You surely can’t bear to let them worry.”

“這事不勞二娘您費心了。”王寧安淡淡地說道。
“Don’t you worry about this again.” Wang Ningan said faintly.

“哎呦,自家人哪算費心啊,只要寧安你一句話,二娘保管給你找個好的。”張氏這股熱乎的勁,以前也沒見她這麼殷勤過。
“Hey, it’s hard to worry about your family. As long as you have a word in this Ning’an, you will be able to find a good one for you.” Zhang’s enthusiasm had never been so diligent before.

“我媽都沒操心,二娘你操個什麼心呐。”王成來到他們面前,他才不信張氏真的會幫他大哥介紹好物件,這人除了自己家,跟任何人說話都透著一股算計的勁兒。
“My mother is not bothered, what is there for you to worry about.” Wang Cheng came up to them, didn’t believe that Zhang would simply introduce his bother to good people. This person would only do things that benefited their family through a calculation of strength.

張氏一見是王成,心中一陣不喜,但是臉上還是堆起了笑意,“原來是王成啊。”
When Zhang saw Wang Cheng, his heart was not happy but a smile remained on his face. “It turns out to be Wang Cheng.”

“三堂哥。”一旁的王寧香柔柔美美的叫了他一聲。
“Third Cousin.” Wang Ningxiang on the side called him softly and beautiful.

王成知道她是裝出來的,這個堂妹的性子完全繼承自張氏,現在姿態一放低,他就知道她們此行的目的肯定是有求於他們,而且多半是和王寧香有關,以他大哥的聰明肯定也猜出來了,想到這,他便笑起來。
Wang Cheng knew that she was pretending, his cousins temper had been completely inherited from Zhang. Now that her posture had lowered he knew that the purpose of their trip was definitely to ask for them and most of it would be related to Wang Ningxiang. Knowing his brothers intelligence he must have also guessed this and he laughed.

“前陣子聽人說寧香堂妹考不上大學,這樣也好,反正也沒有讀書的天分,不如就老老實實在家幫忙做事,你爸媽一定會很高興的。”
“A while ago, I heard that Ning Xiangtang’s sister could not go to college. This is also true. Anyway, there is no talent for reading. It is better to be honest and help at home. Your parents will be very happy.”

被當面戳了傷疤,張氏和王寧香臉上的表情頓時僵住了,王子雨風光了多久,他們就難堪了多久。
The scar they had on their face had been poked and the expressions on Zhang and Wang Ningxiang’s face suddenly froze. How long would they have to be embarrassed.

為了這事,張氏沒少在暗地裡罵過他們,後來知道山海市和她的母校獎勵了王子雨一大筆獎金,有好五十萬之多,更是嫉妒得發狂,王寧香有段時間被打得很慘,張氏罵她不爭氣,給她丟臉,可王寧香也不是普通的十八歲女孩,會站著不反抗,母女倆吵來吵去,結果關家村的人都知道了。
For this matter, Zhang did not sneak up on them in secret. Later, she knew that Shanhai City and her alma-mater had rewarded Wang Ziyu with a large sum of money. There were as many as 500,000, and even more furious, Wang Ningxiang was beaten for some time. It was very miserable. Zhang’s swearing that she did not live up to her humiliation, but Wang Ningxiang was not an ordinary 18-year-old girl. She would stand and resist, and the mother and daughter bothered and quarreled. As a result, everyone in Guanjia Village knew it.

“成成有所不知,其實我是希望寧香能去上大學的,現在的社會要是沒高學歷很容易會被人看輕的,寧香她又特別想去上大學,可她……哎,為了這事,我跟你二伯沒少發愁。”張氏一邊說一邊偷偷地看向王寧安。
“In fact, I hope that Ning Xiang can go to college. if the society is not highly educated, it is easy to be favored, and she especially wants to go to college, but she…… Well, I have no trouble with you for this matter.” Zhang said while secretly looking at Wang Ning’an.

王成總算知道她的目的了,敢情是想讓大哥幫忙,王家現在最有出息的就是他大哥,張氏恐怕是被纏得沒辦法才求到大哥這裡,可他不明白,張氏腦子是怎麼想的才會以為他大哥一個上班族會有辦法幫王寧香上大學,雖然他也覺得大哥肯定會有辦法。
Wang Cheng finally knew her purpose. They dared to ask his eldest brother for help. The most promising thing for the Wang family is his older brother. Zhang is afraid that he will be entangled in no way to ask for a big brother here, but he does not understand what Zhang’s brain thinks. He thought that his older brother, an office worker, will have a way to help Wang Ningxiang go to college, although he also thought that there would be a way for his Big Brother to help.

“那就沒辦法了,考不上就是考不上,真要想上大學,當初就應該努力學習,自己不努力還想上大學,這不是天方夜譚嘛。”
“There is no way, it can’t be tested. If you really want to go to college you should study hard from the beginning. If you don’t work and still don’t want to go to college, this is merely a fantasy.”

王寧香被他說得臉色一陣青一陣白,脾氣一上來就想罵人,被張氏阻止了,她們現在可是來求人的。
Wang Ningxiang looked purely white for a while. When he got up he wanted to swear although Zhang stopped it. They we currently asking for help.

“寧安,就當二娘求你了,你不是在大公司工作嗎,一定有人脈的,你就幫幫你堂妹吧。”張氏看向王寧安,老臉都豁出去了。
“Ning’an, these two mothers are begging you, are you not working at a big company, there must be people who will help your cousin.” Zhang looked at Wang Ning’an and the old expression had returned.

“二娘說笑,我是在大公司工作不假,但是和大學可沒有什麼關係,恐怕幫不了寧香堂妹的忙,如果沒有其他事的話,我們要去忙了,您請便吧,成成,和我一起去提幾桶水。”王寧安將王成叫走就沒再理會張氏母女倆。
“You two must be joking. I am working at a big company but I don’t have anything to do with the university. I am afraid I can’t help Xiang Ning cousin. If there is nothing else we have to go back to work. You go, Cheng Cheng and I will go get a few barrels of water.” Wang Ning’an called, and without any further consideration for Zhang mother and daughter.


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3 thoughts on “Jubo : Chapter 40 – A need for people

  1. Jeongipoom Deer

    Thanks for the update. Wow, their extended family is the worst! What a bunch of entitled jerks. So glad the brothers stood their ground.

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