David Ding was an American,I know him on TV.This American moved me so deeply.
It was in the morning of May 14 that I was deeply moved.David was invited to CCTV by “Tell it like it is” act group. I heard David was chatting with Yongyuan Cui when I turned on my TV.
Cui often laugh,but David looks very earnest.Here is the story of David:
Five years ago,American youth David came to China.he got to a suburb elementary school which was very common in China for teaching.People deeply like this American youth for his personailty and teaching. he was elected as schoolmaster finally.
At about the end of 1998,David wanted to look around the West of China,so he came to Lanzhou,Gansu Province.he applied for a job as a teacher at the Northwest Nationality University.
David was not a good talker,so the tactful Cui tempt David in this way:
“David,when you went to that university for a job,did you say like this:‘I was a teacher of elementary school before,I have some experience in teaching,so I come here for a job as a teacher?’” What David answered was unexpected: “Almost like this.”
What David said made the audience smiled sincerely.But,what happened later was more meaningful.
David was offered a salary of 1200 yuan per month.David asked people around whether 1200 yuan was higher than the average income in Lanzhou.Some people said yes.So he requested the management of the university to reduce his salary to 900.the leader of the university insist on,but David didn’t agree,he said: “Anyway,my salary must not exceed 1000 yuan.” At last,the university gave him a salary of 950 yuan per month.
This experience was funny,but I noticed no one of the audience laughed.