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Paying to Win赢钱

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Tom noticed that every morning when he went to school, his mother would give him a letter to drop in the mailbox on the corner. "Who are you writing to so much?" he asked. "I'm just trying my luck," Tom's mother told him.
汤姆注意到,每天早上上学时,妈妈都会给他一封信,放在角落的邮箱里。 “你要写给谁这么多?”他问。汤姆的母亲对他说:“我只是在想我的运气。”
A few weeks after Tom started mailing out the letters, he noticed that his mother was getting a lot more mail. Some of the mail advertised on the envelope that she might already be a winner. His mother was also getting many more magazines. Some of the magazines were about things his mother didn't eve care about, like cats.
汤姆开始寄出信件几周后,他注意到他的母亲收到的邮件更多。她在信封上刊登了一些广告,说她可能已经是赢家了。他的母亲也得到了更多的杂志。一些杂志是关于他母亲不喜欢的事情,例如猫。
"Mom, why are you getting so many magazines?" Tom asked her. She told him that she had been entering contests and that part of the process included subscribing to magazines. "It will increase my chances of winning the jackpot," she told him. Soon the family mailbox was filled with more contests announcements, magazines, and bills.
“妈妈,你为什么得到这么多杂志?”汤姆问她。她告诉他,她一直在参加比赛,并且该过程的一部分包括订阅杂志。她告诉他:“这将增加我赢得大奖的机会。”不久,家庭信箱里堆满了更多的比赛公告,杂志和账单。
Tom's mother was surprised. She didn't think that checking off the boxes of magazines that looked interesting and affixing stickers to the return forms would cost her. She was spending more and more money and hadn't won anything. She wanted to be like the people in the commercials she saw on television. People bringing balloons and oversized checks surprised those people who entered the contests. Tom read the fine print. The magazines weren't free and Tom's mother was not increasing her chances of winning anything by subscribing. Tom did some research and found out there had even been lawsuits against the companies running the contests and selling the magazine subscriptions.
汤姆的母亲很惊讶。她认为,检查那些看上去很有趣的杂志盒并在退货表格上贴上贴纸不会使她付出任何代价。她花了越来越多的钱,却一无所获。她想像在电视上看到的广告中的人一样。人们拿着气球和超大支票使参加比赛的人感到惊讶。汤姆读了精美的印刷品。这些杂志不是免费的,汤姆的母亲也没有通过订阅增加赢得任何东西的机会。汤姆进行了一些研究,发现甚至对运营比赛和出售杂志订阅的公司都提起了诉讼。

Tom's mother felt bad. "It pays to win, mom, but you can't pay to win," Tom told her. Tom's mother wondered what she was going to do with all these magazines.

汤姆的母亲很难过。汤姆对她说:“妈妈赢钱,但你赢不了钱。”汤姆的母亲想知道她将如何处理所有这些杂志。

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