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四处游荡的艾小柯

四处游荡的艾小柯

My Little Travel World


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两万里逃难记(28)


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2005年9月20日

                     

919日,小柯一家再次来到伯克利校园正式注册。在领略百年校园的美景之后还见到了华人音乐坊上的老剑客木瓜美女。宾主相见把酒言欢,老剑客为人豪爽,还带我们一家人好好领略了东湾的海景,远观了壮丽的旧金山金门大桥,在此之后还特意把我们送到了奥克兰红十字会救助中心。

 

 红十字会在湾区附近只有两家,一间在奥克兰,一间在旧金山。奥克兰的这家坐落在城中的百老汇街上,一进门向左一个大房间全部被用来接待飓风Katrina的难民。屋子里的人还真不少,没想到也有这么多灾民跟小柯家一样跑到加州湾区来了。 

         

接待我们的是一位黑人大妈,态度非常和蔼。在详细询问了我们的状况之后决定按照红十字会的政策,以家庭为单位发给我们$665补助。一般说来单身家庭可以领到$360,之后每增加一个人增加$300。领补助不需要是美国公民,只要有受灾地区的证件,或者其他文件证明来自受灾地区就可以领取。 

            

办完手续,在出门的路上遇到一位也来自新奥尔良地区的黑人大妈。她的命运和经历真是比小柯一家要悲惨很多。她患有风湿、哮喘,左脚走路也不大灵光,所以Katrina登陆的时候就没有撤离。结果后来家里被大水漫过,她和其他邻居朋友逃了出来,从高速公路上向城外走。这一走就是三天三夜,没有食物,没有水,没有消息,没有救援。后来是同行的一家家长,走了很远跳到高速公路下找到一家便利店,打破店门进去拿了面包,饼干和水出来他们才算撑了过来。三天后她终于被直升飞机从桥上救走,被送去休斯顿,然后展转来到加州投奔亲戚。她的奶奶飓风前住在城东的养老院,就是那个著名的St. Rita’s Nursing Home,里面的34名老人全部被淹死;她的弟弟没能逃出来,也活活被淹死。大妈说的声泪俱下,小柯听得心都要裂掉…… 飓风是过去了,可人们心灵所遭受的这些创伤何时才能被扶平? 

            

 920日一早,小柯还在梦中,加州的车行就打来电话,原来我们的小灰驴已经被“修好”了。据技师说是自动变速器里面的轴坏了,费用是$224,只要盐湖城那边一付钱我们就可以把车拿走。可是盐湖城那里拒绝在电话里用信用卡付钱,只肯寄支票。这位技师说以他从业25年的经验来看盐湖城是根本就不打算付钱的。当然,也有可能一两个礼拜后支票寄到,但是小灰驴每在他的车行多放一天,他就要收取每天25美元的停车费。小柯急得立刻就清醒了,赶紧给盐湖城打电话催那边付钱。那边说加州的车行收费太高,超出ATRA协会的小时工资范畴,想先向协会抱怨再付,后来又说不如我们先自己付钱把车先领回来,然后他再付钱给我。 

             

结果电话打来打去,两面就是扯皮,盐湖城不肯付钱,加州这边寸步不让,甚至说如果我自己去付钱,那就不能按ATRA协会价格收费,而要按加州价格。小柯没办法,也被这两只眼里只有钱的猪气坏了,一个电话告到ATRA协会。协会里专门负责仲裁的Lorry女士一听说我们是新奥尔良来的难民,两方却在扯皮不干实事,立刻分别打电话到两家车行。这个ATRA协会还真是很有办法,以摘牌威胁,两个家伙立刻都老实了,而加州的车行也把实情告诉了小柯。 

                   

原来其实严格的说,这个轴不能算自动变速器的部件,要想真正搞清楚究竟是什么坏了轴才掉出来,是需要把变速器拆下来,打开一点点检查清洁的。这样一来就要花上两天的人工,盐湖城那边当然不愿意了,于是就以“帮忙”为名,说虽然轴不能算变速器上的部分,但他们也决定修了。最好修完后加州这边能给一个30天保修证明,这样就算将来发现其实变速器里面也坏了,他就可以说是加州这边的问题,由加州保修。 

            

加州的这个从业25年的老油条当然不会这么傻的上当,自然不肯给保修,结果两边就开始扯皮,把小柯夹在中间两面受气。他们没算到的一点是这个中国来的貌似柔弱的小女生竟然会打电话到ATRA协会去告他们两家。ATRA介入的结果是,盐湖城那边不仅要付修轴的这两百多块钱,还要按照正规程序,付钱给加州这边,把变速器拆下来打开仔细检查。折腾了一天,白跑了一趟加州的车行去领车,不过最后总算把这件事情搞定了,也算一天里的超级收获。 

           

下午不知道几点,阳光灿烂的加州湾区开始下雨。天边大片大片的黑灰色乌云滚滚翻涌,藏在乌云后面的太阳偶尔从缝隙里展露一点光芒,给黑云镶起金边。没有车的我们走路回家,高速公路上的车流飞驰而过,更吹动秋风的萧瑟。望着天边隐隐的淡黄远山,小柯默默的想,不知道我们何时才能追得上加州这飞一般的速度,何时才能找到新家?


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