中英對照讀新聞》Salon owner sells business for $1 to worthy employee 美髮沙龍老闆以1美元把店賣給「值得」的員工
Salon owner Pio Imperati in New Haven, Connecticut, took a chance and hired hairstylist Kathy Moura right out of technical high school 15 years ago. It has worked out so well that Imperati sold her his venerable business for $1.
While Moura will pay rent to Imperati, she avoids a charge that can run into the tens of thousands of dollars to purchase a salon for the equipment, supplies and clientele.
Imperati, 79, is now working there as an independent contractor. "Eventually, it was a dream of mine come true to be able to turn the salon over to someone worthy," he said.
Moura, 32, recalled that when she finished school, "no one would hire me because I didn’t have any experience." She called a teacher for help and was given Imperati’s phone number. He and his wife gave her a tryout and eventually hired her.（AP）
take a chance：片語，冒險。例句：I suggest you not take a chance with the odd flavor.（我勸你不要冒險嘗試這個奇特的口味。）
venerable：形容詞，令人尊敬的。例句：He is a venerable old man here.（他是這一帶德高望重的長者。）
tryout：名詞，試用。例句：She survived the tryout and won the position.（她通過試用期，得到這個職位。）