Forrest: At first, it seemed like I’d made a mistake. Seeing how it was only my induction day and I was already gettin’ yelled at.
Bubba: Sit down if you want to.
Forrest: I didn’t know who I might meet or what they might ask.
Bubba: You ever been on a real shrimp boat?
Forrest: No. But I’ve been on a real big boat.
Bubba:I’m talking about a shrimp catching boat. I’ve been working on shrimp boats all my life. I started out on my uncle’s boat, that’s my mama’s brother, when I was about maybe nine. I was just lookin’ into buying a boat of my own and got drafted©. My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue. People call me Bubba. Just like one of them old redneck boys. Can you believe that?
Forrest: My name’s Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.
Forrest: So Bubba was from Bayou La Batre, Alabama and his mama cooked shrimp, and her mama before her cooked shrimp, and her mama before her mama cooked shrimp too. Bubba’s family knew everything there was to know about the shrumpin business.
Bubba: I know everything there is to know about the shrimpin’ business. (As a) matter of fact I’m going into the shrimpin’ business for myself, after I get out of the army.
Drill Seargent: Gump! What’s your sole purpose in this army?
Forrest: To do whatever you tell me, Drill Surgent!
Drill Sergent: Goddamn it! Gump. You’re a goddamn genius. That is the most outstanding answer I’ve ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of 160. You are goddamn gifted, Private Gump. Listen up, people...
Forrest:Now for some reason, I fit in the army like one of them round pegs. It’s not really hard. You just make your bed real neat© and remember to stand up straight. And always, answer every question with “Yes, Drill Sergeant.“
Drill Sergeant: Is that clear?
All Soldiers: Yes, Drill Sergeant! Bubba: What you do is drag your nets along the bottom. On a good day, you can catch over a hundred pounds of shrimp. Everything goes all right, two men shrimpin’ ten hour...less what you spend on gas . Forrest: Done! Drill Sergeant.
Drill Sergeant: Gump! Why did you put that weapon together so quickly, Gump?
Forrest: You told me to, Drill Sergeant.
Drill Sergeant:Jesus H. Christ! This is a new company record. If it wouldn’t be a waste of such a damn fine enlisted man, I would recommend you for OCS©, Private© Gump. You are going to be a general, someday, Gump. Now, disassemble your weapon and continue.
Bubba:Anyway, like I was saying, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it, shrimp kakabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried, there’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp in potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich... that’s about it.
Forrest:Nighttime in the army is a lonely time. We’d lay there in our bunks©, and I’d miss my mama and I’d miss Jenny.
© got drafted: 被征兵
© neat: 干净的，整洁的
© OCS: Officer Candidate School 美国的军官预备学校
© private: 列兵，美国士兵中的最低军衔
© bunk: 上下铺