Strict Wife Of The ’70s Manages The Household - Chapter 175
There were also numerous conventions every year, so it was not necessary to calculate the value of work points over and over again every time the grains were distributed.
In any case, sorghum was not really given to the public as some were reserved to feed the livestock while the rest were distributed to the members of the commune.
At this time, the food was basically divided according to the population. Adults would get a certain amount and children would also get a certain amount. When the general ledger dividend was calculated at the end of the year, each family would settle the settlement. Whoever did not have enough work points would have to use money to make up for the work points of the rations to make sure the accounts remain balanced.
“The food is distributed, the food is distributed!” The children shouted one after another as each family went to the food distribution area with baskets on their shoulders.
The sorghum stalks should be reserved for the Repair Team and the Production Team first before the rest would be given to the people in the village who applied to obtain materials for those who were building and repairing houses. The number of shares would then be deducted from the firewood that they collected.
Lin Lan was queuing up to obtain the food and saw the youngest aunt and the second sister-in-law queuing up as well.
The youngest aunt of the Han family was forced to go to work these few days, but she couldn’t do much work. She was so tired that she cried a tsunami of tears every time. Later, she was asked to take charge of the cooking back at home. In the end, it was the eldest sister-in-law’s daughter, Gumi, who took over for her. Hence, the youngest aunt only sat still and grumbled or complained about her current unfortunate situation.
However, she was rather enthusiastic when it came to taking food.
When the members read the name Han Yongchang, the two women from the Han family divided the crowd of people. Instead of taking it home first, they placed it in the yard to dry it up before letting the eldest brother take it home later on.
At this time, Han Qingsong’s name was read. Without waiting for Lin Lan, the youngest aunt ran up to the front and said, “That’s my family.”
The worker and the accountant of the Production Team who distributed the grain glanced at her, “When the family is divided, members of the family would have to collect it themselves.”
Lin Lan and the children hurried forward, “Coming, coming.”
The people in the Production Team were the ones in charge of weighing the food and the accountant was the one writing the allocated grains on paper.
Ordinary members of the commune who haven’t gone to school were unable to pinpoint the accurate measurement. If they were the ones who manned the counter, they would end up giving a different amount of grains, for better or for worse. But then again, unless the difference was too big, normal villagers and the workers themselves wouldn’t be able to tell either.
Therefore, many accountants and scorekeepers would do a bit of ‘miscalculation’ themselves. After dividing the grain, some of them were able to get dozens of pounds of benefits.
Although Han Yongfang didn’t allow them to do so, he was the Secretary Head. Therefore, he wouldn’t meddle in the distributions of food from the Production Team, which gave the workers the opportunity to pull their little stunts.
Lin Lan watched them weigh the grains, so she stood over and looked at it. This kind of scale was not difficult to understand for her since there were numerical values clearly written.
The scorer saw that the famous shrew in the village was eyeing the scale, which was really rare for a villager to do so. He smiled and said, “Aiya, I’ll say, do you even understand how to read this?”
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