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Twenty years ago, in August, 1993, at that time, the old bookstall market in Xuchang was at its peak, and most of the bookstalls were young people in my village. In addition, the paper industry in my village was in full swing at that time. Therefore, when I came back from working at the construction site of Xuchang bus station, because I didn’t have much work to do at that time, I remembered to set up an old bookstall. Although I learned Chinese, but I don’t know the market situation of old books. Therefore, when looking for books, I often choose some literary books. I don’t know which books are popular and which books are not easy to sell. In addition, the location of the stall is not considered, so the business is not good either. At that time, there were many old bookstalls in Xuchang. There were old bookstalls in Cangku Road, Sanba Road, Wenhua Road, Lakeside Road and the south of Northwest playground, but the main ones were still concentrated in the east gate of West Lake Park, especially on Sunday, there will be more than a dozen old bookstalls at the east gate of West Lake Park. The situation there is bustling and crowded with people, which is a paradise for people who shop for old books. As for me, I didn’t want to run so far because I didn’t have a tricycle at home, but pulled the shelf, which was very laborious. There are stalls nearby under the poplar forest in the northwest corner of Bayi turntable or on the pavement in the north of turntable. The next day when the book stall was just set up, I had to erase the price in the book or change the original price, because the price in the book was only a few cents or more than one yuan. If you ask him for more than one yuan, he would say: the price in the book is only more than one yuan, and you all ask me for more than one yuan. They don’t care whether buying new books by themselves costs twice or twice more than buying old books. They only said that you are still old books. They don’t understand the difficulty of buying old books, nor can they experience the joy of finding some good books. To Amoy book. Every time I would go to the waste paper pile to pick it up, or open the plastic bag to pour out the book, and then pick it up. Sometimes I went to the paper factory to find books. When I first went to the factory to find books, they said clearly that we didn’t sell books. You go somewhere else to find books. When I spent a lot of efforts to find some books to pay, they said factory not selling books. They said they didn’t accept any money, and later they asked me to find this person and that person, which was regarded as taking my money. It’s not because I ‘ve worked so hard to pick up books for a long time. I really want to tear up those books. At that time, I really felt that it was really difficult for people to have no money! At that time, I also knew better what is rich and heartless! They recycled a kilo of old books at 30 cents per kilo. After many procedures, they only sold more than 70 cents per kilo after being processed into toilet paper. However, they sold 90 cents per jin of the old books we struggled to find. When it rains or snows, it is time to look for books. Sometimes, in order to look for books, we have to go to a paper mill dozens of miles away from home. In this way, sometimes we may not get anything. Sometimes, they would be closed because they didn’t allow strangers to enter the arena, and finally ran for nothing. Sometimes there is a sudden shower when selling books, and the books will be drenched for a while. It was relatively close to the Health School of Xuchang County. At that time, my brother and sister had nothing to do, so I asked my brother or sister to greet the book stall for me. When I was free, I would go to the nearby paper mill to shop for books. At that time, the romance novels of Qiong Yao Cen Karen were still very popular, and some students in the health school wanted to rent them to read. Such, I specially found a notebook. Whoever borrowed the book would mark the deposit, the date of borrowing the book, and the date of returning the book, and then collect the rent. When I was shopping for books, I didn’t sell any books that I thought could be saved. Although the business is not very good, I will also give some money to my younger brother and sister over a period of time. After selling books in this way for several months, my brother took over the project again. My brother and I followed my brother to work at the construction site of Yanling bus station. I gave the book stall to my sister. Sometimes my younger sister took the shelf car made by my younger brother to set up stalls as usual, which was full of old books. Sometimes, my father would also take time to help when he was too busy. After the Spring Festival in 1994, my younger sister also found her own job. The old bookstall has been stopped for several years since then. At this time in 1996, when I came back from Zhengzhou to work, I had nothing to do for a moment, so I went back to my old job and set up an old bookstall. At that time, it was very difficult to find some good books, but I could find some occasionally. I missed many chances just because I still don’t know what I can collect. At that time, in a paper factory, I saw bundles of printed images of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, as well as the portrait of Zhu De. But I don’t know if it has collection value, so I dare not ask for it. It was too late to know later. When placing old bookstalls, I have to sell some of my own stamps occasionally. At that time, the bookstall had been moved to the northeast corner of Zhongyuan new village in the north of the county health school. There were also young people in my village who were several years younger than me who set up the bookstall with me. Although he didn’t understand old books, he dared to ask for price, and there were still people buying his books. As for me, I dare not ask for a price, but I always meet people who are very counter-offers. He also said that I made huge profits. Therefore, I said: Your conspiracy can always succeed, but my profiteering is always only profiteering. Later, because of his research on antiques, he changed his career after a period of time. I remember that one day in March of 1997, people from the nearby industrial and commercial office asked me to go to the industrial and commercial office to apply for a certificate. I said, “I don’t often do this either, but now I have no work to do and set up a book stall temporarily, I will set up a book stall here today, and I will go to work tomorrow. Besides, the business is not so good, even it is difficult to make a living. After hearing this, he left without saying much. Unexpectedly that night, my brother would come to me and say that he took another project and asked my brother and I to work with him. In the autumn of 1998, after my brother’s project was finished, there was nothing to do at that time, and I started selling old books again. 2000 years later, my brother had no project for several years, and I had nothing to do at home. Sometimes I also ride three wheels, but more often, I still ride a tricycle every day, old books go out early and go back late. The good and bad business made me not want to do it again many times. When the business is good, it can be sold for dozens of yuan every day for several days, But in bad times, most of them sell only ten yuan a day, or less than ten yuan. Sometimes they sell out in the morning and don’t buy a penny until more than 12 o’clock. I remembered that one day I didn’t sell three yuan until more than eight o’clock in the evening, and then I met a young man who took the picture of coins of past dynasties written by Ben Ding Fubao and spent two or five yuan. Later, this book was borrowed by a friend. When he asked him for the book, he said he lost it. In fact, he didn’t want to return it to me, because he was engaged in antique collection. In this way, the book I sold for a day was given to him in this way. Such as meat bun dog no return. During the period from 1993 to 1996, when I went to the paper mill to pick up books, I could not only find a complete set of literary masterpieces, but also other books such as history, philosophy, medicine, etc, what’s more, I can also encounter many things with collection value besides books. Such as real mail, postage photos, Sparks, some calligraphy and paintings, paper money, New Year pictures, cigarette labels and all kinds of tickets, etc. But I didn’t understand, and I went to Yanling to work with my brother a few months later. When I came back more than two years later to set up a book stall and go to the paper mill to find books, these things with collection value were already as rare as morning stars. Therefore, I missed the golden season of collection. When selling old books, I didn’t understand the reason of asking too much and paying back the money on the spot. I didn’t know that after asking for the price, customers would bargain regardless of your asking price. For a book, if the price is higher, it is too expensive. If the price is lower, there is no room for counter-offer. People will say that I am rigid and inflexible. Maybe I really didn’t know how to be flexible. Most of the time I loosened my mouth to make a business a step, but I refused to let it go. I remember there was a book that I asked for 20 yuan, and the buyer made a counter-offer of 15 yuan, but I didn’t sell it. Later, my peers persuaded me to ask him for more when he came to buy again. If you want 40 yuan, he should give you at least 20 yuan. When the man came to ask how much the book cost for the second time, I said: 40 yuan, the young man said: 25 yuan! I said: too few, don’t sell! Finally, the deal was made at 32 yuan. There were also two books. I was talking with my peers about the least five yuan of these two books that day. My peers said: one book also costs five yuan. Just after saying that, a young man asked how much these two books cost. I said: ten yuan. Later, the transaction was made at 9 yuan. As the saying goes: ten years of learning to become a scholar, ten years of learning can not be a business. After setting up old bookstalls for many years, I really realized this point. Sometimes, I really don’t want to set up old bookstalls any more, so I go to ride three rounds (because setting up bookstalls also makes many people look down upon me, the elder of a book stall that had been in place for more than ten years once said that selling old books was just a coincidence to beg for food. Moreover, it also makes parents very sad, because other people’s children have a job to make a living after graduating from college, while their children have to make a living by setting up stalls after graduation.) However, considering the days when I used to ride three rounds and some things I met when I was riding three rounds, I still chose to set up an old bookstall. (Not to mention that two drunks ran for more than a dozen miles and gave me one yuan; He also said: take it and leave without a penny, not to mention that the two men and women walked a few miles away, and the man disappeared on the grounds of changing money; Only two things made me very sad: one evening in the winter of 1996, He rode three rounds from home and pulled a middle-aged man to Shanhe hotel on Liuyi Road at the railway station. The man got off the bus and paid one yuan to leave. No, I was stopped by a middle-aged person who came out. I pushed the car directly into the yard and buckled my car because the city was investigating the tricycle to bring people. A few days later, I paid 30 yuan to check the fare, and then I pushed back the tricycle that my brother just bought soon. I thought I would not ride three rounds any more. But in June of 2002, in order to live, I had to ride three rounds again. Unexpectedly, one morning in June, at the southwest corner of the bus station, I just turned a corner and a postal car crashed into my three rounds at the back, A small house appeared in the car door on the right of the postal car. At that time, I caught up with the city to investigate the tricycle and bring people. My car was pushed to the yard of the city postal building by the driver. I couldn’t use the one yuan I just earned and spent 80 cents to call my brother twice. (I didn’t bring my mobile phone) Finally, I negotiated with them and paid them 150 yuan. I rode back to the new three rounds I just bought for more than half a year. After this incident, I made up my mind that I would rather set up a book stall than sell a penny for a day than go three rounds.) It has been more than ten years since we did not set up old bookstalls. I often recall those unforgettable moments in my heart: I can’t forget the family of Zhang Pan who is a few years older than me and lives a living with ELA and is very persistent in literature, li Baoxun, the eldest brother who has been taking care of my book stall; (just see him many years later, the heavy pressure of life has made him give up his persistence in literature) I can’t forget my Chinese teacher Wen genpu in No. 1 Middle School when I resumed my high school. Unexpectedly, he came to my book stall more than ten years ago, I chose a book “Notes on Classical Chinese in senior high school”. When he gave me money, I said nothing, and he said unwillingly: I am not happy if I don’t accept it, and it is not easy to do anything, accept. Later, I symbolically received two yuan from him. I talked to him about teacher Yue Guochen again. At that time, I learned that my teacher Yue could no longer take care of himself; But I didn’t have time to visit him (in November, 2014, when I was having a small gathering with my high school classmates, listen to Wang Minsheng: Mr. Wen is not here. He left in last July. I didn’t expect that meeting more than ten years ago was the last time for me and teacher Wen.) I can’t forget the care of an elder who runs a paper mill in the village: every time the factory pulls back a car of books from other places, he always tells me first that he asks me to find books and asks me at intervals: do you have any books that are not easy to sell? If you have it, exchange it! Therefore, I took books that were not easy to sell to him and exchanged them for one jin. I can’t forget that one day in 2003, one of my colleagues went to my book stall more than a decade ago, he borrowed 15 yuan from me and said that he would return it to me the next day, but he didn’t look back; (at that time, I couldn’t sell 15 yuan a day for many days.) I can’t forget many moments of family reunion with thousands of lights. I am still guarding my book stand under the street lamp and looking forward to selling more books; I can’t forget the day when my son’s third birthday was, my business was the best day of selling books for many years, and I bought more than 140 yuan that day. But that was also the only day of my book selling career; (at that time, I always thought that I could sell four or five yuan every day. But this little wish can’t be realized.); I can’t forget how many lunches my father or sister sent me hot lunches; I can’t forget the concern of teacher Xu Hongxi from the cultural center, the consultant of the beauty Literature Society, for me during the day, I often go to my book stall to talk with me and constantly enlighten me. And wrote a sentence to me: a safe life is happiness. In those days when I set up the old bookstall, I was also angry because I couldn’t greet the stall alone and let some people take advantage of the loopholes to steal some of my books; I was once surprised by the unexpected harvest when I was shopping for books; I was also relieved when I met the unreasonable stall who stood in the place where I set up the stall every day and didn’t let me care so much about her; I also used to sell some books and feel disconsoled because I can’t meet them any more; But more often, I use this period of time to read more books to enrich myself. The days when I set up the old bookstall were not the low point in my spiritual life, but the low point in my life. Especially during the five years from 2000 to 2004, not only did my wife lose her job, but also I had nothing to do all day long. The only source of income in life was that I went to set up an old book stall every day to buy a book stall worth ten or eight yuan, or did some odd jobs with my brother; Or I went to ride three rounds to earn more than ten yuan every day to maintain my life. At that time, I really realized that the poor couple felt sad. Fortunately, my son was still young at that time, and the cost was not big. However, if you think carefully about yourself as a man, you are a moron, because you can’t make money and you can’t let your wife and children live a better life. Let them follow me to suffer. Even so, my wife never disliked me, which made me feel that I owed them too much. At the same time, it also makes me cherish the eternal friendship of my wife. Finally, let me say to my wife deeply: Wife I love you! Let you suffer! Like (prose editor: Jiangnan wind) the snow in spring

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