In this short, 93 year old Teacher Gui (Ms. Gui Biqing, 桂碧清) talks about her experiences with customer service in the times of government-assigned jobs and the “big rice pot,” a cousin of the “iron rice bowl.”
To all the kids who survived the 1930’s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s:
“First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn’t get tested for diabetes.
No ultrasounds, fetal monitors or birthing suites. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our bellies in cribs that had wide slats and were covered with lead-base paint.
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