Chapter 1 Poor Boys from Backward Fishing Villages
"Ding, Ding Dong, Ding Ling!"
After stringing a string of wind chimes with seashells, Xiang Yang couldn't help sighing.
It has been more than a year since graduating from university, but because of the lack of majors, Xiang Yang has not been able to find a job, so Xiang Yang has no choice but to return to his hometown.
The blue sky, white clouds, silver-white sandy beaches, the vast sea, and a long coastline stretching for ten miles are like a poetic and picturesque paradise on earth.
However, this is a very poor and backward fishing village, as well as Xiang Yang's hometown.
It is said that relying on mountains to eat mountains and relying on the sea to eat the sea. However, in recent years, fishery resources have dried up. Even if Xiang Yang is a marine major, it is difficult for him to make a difference in such a dry environment of fishery resources.
Xiang Yang, who returned to his hometown, could only rely on the beachside to pick up some shells and string them into wind chimes, and sell them online to make a little money.
Over the past year, Xiang Yang has suffered completely.
Ha ha, who would have thought that the first college student in the beautiful village with big red flowers at the beginning could not earn as many people after graduating from college than any other person in the village who went out to work?
"You kid don't know good or bad. Your third uncle's face is so great that he introduced you to work in an electronics factory in Zhuhai. The basic salary of more than two thousand people, and the overtime salary is 16 yuan an hour, which is more than if you string this at home. The shells have earned a lot, and you have to follow me to your third uncle's house if you say anything today." Xiangmu said harshly.
This is not the first time for Xiang Yang to find a job at home.
Xiang Yang responded with silence every time.
After all, Xiang Yang still has arrogance in his heart. After so many years of hard work, the village also pooled money to send him to university. In the end, did he train an assembly line for the electronics factory?
"Xiaoyang, mom knows you have a good face, and you don’t want to go to the factory to be an ordinary worker, but the worker makes money! It’s not that mom forced you. You are indeed getting married. These days you need money to get married and start a family. , This year you were at home and you made thousands and hundreds of dollars a month. How will you support your family in the future?" Xiang Mu softened when she saw Xiang Yang didn't eat hard.
"Okay, I'll go to San Shu's house to inquire tonight." Xiang Yang pondered for a while and said afterwards. After being at home for nearly a year, Xiang Yang can be considered open. Indeed, if he can't make money in his hometown, Xiang Yang will sooner or later. If you want to go out, you can go to the electronics factory for a few months to work, accumulate some funds, and have confidence in what you want to do in the future.
"Did you agree?" Xiang Mu was overjoyed. In fact, she didn't force Xiang Yang to go out. She looked at the bright and intriguing people in the village, usually with tinted glasses and some mocking Xiang Yang, fearing that Xiang Yang could not stand it. I kept urging Xiang Yang to go out and find a job.
"Okay, mom won't bother you, so keep busy." Xiang Mu said to Xiang Yang, and walked quickly to the door, lest Xiang Yang would regret it for a while. Although going to work in an electronics factory is not the most in his heart. Favorite choice, but better than Xiang Yang staying at home and stringing shells.
Xiang Yang laughed at himself, put down the shells in the basket, got up and walked outside the door, thinking of the sea to breathe.
When you go out, you will inevitably see the villagers. Xiang Yang can hide and hide with his head low. If he can't avoid it, he greets kindly. In person, everyone from the villagers also talked and laughed, but he turned around. , Xiang Yang heard some small whispers.
"It is said that there is gold in the books. How come this kid from the Xiang family has finished college and is not as good as an ordinary wage earner? He was not serious in college, maybe his grades are very poor, right?"
"Who knows? At first I thought that the old Xiang family was going to be developed, but who knew that shells were skewered at home now."
"Isn't it? I heard people say that other college students use the air-conditioning in the office after graduation. The salary is high and it is easy to live. The old Xiang family is too disappointed."
"If you want me, it's useless to read so many books."
"Yes, that's it. The old Zhao's child did not graduate from junior high school. Now he runs a barber shop in Yangcheng, and he is the boss himself. He also hired a few employees. The net profit is tens of thousands of yuan a month. What's the use of reading so many books? ,Ha ha."
The corners of Xiang Yang's mouth twitched, and he speeded up his pace subconsciously. The nature of the folks in the village was not bad. Xiang Yang also knew that everyone was gossiping and not malicious, but Xiang Yang really couldn't stand these words and hurt his self-esteem.
All this is okay. What outsiders say Xiang Yang doesn't matter. He is afraid that when he gathers together during the festival, his relatives will also say that his parents do not look good. Xiang Yang is very disgusted with this. How can there be so many satisfactory jobs in this world?Isn't it all climbing from low to high step by step, how many of them are good at the age of twenty?
In fact, Xiang Yang still wants to stay in his hometown to develop in his heart. It is not easy to go outside. Now there are many college students in society and the pressure of competition is high. College students do not actually have many advantages. For large companies, Xiang Yang cannot enter due to professional reasons. Go, the boss in the small business welcomes you, and is willing to talk about life and ideals with you. As long as you don't talk about salary, people are willing to talk about everything. Talking and talking, this life is basically over.
From Xiang Yang’s perspective, his hometown still has a lot of room for development. Of course, development is inseparable from money. No money can do nothing. This is why Xiang Yang is willing to go out to work for a few months and accumulate funds. .
Coming to the beach, stepping on the soft silver-white sand, looking at the vast sea, Xiang Yang's panic mentality seemed to be purified.
Huh, what is that?
At this time, a deep blue but crystal clear shell on the beach attracted Xiang Yang.
"Is it a shell or a handicraft?" Xiang Yang's heart was pounding. Although Qinglongwan has a unique scenery, it is not a tourist area because of the inconvenience of transportation. There is a great chance that something crystal clear is a shell.
This crystal-clear and translucent thing looked like jade at first glance. Xiang Yang had never heard of it before. If it were really a shell, it would be very precious.
As soon as he picked up the shell, Xiang Yang cried out in pain.
This crystal-clear shell was thinner than Xiang Yang had imagined, like a cicada's wing, and the edge was sharper than Xiang Yang had imagined. If he was not careful, Xiang Yang's palm was cut open with blood flowing.
The next scene even scared Xiang Yang to death.
I saw blood dripping on the dark blue shell, as if it had been installed with a straw. Not only the blood that had already flowed out, but even the blood in Xiang Yang's body also rushed towards the shell, and the shell , Just like sticking to Xiang Yang's hand, can't shake it.
In just a moment, Xiang Yang felt dizzy due to excessive blood loss.
"It's over." This was Xiang Yang's last consciousness before he fell into a coma. The next moment, Xiang Yang's eyes went dark, completely fainted, and he fell straight toward the beach.