One day, when I was at home looking through my parents' drawers, I found a small note in it with the words "one catty". I asked curiously, "what is this?" Dad took a look at it and said, "this is the food ticket. It was used to buy food." I asked strangely, "why not use it now?" "Because there are so many things now that there is no need for state distribution, you can buy whatever you want. So we can't use food stamps. "
I still don't understand how useful food stamps are. At this time, Dad stopped his work and patiently explained to me: "in the past, there was little land in the countryside, not only the grain output was low, but also there were few places to sell rice. Only the grain station could sell it. In order to distribute these grains reasonably, the state has issued food stamps, which are used to limit the consumption of each person and cannot be overspent. But now it's different. Since the land contract, the enthusiasm of farmers has been high. Especially now, there are subsidies for growing food. Everyone is trying to improve the food production. You see, when there are more grains, you can buy as much as you want. And you see, there are rice shops in the streets and alleys, which is also very convenient. There's no need for food stamps. "
I think it makes sense. I remember my mother once said to me that when she was reading, she could only eat fish and meat on New Year's day or when there were guests at home. Now we have not only meat and vegetables on our table every day, but also milk and all kinds of fresh fruits in all seasons. What a change!