If you looked at that, the gap could be said to be very large.
That kind of treatment was so bad. If that happened to a person with poor psychological quality, then he would not be able to accept it.
There was no doubt that Mr. and Mrs. Chen had a hard time these years.
Facing Cheng’s concern, Mr. Chen said a few words lightly in order not to let him worry.
Although they had a hard time, fortunately, they did not starve to death.
It was all thanks to Xiulan. If it were not for her, they would have both starved to death by now.
Mr. Chen’s mentality was quite good. He smiled and told Cheng, “You don’t have to worry about me. This old man won’t starve to death! I am still breathing and can take care of myself.
“You can go about your business with confidence. Don’t worry about me!”
Mrs. Chen also followed suit, “That’s right! Cheng, you don’t have to worry about us because we are doing fine now. These days are not as good as before, but we can still live through.”
Cheng knew that they just said that to keep him from worrying.
He did not say anything else. Since he was there already, he wanted to help them to the best of his ability.
Fortunately, at this time, he came over with a lot of coupons and he would leave a few for them before he went back.
Food coupons, meat coupons, et cetera, he would leave a little more for them, so that they could cope up for a while.
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Now that he had found them, he planned to send some foodstuffs when he had time in the future, so he didn’t have to worry about this couple having nothing to eat and living too hard.
Because it was the first time he came to their door, he was not sure if they still lived there, so he came empty-handed. He would have to make a trip to the county seat to buy some things, then come and visit them again tomorrow.
Mr. Chen chatted with him for a long time and soon it was time for lunch.
Mrs. Chen said, “Cheng, you and your classmate should eat here at noon. I’ll go and cook now.”
Cheng immediately got up and said goodbye upon hearing that.
He knew that it was not easy for anyone to live and foodstuffs were really precious.
Under normal circumstances, no one would go to other people’s houses to have a meal and even if you did, you would certainly bring your own foodstuff.
He didn’t bring anything that day, so why would he have the nerve to stay and have a meal?
Furthermore, he also knew that they were very poor and their foodstuffs were even fewer. It would obviously be too outrageous for him to stay and have a meal.
Not to mention he was with Qingguo, who just really came over with him and was not familiar with them. The first time he came over, he even had a meal at their house, how embarrassing would that be?
Qingguo was not a person who like to take advantage of others, so he also thought that it would be better not to have a meal there.
“Auntie, please don’t bother. We will not be eating here today.”
Mrs. Chen immediately had a stern face when she heard that, then she replied with some displeasure, “This child, why are you being polite to us now? Do you think that your master’s house can’t even afford to give you a meal?
“It’s hard for you to come here after all this time. If you don’t eat anything and just leave, what does that look like?
“Don’t say anything more, just stay for a meal today.”
Cheng had no choice but to come up with an acceptable reason to refuse. “Auntie, it’s not that I’m not being polite to you. To tell you the truth, I still have something to do.”
Qingguo immediately spoke as well, “Yes, that’s right, Auntie. We still have things to do. We’re really busy and won’t be able to stay for lunch.”