Gently Used Discards

Nov 5 08:53 2012 LIE PLIAN Print This Article

There is prevalent scene that the college students often throw away many shoes and bags which almost the new. Depend on these "useless", the scavengers can make a high salary for 4,000 RMB for each month. When asking the scavengers, they are making signs, "these kids are so waste and forget the spirit of frugality. The college students' behavior really make the scavengers heartbreak.

The reporter got a reply from the girl he visited,Guest Posting "It's too troublesome to deal with these useless things, so I just throw them and without much ado". Then the reporter got their idea, that if they don't like them any more, or the things are out of fashion, then they just throw them away. Reporter then visited some students of eight universities and their answer are surprising similar, "it's better to throw away the things that I do not like, otherwise, it may account many of my space". One girl from Sichuan International Studies University told our reporter that she never buy something just for the reason that her old ones are broken, she buy them just because she like them, and nothing else. A report said that most colleges students' cost of living are more than 2,000 RMB a month.The reporter interviewed a total of 40 students in eight universities, including 15 boys and 25 girls. According to these 15 boys, the reporter made a rough estimate that boys spend more than 2000 yuan in each month. According to the statistics, the boys generally will charge 500 yuan in the school meal card, 200 yuan for telephone charges, 600 yuan for purchasing clothes, 700 yuan for dinner and entertainment. The large part of their money was spend on dinner, clothes and entertainments. What's more, if there is a birthday party for their girl friends, 500 yuan will cost for the gift. And for the girls, their monthly expenses are basic in 1800-2200 yuan, of which 50% of the cost spent on clothes and cosmetics, 400 yuan for meal card, 600 yuan used as pocket money to purchase cosmetics and skin care products, and the rest of the money will used to buy all the clothes and cosmetic products. If it's not enough, they may turn to their boyfriends in sponsoring the purchase of clothes, bags and shoes.Our reporter also found a funny atmosphere, there always be many scavengers around the dormitory building, who try to please the building master so that they can enter into the apartment directly. Mr. Qiu Shenggui, the students call him "old man", who has been the scavenger in the Chongqing University for three years. Depend on the garbage he picked from the several universities surrounding Shapingba County, he made himself a salary of 4,00 yuan one month. He classified the garbage and cleaned the things which are useful for his family, and then sell the things to the Flea market, thus can make them a good income.When asking the students' parents, they always helpless, they know that their kids are having such a bad custom to spend money, but they have no way. The only kid is regarded as the apple in their parents and grandparents, even they do such behaviors, they just try to be thrift of themselves.Professor Zhang from Southwest University, said the thrift consciousness in the college students' heart have long been disappeared, they can not understand their parents hard. Professor Zhang suggests the parents to ask their children to earn money after school time, thus to let them know how hard to earn money by their own. He also hope that parents can give their children the basic living cost and besides this nothing else. Normal 0 7.8 Å 0 2 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:nh<; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}

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