Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 275 – High-profile Feng Xingtai
By the time Feng Yu returns to Bing City, it was almost Lunar New Year. Tai Hau Trading’s staffs will be sending the last batch of goods to the Soviet Union, and they will be going for their annual break.
Wu Zhigang and the rest were excited. They did not know what their year-end bonus was. Two years ago, it was a pager. Last year, it was a motorcycle. Every year, they were getting the best bonus. No other companies in China could compete with them. What would it be this year?
This year, Feng Yu did not prepare any products. He did not even prepare those daily commodities like rice, flour, etc. This year, Feng Yu will be giving out…… Cash!
The bonus was based on individual performance. Every one of them will be getting their bonus. The lowest amount was 8,000 RMB, and Wu Zhigang got the most. 12,000 RMB!
It might seem that they were getting lesser than the previous year, but Feng Yu had helped them invest their money. Although they were still holding on to their shares, Feng Yu had told them that they could sell the shares sometime in June. He promised everyone that they would at least get back a few folds of their capital!
That means this year, every one of them would get at least tens of thousand RMB! This was much more than last year!
News of Tai Hua Trading’s year-end bonus soon spread in the Motor Factory. Everybody was jealous of Tai Hua Trading’s staffs. They were jealous of Wu Zhigang. Their monthly salaries were much higher than the national average, and their monthly benefits were much better than them. The year-end bonuses were envied by all the workers. Pagers and motorcycles. Other than the leaders in the Motor factory, who else could afford?
This year, Tai Hua Trading gave out cash! Tai Hua Trading staffs’ year-end bonus was equivalent to their 5 to 6 years salaries!
Of course, some people said Tai Hua Trading was not doing well. Last year, the motorcycles were worth almost 20,000 RMB each, and this year the staffs only got about 10,000 RMB!
These were all sour grapes. They were jealous of Tai Hua Trading.
Feng Yu felt that he was high-profile, but when he returned to the district, he realized the true meaning of high-profile.
Eh, why are there banners on all the lamp post? There are no banners during last Lunar New Year. Usually, banners will only be hang when high ranking officials are visiting.
“Congratulations to Feng Yu for getting into Beijing University!”
“Learn from Feng Yu, contribute to the nation!”
“Humble student gets into Beijing University!”
Wait a minute. These banners were writing about me?
Feng Yu’s hands, which was on the steering wheel, shook and almost drove the car into a ditch. There were dozens of banners along the road congratulating Feng Yu for getting into Beijing University. This made Feng Yu felt…… good!
Did the people from the district education department hang these banners? Feng Yu was also not the top scholar in the nation, was there a need to publicize his admittance into Beijing University?
What does it mean by the humble student? If the Feng family is considered humble, then the whole of China will have no wealthy families.
Hmmm, “Learn from Feng Yu and contribute to the nation” this sentence is reasonable. There should be more of this banner. It must be written by some teachers. I must donate some money to the district’s schools.
Feng Yu drove to his house, and he noticed there was a crowd outside. They were crowding around his father, and they seem to be talking about something.
Feng Yu was shocked. Who were these people? It was almost Lunar New Year, and they were creating trouble here? Wait, father was smiling and furthermore, who would dare to create trouble for his father in the district? Even the Chief of the farm department dare not to offend father!
When Feng Yu alighted from his car, everybody starts to crowd around him.
“Xiao Yu, congratulations. I heard that you will be entering Huaqing University?”
“What Huaqing University? It’s Beijing University!”
“Feng Yu had gotten a place in Beijing University! do you even know what that means?”
“Of course. He is exempted from taking the entrance exams. My brother was also the same in the past when he got a place in the Agricultural and Military University.”
“Hi Uncles, why are all of you here?” Feng Yu smiled and asked politely. These people were all his elders.
“Xiao Yu, we heard that you will be coming back today and we are here to welcome you.”
“Xiao Lei, come over here and greet your brother Feng Yu. He is a student at Beijing University. He will be a great leader in the future!” Someone dragged a kid over.
Feng Yu: “……” I am not a god. I am not able to bless your kid to get a place in the university by touching him. Furthermore, your kid is too young.
“Come over and have some candies. My son is tired. Please leave after meeting him.” Zhang Muhua walked out with a big tray of candies.
Feng Yu was relieved. He was finally home and was stopped by the crowd outside his doorsteps.
“Dad, Mum, what is happening? Why are there so many people waiting for me? Also, why are there so many banners around the district?” Feng Yu asked after drinking a big glass of honey water.
“Everybody envied me for having a son attending Beijing University.” Feng Xingtai proudly said.
“But there is no need you to hang so many banners. Did you get people to hang those banners?”
“No. It’s the district that hangs those banners. You are the first person from our district that got into Beijing University!” Feng Xingtai said with a proud expression.
“Fine. Stop listening to your father’s nonsenses. He had donated all the fireworks he bought to the district, and the district will set them off on Lunar New Year eve. The district promised to hang a banner as thanks, but your father ordered more than 30 banners and got people to hang them up.” Zhang Muhua added.
“What’s wrong? Do you know how many fireworks I had donated? Can’t I even hang some banners? Old Wen is getting more stingy. He wanted to save on the banners!” Feng Xingtai said angrily.
“Dad, don’t you think you are showing off? Ain’t you the one who taught me to be humble?” Feng Yu felt it was okay if it was only one or two banners. If he had gotten into Beijing University on his own capabilities, it was fine. But his spot in the University was because of some other reasons.
“Why can’t I show off? Other people also want to show off, but their son must get into Beijing University first!” Feng Xingtai retorted.
“Fine, fine, fine. You can show off. I asked you to buy some fireworks and firecrackers for the New Year. How much did you buy?” Feng Yu had called his father to buy more firecrackers and fireworks this year.
“You still dare to mention this? You asked your father to buy 50,000 RMB worth of fireworks and firecrackers, and your father bought over 100,000 RMB!” Zhang Muhua was unhappy when she thought about the money spent on these things.
“Huh? When did I ask dad to buy 50,000 RMB of fireworks?”
“Didn’t you paged me and ask me to buy 50,000 RMB worth of fireworks and firecrackers?”
“I asked you to buy Wu Wan’s fireworks (吴万, a person’s name and it sounds similar to 五万, 50,000). His factory’s fireworks are the nicest.” Feng Yu said. The pagers now were still numeric pagers, and if you want to leave messages, you need to call up a paging station and leave your message with the operator.
“See, I had told you that our son will not spend money so wastefully. I asked you to check with him again, and you don’t listen.” Zhang Muhua scolded.
“Nevermind since the fireworks were already bought. My son had got into Beijing University, and I am willing to get more fireworks. I want to let the whole district know about this. If it wasn’t for the City regulations, I still wanted to set off those fireworks in the city! Don’t prepare dinner tonight. We will have dinner at the Food Processing Factory’s canteen. I had invited some friends over, and I want them to meet our son.”
Feng Yu: “……”