Bad habits of Soviet times that it's time to forget
As if today is not treated to the Soviet regime, the history did not throw. People, whose youth and the youth fell down at the time, could not help bear the imprint of the lifestyle. Can still be seen in the apartments brand new unused sets, which over the years stand in the sideboards, or empty jars for canning, taking up space in the closet. Today, however, times have changed, there is no shortage of products, and last things, and past habits are not easy to let go.
1. Slaughter lunches
The war, famine, blockade, and after years of deficit with empty counters and eternal queues ... Yes, the older generation of our citizens had a hard time, and it left a strong imprint on their subconscious. Ordinary Soviet family dinner consisted of three courses: soup, chicken with vegetables, salad, and then another roll with tea or compote. And it was necessary to eat everything to the plates were empty. Especially hard it was given to children who have heard of the matter: "It is not singing, because the table does not get up!"
In fact, get up after such a meal from the table is really problematic. A separate theme - the holiday table. In his training, housewives spend a few days. Ideally, cover it so that due to the number of dishes to be seen the color of the tablecloth. It is worth noting that almost all the food is cooked by the Soviet housewives have been a very high-calorie and does not fit into the standards of healthy eating.
2. Treasury on the balcony
In Soviet times, nobody heard of minimalism in the interior, and the hosts never enough living space to accommodate all the "necessary". Then, in the layout of many flats was laid room, but it was small and quickly fills "most essential" such as empty bottles, jars conservation and food stocks in large quantities, so many people have started to use the balcony for valuables, do not fit in the closet. Stool with a broken leg, one ski, radio (who even throw the technique), barahlyaschy refrigerator, five stacks of magazines "Farmland", breeding boxes, cabinets without doors, bike, board, oilcloth roll - this is not a complete list of the traditional balcony treasure . The owners of balconies and often did not know what riches are stored on their balconies, but to throw these things were impossible.
3. Output in the country
In the summer, the majority of Soviet citizens dispatched to the country. But not for sunbathing and fry kebabs, as do modern family, and to plant vegetables, spud beds, fighting the Colorado potato beetle and harvest. For many people, the hacienda was truly a sacred place. The work there was for people of all ages and does not seem to never ends.
Individual attention, the harvest season. The entire family and many relatives traveled to the country to dig potatoes, pick apples and pears planted in such quantities that do not eat even a few winters.
4. Preservation of
Well, when the crop is already harvested, occurred during preservation. Moreover, the scale of this process could easily plunge into shock modern man. Most often, conservation took place in the evenings after work, and lasted about a week. At that time, Soviet citizens kitchen turns into a real hell, and it is not surprising, since the preservation period is in the end of August beginning of September, when the weather is still warm, the kitchen all the burners operate, and about air conditioners, and no one has heard of. In addition to traditional twists of tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes and peppers, women made jam and frost fruit, which later even all winter brewed fruit compote. Now, more modern housewives prefer to buy conservation in the store so that they do not want to spend so much time standing in the kitchen.
5. I all I can, all I can!
Soviet people preferred not to part with things even if they are broken. Why throw away if you can fix? True to repair things do not always go smoothly, because access to specialists in those days was not too fond of, and tried to solve the problem. With stools and other furniture - it is rolled, but with the electronics - not always.
But not only the things involved in repairing the Soviet citizens. In those days, his hands were made to do everything: wallpaper glue, pipe repair, build garden, sew, knit and embroider. I do not care that you are not able, or not very good. It should be - then it is necessary!
6. The most terrible - home
Again, a habit not to throw away anything that is, of course, applies to clothing. So, all that could no longer be worn on the street turned into a home clothes or clothing for questioning. Small specks, holes and scuffs ... But who to this is the work? House is still no one sees. Well, if you look at old photos taken in the country, everything will be clear and without words.
Several beautiful sets, purchased or received as a gift, new linens, beautiful clothes, which miraculously managed to get, - all these things will inevitably settled in cabinets and sideboards of Soviet citizens. There, they can lie for months, or even years, waiting for the solemn occasion. This behavior is also dictated by the long periods of poverty and deprivation, which taught people to think about the future and do inventory. It's funny, but many people never once did not use multiple sets, which to this day are gathering dust in the closet, and waiting in the wings.
8. The theft at the workplace
Many Soviet citizens sinned petty theft in the workplace. This is not surprising, because in those years, not all can be bought. Therefore, people took with them something that had access: office supplies, food, construction materials, paper clips, nails, and more. Something left himself, but something changed in the more necessary things.