Habits of the Soviet era, from which it is time to get rid of
Even if you were born after the Soviet empire collapsed, your older relatives still come from the USSR. And many of their habits to give you. And get rid of them somehow unbearably hard!
The habit has all the bread
And even dishes that are, in fact, themselves bread and are, because they are made from the same flour - pasta and dumplings, for example, not to mention the same eggs, only in profile: carbohydrate meals such as porridge and fried potatoes It is also supposed to have with bread. In principle, it is possible to understand where the habit: the country needed working hands, and the citizens, out of which grew manpower, needed a cheap source of carbohydrates and calories. Their children, in turn, found the shortage era, and saying, "Eat with bread, and it is not naeshsya!" - a direct consequence of: soup from canned pink salmon eat really difficult. But now what you have bread? It's not even particularly tasty!
and order three-course meal
Everything is simple: the Soviet man all his life, from birth to retirement, lived in a strict time frame: recommended by pediatricians mode, then the nursery with pots on schedule, after the first three months - a school with breakfast on the second recess and lunch at large, then the Institute with unchanged canteen, after work on a strict schedule with the law on parasitism. It is not surprising that about any diet with snacks speech could not be: breakfast, lunch and dinner are scheduled strictly in the same time! But stretch from noon until seven in the evening on a salad, as you know, is impossible, so the salad, the first, second (and bread!) And fruit compote. With a roll. Enough to order it all and then barely drag crowded insides, now you can at any time to eat!
and drink tea "with sweetly"
But, by the way, an unpleasant consequence of three meals a day: in fact, even if you cram in all that was supposed to have Soviet citizens to dinner a few hours later the hunger you will catch up (although you are, in fact, his daily kalorazh already won). It remains to devour cookies. And what is served to guests, to cheap and cheerful? Tea and sweets! Although in general, have long you can simply enjoy the taste of the tea itself: it is now not only in a pack with an elephant and not only with taste stale broom.
The habit of cooking for the holidays, both for slaughter
Here all is clear: the habit of throwing on a festive table all the best at once began in the unfortunate time when not so much to be desired - and necessary, it was not easy to get. So rich table served not only as a symbol of hospitality, but also an indicator of status: that's what I have done, the deficit got, successful woman! What is the point to be killed in the kitchen today, then to half throw, clear brand: Honestly, your guests, and without you can eat tasty, and now they have come to have fun, and do not absorb the "Olivier" basins (and yes, green peas, and "Doctor" - have not deficiency).
The habit of self-treat themselves
The best in the world of Soviet medicine was so much better that barely empire collapsed, the former Soviet citizens immediately believed in charged of the passes of Alan Chumak healing water, for the adoption of boiled urine fasting and magical properties of paraffin poultices. We guess that something is still wrong was with the best medicine in the world, but still keep in mind: yes, of course you do not believe in all this obscurantism, but that probably was used first of all to open the medicine chest, and do not go to the doctor? Do not do like this.
The habit of giving bribes household
The Union believes all have "their", not only "their" doctors and hairdressers, but even "its" vendors that could hint that "throw" mandarins or blue chickens. In this case, "his" supposed to thank the fine offerings that the deficit in the era of small, of course, does not include: raw sausage stick, a box of chocolates and a bottle of perfume could ensure that a child going to college, for example. Pay for small services such as plumbing repair a bottle of vodka at all was a matter of absolutely normal. But now - surprise! - you can just pay the person for the service. And there is no need to add a small bribe. Remember, reader: physician flowers and candy do not drink!
The habit of buying products for the future
It is amazing how many housewives in modern economics on public servers complain how difficult it is to maintain order in the kitchen and place all the necessary gadgets, which are already used, but how annoying is how much space they occupy. Furious! Furious! We have in this regard, there is only one question: instead of ramming in wardrobes 10 packs with buckwheat, 4 bottles of oil and five-kilogram bag of sugar have you tried?
The habit of wearing old clothes at home
The people are not going to wear, and throw a pity - this is the main principle that formed the home dressing room of Soviet citizens. What is most interesting, not to say that old things straight actively worn, because they are not very comfortable as home clothes. But you can not throw anything away! Therefore, the need to go home in a bathrobe or sweat pants and worn-out clothes to keep in case of "here at home would wear." Modern wardrobe, of course, much more suitable for this purpose, and the border between clothing and clothing home "to return to the people," in some places almost worn off. But she is worn out! And, first, it is ugly, and secondly, we no longer need: in turns we are fitting in, rather than to the counter with the thought: "Do I have enough."
The habit not to throw anything
emissions - and where then take? That's just the same! We, contemporaries era of consumption, it is difficult to imagine the empty shelves, but, believe me, they were. the right thing
could not be bought, it had to "get it". Or steal. "Bring to work even a nail, you are master here, not a guest!" - a saying from the Soviet era, and the term "pilferer" - from the same place that tells us the following: petty theft is not even considered a theft because ... and where else to take -What? So everything had to be kept in case handy. Now go and throw out all that you lay on the same case: our thinking has changed, and you are guaranteed not to remember about this subject, when it need arises. Just go and buy. And increase the amount of trash.
The habit to turn a balcony into the pantry
Our apartment, of course, not the royal chambers, but somewhere you need to store something that will come in handy then, huh? And where all this? Of course, the place where almost no one is - on the balcony! However, this habit has at least one advantage: when properly psihanesh and want to change your lifestyle, you can make a nostalgic excavations and throw half. A year later, repeat. However, the amount of rubbish on this reason is not reduced.
And that does not climbed - to take back to the cottage
ABOUT! Oh, how wonderful discoveries we prepare the first spring trip to the family's 6 acres! However, it looks like your cute little house as a classic babushatnik sleeping there uncomfortable places is not enough and a little ashamed to invite guests to store, but how good! Not thrown - I think, saved! Unless, of course, except for spending on transportation of all this debris and the subsequent analysis of debris instead of a lazy swing in a hammock.
The habit does not treat the teeth to the last
Soviet dentistry, in contrast to the Soviet "big medicine", one better not believed in the world, everyone knew that dentistry in the country punitive, and that the free - because of torture in history no one will ever pay extra, they are included in package "of mortal existence: all-inclusive." But now treated teeth did not hurt! Honest pioneer! Expensive - it's true. But if treated immediately, but not when there is no power to endure, it will be much, much cheaper. And it is not scary!
The habit of doing repairs for decades
Start with the back room, and when we finish the hall, back room already wear out because it will take years 15. It is not surprising: you can not buy building materials, workers could be found, but you first need to "get" them anything deficit to We are working and not pretending, well and in general ... but when, excuse me, to find time to do everything themselves, and if you need to run to get? Well, never mind, we are strong people, we quietly, polegonechku ... Quietly and polegonechku poison yourself 10 years of life, and then start over. Cute, right?
The habit of giving advice
In the Land of the Soviets all known to have been each other comrades, "he dies, and save your comrade." That is to die, of course, not required, but all were able to help out - better not! Without asking, though. Yes, and what can be queries, because all around the collective, all around me! Including your personal life, comrade. Unlearn in general.
The habit of postponing the best for later
The front service in the sideboard, the output pair of shoes in the attic, petrified waiting in the wings deficient pink lipstick, "the other world otospitsya" ... Postponing pleasant for later - the terrible Soviet habit, because it was delayed, in fact, life. It is not necessary to do so. Never.