Chapter 1473: Bloody Drill Bit (1)
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Cai Guohong said, “40 meters? So be it. I’ve been down deep wells in the past, so I should be fine. This is a rare opportunity. If I can get the money, it will really help my family ease the burden.”
“Old Cai, have you thought it through?” said the middle-aged man.
Cai Guohong nodded and said, “It’s fine. I’m in good health. I’ll be right back. It’s not a big deal. Besides, it’s impossible for such a big company to do something it’s not confident of. I believe that they’ll definitely have the complete safety precautions.”
The middle-aged man nodded in agreement.
At that moment, Li Dafa shouted, “You’re going?”
Cai Guohong nodded. “I’ll go!”
Li Dafa smiled and said, “Very good. I knew that heroes would appear when the bounty is high enough. Come, warriors, come up and show yourself to everyone.”
Cai Guohong’s face flushed red. He did not expect that he would have to go on stage. Having never been on stage before, he was truly flattered.
On stage, Li Dafa said, “See this? He’s a person who cares about the company, so the company will also care for him. We have professionals who will tell him how to go down, how to operate, and how to ensure his safety! Here, you can take the bonus.”
Cai Guohong looked at the stack of money in front of him and was a little excited. He did not expect that he would be paid first. This was the first time he had encountered something like this.
Many people started to get excited. Clearly, the charm of the money was not ordinary.
At that moment, Salted Fish couldn’t help but sigh. “Money really moves people.”
Fangzheng shook his head and said, “It’s not that money moves people. It’s because they are forced by their life circumstances that they have no choice but to do it. These people have the hardest lives in society. Many people look down on them, but everyone forgets that they are also humans and have their own aspirations.
“Their dream is to let their family live a better life and eat better. Their children would have dowry when they get married, and their sons would have houses when they marry someone. They can buy their wives new clothes and install air-conditioning for their parents…”
Upon hearing that, Salted Fish asked out of curiosity, “Master, after all that you said, they are doing it for others. Why don’t they do things for themselves? Don’t they want to do anything for themselves?”
Upon hearing that, the young man scratched his head and said, “Yes. I often hear everyone say that all they need is to be able to drink one more bottle of beer when we eat or have cigarettes to smoke…”
“Uh… That’s all?” Salted Fish was taken aback.
The young man shook his head and said, “We don’t dare to think about the big dreams. It’s useless even if we do. In our line of work, we actually earn quite a lot, but we only get paid once a year. Occasionally, we’ll run into a situation when the boss runs away. It’s equivalent to working for a year for nothing. Besides, if we have something to do this year, we might not be able to have a job next year… Therefore, we have to learn to be thrifty and penny-pinch. Otherwise, it’ll be hard to raise a family, so how can we have too many aspirations?”
Fangzheng said, “When survival is placed first, one’s aspirations will have lowest priority. Occasionally, one will take a look, but they won’t dare take it up.”
Salted Fish fell silent for a moment before saying, “Life is about an entire family, right? Why do I feel like everything falls on you?”
The young man shook his head and patted his shoulder. “We are men after all. Since our wives are willing to follow us, it’s only right for us to work harder. If we can’t give them the best, we’ll try our best to give them what we can give them… Don’t quote me. Actually, most people at our construction site think that way. You can never imagine how many people work in the construction site just to buy new clothes for their children during the new year. At night, they pick up rubbish to sell for money.
“There are also many people who work double a normal workload until they are dog-tired. Every day, they will secretly apply ointment to their bodies in the middle of the night, gritting their teeth as they persevere on.
“But when they get the money to buy toys for their children and shoes for their wife, they smile like fools… I didn’t understand it in the past, but I understood later. Men are naturally burdened with responsibility on their shoulders.”
Salted Fish was speechless…
Fangzheng patted Salted Fish on the shoulder and said, “This has nothing to do with the other half’s putting in effort. Their wives have also got to put in quite a lot. They work hard just to make their lives better… This is also the tragedy of the poor. From their point of view, as long as their lives are not threatened, health can be used to exchange for money.”
Salted Fish became even more silent…
On the other side, Cai Yufen was already in tears as she shouted, “Father, don’t go, don’t go…”
Unfortunately, this was a dreamscape after all. No matter how Cai Yufen tried to pull him, she could only pull at air.
Fangzheng and company could only sigh helplessly.
Cai Guohong took the money and followed Li Dafa to the drilling hole.
A professional talked to Cai Guohong. As the middle-aged man was a little far away, he hadn’t heard clearly. His dream could not reenact those words.
However, when they got closer, everyone heard clearly.
The professional said, “All in all, things are as simple as that. When we were drilling in the foundation, the drill bit was stuck in the rock. What you need to do is to hook the hook on the drill bit. Then, pull the rope and we will pull you up. That’s all you need to do.”
“Will there be other dangers? For example, suffocation?” Cai Guohong asked worriedly.
Li Dafa said impatiently, “Our company is so big; do you think we’ll let you do something dangerous? Go, it’s fine.”
Although Cai Guohong had gone down a well before, it was still a vegetable cellar in the countryside. He didn’t know the difference that a well that was forty meters deep had from his previous experience.
Cai Guohong nodded. With the help of the staff, he was tied to a rope and was slowly lowered into the hole…
The middle-aged man wanted to go up and take a look, but he was stopped. The reason was to ensure Cai Guohong’s safety…
As time passed, everyone reeled in anxiety.
The middle-aged man could tell that Li Dafa was also very anxious. He kept wiping his sweat and pacing back and forth as he cursed, “F**k, why is this guy so slow? It’s only forty meters. Can’t he be faster?”
At that moment, the rope shook slightly as a bell tinkled.
“It’s been hooked up! Hurry up!” Li Dafa shouted in excitement when he heard that.
The machine on the other side immediately activated and pulled up the rope. People came forward one after another and craned their necks to see what was going on below. Unfortunately, they couldn’t see anything due to the angle.
After a while, Cai Guohong came up. Just as the middle-aged man was about to go over, Li Dafa said angrily, “What are you looking at? Don’t you need to work? Cai Guohong, find a place to rest. Don’t block the mouth of the hole or the drill bit!”
Cai Guohong’s face was ghastly pale. Even his legs were wobbly when he walked. However, Li Dafa did not allow anyone to go over to prevent others from getting in the way of pulling up the drill bit. All he could see was the drill bit… As for the person? He did not seem to see him.