Chapter 181 – Building the foundation!
Yu Zhengzhi called Dong Xuebing and told him that Luan Xiaoping’s transfer order had been issued. She can report at County’s 1st Middle School on Monday. Dong Xuebing was impressed by the efficiency of the Ministry of Education. He called Liu Dahai and asked him to release Yu Wei and his friends after the call. But Yu Wei was not let off so easily. He was slapped with a fine. Usually, a fine of 2,000 RMB is considered harsh for a gambling charge, but Dong Xuebing asked for a 10,000 RMB fine!
“Why did you transfer Dong Xuebing’s mother to 1st Middle School?” Hu Yiguo called Yu Zhengzhi immediately after he heard about it.
Yu Zhengzhi replied: “I am afraid Xiao Wei will spill the beans and got into more trouble…”
Hu Yiguo shouted. “The most he did was getting in fights, and it is not a criminal offense! The police station can only hold him for 24 hours and he will be released! Why are you panicking?”
Yu Zhengzhi thought in his heart. How can I don’t panic? From this incident, he knew Dong Xuebing was not someone he could provoke. Even if Xiao Wei was released this time, what about the next time or the time after that? Yu Zhengzhi still has many friends and relatives around and cannot afford Dong Xuebing finding trouble with them. If his older cousin, Hu Yiguo, can suppress Dong Xuebing things will be different. But the problem is his cousin cannot do anything to Dong Xuebing.
Hu Yiguo can’t be bothered to speak to Yu Zhengzhi and hangs up the phone in anger.
On the surface, only a few people know about this incident, but many people in the County Public Security Bureau knew about it and were waiting for the latest updates. Deputy Bureau Chief Qin Yong, Office Director Hu Silian, and some other police officers had heard about this incident. The officers had been working in this area for years and have their own sources for information. Everyone knew Hu Yiguo was the one who stopped Dong Xuebing’s mother from getting a transfer to the town’s school. Hu Yiguo was Dong Xuebing’s superior and a local of the county. He had all the advantage against Dong Xuebing and everyone thought Dong Xuebing would lose. But the results were unexpected. Just one day later, Yu Zhengzhi helped Dong Xuebing’s mother get a transfer to the County Town school. It was still the best middle school!
After this incident, many people see Dong Xuebing differently!
Chief Dong is something! Hu Yiguo had lost twice from the past two encounters!!
Luan Family home.
Dong Xuebing told his mother about her transfer. “Mum, your transfer is settled. Prepare your luggage, and we will move to town.”
Luan Xiaoping, Dong Xuebing’s Aunt and Uncle, were stunned. “Which school?”
Dong Xuebing laughed. “County’s 1st Middle School.”
Uncle’s wife exclaimed: “The best Middle School in the county?
Luan Xiaoping gasped. “Son, my experience is not enough to teach the students in that school.”
“Haha, experience or the school are not important. Just teach them the way you teach all these years.” Dong Xuebing sat beside his mother and poured a cup of tea for her. “Just endure it temporarily. In the future, I will help you move up to be one of the school’s leader and you don’t have to teach anymore.”
Luan Xiaoping looked at Dong Xuebing. “That Director Yu… agreed to this transfer?”
Dong Xuebing replied. “Of course. He is the one who arranged your transfer.”
Uncle’s wife laughed and helped Dong Xuebing pour a glass of water. “What did I say? Our Xiao Bing has his ways and there is no way that Director Yu can win! He is just a fool!”
Dong Xuebing’s first aunt looked at Luan Xiaoping, and she envied her for having a capable son.
Luan Xiaoping smiled. Never in her wildest dreams, she had thought of getting transferred to the best middle school in the county. Suddenly, the phone at home rang. It was the principal of the village school asking Luan Xiaoping to go back to school to do the transfer procedures and handover.
In the afternoon, Dong Xuebing’s phone rang. It was Xie Huilan calling!
Dong Xuebing walked out of his mother’s room to answer the call. “Hello, Sister Xie.”
Xie Huilan giggled. “Xiao Dong, hehe. Do you miss me?”
Dong Xuebing blushed and replied embarrassedly. “…yes.”
“You miss me? Why didn’t you call me for so many days? Huh? We are dating now, and we should speak over the phone at least once a week, right?”
“Yes…” Dong Xuebing really missed her, but there are many things he cannot say to her. He finally knows how the Princesses’ husbands felt in ancient times.
“Hahaha… How is your work? I told you to keep a low profile, did you do it?”
“Err…” Dong Xuebing replied embarrassedly. This is why he did not call Xie Huilan. “Err… I… I had wanted to keep a low profile and I did it for the first few days. But some people were too much, and if I continue staying low, I will lose respect from everyone. So……”
“I knew you cannot stay still.”
Dong Xuebing told Xie Huilan what happened since the day he entered the bureau.
After listening to Dong Xuebing, Xie Huilan said. “Yes. What you did is not wrong, but you are too rush. You had offended so many people, how are you going to work in the future?”
Dong Xuebing was not afraid of offending others. “If I want to do something for the people here, I cannot be afraid of offending others.”
“Haha… Are you sure what you did is for the people there?”
“Huh… This is what I will be doing in the future.”
Xie Huilan laughed. “Ok. I don’t object to you bootlicking. When you are in the General Affairs Office, your work forced you to foster good relationships with all the leaders and this is a requirement for you to move up. But as a Deputy Bureau Chief at the grassroots level, you will not get far using this method. You got to solve a few cases and do something to help the people there. That is the correct way of moving up the ranks. With your capability, I am sure you can do this. Don’t disappoint me.”
Xie Huilan’s words reaffirmed Dong Xuebing’s goal. His foundation is not stable and had moved up the ranks too fast. It is just like a building. If the foundations of the building are not firm, it will collapse sooner or later. Dong Xuebing wants to be someone with real skills and results. This is his opportunity to build a strong foundation for himself!