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Old 02-10-2018, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Spartan_117 View Post
If you've ever checked out of a Soviet-era grocery store, you know that you bring the items you want to buy to one counter, then they ring it up and give you a receipt. You take the receipt to another counter to pay. Then you take the validated receipt back to the first counter to pick up your groceries to carry home. Something similar would happen when you picked up your ration card as you would need to get it stamped to validate it's authenticity and then different stamp would be used when each allotment of food, in this case meat, was apportioned to you.
And that's why there were so many queues in a nutshell.
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