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An aggravated man leapt from an upper-level mall balcony to his death because his girlfriend refused to stop shopping, witnesses said.

Tao Hsiao, 38, was at the Golden Eagle International Shopping Center in Xuzhou, China, for five hours on Dec. 7 when his lady insisted that they check out another shoe store, reported Chinese news site 

 

"He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes than she could wear in a lifetime and it was pointless buying any more," an eyewitness said, according to Gawker. "She started shouting at him accusing him of being a skinflint and of spoiling Christmas, it was a really heated argument."

Tao apparently could not handle any more name-calling

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Lol, he just couldn't take it anymore. 

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What a moron rather than killing himself, He should have ditched that stupid girl at shoe store. 

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Let's face it... It probably had more to do with living in China than the shoes. It's disturbing how the Chinese are so often willing to commit suicide at the drop of a hat.

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Let's face it... It probably had more to do with living in China than the shoes. It's disturbing how the Chinese are so often willing to commit suicide at the drop of a hat.

I don't want to call you out, but are you sure, historically I could say the same about another race that has men prone to committing suicide for similar reasons.

Although.....

After 5 hours I'd probably sooner kill myself than go to yet another shoe store with my wife :p
 
<ducks to avoid backhand>

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Didn't want to face the sentence of throwing her off the balcony, so he took the only other option  :rofl:

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I don't mind shopping at all, but I am not a fan of shopping at malls though. I hate how dry the air is at malls and I get disoriented after an hour or two also, especially when malls are super busy. Finding where you came into the mall when leaving is a major headache sometimes too.

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Let's face it... It probably had more to do with living in China than the shoes. It's disturbing how the Chinese are so often willing to commit suicide at the drop of a hat.


he's probably expected to buy everything she wants.

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I don't mind shopping at all, but I am not a fan of shopping at malls though. I hate how dry the air is at malls and I get disoriented after an hour or two also, especially when malls are super busy. Finding where you came into the mall when leaving is a major headache sometimes too.

 

Same here. If I had stayed at the mall for five hours I would either want to kill myself or my wife. :)

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See? SEE WHAT YOU PUT US THROUGH!?!?!

 

:rofl:

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Skinflint? haha

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I suspect this went a lot deeper than just being upset about his wife's shopping. Either that, or he was really ill-equipped to deal with this problem.

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I feel his pain.

Well, except for the impact.

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sounds logical

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he's probably expected to buy everything she wants.

 

Boy am I glad we don't have that problem in America :)

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Poor chap!

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Poor chap!

Not been dragged from every shop in a mall for 5 hours straight, to be asked over and over again, 'does this look allright?' eh?

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So he still didnt win the argument as she will need a new pair of black shoes for the funeral
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His girlfriend will probably feel bad now.

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His girlfriend will probably feel bad now.

That's what I was thinking. Can you imagine being her, living the rest of your life thinking that someone killed themselves rather than spend another minute listening to you go on?
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"Security footage shows Tao

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......  ly I could say the same about another race that has men prone to committing suicide for similar reasons.

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<ducks to avoid backhand>

 

 

 

What race has men prone to committing suicide ?

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His girlfriend will probably feel bad now.

Judging from this article, she doesn't sound like the kind of woman to get upset over this - 

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What race has men prone to committing suicide ?

the human race of course :p happy holidays
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the human race of course :p happy holidays

aaahhhh those guys - yeah - completely helpless

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