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#1 webeagle12

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:21

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 — or shopping for that matter.

 

Security footage shows Tao — in an apparent burst of anger — throw the shopping bags to the ground before jumping over the seventh floor railing.

Tao reportedly crashed into holiday decorations on the ground floor and died upon impact.

Other shoppers gaped as paramedics rushed the man away on a gurney.

 

A mall spokesperson said that no one else was injured as a result of the suicide and that his body was removed from the premises quickly, according to the Inquisitor news site.

"This is a tragic incident, but this time of year can be very stressful for many people," the spokesperson added.

http://m.nydailynews...1.1542366#bmb=1

 

I'm not sure whether laugh or cry at this  :s




#2 KingCracker

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:25

Lol, he just couldn't take it anymore. 



#3 Auditor

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:28

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



#4 thomastmc

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:28

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.



#5 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:31

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
 
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#6 McKay

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:34

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



#7 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:35

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.



#8 seta-san

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:46

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.

#9 Growled

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:06

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. :)



#10 +FiB3R

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:07

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

 

:rofl:



#11 +techbeck

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:11

Skinflint? haha

#12 Liana

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:13

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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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:22

I feel his pain.

Well, except for the impact.



#14 Hum

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:56

sounds logical



#15 thomastmc

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:58

he's probably expected to buy everything she wants.

 

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