posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 08:02 AM
CHINA - a 38-year-old man leaped to his death after an argument with his girlfriend who insisted they continue shopping.
The argument continued until Hsiao threw the bags on the floor and himself over the balcony, dropping seven stories to his death
So this guy in China takes his girlfriend to the mall, which turns into a 5-hour shopping trip with so many bags they can barely carry them all... And
then his girlfriend sees a sale on shoes and insists on even MORE shopping.
So the guy does what any guy who's been there has wanted to do and throws himself over the balcony.
The reason I posted this in Social Issues is because, well, this level of consumerism is
a social issue. This guy literally killed himself
because his girlfriend wouldn't stop shopping.
I remember one time I suggested a trip to the mall with a female friend of mine. We get there and she goes into a clothing store... I end up standing
outside the store for 3 hours waiting for her. I was tempted to end the friendship right there and just leave. When she finally comes out, she asks me
if I'm ready to go. I didn't even know what to say.