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Old 10 December 2013, 02:54 AM
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China Man Jumps to His Death After Girlfriend Insists on Buying More Shoes

A man jumped to his death after a furious row with his girlfriend who insisted they go into another clothes shop. CCTV shows Tao Hsiao, 38, escorting his girlfriend around a shopping mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, east China. After five hours Tao finally had enough and demanded to go home. Eyewitnesses say he could be heard saying they already had more bags than they could carry, but she insisted on going into one more shop where the was a special offer on shoes.

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Old 10 December 2013, 02:11 PM
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Another casualty in the Annual War on Christmas. We salute our fallen comrade.
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Old 11 December 2013, 12:22 PM
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I bet she didn't see that coming.

And how did he "ruin" Christmas, if she already has tons of shoes?
She must be really mad at the skinflint now, Christmas is really ruined!
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Old 11 December 2013, 12:25 PM
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Somehow I suspect there was more to the suicide than one fight with his girlfriend over shopping.
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The big question is how many shoes did she buy that day.

ETA: that is before he jumped, I do not want to know if she was still shopping for shoes afterwards.
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Old 12 December 2013, 12:24 PM
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The big question is how many shoes did she buy that day.

ETA: that is before he jumped, I do not want to know if she was still shopping for shoes afterwards.

His jump only exasperated the problem. Now she has to shop for funeral clothes.
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Old 16 December 2013, 05:01 PM
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So I've been half-heartedly Googling trying to verify this story, as it has the look of being made up by the Daily Mail and then either sourced back to them, or not sourced at all.

Since it does rather tick the stereotype boxes (Women Be Shopping - check; Men Hate Shopping - check; Asians Be Killing Themselves - check), I was quite suspicious, and the fact that the Mail is the only British press to report it made me even more suspicious.

Any news?
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