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    Re: Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Seward View Post
    Good lord I get it, I really do. Been there, maybe even jokingly thought about doing it. But wow. Just wow. Best quote from the article? "This is a tragic incident, but this time of year can be very stressful for many people."

    Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    CHINA - a 38-year-old man leaped to his death after an argument with his girlfriend who insisted they continue shopping. CCTV captured Tao Hsiao and his girlfriend in a mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, east China where they had reportedly been shopping for five hours or so before he hit his limit.

    Eyewitnesses said Hsiao could be heard telling his girlfriend that they already had more bags than they could carry, but she insisted on hitting one more store where there was a sale on shoes.

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

    The argument continued until Hsiao threw the bags on the floor and himself over the balcony, dropping seven stories to his death and smashing Christmas decorations on the way down. He was killed on impact.
    This was in China. He was publically humiliated. By a woman. The Chinese culture is very old. As are many of its customs.
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    Re: Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Seward View Post
    I've always subscribed to the caveman mentality when it comes to shopping. I like to get what I came for as quickly as possible and then drag it back to my cave even faster. I also prefer a military approach when shopping, I know where I'm going and what I plan to accomplish when I get there, execute the plan and exit ASAP. So I guess it is military caveman shopping for me! More and more these days I shop online when possible, I get my shoes pants shirts and even recently added furnace filters, from the internet. What I never do is allow myself to get sucked into going shopping with anyone who likes to "shop" because then I'll just have the urge to do what this poor Chinaman did! I was at a store a couple of years ago that had what I'd call a lost man/husband waiting room in it. It had TVs magazines and even some game machines and pool tables in it as well as a full service bar. Not a single female in the room and plenty of men in it singing it's praises. Brilliant idea. The wife of a friend of mine called it her daddy day care center and says it saved her marriage as she can now get her husband to go shopping with her in that department store. Ikea has also clued into this "man cave" concept, too bad this mall in China did not have one, might have saved a life!
    I do almost all my shopping online these days. Much nicer that way.
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    Re: Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    Capitalism would not have succeeded without women. But why men think they should go shopping with us is beyond me.
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    Re: Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    What is it with women and shopping? How can anyone enjoy going to a crowed store, look at everything four times, change their mind three times and take 18 hours doing it. Then I have to listen to them complain if they have to spend more than a couple of minutes in line when it is time to check out. Crazy, just plain crazy.
    Pero, I am one gal who hates mall shopping probably as much as you do! I buy everything mostly on-line, and I haven't had a problem so far.. knock on wood! There are several sites on line that carry practically everything sold at the mall, and they give rebates from 3% to 10%, depending on the store, and sometimes even free shipping! ebates is one of them, and you can let your rebates add up, and spend them the same as cash when you feel like it! The merchants are still making money, so they don't lose either, except in foot traffic maybe.

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    Re: Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Seward View Post
    Good lord I get it, I really do. Been there, maybe even jokingly thought about doing it. But wow. Just wow. Best quote from the article? "This is a tragic incident, but this time of year can be very stressful for many people."

    Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    CHINA - a 38-year-old man leaped to his death after an argument with his girlfriend who insisted they continue shopping. CCTV captured Tao Hsiao and his girlfriend in a mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, east China where they had reportedly been shopping for five hours or so before he hit his limit.

    Eyewitnesses said Hsiao could be heard telling his girlfriend that they already had more bags than they could carry, but she insisted on hitting one more store where there was a sale on shoes.

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

    The argument continued until Hsiao threw the bags on the floor and himself over the balcony, dropping seven stories to his death and smashing Christmas decorations on the way down. He was killed on impact.
    Sale on shoes?

    Sounds like the Onion.

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    Re: Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Pero, I am one gal who hates mall shopping probably as much as you do! I buy everything mostly on-line, and I haven't had a problem so far.. knock on wood! There are several sites on line that carry practically everything sold at the mall, and they give rebates from 3% to 10%, depending on the store, and sometimes even free shipping! ebates is one of them, and you can let your rebates add up, and spend them the same as cash when you feel like it! The merchants are still making money, so they don't lose either, except in foot traffic maybe.
    Perhaps I need to introduce you to the wife and you can explain the benefits of not trudging around all those dang stores.
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    Re: Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Perhaps I need to introduce you to the wife and you can explain the benefits of not trudging around all those dang stores.
    I think it's called "a girl's day out!" When you find a bargain, it just makes your day!

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    Re: Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I think if we all had a girlfriend and went shopping with them at one point in life we all probably thought about this at one point... Lets be honest now..
    Not me, I never dated a woman like that.

    The women I have dated liked to shop...but not excessively so. And almost never when we were together.

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    Re: Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I think it's called "a girl's day out!" When you find a bargain, it just makes your day!
    Saving 2 dollars on a pair or shoes or 5 dollars on a dress if it takes all day ain't worth it. Besides, you really didn't save anything, it cost you a days worth of your time and the money you spent on that pair of shoes or the dress. It is not like you started out with 10 dollars in your purse and came home with 17,
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    Re: Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Saving 2 dollars on a pair or shoes or 5 dollars on a dress if it takes all day ain't worth it. Besides, you really didn't save anything, it cost you a days worth of your time and the money you spent on that pair of shoes or the dress. It is not like you started out with 10 dollars in your purse and came home with 17,
    True, but think of the alternative. You get home tired, but happy. Housework will be waiting, as it always is, but it just isn't the same kind of tired, and I haven't heard anyone say that doing housework makes them "happy." Why do you suppose the first thing most women hope for, when household finances improve, is a MAID?

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