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American culture strikes back, suicide in China

Post by S_Parc » December 11th, 2013, 3:10 pm

Not sure if this is some joke but it looks like a Chinese guy decided to kill himself because his GF's obsessive shopping had driven him off the ledge ...

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/gl ... -stop-shop
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Re: American culture strikes back, suicide in China

Post by Teal Lantern » December 11th, 2013, 4:46 pm

He preferred death over telling Dragon Cupcake to get lost? :roll:
What for? She's still gonna get those shoes. In more than one color.

I'm tempted to chalk this up as him being a few grains short of a full bowl, but it provides an interesting contrast to Western men posting vids all depressed about not having a gf.

My favorite part? Not being him. 8)
не поглеждай назад. 8)

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Post by Ghost » December 11th, 2013, 6:05 pm

I don't think it is western cultural influence that is causing things like this. Chinese society is very materialistic, greedy, and just generally money-oriented.

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Re: American culture strikes back, suicide in China

Post by Maverick » December 11th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Teal Lantern wrote:He preferred death over telling Dragon Cupcake to get lost? :roll:
What for? She's still gonna get those shoes. In more than one color.

I'm tempted to chalk this up as him being a few grains short of a full bowl, but it provides an interesting contrast to Western men posting vids all depressed about not having a gf.

My favorite part? Not being him. 8)
Agreed.

This guy had some mental issues. No sane person would kill themselves because his girlfriend wanted to shop.

Better options than killing himself:

1) Saying "No, you can't buy that" and being firm.
2) Breaking up with her.

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Post by Hackenfall Backslash » December 11th, 2013, 8:17 pm

While I won't judge or make snarky comments about his mental state -- 99% of the users here not being much better in the sanity department -- I will say that perhaps breaking up with her would've been less painful for him.
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Re: American culture strikes back, suicide in China

Post by S_Parc » December 11th, 2013, 8:27 pm

Teal Lantern wrote:
What for? She's still gonna get those shoes. In more than one color.
Remember the serial killer little girl in 'Bad Seed'. Well, you better not take her shoes or you're gonna get it :shock:

Many years ago, the Best Picture of 1999, "American Beauty", telegraphed the message of Happier Abroad to the world.

Beware of long term engagements with AWs, you may find yourself in a coffin.

AB discussion thread

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Post by HouseMD » December 11th, 2013, 8:47 pm

I remember reading this yesterday and thinking, damn, I could totally see this being a Monty Python skit.

Guy probably didn't have a spine. When a spineless man gets in a relationships with a pushy woman, they essentially end up like slaves. He couldn't take it anymore, and because he was lacking in the will department, the only way he could see to escape was ending it all. With any luck she'll die in poverty as a lonely biatch now.

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Re: American culture strikes back, suicide in China

Post by Rayn » December 12th, 2013, 12:54 pm

S_Parc wrote:Not sure if this is some joke but it looks like a Chinese guy decided to kill himself because his GF's obsessive shopping had driven him off the ledge ...

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/gl ... -stop-shop
Chinese man logic: If you are not happy with your girlfriend don't dump her. Kill yourself instead.

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Post by Teal Lantern » December 12th, 2013, 2:49 pm

Does the next-of-kin get a cleaning bill?
не поглеждай назад. 8)

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