Man Fed Up with Girlfriend’s Shopping Spree Jumps to His Death

A Chinese man jumped to his death at a shopping mall in Xuzhou, China apparently fed up with his girlfriend's shopping spree.

A Chinese man jumped to his death at a shopping mall in Xuzhou, China apparently fed up with his girlfriend's shopping spree.

From Sohu:

Xuzhou: Man Unhappy Girlfriend Spending Too Much Money, Jumps from 7th Floor to His Death

December 7th around 4pm, a man Fell from the 7th floor of the Xuzhou Jinying Pengcheng Shopping Mall to his death. The scene was a mess, with sales counters smashed. According to the description of the surrounding crowds, the man had jumped to commit suicide! The reason unbelievably being that the man’s girlfriend wanted to purchase something but the man thought it too expensive, so an argument occurred and the man jumped to his death in a fit of anger!

Comments from Sohu:

想想郝梵 [搜狐福建省厦门市网友]:

No matter how expensive something is, it isn’t worth a life! Too impulsive!

小醉妹 [搜狐辽宁省大连市网友]

Even if it was because you felt your girlfriend was buying something too expensive [spending too much money], you can choose other methods of deal with it, such as breaking up, so did you have to choose suicide? Truly not a man. Sure, you have a lot of pressure/stress, but if you have the courage to choose suicide, do you not have the courage to break up? Seriously.

定风波683在搜狐 [搜狐江苏省网友]:

Yesterday afternoon around 3:30, it was that woman who charged over a hundred thousand [RMB] on a single purchase purchase. Then the two began arguing, the woman slapped him, told him to go die, and so he went and died.


So stupid! You dying means absolutely nothing to a girl, merely [an opportunity] to change boyfriends.


Idiot. With this kind of person, even if he didn’t commit suicide here, he’d commit suicide for something else in the future.

A Chinese man jumped to his death at a shopping mall in Xuzhou, China apparently fed up with his girlfriend's shopping spree.

From Sina:

Woman Shops For 5 Hours Straight, Tired Boyfriend is Fed Up and Jumps to His Death

Sina Entertainment News — According to Taiwanese media reports, a girlfriend insisting upon shopping results in a boyfriend really jumping to his death! This ridiculous mishap happened inside a Jiangsu province Xuzhou shopping mall when a 38-year-old man accompanying his girlfriend shopping ended up shopping continuously for 5 hours. The man wanted to go home but the girlfriend wanted to continue, with both of them getting into a fight. In a fit of anger, the man threw down the various large and small bags he had been carrying and jumped off the 7th floor of the shopping mall, dying on the scene.

The incident occurred in Xuzhou’s International Shopping Center, and according to the shopping mall’s surveillance footage retrieved by the Xuzhou City Drum Tower Public Security Sub-Bureau, at a little past 3pm on December 7th, this man entered the shopping mall from the south entrance. Police questioned the crowd of surrounding onlookers and they all indicated that the man had jumped off in suicide, with the reason unexpectedly being that his girlfriend wanted to buy something but the man thought it was too expensive. Because the matter is extremely odd, even the British Daily Mail substantially reported it.

A Chinese man jumped to his death at a shopping mall in Xuzhou, China apparently fed up with his girlfriend's shopping spree.

According to statements from the crowd of surrounding onlookers, the two were arguing at the time, saying how they had shopped level-by-level continuously for 5 hours, that the man felt very tired and wanted to go home, but the girlfriend insisted on continuing to shop and continuing to make purchases. The two thereupon argued and the man loudly criticized saying: “You have more shoes than you can wear in this lifetime, why do you still want to shop in this shoe store?” The girlfriend retorted: “You cheapskate, you’ve ruined the Christmas mood!”

The man, presumably unable to handle the provocation, angrily threw all the large and small bags of clothing and goods he had been carrying onto the ground, then immediately climbed over the railing and jumped off from the 7th floor down into the atrium. Many of the 1st floor store employees only heard the sound of the impact, as the man fell next to the Christmas decorations, with blood all over the floor. The man may have also hit the nearby display stand, and the scene was one of chaos.

Although shopping mall staff immediately reported the incident, when emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene, they discovered that the man had died immediately upon impact. Although The Daily Mail named this man Tao Hsiao, as for whether this man is actually surnamed Xiao, police have yet to confirm to outside sources and have temporarily left the man’s identity a mystery.

Comments from Sina:


38 years old, girlfriend.


I’m reminded of a saying: If a person doesn’t even have the patience to go shopping with you, how can you expect them to spend a life with you [be faithful]?


If you don’t have money, don’t find a girlfriend that likes shopping.


Five hours, does this woman has fucking problems?


Too fragile/weak [referring to the man].


Encountering this kind of inconsiderate woman, this man’s heart died, and as a result decided to commit suicide.


Died too pathetically! Just dump the stuff and go home by yourself! Was this necessary!?


Actually, five hours honestly isn’t considered long… You can have afternoon tea in the middle…


Woman, just how merciless, how frightening you must be that you can drive an earnest 38-year-old man to such an end.


All girls love to shop! This man is too easily upset [drive to suicide].


This story (should be an accident), teaches people a truth: There is a limit to a man’s patience.


Without buying and selling, there would be no killing… [This is a popular slogan used with animal protection campaigns in China, such as discouraging the consumption of shark fin soup; many comments said this].


A good way to drive men to extinction.


Committing suicide for just this?


What was the woman’s reaction?

A Chinese man leaped to his death at a shopping mall in Xuzhou, China apparently fed up with his girlfriend's shopping spree.

From Phoenix Online:

Girlfriend Shops for 5 Hours and Wants to Continue, Man Pleads But is Ignored, Turns Around and Jumps to His Death

Original Title: After Shopping for 5 Hours, Girlfriend Wants to Continue, Man Turns Around and Jumps to His Death

The Christmas holiday approaches, and large shopping malls have all adorned themselves with pretty decorations, as well as various discount, attracting consumers to enter. It was because of Christmas shopping that a fatal case happened a few days ago in Xuzhou of China’s Jiangsu province. That day, a 38-year-old man surnamed Xiao and his girlfriend arrived at a large local shopping mall to go shopping, starting from the first floor and shopping their way up level by level, shopping a total of 5 hours.

Xiao told his girlfriend that he was already very tired and wants to go home, but the girlfriend insisted “have to shop one more store”. Eyewitnesses indicated that the two began loudly arguing, with Xiao shouting at his girlfriend: “You have more shoes than you can wear in this lifetime, and you still want to go shopping in a shoe store”. Not to be outdone, the girlfriend replied: “You cheapskate, you’ve ruined the Christmas atmosphere”. Here, Xiao threw down the large and small bags he had been carrying, and jumped down into the building’s courtyard, slamming into the shopping mall floor next to the Christmas decorations with a bang, blood all over the ground.

Witnesses hurriedly called the police, and emergency medical personnel immediately arrived to take the man to the hospital, but were unable to turn around a hopeless situation.

Comments from Phoenix Online:


Able to throw away one’s life for love! O(∩_∩)O Hahaha~
(What the fuck does Christmas have to do with us Chinese people?)


Why not just dump her?


This kind of girlfriend is a bane to humanity.


I don’t know what to say after reading this. Was it worth it for the man to jump to his death? It’s just a girlfriend, she can be dumped. The woman is awful as well. Forget about her being inconsiderate, what’s the point of buying all that stuff when you can’t even take it with you can’t even fit it all in your coffin?


This man is a SB.


This kind of woman is too perverse/abnormal as well, 5 hours? Fuck.


Uncle Jack Ma would be angry if he knew about this, dear, you can go on Taobao and shop for 10 hours without being this tired.


China’s education/upbringing has problems! This man’s psychological resilience is so lousy! At the same time, his method of handling a problem is extremely negative. A tragedy of history.


What’s the benefit of having this kind of girlfriend, might as well dump her. Accompanying her for 5 hours, paying and carrying her bags; such a nice boyfriend and she can’t even show some understanding? This woman is heartless.
Actually, she could’ve just let her boyfriend go to the arcade or cinema to relax and she can go shopping by herself until the end of time without anyone questioning/complaining.
A woman’s lifelong shortcoming is also her strength: Not getting tired when shopping!


Why bother? Was this woman that important to you?


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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