Man Has to Choose Between Saving Wife or Mother, Saves Mother

Man Has to Choose Between Saving Wife or Mother, Saves Mother

Many Chinese girls tease their boyfriends with the question “If your mother and I fell into the water at the same time, who would you try to save first?” Recently in Suzhou, a man was faced with the real-life version of the question. When his wife and mother began to argue, his wife became angry and jumped into the water, then his mother followed her in. The man chose to save his mother, and his wife was rescued by a bystander. Many netizens jokingly said that they were glad to see an answer to the ancient riddle that had plagued them for so long.
Source: Netease

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  • Zappa Frank

    the question is stupid and women jumping in the river deserve to not be resecured

    • mr.wiener

      The temptation would be to just walk away.

      • Amused

        Exactly my thoughts. I’d watch them both drown, then stroll off to the insurance office to collect my checks.

  • Bman

    That’s what China is missing, some American style family reality shows!
    Episode 1: Who’s crazier? The chick who jumped, the Mom who has years sans maturity, or the dumbass who lives with them?

    And that’s precisely why the government wisely cracked down on reality TV shows.

  • Foreign Devil

    teach them how to swim and you wont’ have to make this choice

    • Jahar

      Don’t teach them how to swim and we have 2 less idiots using up precious oxygen.

  • terriblemovie

    China(and much of asia) is notorious for its psychotic and overbearing mother in laws.

    Of course the wife could be a total bitch as well.

    Probably both in this case.

  • 十月码

    Mom and wife relation ship is bad mostly in China. Many young couple live with their parents, especially in rural places where it’s more traditional. If they live separately like western people, maybe will make difference.

    • KamikaziPilot

      Agree, it isn’t healthy for most young couples to live with their parents. Couples need their own space, they married each other, not each other’s parents as well. I can see when the parents are very old, but not when they can still take care of themselves. That’s an aspect of Chinese culture I really dislike.

      • Zappa Frank

        don’t chinese say that marriage is between two families? isn’t the wife supposed to become a member of her husband’s family?

        • KamikaziPilot

          Yeah something like that, but that doesn’t mean I think it’s healthy for a good marriage. I also hate how mother in laws try to involve themselves in every little thing in their daughter’s (and probably son’s) lives like they’re still little kids in need of babysitting. I mean cmon, get your own life will you.

          • Zappa Frank

            for traditional families (and on this point of view italy was not much different from china till few years ago) their own life is to take care of granchildren. To think they can have a life after that or suggest anything in this sense would be seen as highly unrespectful. We have to understand that those old people, often, never thought about what to do later, they have no hobbies, not many friends around and they just replicated what they saw to happen in their family before.

          • KamikaziPilot

            I heard that about Italy. Even today many children live with their parents until marriage right? I understand the culture of parents being their child’s best friend and building their lives around them and I’m not trying to change anyone’s mind, but I was just giving my view as an outsider to Chinese culture. Also my own parents have their independent lives so it’s just really different from my own family situation.

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