Tao Hsiao

Tao Hsiao

The Chinese man who couldn't stand shopping
Country: China

Content:
  1. A Tragic Shopping Trip
  2. Tao Xiao's Biography

A Tragic Shopping Trip

This story took place in December 2013 and would have been truly comical if it hadn't ended so tragically. The main character, a young Chinese man named Tao Xiao, ultimately died from... shopping. Yes, that's right! Tao Xiao passed away right in the middle of a huge mall, after his girlfriend dragged him around for five hours of shopping.

Tao Hsiao

Tao Xiao's Biography

Tao Xiao, also known as Tao Hsiao, was 38 years old in 2013. He lived in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. Prior to the New Year and Christmas, Tao went shopping with his girlfriend. As we know, the New Year is a time for gifts, and his girlfriend had quite a long shopping list. Tao obediently followed his girlfriend from boutique to boutique, even though he grew increasingly tired of shopping. After spending five hours in the shopping center, Tao asked for mercy. However, his girlfriend, fueled by the shopping frenzy, couldn't stop. She insisted on going to another store where there was a great shoe sale. Tao objected, saying that he couldn't bear it any longer. His girlfriend scolded him, accusing him of ruining her holidays. Tao, in turn, argued that she already had enough shoes to last three lifetimes and didn't need any more. The woman pointed out that it was none of his business...

Tao Hsiao

Later, witnesses to the argument recalled seeing the woman yelling at Tao, whose face expressed extreme despair. At some point, Tao simply dropped the shopping bags, ran to the railing, and jumped from the seventh floor of the giant mall. He flew through all seven floors, landed on the roof of one of the lower boutiques, knocking down Christmas decorations along the way, and finally hit the ground. The shocking scene paralyzed the shoppers. Nobody expected that a funny quarrel between spouses would end so tragically. People panicked and rushed out of the shopping center, while the security service raced toward Tao's lifeless body on the floor. Unfortunately, there was nothing they could do to help him. The fall from the seventh floor left him with no chance of survival.

And so, the shopping marathon for Tao Xiao came to an end. Naturally, the joy of Christmas and New Year shopping was greatly overshadowed for his girlfriend. This incident serves as a cautionary tale for all women who drag their poor partners into hours-long shopping trips that men are simply not genetically predisposed to handle.

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