Planet China

Motorway marriage

Runaway Bride is the Julia Roberts film in which her character gets a reputation as a serial jilter (she deserts three men at the altar). A Chinese groom from Xuzhou must have thought something similar had occurred to him when his bride failed to show at a wedding earlier this month. Instead what had occurred was more bizarre, according to China News Network. Traffic police on the Linyungang-Khorgos Expressway found a tearful bride in her wedding dress, and soon heard her complaint: she’d been abandoned during a toilet break on her journey. It turned out that the groom, surnamed Lin, was so busy paying the tolls for the convoy of vehicles accompanying his wedding party that he had failed to notice that his bride had gone to the loo. She had not helped in the mix-up by telling the driver of her car to go ahead as she wanted to ride with Lin (without telling him this). Thus the cars all sped off without her. Nor was she carrying her mobile phone. It was thus left to traffic police to call Lin’s smartphone and inform him of the situation. He returned half an hour later to collect his wife-to-be.

© ChinTell Ltd. All rights reserved.

Sponsored by HSBC.

The Week in China website and the weekly magazine publications are owned and maintained by ChinTell Limited, Hong Kong. Neither HSBC nor any member of the HSBC group of companies ("HSBC") endorses the contents and/or is involved in selecting, creating or editing the contents of the Week in China website or the Week in China magazine. The views expressed in these publications are solely the views of ChinTell Limited and do not necessarily reflect the views or investment ideas of HSBC. No responsibility will therefore be assumed by HSBC for the contents of these publications or for the errors or omissions therein.