Planet China

Sinking feeling

“If both she and I were drowning, who would you save first?” It is a question that has been asked before, typically when two women are vying for a man’s affection. This might involve a tussle between his wife and his concubine (or mistress, in modern times) or an equally difficult mother-versus-wife situation.

Usually the question is hypothetical. But not for Wu Hsia, a 21 year-old young man in Ningbo, who broke up with his long-term girlfriend (Tang) several months ago, reports the Zhejiang News.

Wu began seeing a new love (Tsao). But Tang refused to let him go and harassed the new couple. Sick of being nagged from both sides, he decided it made sense to have Tsao meet Tang.

That wasn’t his best idea. The meeting took place on a bridge and as the girls started to argue furiously things went from nasty to worse. As her fury grew, Tang jumped into the river. To prevent Wu from going to her rescue, Tsao then plunged in too.

This prompted Wu to act decisively. He dragged his girlfriend to the shore. Then he phoned his brother to retrieve his ex (fortunately the water turned out to be too shallow for there to be any danger of drowning).


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