Friday, August 28, 2009

Speaking of dives...this one's hilarious

OK, this is straight up one of the funniest things I've read in a long time-

A MAN jumped into a fast-flowing river because he couldn't take his wife's nagging anymore.
The Chinese truck driver, known as Zhou, and his wife were on a ferry on the Yangtze River when it all became too much for him, the Chongqing Evening Post reports.

Members of the ship's crew saw the man suddenly run out of his cabin with his hands covering his ears, and shouting: "I can't stand it any longer."

They initially thought he was suffering from an ear injury and went to help him but found he was unhurt.
"While we were still puzzling over the this, his wife ran up and continued nagging him," said a crewmate."The husband covered his ears again and said: 'I need a break' before jumping over the side into the rushing river. "We immediately found lamps to light up the water but found nobody. The possibility of survival can be zero."

However, later that night, police found the man who had managed to swim about 2km across across the broad river.

"I felt I was dying, but even that's better than my wife's nagging," he reportedly told the police.
The couple were reunited the following morning at the local police station where Zhou's wife promised to give up her habit of nagging him.
This story reminds me of Solomon's words in Proverbs 27:15-"A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome (nagging) wife are alike."


Frontier Forest said...

Is there such a thing as a non-nagger? If you find one, I bet you he is lying. It's only be His Grace I submit my pride and a quiet, "yes dear" unto Him!

Anonymous said...

Since he survived, now she is really going to nag him. How dare he run from her and jump overboard.

Ray and Janell said...

Dude ... I think I know this couple! :-)

Malcolm said...

I off to the YMCA for a long hard swim to build up my endurance.

Reepicheep said...

Oh man Malcolm..I hope you like the couch.

Anonymous said...

My question is: How many times did the wife ask the huband to do something, and nothing was done?
It's usually not one-sided.
Fly in the honey(a sticky situation)Ugh!
Honey Do's keeps the nagging down.


Anonymous said...

Sorry Norma, the very clear point of this situation was made when, after the guy was found after he was thought to be dead, his wife came up to him and immediately continued nagging him, without any concern for how her husband was after he went overboard. So, this wife's nagging was way over the top, irrespective of what the husband had done or not done.

Anonymous said...

By the way, I love the picture of the two dogs with this post. It's perfect. There's no guesswork needed when viewing this picture. Those viewing know immediately what it's about. And, it captures the post's sentiment completely.