Durian purchase escalates into heated couple argument over financial priorities

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A debate among netizens has arisen after a quarrel between a Chinese couple was shared on social media. The wife, who works long hours, wanted to enjoy some durian fruit after returning home from work. However, her husband criticised her for spending excessively on the fruit, resulting in a heated argument.

The incident occurred on May 6 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. The woman, after working overtime and returning home late, had purchased the durian as a treat. However, when she opened the box of fruit, her husband chastised her, claiming the expense was excessive and unnecessary. The wife remained calm but firmly defended herself, stating…

“Don’t say anything ridiculous. Are you not afraid of others laughing? I bought the durian with my own money, not yours. Have I ever used your money? I provide food for you and even buy mouthwash for you. You don’t have to work hard, as you simply stay at home all day. I work and take care of our children every morning. I am busy all the time!”

Unable to counter her statements, the husband remained angry and grumbled quietly before turning off the lights for the night.

As the video of the couple’s argument went viral, netizens were quick to share their opinions on the matter. Many sympathised with the wife, arguing that she has the right to eat, drink, and do as she pleases since she is spending her own money. Furthermore, they contended that her husband should not scold her over a single durian purchase. Nonetheless, some netizens sided with the husband, criticising the wife for recklessly seeking personal happiness without considering the family’s tight budget.

As a result of this online debate, the couple’s dispute over a single durian purchase has brought to light the complex realities that many couples face in their day-to-day lives. Balancing work, family, and personal happiness are ongoing challenges that couples must continuously navigate and negotiate.

China News

Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organisations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in the UK, Singapore, and across Thailand. She now covers general stories related to Thailand.

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