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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by TheMusicMan, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    [FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif]BEIJING (Reuters) - A Beijing soccer fan refused to let the small matter of his house burning down disturb his enjoyment of Tuesday's World Cup match between France and Spain.

    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif]A fire broke out in a hutong in the center of the Chinese capital at 3am local time Wednesday -- kickoff time in Hanover -- and gutted the traditional courtyard dwelling, the Beijing Daily Messenger reported.[/FONT]
    "When the neighbors shouted 'fire!', I took my little baby and ran out in my nightclothes," the man's wife told the paper.
    "My husband paid no attention to the danger, just grabbed the television and put it under his arm.
    "After getting out of the house, he then set about finding an electric socket to plug in and continue watching his game."
    The anti-social timing of the matches broadcast from Germany, which is six hours behind China, has forced some Chinese fans to go to great lengths to follow the action.
    [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif] One man quit his job in Beijing to return to his hometown Chongqing so he could watch the whole tournament uninterrupted.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif]State news agency Xinhua reported that the 23-year-old's boss at the IT company had offered him a pay rise, but he turned it down flat, saying the World Cup was more important than his job.[/FONT]
    The Guangzhou Daily reported that local police were forced to release a thief arrested for stealing a mobile phone when the victim refused to press charges because he did not want to miss the start of a match.
    [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif] Although there are also many female World Cup fans in China, one man in the southeastern city had to sign a contract with his wife agreeing to do all the housework during the month of the finals so he could watch the matches at night.

    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif]Another from Putian, Fujian province, took a less diplomatic approach, Xinhua reported.[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif] When his cheers during the Argentina-Ivory Coast match woke his wife and she switched off the television, he locked her in their bedroom and settled back down to watch the game ignoring her loud protests.[/FONT]
  2. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Got them about right I'd say!
  3. gawber

    gawber Active Member

    Quite right too! :clap:
  4. Mrs Womble

    Mrs Womble Member

    I know how she feels, I too had to sign a contract saying I agree to do all the housework & cooking while the world cup is on!! :(
  5. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Wasn't worth the paper it was written on though was it ;)
  6. Mrs Womble

    Mrs Womble Member

    Mrs womble is shocked!!! - I can cook a lovely beans on toast;)
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2006
  7. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, but the beans are supposed to come out of the tin! :rolleyes:

    Those Chinese have it about right I reckon...and they're weren't even in the competition!! :-?
  8. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    I heard you do a mean sliced gravy too...:):)

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