July 25, 2016

When you have an argument with your husband in the car, do you get out of the car? In an animal park? With tigers?

"Surveillance video that circulated widely online showed a woman exit a car, then walk to the other side of the vehicle, where she was attacked a few seconds later by a tiger. As the animal dragged her away, her husband and mother jumped out in an attempt to rescue her. The woman left the car because of an argument with her husband...."

The woman survived, as did the husband. The mother, however, died. 

I thought this was something that happens only in movies. The characters are going somewhere in a car and they just have to hop out of the car because of whatever the hell they are talking about. In real life — I've always thought — people just put up with being in the car together and try to get wherever they were going.

60 comments:

David said...

The answer is "yes you do," if you are that lady. Anger tends to narrow the focus, often dangerously.

Gahrie said...

I've been in cars were people have had the car pulled over and gotten out, and I've been in cars where the driver pulled over and kicked a passenger out. At least once it prevented an act of domestic violence.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

In real life — I've always thought — people just put up with being in the car together and try to get wherever they were going.

Looks like the mother got where she was going a little sooner than expected.

Larry J said...

I've long believed that stupidity should be painful. Only in this case, the greatest pain was felt by someone trying to come to the aid of the stupid one.

Oso Negro said...

I have always thought that Chinese pussy must be the most bad-ass of all. There are so many of them.

Tank said...

That's a great video. Tigers are fast. I admit it, I love tigers. Fast, graceful, beautiful, powerful killers. The best.

They are usually best enjoyed from a safe place, although we once went to a game park where we played with a baby tiger. A baby. Great stuff. That little dude was strong.

Sydney said...

A woman in our city got out of the car during an argument with her husband. It was on a six lane highway with a concrete divide. She ran across the highway, jumped the divide and got hit by an oncoming car. Died. She was an EMS technician. You think she would have known better. Like one of the above commenters said- anger narrows the focus dangerously.

Jeff Teal said...

Mothers try to save their babies even when their babies do dumb shit.It is what mothers do.

mikee said...

I feel for the poor tigers, presented with an irresistible opportunity and now condemned for, well, being tigers.

My question is, how can anyone be angry when surrounded by tigers? A more appropriate emotion would be awe, or humility, or at least happiness about being INSIDE a car and safe from the tigers.

James Pawlak said...

Candidates for the "Darwin Award" and an improvement in the Human Genome.

Fred Rawlings said...

I was a Paramedic for 5 years. Lots of things happen in real life you think would only happen in movies. Like things with Ringer Washing machines for example.

Cheryl said...

James--too late. She already had a kid.

John Taylor said...

The country is loaded with people not really very in touch with reality... and what reality there is happens to be filtered through tv or social media... where cars fly off buildings and land perfectly on tractor trailers or other roofs or into other parking garages where the chase continues... people might as well be on medication they are so out of touch. Tigers? What could be real about that? It's just another paid-for experience...

rehajm said...

Big cats are opportunists in the wild and in the wild game park, apparently.

EDH said...

"Release the Tigarrrz!"

traditionalguy said...

Somebody has to feed the cat.

ObeliskToucher said...

"Why do you always have to drag your mother along with us wherever we go somewhere!!"

bagoh20 said...

Considering the outcome, I suspect collusion.

Sebastian said...

Many things you've "always thought" are not so.

Curious George said...

"Honey, we have to go back. I forgot to feed Whiskers."

"We're not going back. He'll be fine"

"You always hated him. Well I'm going back you bastard! Slam!"

"Arrrggghh!"

Mattman26 said...

Lesson learned. "I'll never stick my arm in the lion's cage again," said Tom offhandedly.

Mike said...

Yeah people sometimes do get out. Geez what a horrible time to get all huffy, eh?

jaydub said...

Something similar happened to me, but I managed to trick my mother-in-law into getting out of the car without having to endanger the wife. Big cats wouldn't touch her, though, and we eventually let her back in the car. Haven't had much use for big cats ever since.

Fritz said...

When I was a teenager, I pissed off my dad so bad he got out of the car in downtown L.A. It's not quite tigers, but still. . .

Michael McClain said...

Darwin award -- missed it by that much.

dreams said...

She got her mother killed, that's going to require her to do some serious rationalization. I expect she will try to blame her husband.

Laslo Spatula said...

Lamar Gonna Set You Straight....

When I read the Headline I figured this was just Stupid Shit White People Do. Then it turns out she is Chinese. I keep hearing the Asians are supposed to be the Smart Ones, but you all seem like Dumb Fucks to me...

You think getting out of a car in a Tiger Park is tough? Try being Black and getting out of a 1985 Cutlass Ciera surrounded by White Cops...

You think you got Problems? Fuck You.

I am Laslo.

Curious George said...

As a kid I would anger my dad enough so that he would try to give me a backhand swat from the front to the back seat. Of course I would be positioned so that his hand would miss me and hit my sister.

Don't judge me. You don't know my sister.


Brando said...

He can now win any argument with her by saying "remember that time you went so batshit you got your mother killed by tigers?" It's really hard to come up with a suitable comeback for that.

chickelit said...

The couple later denied fighting. But how do you "save face" when you've already lost it?

Rick said...

dreams said...
She got her mother killed, that's going to require her to do some serious rationalization. I expect she will try to blame her husband.


Some things cannot be overcome, if he's smart they'll be divorced by the weekend.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

From the video, I would guess the argument was in the category, "Let me drive."

Jeff Gee said...

Lazlo, when you get ready to do the Lamar / Pony Tail Girl crossover, give us a heads up. I want to bid on the film rights.

gspencer said...

Well, that's one way of solving a mother-in-law problem.

dbp said...

The mother in law helping immediately reminded me of the woman who came over to help her friend with the out-of-control chimp. What did she think she could do against a tiger?

I think moms are just wired like that. When our youngest was about 3, she fell into a hotel pool. I immediately knelt down by the side to drag her to the side and help her out of the pool. I think I already had a grip on her when my wife noticed the mishap and jumped into the pool fully clothed.

The husband looked as if he hesitated a bit before pressing his pursuit. He would only have a marginal advantage over his mother in law when compared to the lethality of a tiger. But he is a man and husband, he really had no choice.

Fernandinande said...

Brando said...
"remember that time you went so batshit you got your mother killed by tigers?" It's really hard to come up with a suitable comeback for that.


A "high five".

rhhardin said...

Armstrong and Getty

One tiger looks at the other and says do you feel like eating Chinese tonight?

Graham Powell said...

Once I stopped a car, got out, and started walking during an argument with my ex. It was in rural Louisiana, though, no chance of harm there.

rhhardin said...

Woman got out Larry Crowne (Julia Roberts) and Crazy Stupid Love (Julianne Moore) if I remember the latter right.

Skeptical Voter said...

Inquiring minds want to know whether the driver smeared a pork chop all over his mother in law before helping her out of the car.

chuck said...

I once stopped and got out of a pickup during an argument. And I was the driver. It wasn't a long walk to the destination, I would have been more careful in an animal park. Maybe.

Bill said...

Chinese fire drill gone bad.

Jim Grey said...

I had a girlfriend in my 20s who told me stories of her mother, who deliberately waited until they were in the car together to criticize her and pick fights with her because then she couldn't get away.

There are just people who love to generate drama.

Goju said...

rhhardin; second tiger."Nah, Ill just hungry again in a half hour. You go ahead"

Goju said...

Some of you commenters have a very very sick sense of humor.

I so love you.

holdfast said...

"The problem with eating Asians is that you're hungry again in an hour" growled one tiger to the other.

n.n said...

Planned Inlaw #CecileTheTiger

Birkel said...

Cue rhhardin.

Earnest Prole said...

and people said mother-in-law jokes were no longer funny

Scott M said...

Yep, it happens in real life. My wife, very early in our marriage (Year One, as I call it), demanded to be let out of the car during an argument. The 27-year-old me pulled over and let her out. Me, today, would never do that, but she, today, wouldn't be stupid enough to demand it in the first place.

Paul Ciotti said...

From Drama Queen to Kitty Meal.

Robert Cook said...

Why am I not surprised so many here see this horrible event merely as grist for their unfunny joke-making?

Gahrie said...

Why am I not surprised so many here see this horrible event merely as grist for their unfunny joke-making?

Because you are a joyless, miserable old Bolshevik?

Rick said...

Robert Cook said...
Why am I not surprised so many here see this horrible event merely as grist for their unfunny joke-making?


Because you define your self-worth by your priggishness.

The Cracker Emcee said...

"Yep, it happens in real life. My wife, very early in our marriage (Year One, as I call it), demanded to be let out of the car during an argument. The 27-year-old me pulled over and let her out. Me, today, would never do that, but she, today, wouldn't be stupid enough to demand it in the first place"

My wife did the same early in our courtship. I refused, saying I had brought her out and I would bring her home. She immediately made up and was all lovey-dovey. Some kind of test, perhaps? Women.

David said...

Robert Cook said...
Why am I not surprised so many here see this horrible event merely as grist for their unfunny joke-making?


Wrong again, Robert Cook. Most of the jokes are quite funny.

Darrell said...

The Chinese never had anything like these amusement parks and don't know how to act. I was reading about the Disneyland in China and how the people don't know how to handle the queues. And how they urinate and defecate in public. And break the exhibits for souvenirs to take home. Every night the park needs major repairs.

SOJO said...

Oh no. I come from a long line of car getter outers. I'm relatively subdued for my family, but still. (I'm debating whether or not to forward this. Probably not worth it.) The wife should have gotten killed, not the mom. Poor mom.

It happens most when the people involved have explosive temperaments and are confined to a small, enclosed space like a vehicle. It's not a matter of will power. The energy simply can't be contained. The discipline has to be exerted _way_ in advance compared to 'normal' people.

Guildofcannonballs said...

http://youtu.be/zTDX01bFc_s

Three minutes into this clip from The Next Three Days adds perspective.

Robert Cook said...

"Wrong again, Robert Cook. Most of the jokes are quite funny."

Not to someone with a sense of humor.

Or any humane feelings.