A man in his 30s who was traveling from Beijing to visit his family in Nanchang for the New Year holiday reportedly passed out in the train on the way home after he heard that his family had arranged a series of blind dates for him upon his return.
Staff found the man, surnamed Huang, passed out in a train compartment with his cell phone ringing beside him on January 26 and quickly took him into the dining car to administer first aid, after which he eventually regained consciousness.
Once Huang had come to, his cell phone began ringing again. He refused to answer it, so conductor took the phone and answered it for him. The man’s cousin was on the line, and he explained to the conductor why he thought Huang was so stressed out.
Huang, 36, is from Pingxiang, Jiangxi province. His parents currently run a business there and hold a significant fortune, but they’ve always worried about their son and his future. Since he had graduated college, Huang’s parents have constantly tried to introduce him to women.
As he wasn’t interested in starting a family yet, Huang left for Zhengzhou, Henan province and launched an advertising company. Although he was successful, his parents still worried when he never came back to visit with a wife.
This year, his parents promised him that they wouldn’t lay on the pressure if he came home to visit, so he got a train ticket to see them over the holiday.
Just a few train stops away from Pingxiang, Huang called his cousin to pick him up. His cousin, apparently out of the loop, told Huang that his parents were arranging dates for him to meet women when he got home.
Huang, suddenly overcome with stress, realized he had been tricked by his parents and passed out on the spot.
By Isabel Quan