Blood was spilled at a train station in the northeastern city of Shenyang yesterday when a man apparently in big hurry pulled a knife on another man who objected to his line-jumping.
Yesterday evening at 7:00 p.m., a 30-year-old man approached a ticket window in the train station with his identification card and money, ready to buy a ticket and ignore the line behind him in the process.
Unfortunately, his attempt was foiled by the 40-year-old man next in line, who refused to let him jump the queue. The two began to quarrel, which quickly escalated when the would-be queue-cutter produced a knife and sliced his opponent’s right wrist.
The injured man is now in the hospital undergoing operation. Because of the copious blood spilled there is speculation the queue cutter’s knife hit an artery.
This is hardly the first incident of its kind in China, where stabbings for quotidian annoyances are a frequent occurrence. Past offenses include checking out someone’s computer, selling fake iPhones, and a dropped used sanitary napkin.
Previously on Shanghaiist: Easy tiger! Nanjing driver tries to run woman over after line-jumping row
By Lauren Teixeira