Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for October
M T W T F S S
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Chinese Son Refuses To See Mother Because She Is Too Ugly

Chinese Son Refuses To See Mother Because She Is Too Ugly

A Chinese man from a poor family who got a job with a car company after graduating from university called his mother to tell her not to visit many more, because she was too ugly.

The shocking story was exposed when mum Ding Liang, 63, was spotted standing outside a housing complex in the Xiaoshan District of the city of Hangzhou in eastern China by local man Hsin Pai, 53.

He told local media: "I asked her what she was doing, I thought she was looking at the garbage and was going to tell her to go away. She had a carrying pole which indicated she was someone from the countryside and I thought she was looking for rubbish that she might be able to sell. When she told me that she came to the big city to visit her son and showed me the clothes that she had made for her new grandchild, I felt a bit guilty and decided to try and help her."

He said that together they had tried to telephone the number she had for the young man, and added: "I wasn't getting any answer either so I asked her what she had arranged with him, and she told me that actually she hadn't arranged anything.

"I asked her why and then she burst into tears and told me that actually her son had told her he was only calling to say that his wife had had a baby, but he didn't want her to visit because she was too ugly and would embarrass him in front of his new friends."

The man was so shocked that he called the local TV station, which turned up to interview the woman and confirmed her tale.

She told them that she was from a village outside Yuyao, a city in the same Chinese province as Hangzhou, and that she had been very proud of her son and only child when he had done well at school and got a place at university. After graduating he had moved to Hangzhou after landing a good job at an upmarket car dealership and had married.

But he had reportedly been embarrassed by his mother's presence at his wedding because she had dressed like a peasant and after that he'd had had very little to do with her.

She said: "I don't mind, I know he has his own life now, so I understand that he doesn't call and only speaks to be when I ring him. But when he rang me the other day to say that he had had a baby, I wanted to visit him and bring my grandchild some gifts. He told me not to come, he said I would embarrass him because I'm too ugly."

She said she had decided to come anyway and had woken up at 4 AM to catch the bus to see her son, who she didn't name but who she said was 32-years-old. When she arrived he had not answered the phone and she had been left out on the street unsure exactly which flat he was in.

He said: "My husband told me not to come, and I said our daughter-in-law has given birth, so I definitely must come, that I’ll bring some stuff to give them. I got up at 4am and got here a little after 9am. But I have been waiting here all day long and my son is still not answering his phone."

At the end of the day she left still carrying the handmade baby clothes and gifts from the countryside.

In a short TV programme about the woman's visit that ended up widely discussed in Chinese social media the presenters acknowledges that there might be an additional reason why the son was refusing to see his mother who had clearly come bearing gifts for her grandchild.

But at the end of the day, they added: "Whatever the additional matters might be if there are any, when it comes to a mother who gave birth to a child and raised that child, what is there that cannot ultimately be tolerated or forgiven?"

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
Hangzhou  graduating  Chinese  grandchild  university  baby  peasant  mind  answered  countryside  child  woman  birth  doesn  clothes  media  unsure  gifts  didn  anyway

Latest News

 

Halloween At The Zoo
Pumpkin pie might be the order of the day for people this Halloween but now zoo animals are also getting in on the act.

Baby Naked Mole Rats Born In Vienna
With their pink hairless bodies and fangs for front teeth, these baby naked mole rats were never going to win any cuteness contests at Schonbrunn Zoo in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Jihad Girls Gunpoint Retraction Of Desire To Go Home
Austrian anti-terrorism police believe that an interview given to a French magazine allegedly with one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria to join in the jihad was probably carried out at gunpoint.

Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again
A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground.

Alpine Trains Venture Into Space As The Final Frontier
Austria’s national railway line the OeBB has raised eyebrows after offering themed toilets including one that is supposed to "look and smell like outer space".

MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.

Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.

Mega-Station Opens
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.

Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.

Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers