Chen has a bad temper and to add to it, she’s a bit of a hothead. She works as a manager at a company and always finds these little things to latch on to because before she understands the entirety of what’s going on, she’d start to cuss people out. The few people that work under her are often left at a total loss.
We all know about her temper, and at heart she’s not a bad person, but the thing is, her husband is the county mayor. Nobody dares to mess with her.
Today, Chen was as peaceful asa barrel of gun powder all day long, without the hint of explosion. She spent the whole morning quietly flipping through the paper. When all of a sudden, we heard a loud scream, “Wah!” and she was left lying face up on the sofa.
A bunch of us working nearby were all shocked. We ran in surrounding her, pinching and poking at her trying to bring her back to consciousness.
Quickly, she came to, opening her eyes and sobbing wildly.
At once, we all asked her what happened.
“My, Wang Changyuan, died on the job, how can I possibly go on?” Chen was crying, pointing at the newspaper, “Look, there was a report of a car accident, the three people in the minibus all died… This morning Wang Changyuan said that the three of them were going to go to the countryside,” she moaned, “the paper says, the identities of the deceased have already been confirmed…”
Li took a look and said, “Chen, this is yesterday’s paper.”
Chen immediately stopped sobbing, “It can’t be, Wang Changyuan was fine this morning. Who’s starting these rumors?”
We picked up the paper and looked at the report: There was an accident on some section of some road where a semi- trailer truck collided with a minibus. The three passengers of the minibus were all killed, and the identities of the deceased have already been confirmed. The county mayor Wang Changyuan….
Chen was pointing right at that spot saying, “Look, isn’t the name written there Wang Changyuan? Who’s putting out this fake news?”
Everyone looked at the paper and burst into laughter. Li said, “Chen, you’ve got to calm down. Look closer, what it really says is: county mayor Wang Changyuan, vice county mayor Liao Xikun and police chief Liu Bingtian gave the matter their top priority acting as first responders to direct and deal with the onsite work.”
( From NewMorningPost , January 4, 2018. Translation: Sam Bowden)