middle-aged woman demonstrated her priorities recently, opting to postpone her surgery so that she would not miss out on one second of those sweet Singles Day shopping deals.
The woman had been rushed into a hospital in Zhejiang province on Saturday evening at around 7 pm, according to a doctor who later wrote on WeChat about the strange situation. Though she was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and was in some serious discomfort, the woman insisted on putting off her recommended operation in order to be ready to buy, buy, buy when the clock struck midnight on Alibaba’s annual online shopping orgy.
The doctor writes that he attempted to persuade the woman that the operation would be a simple one and that she likely would be good as new by that time, however, the woman insisted that she didn’t want to take the chance that she was not.
Since the surgery was not extremely urgent, the doctor agreed to the woman’s plan, scheduling her appendectomy for Monday instead and giving her some medication in the meantime.
Thanks to dedicated shoppers like this woman, Alibaba saw $30.8 billion in sales on Sunday, making the biggest shopping day in human history. Back in 2015, a woman infamously broke her husband’s penis by jolting up mid-sex to check on Singles Day bargains.