Thursday, July 05, 2007

In the Heat of Passion: The Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk Edition

This is the most confusing story I've ever read:

Blinded by love, HK man stabbed in eye by girlfriend

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong woman who blinded her boyfriend in one eye in a fight six years ago has been jailed for jabbing a chopstick into his other eye, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Last November, Po Shiu-fong, 58, accused long-time boyfriend Kwok Wai-ming, 49, of having an affair, the South China Morning Post reported.

During the row, Po stabbed a plastic chopstick into his left eye, which she had already blinded six years ago when she poked it with her finger.

"Po became hysterical when she saw the wound and mopped it with a towel. The pair then went to bed," the paper said.

"The next morning they had another argument in which she grabbed a chopstick and stabbed Kwok's right eye," it said.

Two days later, he sought medical treatment and filed a police report against Po, whom he had dated since 1993.

The paper said he didn't report the attack six years ago, telling the court his silence was "a love sacrifice".

Kwok lost 10 to 20 percent vision in his right eye, the paper said.

Po was jailed for six months on Tuesday.

"If I forgive her, God would not forgive me," the paper quoted Kwok as saying. "No matter what, nothing could compensate for the loss of my eye."

So many questions.
  • Why is the one eye a "love sacrifice", while the other eye is unforgivable? And which is which?
  • When did which poking occur? Six years apart, two days, six years ago? The timeline of events is confusing; how is one supposed to know if this is an established pattern of pokery?
  • How was the means of poking chosen? I mean, why poke with a chopstick sometimes, and with a finger other times? Why not a stiletto- has she never seen Single White Female?
  • She became hysterical after the poking?
  • How in the hell did this woman get six months of jail time, and Scooter Libby got off?


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