Wife Seeks to Hire Woman to Take Vicarious Beating for Mistress

From Reuters BEIJING - A Chinese businessman has advertised on the Internet for a stand-in mistress to be beaten up by his wife to vent her anger and to protect his real mistress, Chinese media reported on Monday. "When the woman found out her husband had a mistress, she insisted on beating her up," the Beijing Youth Daily said, citing the advertisement posted on a popular online jobs forum on sina.com. Read more…

Tango’s Take Let’s get this straight, this couple is looking to hire a person that will take a beating for the absentee mistress to relieve the wife of her frustration. This may be the luckiest man-and weirdest love quadrangle- ever born. On the other hand, his wife is clearly in need of an intervention. Let’s hope that the mistress and punching bag meet one day and have crazy adventures, like in the children’s book, The Whipping Boy.