from ancient china
group of husbands once met to discuss how to stand up to their wives.
They elected as chairman a man who most feared his wife. When the
meeting began, someone rushed in and reported, "You are all in
trouble!, Your wives have found what you are doing and will come to
attack you all."
these husbands were greatly surprised and frightened at the news and
started to scatter in all directions, except the chairman who sat
still in his chair without moving. At first, others thought that this
time the chairman was really going to stand up to his wife, but soon
they found out that he was literally scared to death.
enough though, after some time, the chairman regained consciousness.
The others, confused, asked him how he could come back to life after
death. He replied, "At first I was dead, but I happened to bump
into my wife in the nether world and I was scared by her so as to
come back to the living world."
and Translated by Liu Jiangting et al.)