We’ve all had a spat with our significant other that has resulted in the ‘silent treatment’. While it’s probably safe to say this only lasts a few hours or a couple days at the most, a man in Japan took it to the extreme. Okou Katayama didn’t speak to his wife in 20 years despite living with her and raising their three kids! Those kids, who say they couldn’t recall their dad ever speaking to their mom, got in touch with a TV station in Japan hoping to get some help in ending the silence.
The TV station arranged for Katayama and his wife to meet in the park where they first met years before. With the kids looking on and listening in, dad finally opened up to mom about his silence. It’s sort of happy, sort of sad and sort of ridiculous with the addition of laughing from TV producers.