CHENGDU, China – It might be a natural tendency to gorge comfort foods after a break up, but a Chinese woman decided to take her heartbreak public by camping out at a local KFC for entire seven days.
Shen Tan, 26-year-old from Chengdu, says she was walking along the city feeling depressed after being dumped by her boyfriend, when she decided to stop into a KFC outlet in a train station in Chengdu China, as reported by Yahoo news.
After the heartbroken lady ordered some chicken wings, she suddenly felt that going back to her apartment would be too difficult.
“I hadn’t planned on staying there long, I just wanted some chicken wings. But once I got in there and started eating I decided I needed time to think,” Tan said adding that she don’t want to go back to her apartment because it was full of memories of her ex-boyfriend.
It was fortunate for Tan that the place where she decided to camp out is open for 24 hours. On the first few days, the lovesick woman went unnoticed by employees since all of them are working on different shifts.
Jiang Li Lung, a KFC employee said, “At first no one really noticed her. But after a few days I began thinking she looked really familiar.”
“Then I realized we had been serving her for the past three days and that she hadn’t actually left. When we asked her if she was ok, she said she was and just needed time to think. And then asked for another box of chicken wings with extra-large fries,” Lung added.
The employee added that the woman wasn’t doing anyone any harm so they let her stay, adding “She was after all a paying customer, even if a bit of an odd one.”
Tan ordered more wings and fries and continued to stay in her booth which lasted for seven days. After a week, when Tan started getting attention and when local media started flocking to the restaurant, she decided it was time to leave.
“I decided the best thing to do would be to leave the city and go back to my parents. I had already told work I was off sick, so phoned them and said I was leaving,” Tan said.
“And I was getting sick of the taste of chicken so there was no point in staying there anymore,” she added.