A man who was dumped by his girlfriend seven years ago after he was unable to afford movie tickets for a date declared proudly on his Weibo account this week that he’d spent 250,000 RMB (US $40,650) to book all the seats in two Beijing IMAX cinemas screening Transformers 4 to show that she was wrong to leave him.
The man, surnamed Wang, wanted to get the attention of his ex and prove to her that she’d made the wrong choice by leaving him all those years ago, Beijing Youth Daily said. Wang said that anyone who “retweeted” his original post might have a chance of winning a ticket.
The post has been forwarded nearly 110,000 times, yet some people question its authenticity and whether the whole thing is just a publicity stunt. In response, Wang uploaded the invoice and the agreement he signed with a Shanghai-based ticket agency. The agency also forwarded his post as a confirmation.
As with all weird “win back the ex”-type cases, there’s a relevant background story.
According to Shanghai Daily, Wang’s girlfriend dumped him seven years ago because he couldn’t afford two movie tickets for a date. Now, he took out nearly half of his monthly income to book all the seats in two IMAX theaters just to prove that he could so that she might regret her decision. Take that!
According to the same report, Wang already gave tickets to some 1,590 microbloggers who helped him spread the word.
By Daniel Zhang and Aliaume Leroy