A 26-year-old woman from Chengdu, Sichuan province who’d been dumped by her boyfriend reportedly spent an entire week mending her broken heart by eating chicken wings at a local KFC.
Tan Shen was seeking some comfort food after her break-up, so she headed over to a 24-hour KFC next to a train station by her home.
For seven days straight, the woman camped out in the sanctuary of her KFC booth, ordering endless amounts of chicken wings with a side of extra large fries.
“I hadn’t planned on staying there long, I just wanted some chicken wings,” the woman was quoted as saying in a Daily Mail report.
“But once I got in there and started eating I decided I needed time to think…I didn’t want to go back to my apartment because it was full of memories of him. So I stayed.”
Shen apparently called in sick to work so she could stay at the restaurant. The employees finally noticed and began to worry about Shen’s continual presence after a few days.
“I realised we had been serving her for the past three days and that she hadn’t actually left,” said 22-year-old worker Li Lung. “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.”
When local media turned up after a week, Tan decided it was time to leave the city and go home to her parents in Qingdao city, Shandong province.
“And I was getting sick of the taste of chicken so there was no point in staying there anymore,” she said.