Heartbroken Chinese Woman Spends Entire Week In KFC
A depressed Chinese woman dumped by her boyfriend spent an entire week in KFC eating chicken wings. 26-year-old Tan Shen from Chengdu, in China’s southwest Sichuan Province, really needed some comfort food in order to get over her ex.
She entered a KFC near a train station by her home to grab something to eat, but ended up staying there for a whole week, because she ‘needed time to think’. She even phoned in sick to work so she could stay at the KFC.
‘’I was walking around feeling miserable and decided to stop off at the KFC at the train station. 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. I didn’t want to go back to my apartment because it was full of memories of him. So I stayed.’’
As days passed, the KFC employees started worrying about the girl. Worker Jiang Li Lung said that they became concerned once they realized she hadn’t left the restaurant for quite some time.
‘’ We work in shifts here and the restaurant is open 24 hours a day, so we get a lot of people coming through. 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.’’
When local media showed up and wanted to write about her, Shen decided to leave the restaurant.
‘’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. And I was getting sick of the taste of chicken so there was no point in staying there anymore.’’