Heartbroken Chinese woman drowns sorrow eating at KFC
INQUIRER.net / 08:19 PM October 23, 2014
MANILA, Philippines—A heartbroken Chinese woman spent an entire week in a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at a train station near her home devouring greasy meals to drown her sorrow.
Tan Shen, 26, from Chengdu, in China’s southwest Sichuan Province, went to KFC in search of some comfort food to get over the break-up, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.
“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,” Tan was quoted as saying.
Tan even phoned in sick at work just to be able to stay at the restaurant. It was only after a few days that employees took notice of Tan and began to worry for her.
“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,” said Jiang Li Lung, a KFC worker.
“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,” said Jiang.
He said they allowed her to stay because she was doing no harm anyway.
“Tan decided she had had enough when local media turned up after a week at the KFC. And, unsurprisingly, she was starting to get sick of the taste of chicken,” Daily Mail reported.
“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,” Tan said.