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Heartbroken woman spends a week at KFC after a bad breakup

One woman in Chengdu, China, spent an entire week at a KFC trying to get over a bad breakup. Pictured is a KFC in Beijing.
One woman in Chengdu, China, spent an entire week at a KFC trying to get over a bad breakup. Pictured is a KFC in Beijing.
(Brent Lewin / Bloomberg)

Some people sit down with an entire quart of their favorite ice cream after a bad breakup. Others raid the candy aisle at the grocery store or see how many Fireball shots they can take in one evening. One heartbroken woman in China decided her local KFC was the answer.

Tan Shen, a 26-year-old woman from Chengdu, stopped at a KFC near her home after her boyfriend broke up with her. She told Yahoo News she just needed some time to think.

“I hadn’t planned on staying there long, I just wanted some chicken wings,” said Shen. “I didn’t want to go back to my apartment because it was full of memories of him.”

Shen called in sick to work and ended up staying at the KFC for an entire week. She ordered chicken wings and extra large orders of fries and, according to photos taken of Shen, rested her head on her table, looking heartsick.

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When employees at the 24-hour restaurant started to notice her, they asked if she was OK and decided to let her stay.

Shen finally left the KFC when local media began showing up at the restaurant. By that time, Shen said she was sick of the taste of chicken. And after spending a week in a KFC, maybe she just needed a shower.

Self-proclaimed fried chicken queen of LA. Follow me on Twitter @Jenn_Harris_


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