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Woman spends all week eating at KFC after getting dumped by boyfriend

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CHENGDU, CHINA (PIX11) — A 26-year-old Chinese woman reportedly spent all week eating chicken in KFC after she was dumped by her boyfriend.

Tan Shen, of Chengdu in China’s southwest Sichuan Province, went to the fast-food joint for some comfort food to get over her ex-boyfriend, Yahoo News reported.

But what was originally just a trip for fried chicken turned into a week-long stay to reflect on what happened. It was also a way for Shen to avoid her apartment, which brought back memories of happier times with her ex-boyfriend.

“I was walking around feeling miserable and decided to stop off at the KFC at the train station,” Shen told the website. “But once I go in there and started eating I decided I needed time to think.”

Workers began to notice Shen’s long presence in the 24-hour eatery a few days in. They became concerned, but left her alone because she was a paying customer who was doing no harm.

When the one-week mark hit, Shen decided to leave due to local media showing up to report about her. The heartbroken woman also grew “sick of the taste of chicken.”

KFC was not the only place Shen left. After exiting the fast-food joint, she left Chengdu for her parents’ home in Quingdao. The 26-year-old also quit her job, which she called out sick from during her time at fried chicken joint.

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