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Binge Eating After a Breakup Taken to the Extreme; Woman Stays in KFC for a Week

Most of us can say at one point that we have been broken up with, or have been the “breaker upper.” Some breakups are worse than others, and they are usually worse when you’re the one being broken up with. I would say they are almost always worse this way. There are a lot of different coping methods when going through a difficult breakup, but one of the most popular ones is eating a little more of your favorite comfort foods than usual.

Well, Tan Shen, 26, from Chengdu,China took this particular coping method to an extreme. The Huffington Post reported that Shen decided to stop in at KFC for some kentucky fried chicken after her boyfriend broke up with her. That’s normal, turning to some good old comfort food, but what’s not is how long she decided to stay.shen

Shen spent an entire week in the KFC eating chicken wings. Yes, a week! I’m slightly concerned for her hygiene after that week, and as you can imagine, the KFC employees were concerned too when they realized after three days she had not 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.”

As weirded out as the KFC employees were, they let her stay; she is a paying customer after all.

The Huffington Post reported that Shen said, “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.”

Hopefully, Shen is feeling better after her week in KFC; I would lay off the kentucky fried chicken for a little while though if I were her.