CHENGDU, China, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A woman getting over a breakup in China nursed her broken heart by spending a week eating chicken and sleeping at a 24-hour KFC near her home.
Tan Shen, 26, of Chengdu, said she decided to stop into the KFC at the train station near her home shortly after she and her boyfriend broke up and she ended up staying at the fast food restaurant for a week.
"I hadn't planned on staying there long, I just wanted some chicken wings," she said. "But once I got in there and started eating I decided I needed time to think."
Tan said she decided to end her weeklong stay at the eatery and catch the next train toward her parents' house when she started attracting attention from local media.
"And I was getting sick of the taste of chicken so there was no point in staying there anymore," she said.
Jiang Li Lung, a worker at the train station KFC, said it took some time before employees noticed the woman wasn't leaving.
"At first no one really noticed her," the worker said. "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."
Jiang said workers decided to allow Tan to stay, as she wasn't causing a disturbance and was paying for her meals.
"She was after all a paying customer, even if a bit of an odd one," he said.