A young woman is gaining attention from Chinese netizens after she posted on social media that she broke up with her boyfriend because his parents served her a meal that was “too humble.”
The 27-year-old woman said she was served the unsatisfactory food at her boyfriend’s parents’ house in a rural village in southeast China’s Jiangxi province over Chinese New Year.
The woman said she was surprised upon seeing the dishes being served by her boyfriend’s parents, who are farmers. Because the food did not suit her wealthier Shanghai upbringing, she decided then to break up with her boyfriend before leaving abruptly on the very next train out, reports the People’s Daily Online
(via Daily Mail).
“When I saw their food, I wanted to throw up. It was 100 times worse than what I had imagined. I can’t accept it. I can’t leave now, there is no transport. I will share a room with his sister tonight and leave the next morning,” the woman wrote.
She shared her story
, posted under the name “Xiang shuo you shuo bu chu koi” on a Chinese internet forum, in a link on Weibo
. Her Weibo post has since drawn over 166,000 comments.
“I was bred in Shanghai and was born in 1988 … My family is well off,” she wrote. “I have a boyfriend and have been dating him for a year. He comes from elsewhere. He’s good at working and has the looks that I like. But he doesn’t have a good financial background.”
The woman said her parents had warned her about her boyfriend’s ability to financially support her but that she continued to date him anyway.
The poor boyfriend may have been lucky that the breakup came sooner rather than later when one day in the future he would eventually have had to present her an engagement ring