Valentine can be a happy day for couples, but it can be a “difficult” day for singles. And there was once someone who was so difficult to deal with that he was determined to ruin everyone else’s happy day.
One of the favorite activities of couples on this day is going to the movies together, especially a romantic movie. Exploiting this habit, in 2014, a Chinese man disrupted these couples by buying up the odd number of seats at the Xintiandi theater in Shanghai during a screening of “Beijing Love Story” – a blockbuster romance movie. tons at that time.
This will force couples to sit one chair apart, instead of sitting next to each other as desired.
However, not only lack of money to buy enough tickets, the cinema also refused to let someone book an odd number of seats in the theater. But with his determination to ruin someone else’s Valentine, this difficulty did not falter him.
He decided to find more like-minded people through a post on the joint buying site, to carry out this plan together. It turns out that there are many other people with the same intention to carry out this guy’s plan.
Not only did he buy all the odd seats at the movie screening, this guy with the nickname UP also posted a line of messages teasing those who had to temporarily separate because they couldn’t sit next to each other while watching the movie.
“Want to watch a movie on Valentine’s Day? Sorry, but you have to sit far apart. Emptiness makes the heart weak. Give us singles a chance.”
Not only keeping couples apart, the fact that this Valentine vandal group ordered up to a quarter of the seats in the theater also made many others unable to buy tickets. On that occasion, a theater employee admitted to Xi’an Daily that he had sold the remaining even-numbered seats at a much higher price when too many people wanted to buy tickets to the movie.
In an interview with the Shanghai Morning Post, this man admitted doing this as a joke and hoped the couples would understand. Even so, when this joke divided people when it was revealed on Weibo. While some people find the idea amusing, many others find it malevolent and sickening.
Refer to The Guardian