Some people like Valentine’s Day and some people don’t, but the least we can do is stay out of one another’s way. Gushy types can do their romantic stuff, and more cynical types can boycott in whatever way they like best. Everybody wins, right?
Well, a personal boycott wasn’t enough for one jilted lover in Shanghai. He decided to organize a mob of internet singletons to buy up odd-numbered movie seats for showings of a popular romance movie to ensure couples wouldn’t be able to sit together on the 14th.
The group focused on evening showings of Beijing Love Story at the cinema of a popular shopping mall in Shanghai, but according to the Shanghai Morning Post, they managed to buy up every odd-numbered seat for every showing on Valentine’s Day.
The organizer explained his motivation online, saying, “Planning to see a movie on Valentine’s Day? Sorry, you won’t be able to find two seats together. Distance makes the heart grow fonder, right? Give us single folk a chance!” He also mentioned he’d recently split with his girlfriend.
Kind of a dick move, but I imagine there will be more than a few fellas secretly pleased when they have to opt for the new Robocop movie instead.
Source: AFP BB News
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