A jilted man impulsively purchased hundreds of IMAX tickets to the latest Transformers film, last week, and posted photos of the receipts online. Even as his bizarre move shocked movie-goers across Beijing, the crazed gentleman gave the tickets away for free to everyone who shared his post on social media. It turns out it was all just a desperate ploy to prove to his ex-girlfriend that he is no longer poor.
The woman in question had dumped our man, Wang, seven years ago. That’s a long time in terms of break-up years, but it looks like Wang still hasn’t gotten over her. He wrote on his Weibo microblog that she had ditched him when he couldn’t afford to take her to the cinema. To add insult to injury, she moved away from him, from their hometown of Nanjing to Beijing.
Clearly stung by the break-up, Wang spent the past seven years working hard to make his Shanghai-based business a success. And he was finally able to afford not just one, but hundreds of cinema tickets worth 250,000 yuan (US $40,000). He claimed that the amount is only half of his present monthly income. He booked all the seats in four of the six IMAX theaters in Beijing, for last Friday’s screening of Transformers: Age of Extinction.
To show his ex-lover what she was missing out on, Wang then posted copies of the receipts online. “I only want to say that you might have been wrong when you made that decision,” he wrote on Weibo. He also wrote that he would give away the tickets to anyone who would share his post, so that the news could reach his ex-girlfriend. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
Needless to say, the post instantly went viral – it was shared 110,000 times and attracted 35,000 comments as of last Thursday. When we last checked, over 1,500 bloggers were awarded free tickets for helping Wang spread his message.
There were no comments from the ex-girlfriend, though. We don’t know if she got the message or not.
Hopefully she did. 🙂