Guy Buys Hundreds of Cinema Tickets to New Transformers Film to Show Ex-Girlfriend How Rich He Has Become

01 Jul

“Look what you missed out on!” 🙂

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. 🙂


Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Fuck Yeah!, good news, on the lighter side


8 responses to “Guy Buys Hundreds of Cinema Tickets to New Transformers Film to Show Ex-Girlfriend How Rich He Has Become

  1. Agapoula

    July 1, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    It was a good gesture. But I am going to sound the jaded one to say.. there is people starving in the world! Surely the money could be better spended.

    It is merely catering to her hypergamy and materialism.

    But, bravo to him for making a success of himself.

  2. Will S.

    July 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Well, we have no idea how much he otherwise gives to charity, whether lots or nothing, so I won’t judge him on that basis…

    I don’t think he was catering to her materialism – he didn’t want her back, after all – so much as showing her how wrong she’d been about him and his prospects (yes, she had indeed been materialistic and shallow).

    Indeed, good for him.

  3. James and the Giant Peach

    July 1, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Living well is the best “revenge”.

    If the ex girlfriend happened to come about him later in life and seen his success she might have been envious or mad.

    Now that she knows he spent the last 7 years constantly thinking about her, even spending $40,000 for the chance to find her. Maybe he wasn’t catering to her specifically, but his ego was wounded 7 years and he spent all this time re-opening that wound by “proving” that she was wrong. He is not really on a quest to show her anything, this is to prove to himself that he was worth it.

  4. Agapoula

    July 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    “Well, we have no idea how much he otherwise gives to charity, whether lots or nothing, so I won’t judge him on that basis…”

    That is correct, I should not have assumed. 🙂 .

  5. Will S.

    July 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    @ James: Good point. Well, if it worked, maybe it was worth it. 🙂

    Hopefully, now, he can move on…

    @ Agapoula: You have a point, though; one does wonder how otherwise, besides chasing her, spending money like this, he has spent money otherwise… Admittedly, it is a more than a little frivolous…

  6. Alex Neo

    July 2, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Wow, beta-level: Jedi.

  7. Will S.

    July 2, 2014 at 4:37 pm



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