The story dates back to early January. A 20-year-old woman from Sichuan, China met her in-laws for the first time. As she tells the South China Morning Post, she was “excited and worried”. After two and a half hours of travel, the latter however fell from above when she discovered what she was going to eat. When he arrived, his in-laws had prepared very simple meals for him. On the menu ? A bowl of noodles with fried eggs, pumpkin porridge, fried vegetables and assorted cold dishes. Meals that were too frugal and not refined enough for her taste.
Very annoyed by the situation, the Chinese quickly confronted her boyfriend. “He told me that was exactly what ordinary mortals ate. He knows I don’t like noodles but there were noodles at every meal,” she told the newspaper. After two days, the young woman decided to pack up. In the aftermath, she also broke up with her boyfriend. A misadventure that she did not hesitate to share on the Weibo social network. If we are to believe the details of the daily, its publication has gone viral. It has garnered more than 7 million views and received 4,300 comments.
Simple meals to get a message across?
Against all odds, many Internet users supported the young woman’s decision to separate from her companion. For them, the message was clear: his in-laws did not like him and clearly disrespected him. “She should be grateful to know the truth before she got married. This family wouldn’t have treated her well”, “Apparently the parents didn’t like this woman” we could read under her post. Others have rather criticized the attitude of the latter: “It looks like she was spoiled rotten. He escaped the worst with her. Perhaps his mother-in-law already had doubts about her and wanted her. test, it failed.”