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A Chinese woman sent a tonne of onions to the man who jilted her, saying it was his turn to cry. Photo: Shutterstock

Cry hard with a vengeance: Chinese woman sends tonne of onions to ex-boyfriend

  • ‘I cried for three days, and now it’s your turn!’ woman says in note left with stinging gift
  • Neighbour of ex-boyfriend says community was ‘filled with the strong stench of rotting onions’

A jilted Chinese woman has sent an unusual revenge gift to an ex-lover who broke up with her days before Chinese Valentine’s Day – dumping a truckload of onions on his doorstep to bring him to tears.

The woman in east China’s Shandong province bought a tonne of onions online and had them delivered to her former boyfriend’s house, saying it was “his turn” to cry.

She ordered the delivery drivers to pile the eye-watering vegetable up on her ex-boyfriend’s doorstep and leave without ringing the doorbell, according to a report by Shandong Net, a news outlet affiliated to the local government.

“I cried for three days, and now it’s your turn!” she wrote in a note left with the stinging gift.

The woman, surnamed Zhao, said she had been in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend for nearly a year before the man decided to break up.

“It caused me a lot of pain, but he refused to cry!” Zhao said.

So she said she decided to send a gift that would “squeeze out his tears”.

“Money is nothing. But the feelings between two people are precious. I can’t be the only one crying,” she said.

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China marks three different Valentine’s days – one on February 14, along with many other parts of the world, and another in July as per the Chinese Lunar calendar.

Another romantic date – popular among young couples – falls on May 20 as the Mandarin pronunciation for “five two zero” sounds similar to “I love you” and a day for lovers to exchange gifts.

Zhao’s reaction was “excessive”, her ex-boyfriend, who declined to be named, said.

The acrimonious break-up raised a big stink in the entire neighbourhood.

“I don’t know whether her boyfriend is crying or not. But I feel choked!” a woman living in the same residential block said.

“The whole community is filled with the strong stench of rotting onions.”