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This elaborate display of love involved 999 grapefruit… only to be rejected

  • 07
  • 09
  • 2016

It had all the elements of a rom-com: unrequited love and an elaborate, public display of affection. However, for this young man from Guangzhou in China, what followed was a bit more like a tragi-comedy.

Our young Romeo wanted to ask his friend Mumu to be his girlfriend, and dreamed up a personalised way to steal her heart using her favourite fruit, the pomelo (imagine a larger type of grapefruit).

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So he took a whopping 999 pomelos and placed them in the shape of a heart in a very public place, along with a banner that said “Mumu, I have pomelo” (“pomelo” also means “you” in Chinese, geddit?)

According to Chinese news reports, he also sang to Mumu: “She is my idol. She likes eating pomelos, so I’ve bought a lot of them for my proposal.” Well, you can’t fault him for his logic. Not only this but he also allegedly wrote 999 love notes for each piece of fruit. We dread to think how long that took.

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However, all this citrus-based effort was for none, as the man was rejected by Mumu, who apparently said “I don’t like you. I have been treating you as my best friend. But I’ll keep the pomelos.” Ouch. But hey, if you like pomelos, you wouldn’t want to let 999 go to waste.

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Mumu said that the many bystanders could help themselves to the pomelos, and within minutes they were nabbed by the hungry crowds. They must all have been pretty keen for a healthy breakfast.

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So thus ends this tale of woe. We hope the young man in question finds true love elsewhere, and maybe stays away from citrus fruit when wooing the next object of his affection.

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