Disappearing in 2015 is significantly harder than it was, say, back in 1955. Around every corner is a camera, there’s few jobs that pay under the table and there are too many reasons for a person to get online because it’s where half of our lives is contained.
A young woman, from the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, disappeared back in 2005 after a fight with her parents. No one has seen or heard from her since the day she left. Her family and friends presumed she was dead. Nope. She’s alive, doing fine, and has been hanging out in Internet cafe for ten years.
Presumed dead by her family, she was finally found by police officers on Nov 20 after a routine check on an Internet cafe in the wee hours of the morning.
Xiao Yun, who was carrying a fake identity card, was taken to a local police station for questioning where she revealed that she had been living in Internet cafes for the past decade.
A fan of the multiplayer first-person shooter game CrossFire, she spent her days playing the game and slept mostly in cafes and bath houses.
So how did she earn money? She relied mostly on handouts from other cafe patrons (muffin bottoms) and occasionally worked as a cashier.
The cops fined the girl (for what I’ve got no idea) and told her that they were going to contact her parents. She put up a fight but ultimately agreed.
“I have a stubborn personality and a short temper, so I used to scold her. But it’s been 10 years and now she’s an adult. I will never scold her again,” said her mom.
Good idea, ma.
[via The Star]