Monday, April 09, 2007

For Crying Out Loud

Got misery? There's company for you:

Loss is one of a new breed of crying clubs to arrive in the UK from Japan, where tears have become something of an industry in recent years.

In Tokyo, stressed businessmen can rent rooms by the hour to watch weepy movies or pay £5 a time to attend group cryathons and 'tear therapy' meetings.

Crying in public seems to have caught on in the United States, too.

New American website, allows users to post pictures of themselves weeping into their food alongside a short explanation of the cause of their distress ('global warming', 'always expects the worst and is never disappointed').

The site already has cult status, receiving thousands of hits in the past few months alone.

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