A Chinese Internet addict who reportedly collapsed to the ground after a 14-day marathon session reportedly told paramedics who came to rescue him to “turn on the computer” so he could resume his activities.
The incident happened Monday outside an Internet café in Hefei, China, The Telegraph reported, citing a report in the Anhui Business Review.
A cleaning lady at the café said she saw a 21-year-old man identified only as Mr. Xia stagger out of the building after a two-week binge in which he had repeatedly dodged showers and eaten little.
"[At] 7a.m. on May 3, he told me he was feeling a little dizzy and hadn't eaten for a day and that he would go out to get some food," she said, according to the newspaper. "He couldn't stand up on his own so I helped him. He was quite smelly by then."
When paramedics arrived at the scene, he said, “leave me alone and turn on the computer for me. I want to surf the Internet,” according to The Telegraph.
The status of the man is unknown.