What does your toxic ex have in common with a cockroach? Soon, you can add their names to that long list of traits you have in your head. One zoo will let you name a cockroach after your ex for a Valentine’s Day event, and we can’t think of a more genius way to raise funds than that.
The Hemsley Conservation Centre (HCC) in Kent, UK will let you name a cockroach after your ex for just £1.50 (around SGD2.60 or PHP100).
“For those that don’t quite require revenge, there’s another way to make you feel better about getting back at your ex this Valentine’s Day,” the HCC’s website reads.
So next time you run into your ex with his gorgeous new girlfriend, you can take comfort in the knowledge that somewhere out there is a cockroach named after him. And that kind of satisfaction is just worth every penny.
This is also the perfect gift for that friend who’s still reeling from that bad breakup. If you don’t have a terrible ex, but know someone who does, there’s an option to name a cockroach for a friend’s worthless ex.
How to name a cockroach after your ex
Your cockroach’s first name will appear on the roach board at HCC’s cockroach enclosure.
After your purchase, you’ll be given a certificate as a keepsake for you and your friend, but sadly, your ex/cockroach’s name won’t be on the certificate. “We don’t want to fuel a fire,” explains HCC. The certificate does come with a message box, so you’re free to talk smack about your ex there.
Is this petty and bitter? It sure is. But hey, it’s for a good cause! The proceeds will go to the zoo’s many projects. Who knew pettiness could feel so philanthropic?
Want to support a good cause and get some payback? Visit the HCC’s official Valentine’s Cockroach page.