Things I don’t get

I never have understood those people that rewarded a bad day, breakup or a touch of bad news with cake or the like “I’ve just been dumped so I can eat whatever I want”?! Why???? Your only punishing yourself? You’re the one that’s going to get fatter and feel even worse about yourself so it’s quite idiotic to reward yourself by punishing yourself?

Am I the only one who doesn’t get this?