Thursday, March 06, 2008

Give Me A Break

Till Debt Do Us Part

Cupid he ain’t. A Chinese man has started a service to help couples to break up. The man, from Yinkou city, says his clients usually don't have the courage to break up face-to-face. He says: "I don't deal with married couples or disputes over money, or if I'm asked to lie". He charges 124.70 yuan (about $18) a case, because the pronunciation of that amount sounds like the Chinese phrase "let the love die".

FOOTNOTE: `Split’ personality.

22 comments:

Celebration of Life said...

There's all kinds of people trying to take your hard earned money! That reminds me of a story of a man in prison who represented himself as his own lawyer during his trial. He was suing the state for having inadequate representation for 1 million $$$.

Nicole P said...

I actually heard this on the radio today... very interesting. A fine example of free enterprise.

katydidnot said...

genius. freaking brilliant.

D... said...

People never cease to amaze me with their free enterprise skillz.

CrazyCath said...

Amazing. Whatever next?

Sandi McBride said...

That one gave me chills and fever...hope he's out of business soon.
Sandi

Seamus said...

Awww, a breakup counselor! Dirt cheap too!

Vienna for Beginners said...

Saved from splitting headache by 124.70 yuan!

Josie said...

And who said old-fashioned romance is dead...?

This guy sounds like Cyrano de Bergerac in reverse.

TheBirdman33 said...

You mean other couples don't just break up the way my relationships do...the girl moves, changes her name and number and I am single again? Huh...

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Where was he when I did all my break ups!? Oh I love the easy option. And the easy way to make a buck - poetically!

Shrinky said...

I would have used his services in my younger days! (I always used to do a runner - gutless wonder that I was).

lynn said...

I read the other day that the most popular way to break up these days is by text. :[

Mima said...

I think that would have to be worse than even a text though!

John-Michael said...

I can just imagine the crowds parting like the sea when this guy makes an appearance. "UNCLEAN!", "UNCLEAN!"

Dave Coulter said...

A bargain at 124 yuan... ;)

Lee said...

Matchbreaker, matchbreaker,
break up my match!
Chase off my find.
Let go my catch.
Matchbreaker, matchbreaker,
take out the hook,
and toss him back in your book.

Joy!

Kathryn said...

Brilliant! ;)

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Rice-A-Ruin-i

Bradley
The Egel Nest

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

That's a sad job.

We Bears ar betta at bringin peepol together.

:@}

Charles Gramlich said...

If there's a way to make a buck, someone will find it.

San said...

As a sappy American pop song says, "Breaking up is hard to do."