Engagement broken off…by text message

“CHICAGO — Taking a break from her job at a Michigan Avenue cafe, Jennifer Brun slides her cell phone across the table, offering a glimpse of her life-shattering moment.

On the screen is a text message from her former fiance.
“I’ve lost so much hope, and so much optimism, and so much brightness,” the message reads. “I need time to rebuild that. Time alone. To myself. I need to live by myself for a while.”

That is how Brun’s boyfriend of two years, with whom she’d been living for 11 months and planned to marry, broke up with her.”

Damn, that’s raw.

13 Comments so far

  1. Marty (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 11:21 am

    Damn. At least I had the stones to end my engagement face to face.

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 11:30 am

    Seriously. Can you imagine?

  3. Dave! (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 11:49 am

    That is harsh… You have to be a serious asshole to break up with someone via text messaging.

  4. Bill V (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 12:48 pm

    Sounds like a keeper :) Dude is giving guys a bad rap, we should go beat him up!

  5. steven (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 2:54 pm

    At least she wasn’t the same woman who’s job broke up with her via text message. That could create some life-long issues. And a phobia of texting.

    And hey, now she knows what type of guy he really is. So in the future, if he ever wants her back, she can text him “Fuck You”.

  6. nikkos (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 2:59 pm

    wait a minute, you heard about someone getting FIRED via text message? Score another point for the “Human Resources” department!

  7. steven (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 3:04 pm


    Woman Fired with Text Message from Boss
    Newsbrief by Michael Oryl (editor) on Friday August 04, 2006.

    Yahoo! News is reporting the story of a young UK woman that was fired from her job via text message. Katy Tanner was off work with a migraine headache when she received the following message:

    “We will not require your services anymore…Thank you for your time with us.”

    Ms. Tanner is crying foul, claiming that since one is not allowed to call in sick via SMS, they shouldn’t be able to be fired that way, either. She had been employed by Blue Banana, a body-piercing and jewelry shop. The Yahoo! story states that “senior staff members” of Blue Banana were defending their actions, claiming that it was in line with youth culture, and that they had tried numerous other means of contacting the young woman before resorting to the text message.

    Also, I just saw a pic of the woman who was dumped. She’s cute, she’ll have no trouble finding someone else.

  8. nikkos (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 3:08 pm

    Sure enough, Steven has his shit straight: “U.K. worker fired by text message- The company defends firing-by-text as a way to ‘keep modern'”


  9. nikkos (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 3:10 pm

    Damn, it’s a crazy world we live in. Thanks Steven! Maybe I ought to run a dating contest for the jilted young lady just so she can rub her former fiancee’s nose in it.

  10. Tom (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 8:21 pm

    The worst part is, if she didn’t have a txt plan she probably had to PAY for him to break up with her!

  11. The Skirt (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

    Sorry, you pay for receiving txts???

  12. Marcel (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 11:15 am

    My assumption is that they also had sex before marriage.

    After sampling the goods, the guy might lose interest.

    It’s a fact the sex before marriage increases the likelyhood of divorce after marriage.

  13. nikkos (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 11:30 am

    Um, yeah…that must be it. Things just haven’t been the same since women started wearing slacks.

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