Monday, March 22, 2010

Kind of reminds me of that movie Up in the Air. Only instead of firing people, they break up for you, call off an engagement or make a divorce call for $10, $25, or $50 respectively. This ran in the Globe and Mail earlier this month, but between the budget and throne speech etc, I somehow totally missed it.

Globe and Mail Update
He’ll dump your lover for you over the phone – and post it online
In most of his previous relationships, Bradley Laborman has been the dumpee rather than the dumper. But the 35-year-old from Mount Pleasant, Iowa, has found a way to turn that ratio around – and make some cash doing it. Last fall, Mr. Laborman launched, an e-business through which strangers pay him $10 to break up with their significant others by phone. He posts some of the heart-wrenching, sleazy and just-plain-uncomfortable recordings of the calls on his YouTube channel. While he’s faced many accusations that his business is mean-spirited, Mr. Laborman said in a phone interview that he believes he’s offering a useful public service. .. more at Globe and Mail .


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