Thursday, March 6, 2008

now: 51 ways to leave your lover

According to the Paul Simon song, there must be "50 ways to Leave Your Lover." You know the list:
  • just slip out the back, Jack
  • make a new plan, Stan
  • you don't need to be coy, Roy, just get yourself free
  • hop on the bus, Gus, you don't need to discuss much
  • just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free
But now, there are at least 51 ways.

Mr. Che, of Yinko City in China has started a new business to help couples break up.

For a mere 124.70 yuan (about $17.50), Mr. Che will pass along the information to your ex-to-be that your relationship is kaput. finito. done.

He tries to be kind and compassionate, but he makes the message clear. He also tries to explain to the now-jilted person why breaking up is best.

Mr. Che says that he will not do married couples, disputes over money, or tell lies.

Why does he charge such an odd amount? Because in Chinese, the pronunciation of the amount sounds a lot like "let love die."

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2753636.html?menu=news.quirkies http://www.wbr.com/paulsimon/lyrics/50ways_to_leave.html

new verse:
give Che your green, Gene,
hand him your buck, Chuck,
you don't need to be there, Bear, just listen to me
give him your yen, Sven
you don't need to be there when...
just hand him your dough, Joe,
and let yourself go.


3 comments:

josey said...

hey, did you make up that new verse?? that's pretty dang good! LOL!!! paul would be proud. =)

friendinME said...

lol, yes, I did write it. *taking a bow*

glad you liked it. I am just waiting to hear from Paul. ;)

josey said...

yep, now you just need to get David Cook on AI to sing it for you rock style...you know, since he's already approved by Lionel, surely Paul will approve, too ;)