What do you do when your mother bumps into the ex who left you brokenhearted and abandoned like roadkill on an interstate? Ditch your lunch? Cry your eyes out? Take up kickboxing with a full body cutout of him on a punching bag? These are all viable options. I'm also a fan of finding humor in the situation. Train's 50 Ways to Say Goodbye seems to do just that.
Ok. So in the video it's a friend who finds Pat Monahan sans girlfriend in a grocery store (I took liberties, but it's sort of similar, right?) Pat creates elaborate lies to avoid the awkward "we broke up" conversation. The catchy chorus has inspired an imaginary mariachi band to take residence in my brain for the past three days. Each time I think about the aforementioned scenario (or get bored from someone's incessant talking), I hear:
That's cool but if my friends ask where you are I'm gonna say
Alright, so it might be a little juvenile. But who says heartbreak has to be so morose? I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I hate crying. The red eyes, runny make up and contorted facial expressions set me into a deeper depression. That doesn't stop the waterworks when I'm heartbroken. I find that a little fun helps me get through that initial rough patch. At present I'm on the fence between telling people he "fell in a cement mixture full of quick sand" or "got run over by a crappy purple Scion". Decisions, decisions.
S/n: 4:26 "Rack City B****" = Hilarious