That Viral Breakup List—It May Have Been a Joke, But Who Cares?

ThinkStockThere’s nothing more frustrating than getting dumped and not knowing why.

But there are no mixed messages for one guy whose girlfriend dumped him by way of a list clearly entitled "Why I'm Dumping You." The letter was originally posted to Cup of Zup and is enjoying a second life after recently popping up on Imgur and then Jezebel on Monday.

Some highlights:

“You think Predator 2 was better than the original,” “You can name all the dudes in 1 Direction,” “You used air quotes when you talked about the moon landing,” “You wore sweatpants to my grandma’s funeral,” “Vegans don’t eat bacon, dumbass,” “Your favorite actor is Kirk Cameron,” and “You told me ‘Put on something sexy, we’re going to Red Lobster.’”

Reactions vary from disbelief (“This didn’t happen. No one could be like this”) to outrage (“Apparently, the person writing this note is a douchebag”) to a passionate defense of Red Lobster (“What the f*** is wrong with Red Lobster?”).

The letter resurfaces a week after a woman named “Emma” posted a list to Reddit entitled, "My loser boyfriend's scavenger hunt: Acts of kindness to women." In the list, she demands her cheating boyfriend fulfill a litany of embarrassing acts to gain forgiveness. Things such as, wearing Spanx, applying lip gloss in public, trying on stilettos in front of a sales woman (and having her snap a photo), and buying control-top pantyhose.

And while there’s no word on what triggered the “Why I’m Dumping You” writer to pen her frustration, we have to wonder how this guy, flaws and all, got clearance approval for a first date with this woman.