Scottish comedian Janey Godley boarded a train in June simply hoping to make it from Glasgow to Oxenham in a timely manner. Instead, she found herself witnessing a breakup between fellow passengers Tim and Freya so dramatic it may as well have been a scene right out of a teen melodrama. So what's a woman to do? Godley elected to live-tweet the whole thing. (Scroll down to see her tweets.)
Tim and Freya's volatile relationship seemed doomed before the train even left the station. As Godley sat down, she overheard Tim tell Freya that she had an "inability to accept the truth." Freya responded, "I can accept the truth; you are incapable of speaking it. Now who the f**k is Tia and why did she email you?" (Spoiler alert: Their conversation didn't end well.) Over the course of the train ride, Godley tweeted 102 times giving all of her nearly 10,000 followers a play-by-play of the couple's "private" -- but very public -- moments.
Godley isn't the first to live-tweet a scenario that before smartphones probably would have remained (semi)-private. In November, Andy Boyle, a web developer for the Boston Globe, overheard a couple breaking up at a Burger King and immediately began documenting the scene. He even interjected his own commentary, with tweets like: "She thinks it is unfair that he gets to play video games and she has to clean when "his mother" tells her. We agree." In June, model Melissa Stetten live-tweeted married actor Brian Presley hitting on her.
So word to the wise: If you're going to break up with someone or attempt to start an affair, it's probably best to do so out of range of an iPhone.
[H/T Daily Dot]
LOOK: Tim And Freya's Breakup, In 102 Tweets