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LAist's Trend Watcher: Screaming Break-up Edition

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Here at LAist, we like to watch trends. And then after watching said trends we like to take notes about said trends. Of course, following taking said notes about said watched trends, we like to type on our laptops about them and bring them to your attention.

This week is no different.

If there's one trend that's stood the test of time over the decades in Los Angeles, it's got to be the trend of screaming break-ups. It's a trend in which two parties who were once quite fond of each other take a break-up argument to an outdoor courtyard, street corner, apartment complex hallway, mall kiosk or not-so-public bathroom. Strangely, while most trends evolve and develop over time, the screaming break-up usually goes a little something like this:

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Him: I don't know what you're talking about!
Her: I hate you!!
Him: Don't say that!
Her: You're a lying bastard!!
Him: Why do you have to be such a bitch?

[Insert expletives here. Insert crying or sobbing at high decibels. Insert the slamming of car doors, kitchen windows, apartment doors, sliding glass doors... Followed by screams of anger echoing into the night air.]

It's nice to know that some things don't change here in Los Angeles, and here at LAist we're doing our part to keep you abreast of the latest trends shaping your city.

Next Week: LAist's Trend Watcher: Lower Back Tattoo Edition