Breakups can be tough. Sometimes, the decision to part ways with someone you’ve been seeing comes after a lot of reflection, conversations with your significant other or with friends, and maybe even a pros and cons list for the more data-minded among us.
Other times, there’s a clear and immediate sign that this is not a person you want to be with anymore, and you’ve packed your bags and checked out of the honeymoon suite the next day. It’s these reasons that often skew towards the pettier end of things, but sometimes petty is exactly what you need to be.
Stories about the pettiest reason people have kicked a former lover to the curb are some of the oldest, most classic tales for Twitter. It’s like at least once a year, everyone comes together to share their own memories of pettiness, but the great thing is, they never get boring.
Comedian Joe Heenan was the most recent to pose the question, adding that his own entry for pettiest breakup was the time he dumped his girlfriend for microwaving bacon.
Inspiration struck, and soon everyone was sharing their anecdotes of not-exactly-heartbreak for our entertainment. We’ve compiled some of the best so you can judge for yourself whether these quirky tics and obnoxious habits were truly worth losing a shot at love.