Would be more hilarious if this reaction wasn't common of more than one ex.

My sister works for a bank. A customer came in today to cash a paycheck from a place of business she knows an ex of mine happens to work. My sister's a Chatty Cathy. Not shy. She'll chat it up with just about anything. The following conversation ensued: Sister: "Oh, hey! Do you know (krittabug's ex)?"

Random Customer: "I do! Oh, he's so awesome."

Sister: "Uh, no he's not. He broke my sister's heart."

Random Customer: "... HE'S STRAIGHT?!"

And yes, everyone, that is a gigantic *face palm* you just heard coming from my general direction.