Dudes do actually take their girlfriends to public places to break up with them so that they do not make a scene. I am watching this happen right now in the atrium of the public library, aka the place you must be the most quiet in all of Chicago. His plan is totes backfiring, as the ex-gf is sobbing, covering her face with her hands.. and now we are all looking at him, as he tries to do the "there there" pat on the knee and nervously peers back at the rest of us, who are now aware that his is breaking up with a chick the day before Christmas Break.
Note to young dudes who may not know break up rules and regulations do not, do not, do not, break up with a girl in the library. It's poor form.