10 Lingerie Store Employees Reveal The Most Bizarre Experiences They've Had With Customers.

This article is based on the AskReddit question "Reddit workers of Victoria's Secret & other lingerie Stores, your most awkward experiences with customers?"

Source can be found at the end of the article.



1/10. Worked at Victoria's Secret. A 12 year old girl asked me to measure her bra size. It was awkward because she had bigger boobs than me.

-hillaryyy

2/10. I worked at Victoria's Secret, and I ran the fitting room for some time. I had a middle aged customer who was very sketchy while shopping, so I approached him to see what was up. He insisted to know my underwear size, and I asked him uncomfortably: "Am I about your girlfriend or wife's size?" He insisted it wasn't for anybody, but still kept pushing me to tell him. I told him I wasn't comfortable telling him exactly, but I was on the smaller size. He then walked towards the panty bar (the large table of underwear) and resumed looking at the women's underwear.

A few minutes later, he approaches me with his selection of panties, and asks for a fitting room. We aren't allowed to let men in the fitting rooms while occupied with women, obviously. So I politely told him I couldn't let him in at the moment, and it'd be a while to get a room. He insisted he wasn't in a rush, all while making absolute no eye contact with me. I knew something was unusual about him.

I then got consent from my manager to let him in, and I told him that he couldn't be in there too long due to the fact that I needed to let other women customers in the rooms. He takes forever, and I ask how everything was going in there, and he sounds frantic. I call my manager over to deal with the situation instead, as I help with another customer.

He then rushes out of the room quickly, without panties in hand. I assume he either stole them, or left them in the room. It was the latter, except they were covered in semen. I was appalled, but I KNEW he was up to no good.. And to my amazement, he returns a couple of weeks later. To do the same thing. Thankfully, everyone working there knew him after what happened (lucky me), and no more panties were violated.

-u2war1983

3/10. Worked at a boutique in college. Saw a man buy a nightie (neglige?) in a size 4 and had me wrap it really nicely, etc. Made small talk, it was an anniversary gift....Awwwww, I thought. 2 weeks later, same man walks in with another woman who was NOT a size 4 and she is just chewing him out and bitching about how 'you never buy me nice things, blablabla.' We made the most awkward eye contact when I figured it out.

-lobolita


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4/10. A friend of mine worked at Victoria's secret. She was helping a somewhat overweight woman one day get fitted for a bra, and when she was measuring her, the woman said "Just be warned about my babies in there!" My friend laughed, thinking she meant her breasts, when suddenly something in her shirt started running. My friend screamed.

The woman kept sugar gliderslittle hamster like rodentsin her bra.

-reebee7

5/10. I worked at a large southern department store in VA for 3 years, 2 of those years I was the head lingerie fitter, and let me tell you I have dozens of stories. Some people really have no shame.

The most shocking to me was when this older couple (50-60) came in reeking of black and milds and booze (more so the wife than the husband). The wife who had scraggly blonde hair, missing teeth, loose skin dripping everywhere from a recent weight loss and all around bad personal hygiene asked me to fit her for a bra cause it had been upwards for 10 years since she had bought a bra, always willing to help I happily agreed. We go into the fitting room and before I know it she strips her top half and lifts her arms to reveal long (and i mean loooooong) tangled underarm hair so I measure her, tell her size and she seems delighted.

So I leave her in the room and I go select a couple bras for her, once I leave the room I see her husband caressing the mannequins vagina and staring at its arse. I let it go and go on the hunt for bras, while I'm looking he then starts yelling, quite loudly i may add, at how much would I be willing to sell the "pretty young blonde" for. I politely told him they weren't for sale etc etc but he still kept asking, caressing, and even sniffing the life sized mannequin.

So I smiled nodded and went back in to cater to his wife. When I got in there she asked since I had measured her bust would I kindly measure her waist and hips cause she'd like to know, once again I agreed with a smile. I was at her waist told her the number and she got so excited (ya know cause of the weight loss). I squatted down do reach her hips and BOOOOOM. She pulls down her elastic banded mum jeans, to reveal her large flurry, matted muff. About 4inches in front of my face was this woman's vagina, she was not wearing underwear...Obviously I couldn't do anything to upset her (sensitive job and whatnot) so I continued measuring around the sagging skin, trying not to touch anything I didn't have to and then the smell hit me. It was that old foosty, musty, old sock smell mixed with a fish market and some strong perfume.

I held my breath and told her the measurement and stood up so fast I got a head rush. I then left her to her own devices to try on and went to get some sanitizer for my hands. Of course the husband was still chatting up the mannequin but I just smiled and nodded at him and went about my business til she was done.

-HowlingBukowski


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6/10. I don't work at a lingerie store but I went in to La Senza get my bra size measured, and the employee that did so ended up being a bully who teased me in middle school.

It was supposed to be that opportunity I'd secretly prepared for whenever I visited my hometown, when I'd get to brag to a former bully I had run into on the street about how successful and happy I am. It was not. She fondled me in awkward silence before telling me that I had been wearing the wrong bra size for years.

-everydayingember

7/10. This really meth-y looking woman with stringy hair, scabby skin, and missing teeth came up to me in the fitting room in Target one day. She had 3 strapless bras that she wanted to try on, as it was quite clear that she wasn't wearing a bra under her thin cotton dress. She dropped the bras and gave myself and the other women's department employee a full view of her saggy breasts. She then attempted to steal one of the bras- her chest looked a hell of a lot better than it did when she went in, and she only gave me back 2 of the bras.

The cutest story, though not what the thread is asking for, is of another time I was in the fitting room. A 3-year-old girl ran past the desk with her father chasing her. She ran straight up to a rack of bras and yelled, "Daddy, look! It's a bra! You put them on your boobies! We should get one for mom because she has boobies!"

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8/10. This is one of my favorite stories to tell. Not a Victoria's Secret, but I worked for Lane Bryant for two years. LB is a plus-size store and they carry a bra/lingerie line called Cacique. Anyway, I'm doing my thing and in walks this little old lady, cute as a button. I ask her how she's doing and she says she is interested in buying some bras. I think this was around Christmas time so the mall and store are PACKED.

So I take the old lady into a dressing room and she starts VERY loudly telling me all about herself, how she's 85 years old and she used to teach at the local community college. So I'm chit-chatting with her and I explain that I need to take a bra measurement. I explain that she can take her shirt off if she's comfortable or I can measure over her shirt. Well she decides to take EVERYTHING off and says "Oh, just go ahead and measure me, I ain't got nothing to hide!"

So I do. Then I have to decide what in the hell type of bra an 85-year old woman would want. LB sells everything from little (or not so little) old lady bras to really sexy styles. I went through the store and grabbed a couple I thought she would like and she starts putting them on. But nothing is fitting very well and in between bras, she keeps going on and on about her boobs and why nothing fits very well. In between going in and out of the dressing room, people are staring me down and wondering what the hell is going on in there.


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I grab every style that we have and bring it in the dressing room and nothing is fitting right. Finally she yells out "WHAT THE HELL'S WRONG WITH MY TITS?" and I just f***ing lose it laughing. I am SO embarrassed to walk out of the dressing room. She finally, FINALLY found a bra that she liked... and it was our Plunge bra, which is designed for maximum cleavage and has removable inserts to really get the girls close together.

-initial-friend

9/10. 1) I saw a child of four performing oral sex on a mannequin

2) A lady attempted to return a pair of panties but forgot to remove the bloody pad attached to them

3) I caught girl going down on her boyfriend in a fitting room, and we had to clean his cum off the mirror afterwards

4) A man came in and tried on multiple thongs, which we subsequently had to damage out

5) A man wanted to buy perfume for his wife, so he asked my coworker to spray it on herself so he could smell what it was like on someone. He then licked her arm and ran out the door.

6) During a sale, two women went for the same bra, resulting in a fist-fight and a bra ripped in half

7) I had to tell a woman who had undergone a breast reduction (42DDD) that her new size was 42A (a size that basically doesn't exist), and she started crying

8) Every week, a size XL woman came in and bought size S panties, complaining that our quality wasn't very good because her panties were always ripping

9) A man pointed to his crotch and asked me if I thought he could fit into a size large, then proceeded to take a pair of panties, size large, into the fitting room and try them on.

10) A woman came in to return a huge bag full of items. She had probably 20 receipts, each from a different state. Her husband was a trucker who enjoyed buying lingerie--but not for her--and she had found his stash.

-walden_ponderer

10/10. I worked at a boutique during high school and also recently to pay for university. Some of the most notable experiences:

Man and a woman come in reeking of booze. She grabs some bras off of the racks and heads to the fitting room to try them on, he staggers in after her. The store is busy, fitting rooms are full, so she just starts changing in the middle of fitting area. Boobs out, boyfriend is trying to 'help' her into the bras. He gets bored with his lady friend and turns to the girl in charge of the fitting rooms who is trying to get them to stop. He grabs her breasts and tries to proposition her for a threesome, then the woman spanks her. Security finally comes. On the way out, the man walks by a mother and her pre-teen daughter and spanks the little girl's bum. That didn't end nicely.


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We had torch lights mounted on the walls in the change rooms, a few teenage girls went in to try on bras. Each of them left a bloody tampon in their fitting room lights. Friends synchronize, I guess.

The most uncomfortable one was probably when an older lady came in with her granddaughter, who was awkward, shy, and 12 years old. The lady was obviously upset and uncomfortable, and requested that I help them with finding underwear for the girl. I showed them to the practical undies that would be most age-appropriate, and the grandma shakes her said and said, "Oh... No. Her father wouldn't like those. He wants her to be wearing something lacy." Ok. This is weird. So I'm show them some full-coverage lacy panties when this greasy-looking man comes into the store, looks at them, and says, "No. I want her to have matching bra and underwear sets. I want her in a thong. Blue, if you have it." The girl is petrified and keeps mumbling that she doesn't want to wear things like that, grandma is looking at the ceiling, so I tell the man that he can deal with it himself and make his choices because I can't help them anymore. So he ends up making his selections and measuring them against his daughter in the middle of the store while I go talk to the manager. She says we can't do anything. They make their purchase and leave. Grandma comes in the next day to apologize.

New mom was trying on bras, I was helping her adjust the straps and facing her, then she lifts her breast a little to get it into the cup and she just lactates onto the bra and my hand.

Kind of like the top post here, I had a man and a woman come into the store and they were browsing around, the guy holding up lingerie that the girl might like. They're cute, kissy and everything. His phone rings, "Oh fuck, haha, it's her!" She's like, "Hahah oh my god! Why does she always call you?" So he gets on the phone and is like, "Hey. Yea babe, I'm just hanging out with the guys. I told you, we're watching the game. Ya. K. Love you." They laugh about how she has no idea and how sneaky they are until they realize I've been stacking panties behind them the entire time.

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Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?

You're not the only one.

u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?

Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.

I Know What I Like

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My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.

The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.

- RazerWolf04

My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.

- Apples9308

Saturdays

My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.

We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.

- FormalMango

Iraq

I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.

- dontcryformegiratina

$40

With an ex:

"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."

She did not understand this.

I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.

"Now how much do you have in your hand?"

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.

- shicole3

Crayons

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I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."

To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.

- argofire

Emailing NASA

A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.

Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.

7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.

Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.

Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.

He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.

That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."

Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.

Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.

It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold

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Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.


I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.

This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.

- -justforclout-

Tomash

Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.

Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.


An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.

I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.

- kawaii_psycho451

Microwaves

Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.

He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.

He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence

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How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.

- JustARegularToaster

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"

"orange"

"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?

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I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)


The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.

The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.

fox_boi2

Richard Nixon

I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.


I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.

Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.

grumblecakes1

Balloon to Heaven

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.

And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

Dskee02

Binder Clips

I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.

He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.

It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.

justantherredditgirl

Jewish

Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".

My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.

Aslkurloz

Nutella

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3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.

I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.

vault_tec_redditor

Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.

Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.

Meh75

Wicked Witch of the West

I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.

I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.

weirdatwork2017

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.

They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.

So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.

Frisby2007

Telekinesis

My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.

I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.

We didn't speak to each other for four days.

dude_bizarro

Ghosts

How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).


How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.

thebeststory

Dogs and Chocolate

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I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.

I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.

KlutzyHedgehog

Is water wet?

My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.

For the record, it is no to both questions.

SFCopperhead

Mission Trip

A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.

He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.

SirRogers

Dragon Tales

One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.

It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.

MistalQueensglaive

Green Or Yellow?

When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.

Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.

BugsRatty

Stars In Their Multitude

Giphy

I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".

I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.

theedjman

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

droneb2hive

Hot Water

About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.

She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.

We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.

moniker5000

Biology Class

I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"

I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.

I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...

10d4plus8

Solid Or Liquid?

Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.

For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.

ScreamingPotoo