Pot Smokers Share The Positive Or Negative Effects Of Their Chronic Use.

Chronic pot smokers of Reddit were asked: "Would you say it has had a positive or negative impact on your life overall?" These are some of the best answers.



2/20 I quit smoking about a year ago due to discomfort associated with breaking the law and fear of f*cking up my living situation. I was hoping that quitting would have a positive impact on my willpower and motivation. I spent a lot of time lamenting that depression and apathy were probably the result of being stoned from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. The upside is that my therapy sessions don't revolve around pot anymore and I can discuss what's going on without being told that everything I'm experiencing is a result of smoking.

I also have some physical health issues (crohns disease and ankylosing spondylitis) that pot did amazing things for. With the crohns I have absolutely no appetite and anything I eat leaves me feeling bloated and sore. Pot not only gave me an appetite, but greatly alleviated the terrible feeling of having eaten in the past couple hours. I could smoke, eat, and smoke again and then go about my day without the misery that eating brings about. For the anylosing spondylitis pot helped me deal with the pain and stiffness and break the cycle of fixation and magnification of pain that constantly hurting can bring about. It didn't really kill the pain but it allowed me to focus on things other than hurting which made the pain significantly less central to my experience. I also noticed that smoking regularly eased the stiffness in my joints and increased the range of motion for my back and shoulders.

Looking back, pot had an overall incredibly positive influence in my life. If you would have asked me at the time I probably would have said that it was overall negative as I was blaming it for my own mental and emotional shortcomings. Thankfully my symptoms in general are much better controlled at present due to some new medications but I would still love to have the opportunity to smoke before and after meals. Eating is a terrible thing that I have to force myself to do when I don't have access to pot. That's a bummer.

tehmlem

3/20 Like almost anything that is enjoyable, a little bit occasionally is good, too much all the time is not.

I smoked daily for over 10 years. Before I started smoking I was uptight, anxious, and often a jerk, pot taught me to chill the f*ck out, and to enjoy activities like long walks in nature, and to love my friends and family without judgment. So I will always hold a special place for Mary Jane in my heart.

But over time she helped me turn into a reclusive, inactive, bore. So I finally just stopped altogether one day, it felt like I had done that enough for one lifetime, and that it wasn't fun anymore. I don't regret all the high times, just wish I had cut way back sooner.

BiggieLives

4/20 I'm vaporizing the medical stuff for Crohn's disease.

I can honestly say that I don't know how I would have gotten through the last few months without it. It makes the pain bearable, slows intestinal motility, and gives me a few hours of pain-free peace when I need it most.

MrVisible

5/20 Positive. I'd be a raging, compulsive, over analyzing [malicious woman] otherwise.

Many have their nightly glass of wine. I have by nightly bowl.

QuietCalamity


6/20 Negative, but not because of the actually weed smoking itself. I was a chronic pot smoker when I was in my teens and despite it not having a large effect on me either way it created lots of tension between my parents and me which was certainly negative.

TobyFunke_analrapist

7/20 My experience with weed seems to be very atypical of most users. Everyone one here is saying that weed is bad for introverts or people that lack motivation but for me it helped me turn all of that around.

I'm 26, male, extremely introverted and have a decent amount of social anxiety (nothing I've ever needed medical help for but it's something that has always had an effect on my life in a negative way). I started smoking a little over a year and a half ago and quickly became a daily smoker and still smoke daily, usually once before work and once or twice after. I don't see myself quitting any time soon. Most of my family members that knew about it warned that I would gain weight and become lazy and throw my life away. I got a lot of crap for smoking. I think that may have had an affect on how I approached marijuana from day one and I made a big effort to ensure that I didn't become a stoner stereotype.

I've always struggled with my weight and still do. However, rather than having gained more weight since I started smoking, I'm down 40+ lbs and counting.

I've gone from being a typical early twenties male slob that never cleaned or did dishes until it was absolutely necessary to being a person that takes pride in having a clean living space. When friends and family members want to get together, my house is generally chosen as the meeting place because it is clean, comfortable...and has herb. I wake and bake every morning and immediately straighten up the house. I deep clean my house and do all of my yard work every weekend while completely baked and blasting music. Getting into the habit of cleaning in the morning is one of those little things you can do that gets your day going in the right direction and I highly recommend it. It seems so hard but really is easy once its habit.

I was pretty much an insomniac and couldn't sleep anytime I was under any kind of stress. I now sleep great most nights.

I work in tech support and smoke every day before work. For a new smoker, it may be hard to focus and keep motivated while high, but for me it increases my focus and especially my empathy which is really the most important factor in doing my job well. It allows me to give a sh*t when I've been answering the same questions over and over all day. I've been promoted twice since I started smoking. While it helps me keep focused on one thing really well, it does make multi-tasking slightly harder.

I had also been telling myself that I would go back to school for the previous five years. I was signed up for classes 3 months after I started smoking. It's hard to manage classes while working but I've been able to consistently keep at it and even learn on my own. I learned HTML, CSS, and PHP all while stoned.

I can come up with more examples but the short story is that my life has improved very much overall and I attribute a lot of that to herb. I have more friends, I'm more social, I'm more motivated, I'm more active, I'm more open-minded, I don't do other drugs, I rarely drink and only in moderation, I've developed habits and hobbies that enhance my life and, I believe, I am a genuinely better person.

I would be lying if I said I wasn't dependent on weed but I don't see that as being as terrible as it sounds. Many people are dependent on one or more medications for anxiety and other social disorders, most of which have much more severe side effects. It is an expensive habit, but with a steady job and a budget it's definitely manageable and not more expensive than binge drinking at bars every weekend.

Weed doesn't control you. If you're being lazy when you're high, it's because you're choosing to be lazy and using the weed as an excuse. The majority of people I toke with regularly are highly functional, even successful, members of society. In fact, of the 15 or so people I know that smoke and that I see regularly, every single one is gainfully employed and good at what they do. I know that's probably not typical but it is true.

giveusliberty

8/20 I smoke every night just to sleep easier. Without it, I have insomnia and could be up for a day or two at a time, so Id say it has a positive effect.

WhiskyTango3

9/20 Frankly, for an adult user, pot is one of the least destructive things you can put in your body. For me, it helps calm me down, makes me less likely to get angry in the first place, and, most importantly, stops me from driving myself insane. Apart from alcohol which, frankly, has too many negative side-effects to be my drug of choice, marijuana is the best at turning my brain off for a little bit. So, overall, very positive.

SirRJtheSwell

10/20 I think it helps me deal with stress and anxiety. I would probably be an alcoholic if it weren't for cannabis.

niceheep


11/20 Current user here, and I'd say it has helped and hurt me in different ways. Since I became an everyday smoker, my general motivation and willpower to do things has gone down. Also, it makes not being stoned seem awful compared to when im high. On the flip side however, marijuana helped cure my depression, and I havent attempted or even considered suicide since I started smoking. It has also helped me make a lot new friends and connect to my current friends more, however alienating some of my friends who didn't chose to smoke like I do. Also, the $$$ spent on it has been a lot higher than I would like.

quentin6080

12/20 Negatively. Definitely negatively. And here's why: Normally when you are bored, you take up a hobby. You become creative, you learn new skills. You clean up your house, you get things done. You won't settle with just being bored, not doing anything.

When you are high, and/or when you are a stoner, being bored becomes ok. You won't feel the need to do something else, to experience new things. You are ok with the fact, that you are not doing anything. This also effects things such as social skills, further education possibilities and simple things such as daily routines.

Of course there are some examples of people getting more creative from smoking pot/weed. But I can guarantee you, after a couple of years with excessive pot smoking, that will fall apart as well.

Smoke weed! Please do. Weed is awesome, but do it with care.

139Lenox

13/20 If you're lazy, or an introvert, or lack motivation or ambition, daily use can make those traits more dominant. As a result, I have significantly cut back on my consumption. Other than that, no real difference.

StiltzkinTheMoogle

14/20 For me personally it has had a largely positive impact, with some smaller negatives thrown in there.

When I first started smoking I was smoking way, way to much and to often. You continually need to smoke more to get high so it builds on itself until you are spending 100 bucks a week or more. That was the negative.

Once I realized that like most things, moderation is a good thing, it has been great. I take a puff or two in the morning before work, another couple puffs on the way home, bowl before bed. It keeps me level headed and prevents me from over thinking every scenario to the death.

heythisisbrandon

15/20 It helps me immensely dealing with my panic attacks and overall anxiety. That being said it is definitely having a big effect on my lungs; My breath is short a great deal of the time and I get stinging pains in my left lung sometimes (I'm not sure how much of this is due to smoking so many blunt wraps way back when; I used to cough blood from too many blunts). There is definitely an "addiction factor", and going without smoking has a strong, negative effect on my mental state and my mood.

itsFelbourne

16/20 Pretty negative. I started in the beginning and even though I enjoyed it, I kept me isolated from non pot smokers, and eventually just reinforced my laziness and hurt my motivation. I still enjoy it on occasion, but to really be productive and create things (music) I needed to be sober. Pot can make you be totally OK with being bored. Which, in turn can make you a pretty boring person.

boneheadjoe

17/20 Absolutely positive. I went from practically being a sociopath to someone who discovered his own emotions and how to be empathetic.

Marijuana seems to have a completely different effect on me compared to others. It energizes me, makes me understand others, and makes my introversion less troublesome. I don't like to smoke around or with others, but it drastically improves my sober time/life.

I haven't smoked in a long time now, and my emotions are fading away and I continually find it more difficult to feel empathy. Really I choose to be a better person while smoking, and it makes me happy to chose to. I fall into a down of not seeing the point and do so just to not rock the boat. I care with pot, I'm incredibly apathetic without it.

Wordsmithin

18/20 I have smoked daily for 20 years. I work in a scientific field. I would be a much better scientist if I wasn't high all the time. I quit two months ago and I am better at my job but life isn't as much fun sober. Main thing I have noticed is that pot made me okay with being bored.

BiteyCat

19/20 Extremely positive. My ex-wife introduced me to weed. She said it changed me from an uptight douchebag to a laid back dude. Saved my life. Had to put it on hold cause I got a really nice job that needs me 24/7 clear-minded and we pee in cups every so often, so I can't fail a test. But once I'm done with the job, in a couple of years, I'm retiring to farming, and weed. Not farming weed, but who knows, weed makes you do strange things. I boned so many hippie type chicks cause of weed, I'm very happy, I miss weed. Heck, I wrote brilliant code on weed, solved numerous life challenges on weed. My single weed rule, don't smoke when you are pissed or depressed. Also, It will make you lazy and if you can't keep your sh*t together, you will mess up.

nicgentile

20/20 Two years, smoking on the daily, went through an eighth a week, absolute minimum. The good sh*t, too.

Definitely negative. It exemplified my lack of motivation and laziness, and as such, instead of going to college and saving money, I was totally cool living paycheck to paycheck working at Waffle House. Now I smoke maybe once every couple weeks, and I'm in college and working a full time job that pays pretty well.

I would never trade the times I had with my buddies though, smoking and skating around the city, or playing magic, or going on top of buildings just to be above the city and have a bowl. Good times :)

PoopTickets

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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