Adults Share Their Most Memorable High School Moment.
This article is based on the AskReddit question "What's your most memorable high school moment/story?"
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1. The mysterious guy
I had been watching a boy in the halls for two years. Never said a word to him, had no classes with him and no friends in common. On the last day of school of his senior year (he was a year older than me), he walked up to me, kissed me very gently on the mouth, and said "I've been wanting to do that for a year and a half." Then he walked away. I never saw him again. I'm kind of glad - it preserves the mystery.
2. No hoodies in school
My high school had a rule against hoodies. People always fought and questioned it, and the reason was always changing, from the hood concealing identities to the front pocket being able to hide things. During Algebra my teacher (good at math, interesting lady, horrible at teaching and controlling a class) tells this one popular joker kind of guy to take off his hoodie. He asks why and is told that the pocket could hide things. He says his pants have pockets too, should he take them off? She tells him to do whatever he wants.
So he stands up and takes off his pants. She doesn't know what to do, so just stops talking for a bit then tries to continue class. After about a minute standing there pants-less he takes off his hoodie, puts it over his legs, puts his pants on his arms, and stays like this until the end of class.
3. Senior prank!
My junior year of high school, some of the seniors decided to pull a prank the night before our Homecoming football game.
When we came into school the next morning, there was a tree planted on our football field. In the middle of the fifty yard line. And did I say planted? I meant cemented in.
School officials got it out pretty quickly (no idea how), but it was still brilliant.
4. Playing golf in the school tunnels
Found that all the foundations of the school was one long tunnel system. So naturally we brought down golf clubs and had a few rounds of underground golf. Then one day a teacher followed us. He was a big man and he chased us around the tunnels cursing at us. Still brings tears to the eyes thinking what people must have heard coming from the floor beneath them with the guy cursing at the top of his lungs.
5. Prom fundraiser
In my English class, I was saying how much I didn't want to go to prom because it was lame (yeah I probably sounded so cool). My English teacher was upset and wanted me to go and I said I wouldn't go unless you paid for my ticket (jokingly). Of course this started a school wide fundraiser to buy tickets for me and my (male) friend to go to prom. We went and fulfilled our $100 duty to the people who gave us money.
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6. Whoa, drama!
Two students got into a fight and the student who had started it by insulting the other students girlfriend was suspended. The following day he returned even though he was suspended and he brought a number of older male relatives and his mother, all of whom were armed with brass knuckles and chains. Apparently they were after the guy and his girlfriend but if I remember correctly, they beat up the wrong people and there was a big brawl in the school that culminated in the suspended students mother punching our principal in the face. The perpetrators left the school before the police arrived but were caught making their escape at a nearby bus shelter.
7. Spandex garments
The last day of my junior year in high school, my best friend and I decided to show up to our final... finals... wearing nothing but spandex undergarments. We both had the same final together at the end of the day, sitting next to each other in class, spreading our legs out towards the aisles with gigantic grins on our faces. (I was doing it mostly in my hopeless attempts to nail my English teacher.)
So we're standing next to my locker during clean-outs, right before final bell is to ring, when our principal walks up behind us and yells What do you call this?"
I look at him, he looks at me, we both spin around on the double, thrust out our groins, and flip our principal the best imitation of an armed services salute we can manage while yelling, "SIR, MR. SMITH, SIR!"
Nearly 100 people turn on heel and stare at the commotion in the hallway as we're saluting our principal wearing skin tight spandex, bulging crotches and all. He says real quietly, "Never again." and walks off as the bell rings. Needless to say, Spandex Fridays were banned from that moment on.
8. Rum cake
In World Geography class we were having student projects where each student was assigned an area of the world and had to do a presentation on it. Cooking native food for the class was an option. Somebody made rum cake for theirs and didn't cook out the rum properly. Soon, the whole class had a slight buzz, and became giggly and talkative. We kept this all a collective secret.
9. Barefoot and in love with the English teacher
My shoes finally fell apart after 4+ years of use. I didnt want to ask my poor parents for things, so I went to school without shoes. Made it through 4 periods before getting sent to the dean, got suspended. Dean called me "the barefoot contessa" for the rest of the year.
There was also the time when I stood up in front of 40 classmates on a retreat and told my 23 year old English teacher that I was in love with her and there was nothing I could do about it. She high fived me as I walked to sit back down. The only time I ever had any physical contact with her.
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10. Messing around with school computers
Back in junior year, when I began to take an interest in computers, I began testing the limits of the computer protections in the library. They had blocked the command prompt, however they left the run prompt open for exploitation. So I told a friend of mine next to me to type "net send * I am god, hear me roar" and press enter. He does and his screen blinks for a second, followed by nothing. Five minutes later, the IT department security guy interrupts the class and pulls my friend outside. Two more minutes and I'm taken outside too and informed that my actions had resulted in the message "I am god, hear me roar" flashing on the screens of 11,000 computers across the entire Northern VA school network.
Best part is my Dad refused to punish me and instead bragged about it at work the next day.
11. The tale of Dave
My high school had early dismissal for kids who went to the vocational school. This happened halfway through the day, right around lunch time. Our last day of our senior year, the bell dismissed us to lunch, third period or to leave and people made their way to the cafeteria. Just as everyone was sitting down to lunch, one of the guys in my class, let's call him Dave, jumps up onto one of the long lunch tables full of sophomores and does this loud war cry. He then proceeds to run down the table kicking and stomping peoples lunches and screaming Screw this place! Im out of here!". Nearly everyone who was not covered in their food was laughing. No staff saw it and he avoided any punishment.
12. The ketchup freedom fighter
This is probably a "you had to be there" type story but here it goes...
When I was a freshman one of the seniors in my lunch period tried to get a few extra packets of ketchup and was told they're only allowed to give out 2 or something. He made a huge scene... basically the whole cafeteria knew of this mans ketchup troubles.
So the next day he sits down with his tray, reaches into his backpack, and pulls out this giant industrial sized bottle of ketchup. As he unloads it on his tray he screams out at the top of his lungs "I HAVE KETCHUP, WHO NEEDS KETCHUP?!"
The entire cafeteria is cheering him on as he starts going around to every ones lunch squirting ketchup on it like he's some kind of freedom fighter rebelling against the lunch lady's oppressive reign.
13. The mysterious poop
This happened in my final year of high school. I was in class one morning, and someone started complaining that the room smelled like poop. Some guys tried to find the source of the smell but they weren't having much luck. Eventually, they opened up a drawer of a small filing cabinet and discovered that someone had left a little surprise. People went ballistic and started taking pictures of said turd, and our teacher went red in the face from laughing so hard. The caretaker said that in all his years working, he had never had to deal with poo outside the bathroom.
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14. Spongebob boxers and water balloons
During the final day picnic at my freshman year band camp, we had a water balloon fight. I decided that would be an opportune time to strip down to my Spongebob boxers and charge the football field through the horde of fighting band geeks.
Everyone stopped for a moment while I ran past, and then the whole thing stopped and turned into "Let's get the underwear kid!" It was like "The Running Man" with water balloons. Had to jump the fence to escape.
15. Taking over another students job
As the culminating project for economics the class had to run a week long business on campus (sell donuts or something similar). The class voted for the various company officers, CEO came down to a runoff between me and a popular kid. We were asked to give a short speech before the final vote. I went first and talked about working hard, getting a good grade, real motivational stuff. He went after me and promised to bring cookies if he won. He won. Afterwards as a way to apologize he appointed me to be in charge of issuing the company stock. The idea was that every student in class bought a dollar worth of stock so we were all invested in the project, and so we had some money to buy whatever we were going to resell. Instead of issuing 30 pieces of stock so everyone in class could buy one I issued 60, bought half immediately, and performed a hostile takeover. I moved for a new vote for CEO, and about three people voted for me. When the teacher told the class that I was the now in charge of the company the class erupted. I made a kid cry, and not the one whose job I took.
16. The best chemistry teacher ever!
My chemistry teacher was an absolute hero. A few times we did cool things, burning smiley faces into the desks and making setting fire to sugar bombs and jelly babies and stuff.
My favourite was when she did Halloween chemistry and we, in our table groups, had to make sparklers using salts with different transition metals so they were different colours. She then went in next door to a younger class and in a serious voice was all, I must have these two students in my classroom now.'
They thought they were getting in trouble, they were actually there to judge who made the prettiest sparkler display. As we were all the real winners, we all got a chocolate bar to say well done.
I'm now, contrary to previous plans, studying chemistry at uni. That lady literally changed my whole life.
17. The best school project
Every Monday during my senior year we could go off campus for "senior projects." My group was by far the most trusted and hard working members of our class, so no one cared when we would stay out until like 1pm. We accomplished nothing, got plastered at my house every week, and by the end of the year, our project was way better than every other groups. We built a go-kart out of scrap metal and parts, and had some guy assist us with aesthetics. It eventually came out looking like a rhino, which was also pretty awesome. I miss those days.
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18. The secret loft
My school had a secret loft above the auditorium that you accessed through the catwalks. You'd take the ladder up to the place where you accessed the stage lights, which was in the ceiling above the seats, and then walked across the structural beams holding up the ceiling to a hole in a cinderblock wall which you climbed through to a homemade ladder room that led to a room that was just a plywood floor somehow wedged into a gap in the walls between the exterior of the building and the wall of the stage. There was a chair, a bed, electricity, empty liquor bottles, etc.
I'm so disappointed that I only found out about it with about a month left in senior year.
19. The boys bathroom rave
My Senior year a few friends of mine brought some speakers and a strobe light, and in between classes invited everyone they saw to a rave in the boys bathroom. It was incredible, we packed at least 50 people in there, turned all the lights out, turned on the strobe light, and passed out glow sticks and just raved for about 5 minutes before the administration came to break it up. Most of the teachers thought it was hilarious, and both the Principle and the Vice Principle's daughters (being friends with them had some nice perks) had been a part of it, so we all got away clean.
20. Leaving school for lunch
By the time I got to high school, we were not allowed to leave the campus to get lunch. We were forced to pack a lunch or eat their crappy food so we decided to sneak out one day.
My two friend and I were in 5th period Algebra 2 class with an awesome teacher. We told her how we were going to leave the school for lunch. She laughed and told us what she wanted from Quiznos. As were sneaking out through the gym, the female gym teacher who I hated, and she hated me, saw us leaving.
She started shouting at us to stop and we asked her what she wanted for lunch. This pissed her off more. She actually chased our car as we were drove off. Surprisingly, we never got in trouble for it.
21. A wonderful moment to remember
I was a super nerdy guy in high school and had never been to a dance in whole life. A girl that I had talked to a lot and thought of as a friend (again, I was nerdy, she wasn't on my radar and I didn't even have a radar) asked me to stay after a class and I honestly had no clue as to why. After all the other kids had left. She was super quiet and more nervous than I had ever seen her in my life.
She could barely say it but she asked me out to my Jr. prom. I remember there were a thousand thoughts in my head. "I had never been to a dance before. I didn't have money for tickets. I don't even know if my dad will pay for a tux." Regardless, I stood there dumbfounded for a few minutes before I realized she was nervously waiting for a response. My instant reaction was to say something, anything, just so she would have an answer. And with so many thoughts in my head I just said the first thing that popped in. So I practically yelled into her face: "I CAN'T DANCE!"
There was an awkward silence for a bit before she nervously said that it was ok and that a lot of people are bad at dancing but it would be fun. Long story short I said yes and we had a wonderful time that night. We dated for a while afterwards but went our separate ways our Sr. year. When I came back from college I ran into her again and I have been wonderfully dating my high school sweetheart for over two years.
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22. Dance choreography mishap
There was an assembly one day at my school that the entire student body attended. It was in the auditorium of my high school which had an elevated stage and stadium seating. On the floor at the foot at the stage was a live band that played the music for the choir to sing along to.
One of the songs that they sang had 5 of the boys come out and do a reenactment of the Backstreet Boys video for As Long As You Love Me, which you will remember, had the famous chair dancing choreography.
So the band is playing on the floor, and the choir is singing at the back of the stage, and these 5 guys are dancing with their folding chairs at the edge of the stage above the band. The final awesome move in the choreography is flipping the chair over your shoulder so it comes down in front of you facing backwards and you sit down with your arms crossed on the back of the chair like AC Slater from Saved by the Bell.
Well 4/5 of the guys did this perfectly, but the 5th guy flipped the chair over his shoulder and went to sit on the chair backwards and didn't realize that one of the legs was hanging off the edge of the stage. When he say down he fell straight off the stage and took out about 3/4 of the drumset that was under him. The most amazing part: the drummer didnt miss a beat. Kept playing even after this guy had just crashed through his whole set.
The entire auditorium of my high school erupted. People stood up and pointed and laughed, kids were rolling around on the floors cracking up. People were taking pictures.
23. The punch compliment
Was having lunch. Buds and I decided to go outside. On the way out, I bump into this guy.
I, thinking 'There's no way I'll remember this kid or he'll remember me.' blurt out, "No, you watch it!" Entirely joking. We keep going our separate ways, or so I thought.
Turns out, the doors were locked, so we had to double back to the lunchroom.
And suddenly, there he is. He has me by the collar of my shirt against a locker, "What'd you say?"
"What?" He didn't even care. He just punched me. Right in the face.
I'm not a fighting kind of guy. I was a good student. Never thought I'd get into a fight. But that rush I got... I got a right jab into his gut, then two left hooks and a right into his face. He went down.
Being an upstanding citizen or whatever, I then go to take responsibility for my actions. I run down the hall, about 50 yards to the security office to confess and call a nurse.
I get thrown into in school detention for about half an hour, before I get called into the principles office. "This is you, right?" It was ALL on tape. First time in my life, I loved CCTV. I told him what I had done to "anger" him, and why I defended myself. He called up my dad, with me in the room. "Your son has a great left hook... You should see the other guy."
The other guy got a suspension, and his second recommendation for expulsion.
I got a 30 minute detention and a complement on punching someone.
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.
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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.
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.
My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
But ... Ice Floats
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.
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.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"
"no, it's red"
"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dogs and ChocolateGiphy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stars In Their MultitudeGiphy
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.