All-Time Low: Stories of The Worst Attention-Seeking Behavior.

From ruining a relative's wedding by dressing in white, to faking night terrors about their deceased mother, these are some of the worst examples of attention-seeking behavior that will leave you speechless.

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My cousin's girlfriend's son decided he wanted to play guitar and sing a song at my dad's funeral. No one else was playing music or singing. He gets up halfway through the funeral and starts singing. He's horrible. At the end of his song he actually plugged his "New CD" that he just so happened to have a bunch of copies of in his car. What a jerk.

Ser_Bron

It was a couple of years ago, but there was this whole news story about these parents who had a weather balloon in their back yard, and supposedly one of their kids had gotten into the balloon and set it off. The parents were all worried because their kid was supposedly in the balloon.

Well once the balloon eventually landed, there was no kid, and it turns out that the kid was "hiding" in their basement the whole time.

It was later figured out that it was all a hoax, and that the parents did it to get attention.

ImNotAnEgg 

When my daughter found out she was pregnant she thought she was only five or six weeks. Turned out she was twenty weeks, and her mother-in-law posted it all over Facebook before my daughter could tell anyone.

When she went into labour, mother-in-law posted it on Facebook even before labour was confirmed and then gave an update every 10 minutes.

Fortunately she didn't get to post the first pics of my grandson, my daughter got to do that.

finigian

I have an old childhood friend who is constantly either engaged to a new guy or claims to be pregnant. She once claimed to have had a miscarriage and then less than three months later was four months pregnant. None of her supposed boyfriends ever make an appearance with her or have an online persona. On top of such she's the type that will post the status of "things are awful but I won't say why so don't bother to message me" all the time. I honestly think she needs therapy but that's very thin ice to tread on.

grandteton

There are some people on Facebook who will like/unlike/like/unlike their own pictures, I'm assuming to get them to reappear in other people's feeds in attempt to get more likes and comments.

Then there are people who share their own pictures that they posted of themselves…

hjsy_metal

During a hot Iowa summer I was de-tasselling corn (to keep it from pollinating) and one of the girls in my crew pretended to be stung by a bee and said she was extremely allergic. She started freaking out like so we called 911 and a helicopter ended up flying to the field to take her to the hospital. After they brought her in it turns out SHE WAS FAKING IT! Needless to say she got fired and I think she got some kind of fine.

Crudadu

I have a Facebook friend who says about once a week, "well now I know who my real friends are!" And I always want to respond with, "did you forget? That sounds like amnesia, you should get that checked out.

albino_oompa_loompa

SCENE

Working behind the bar in an upscale hotel.

Enter aging woman. Obviously attractive but past her prime. Slinky black dress, high heels, alone.

Woman approaches gentleman sitting at the bar, initiates conversation.

Woman: Hi there. Wow, did you used to be a model?

Gentleman: (obviously flattered) Oh, what? No I do-

Woman: Because I did.

SCENE.

gettingmystuffdone

I discovered this yesterday, my old 'best friend' using the fact that I got bullied and have social anxiety, by saying it all happened to her and she tweeted her favourite celebrities about my story in order to get a reply from them, when none of it happened to her.

Update (3 days later): I confronted her about it and she's ignoring me and has deleted all photos of me and her off both Facebook and Twitter.

VaultDweller17 

This was in my early twenties. I would work with the young coworkers in the most laborious part of the company. Women were also there. We would all hang out after work. Good group of friends, except for one girl. She kind of interrupted conversations she wasn't involved in. I knew she was self-centered but I didn't care, until the day she got fired.

One of the girls in the group got engaged and everyone was happy for her. Retelling and rehearing the way he proposed over and over since it was quite adorable. She had a face of jealousy. Suddenly we don't see her. Then one break we check our phones and she said that she's going to kill herself. We show our manager, she panics and sends me to check on her, track her down. I find her in her house eating chips watching TV. She was fired for abandoning the job.

[deleted]

My friend's wife died unexpectedly. His mother immediately began posting photos on Facebook of him having clearly cried himself to sleep, tissues strewn on the pillow, face streaked with tears. Captioned them with things like "So SaD mIsSiNg WiFeY I gOt U BaBee Boi" Pictures of the pets and captions about how sad they were too. Photos of her posing at her dead daughter-in-law's gravesite, etc. She eventually began posting several times a day thanking God for giving her the opportunity to help her son raise her grandkids. I'm surprised she didn't lick the tears from his eyes. It was sick.

Balloonflewaway

My sister Vaguebooks all day, every day. Sexy selfies? Constant. That fight she got in? Posts a video. Someone in the city she lived in for three years died under tragic circumstances? She's on that. New boyfriend? She's SO IN LOVE, and her ex boyfriends and their mothers for some reason, need to "quit talkin' trash" about it because she's moved on! Oh wait, not in love. Oh wait, in love. Oh wait, vague post about self-respect!

fruitjerky

My best friend's mom died recently.

Her dad and mom have been divorced since she was young, and it was evident he cheated on her with his current girlfriend.

The girlfriend went to the funeral against the mom's family's wishes, invited her own friends (who didn't know the mom), talked through the entire service, and made a scene at the reception.

She wanted attention because her boyfriend's dead ex-wife was getting more attention than her.

onwardsaioshima

This guy I was seeing for about a week. At first, his outgoing personality was refreshing, but I came to see these constant grandiose displays and statements that just seemed desperate.

My best example, and thus the worst case of attention-seeking I've seen:

We visited a local brewery and he told the owner that he was a "freelance journalist" and would like to write up a piece about their business.

He had a Blogspot.

He wanted to post about it on his Blogspot.

And honestly, nobody read his blog. Like him, it was unoriginal and pretentious.

MyPatronusBitMe

Went to a Christmas party hosted by a woman I was in school with and semi-dating. She was doing the social butterfly thing, but at one point, as the ebb and flow happened, she found herself without anyone talking to her. I watched her deliberately drop her wine glass, which shattered, and suddenly 4 or 5 guys came to her "rescue".

I got out of that relationship.

I0I0I0I 

I had a friend who has medical problems. She uses it to her advantage. She'll fake some kind of emergency or "pass out" in public just to get people to pay attention to her. Her mom wouldn't pay her any attention at all but everyone would flock to her.

One time in high school, there was a blood drive. She gave blood and promptly passed out. Everyone knew she was faking, including her mom because her mom didn't come to the school when they called.

ravenclaw1991

My ex. We were not even together that long (3 months). He had this friend who was so great. Every time she was around, I either left before she showed up or just missed her and she had left before I got there. Then, she was in a horrific wreck that took her life. He was.. .not really upset, not over a dear, close friend dying. Weird, huh? Well not really.

My best friend was killed a couple of years prior in a horrible accident. It devastated me. He knew this and knew I was still recovering from that. So I did some online digging for the town where she lived/died. No obituaries for a girl, and no articles about a drunk driver killing someone (which there would have been). He made up a friend and then killed her off for attention and to...keep me? Who knows. I dumped him shortly thereafter.

Anonymous

Working in an emergency department is great exposure to frustrating attention seeking. Of course there are real emergencies that are in no way actively attention seeking, but you'd be surprised how many people come in with less than convincing complaints just for the drama (or drugs).

I've seen many patients that will come in with one complaint and once our tests show there is nothing emergent (or anything wrong at all) happening with that body system, they will suddenly have a new, completely tangential complaint.

This issue really extends to farther things like problems with how we handle mental illness and how the healthcare system works but it's also an attention seeking haven!

dottikis

My sister fakes night terrors about our dead mother (only been dead a year) to get attention. Once she started screaming in the middle of the night her boyfriend checked on her and she said bring me a pen and paper and started drawing a door and then she "woke up" and had no idea where she is. She's a pathological liar and did things like this our whole lives. She once wore her make up to look like a black eye for like three days straight and told every one at school she fell down the stairs. She also told me that my dad abused her. Honestly he's a terrible guy, but not a pedophile. He's honestly probably never even been alone with her before. She also told her boyfriend that my dad used to play ouija board with us in the living room of our child hood home and gave her a voodoo doll as a present once. Completely not true, my mom was one of the most religious people I've ever known and would quite literally castrate him if that happened.

dookiepopsicle

I volunteered at a summer camp over my summer. Like every summer camp you usually have a few kids who are sent to the camp most of the summer since their parents don't want to put up with them. During one of the camps there was a girl (6/7) who had made quite a name for herself amongst the counselors. 

She was known for causing quite a few issues but I didn't think she was that bad. That was until about half way through the week when she came up to me and another guy crying saying that another kid bit her. Then she showed us some very visible teeth marks. After calming her down we go to the other kid to ask him why he did it. We were quite surprised since the kid was quite well behaved and hadn't caused any problems. We go up to him asking him why he did this, but as you would expect he said he didn't do it. We all assumed he was lying until one of the other volunteers noticed that the teeth marks on the girls forearm were missing the front tooth and the kid she blamed it on had all of his teeth. So we go up to the girl and ask her once again what happened and she admitted to us that she had bit herself in order to get the kid in trouble.

thatperson2057

When my boyfriend at the time died suddenly, my supposed best friend told his father that they had been in love and wanted to get married. She also told him and all our friends that she miscarried his baby. She showed up to his wake with electric blue hair, a club dress and high-heels wearing his sweater. I was confused and expressed my disappointment about wanting the sweater. I later found out that she had gotten the sweater by telling his father all that stuff. I was too shy to say anything but it hurt so bad to lose him and my "best friend" at the same time. Looking back she was always a huge attention-seeker. Every time I ever liked a guy she would pursue him. After that whole incident she showed up at a party at my house and had sex with two random guys. One of them was in a room with no door and the other was on a couch in our garage/smoke room... She was awful.

Shewhoisgroovy

You know how young children (usually preschoolers) will tend to be the mother hen of a group of other children and constantly over-correct and nag at them in order to feel bigger and more important? It's usually some kind of developmental thing I see happen often, usually in 3-4 year old girls with little siblings.

I have a nearly 30 year old cousin who never stopped doing this, and it is like nails on the chalkboard of my mind. If you paraphrase something that happened on the news, she'll overhear and shrill "ACTUALLY, they said ____." Or if you're telling a story about something that happened, she'll correct your grammar even if nothing is wrong with it. She always has to have the last word in every single conversation, complete with interrupting you while you are speaking. She also tries to pick fights in social situations like a preteen girl, repeating something awkward you may have said earlier super loudly on "accident" in front of others, complete with a smirk/fake shocked expression.

It's just awful and does this to every woman she encounters.

KickstartOrange

My sister-in-law's cousin is attractive. Everyone agrees. There's no denying it. When she walks into a room, all eyes turn to her. She's always got guys fawning all over her. She has plenty of attention, deserved or not, at all times.

When my brother got married, this girl, my sister-in-law's cousin, decided to wear a huge, frilly white dress with a hat/veil. She kept barging into places moments before my sister-in-law, excusing herself for causing confusion. I wanted to punch her face.

I wasn't the one getting married, I'm a guy, and I still wanted to punch this woman's face.

mrmdc

My sister. She has always had a screw loose (just very loopy and immature for her age- ex: she was like 16 before she crossed the street by herself, and my parents just enabled her) — but when she went off to college, everything got a lot worse. 

She came up with this lie that she has lived her life by, that I (her brother) was some sort of abusive jerk to her her entire life, and she told everyone that if God is good, I'm going to hell. A couple month later she came home for Thanksgiving, and she blatantly refused to be in the same room as me- and let's say I would walk into the kitchen while she was making something with mom or my grandmother, she wold literally scream and duck behind the counter. 

Then at dinner, when I sat down at the table with the whole family, she screamed that she wouldn't sit at the same table as me, and was just being a huge attention seeker- it was absolutely ridiculous. Everyone knew that she wanted attention, and she has driven away several roommates, because of her tendencies.

adonis98

My dad's second wife paid someone to write a biography about her mundane life, in which she tried to drag me, my siblings and my mom through the dirt, then she started handing out copies to as many people as she could.

She also runs to my dad to cry about my sister regularly because my sister calls her out on her lies, she's constantly negative about people to hide her own insecurities, she generally can't stand not being the center of attention and she will steer any conversation to be about her or her children.

Aethien

One girl that I used to be friends with on Facebook would threaten suicide 24/7. She'd post stuff like "Okay I'm gonna kill myself tonight, you can try to stop me but I warn you, I'm stubborn." And she'd never follow through of course. Actually, let me just compose a list.

-Threatened suicide on multiple occasions, telling people they can "try to talk her out of it"

-Starved herself... for two hours. And made a huge deal out of it. On her birthday.

-Spent the night at my house. Decided she was going to "walk" to her house, which was a 45 minute drive away. I wanted to just abandon her and let her walk. But my friends chased after her, unfortunately.

-Vaguebooks, as in hinting that she might be pregnant and that her mother might be taking her baby away, but wording it in a way that would force people to ask for clarity

-Hosted a party. Started crying hysterically and claimed she was going to run away. Hid in a bush beside her house while her family looked for her.

There's probably a plethora more if I could be bothered to think, or ask someone else who knows her better than I do. She's also a thief. She's stolen from my house and my best friend's house as well, thought no one would ever notice.

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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

Giphy

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