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People Reveal Which Injustice From Their Childhood Still Gets To Them

That memory comes up in your head and you twist your hands around in anger and clench your teeth.

How could that have happened to you? How could those people have done that to you???

So many injustices, so little brain space. But you want some answers---honestly, none may come.


u/diceblue asked:

What childhood injustice still bothers you to this day?

Here were some of the unjust answers.

Tell Em Butch

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Had a question on a test that asked: what does horeca stand for.

I answered: hotel restaurant cafe.

It was counted wrong since it had to be hotel restaurant snackbar.

BUT THAT MAKES 0 F*CKING SENSE. F*CK YOU. ITS LIKE 11 YEARS AGO AND I'M STILL PISSED. F*CK YOU.

BabyBabaBofski

Is This Worth Suspension?

My brother worked for a soda company and my uncle started an energy drink company. Told my best friend in middle school how we had cases of soda and energy drinks at home and how good they were. Soda in a glass bottle and a small can of energy drink. Brought them in to school to let him try it. By the second class I was in the Principals office.

I got 3 days suspension for bringing a glass bottle and an energy drink to school.

WeakReception

Anyone With An Allergy: Prepare To See Red

I won my class an ice cream party after a class v class spelling bee.

I was the only one from my class even in the final round.

I told my teacher I can't eat chocolate because I'm allergic to cocoa.

Day comes, and GUESS WHAT? ONLY CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM AND NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM. Her justification was "You can just scrape off the chocolate bits."

TacticalNaps

Dr. Awful

For my GCSE (age 14/15) science I was in the middle tier but on track to do the higher exam. Part of the grading was from 3 pieces of coursework that you narrowed down to 2 before submission.

I did all 3 and had 1 B, and 2 C's for my coursework. When it came around to submission, it turns out the school lost my 2 of pieces, and obviously 1 of them was the B graded one.

But whatever, no problem, I still had the work and results from everything, I just needed to redo one paper. It's a pain in the arse but I can do it.

Nope! Despite having my own results, this one teacher (who demanded to be called Dr) told me I had to use theirs... Oh and by the way, by using those I no longer qualify for entry to the higher exam.

On the lower exam you literally cannot get a grade higher than a C, even if you get 100%. Guess who wanted to do biology at A level but needed at least a B to get on the course?

It ruined me.

Totally still bitter.

ChrissiTea

Shaming Is Not Childcare

My kindergarten teacher shamed me for not knowing my address during the first week of school. She pointed out that all the other kids knew their addresses.

Well, yeah! All the other kids had lived in their homes for five years. I had just moved to the sixth home of my life about two weeks before school started.

stubbsmcgrubbs

Pawn Off The Evil For Dough

My parents went through an uber religiously conservative phase and during that time my mom decided all animated movies were evil. Our whole collection of various satanic Disney and Pixar VHS tapes were quickly sold at a garage sale; as a kid I felt like these characters were family members, so watching them be sold for pennies was pretty upsetting. The whole idea sounds insane even writing about it.

k792

Traitor!

I got sent to detention in elementary school because my friend and I were seeing how many French fries we could shove in his chocolate milk container at lunch. Out of no where he calls the lunchroom monitor over and says I'm shoving fries in his milk. I had to finish my lunch and stay in there for the rest of recess.

Our friendship ended right then and there. I think I talked to him once in high school and that was it.

mammothnews

I Will Light This Place On Fire, Mom

When I was ten years old I was kind of a mall rat because it was one of the few places that was air conditioned during the summer (Mom refused to use our A/C at home).

In July our mall ran an ice cream eating contest as a promotional event. Mom worked one block from the mall and the contest was scheduled at lunchtime, but she announced "I'm not taking you."

So I went there alone and signed myself up. And won first prize.

The award was a gift certificate good at any store in the mall. So I went over to a decorative candle shop and bought a gift for Dad (the folks were separated and I was going to spend August with him).

Mom thought candles were a senseless purchase. "We have light bulbs!" After a long conversation which was mostly her shouting, I reasoned her into the notion that this hadn't been such a bad idea.

Or so I thought.

The next day her parents came by. The four of us headed out together and as soon as the door is closed Mom wails, "had ten dollars and she wasted it on candles!"

It's the same conversation all over again from square one, except this time both of her parents are confused because they know nothing about the context. I have to re-explain to Mom how, "You can't deposit a gift certificate into a savings account" while explaining to Grandma and Grandpa that I had won it in a contest.

At one point Grandma tries to chide me about how hard Mom works, because Grandma assumes I've complained that Mom hadn't come to watch me compete. I had never complained; after asking once I let that matter drop.

Once we arrive at the destination Mom leaves the car and I'm left to sort out this drama with both grandparents. Grandma is running through other possibilities and tries to scold me for not having used the prize to buy a present for my mother. At this point Grandpa interjects in my defense. After all other possibilities are exhausted both grandparents conclude that I've done nothing wrong.

Nobody thinks to congratulate me for winning first prize.

The bright side on this happened ten days later. As Dad drove me to his place from the airport he told me he was filing for divorce and he gave me the opportunity to state a preference which parent I wanted to live with. On the whole he was a much better parent so that choice was easy.

Yet he never did appreciate what I went through to get him that damn candle. On the other hand it was a silly candle.

doublestitch

Jerkface Galore

My 6th grade teacher hated me and wasn't afraid of me or the class knowing. We had a class pet, a hamster. I was the ONLY one who took care if it. I fed it and gave it fresh water daily. I took it out to exercise. I brought fresh veggies from home for it to snack on and really just became attached to the little guy. My teacher actually came to rely on me to care for the hamster and I would leave a note on his desk telling him when the hamsters food was running low.

At the end of the year I started to wonder who was going to care for the hamster over the summer. I talked to my parents and was given permission to bring it home. When I got to school and told my teacher that I was willing to care for the hamster over the summer and had my parents permission, he said nothing to me, looked over my head and yelled at one of the hockey players in our class, "Luke! Do you want the hamster buddy?" Luke of course said yes. Then the teacher told him to call his mom and told me to go sit down.

Uncle_elmer

Really Over Parents Always Thinking They're Right

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I shared a room with my sister and we had bunk beds. I had the top bunk, she had the bottom.

After bedtime we would sometimes chat a little and she would stand on the bottom bunk and hold herself up on the railing on the top bunk. Well, she lost her balance, and as she was falling I, by reflex, grabbed the shoulders on her PJs.

Of course right at that moment my Step-Mom walked in saw me with my sister half hanging by her PJs and assumed I was attempting to kill her. She dragged me off the top bunk. My sister was too startled to say anything, and we were pretty young.

My Step-Mom still brags about how she stopped me from killing my sister, even though both my sister and I have clarified several times it was me stopping her from falling down and there was hardly any murderous intent. It has been almost 20 years and she STILL insists that she saved my sister from me killing her, and that me and my sister were too young and we both remember wrong.

lordsamethstarr

Swim, Swim From The Tangles Of My Heart

My middle school class took a field trip to go swimming at our local community center. In order to go, however, you needed to have all of your homework turned in. I had one or two assignments that I turned in on the day of the trip, but I was held back and not allowed to go because "the assignments needed to be turned in the day before". I, along with two other kids were made to sit in the schools office and write papers on the benefits of swimming as exercise for an entire afternoon.

Still pissed.

foppishyyy

Bullying Adults

Hey, I'll be using a throw-away to tell you about this.

I was bullied pretty much for most of elementary and middle school. It sucked, sure. I can live with it. Best revenge is happiness and all that. There's only one thing I just can't let go. And it was the time my English teacher said "Ok, you can punch him once"

See, my middle school English teacher LOVED playing favorites. It wasn't even subtle. From toughness when it came to grading to just looking the other way when people misbehaved, you could see which students this teacher liked and who didn't. I don't know how she never got in trouble for it. Complain as I would, nothing ever changed. And sure, for those 3 years I was in her class, I endured the bullying , for the most part, because a)these *ssholes who bullied me had a f*cked up system where, when I fought back, everyone else in the class would say I started it and just lie until the adults decided to punish me and b)I had already changed schools once to escape other, less elaborate but still f*cked, bullying, and had realized that there wasn't much I could do but just hold on until I could leave all these *ssholes in the past and never see them again.

So, it happened once, on the last year, that I was making a drawing in class (we had to make "covers" for all our notebooks, which I appreciated as it gave me a chance to draw in class) and one of the main sh*tbirds called Adam came up to me and started trying to make me mess the drawing up. I ignored it, so some of his cronies gathered to take the notebook from me and rip the page where the drawing was to pieces. I went to tell the teacher what happened, and of course, she replied with a very uninterested "Guys, that wasn't nice" and went back to reading whatever bulls*t gossip magazine she was reading. I insist on trying to get her to get off her *ss, and at this time Adam and the rest had gathered around to see me pointlessly ask for help.

But all I got out of this woman, this example of incompetence and cruelty, was her putting her magazine down, a smug smile on her face, and her saying "Ok, why don't you punch him once? You can punch him once, I give you permission" Adam pointed at his stomach and face, daring me to hit him. She knew very well that I'd be the one to get in trouble. She knew I couldn't do anything without having the whole classroom against me. And she rubbed it in my face.

Now, I consider myself to be a chill guy now. Even after all that happened, I have come to a point in my life where I realize most of these teens couldn't help being *ssholes and/or it doesn't really matter anymore, as I probably will never see these people again in my life and I have a normal life now. I've let go of all that sh*t. Really. All of it but what that teacher did to me.

So hey, if you're out there, teach, you know who you are. And you know who I am. I didn't take the shot with Adam back then. But I still have the punch you gave me permission for. I am in my 20s now, and I am in decent shape. You, however, would be in your 60s or maybe even in your 70s now. Probably feeling the effects of all the smoking you did. The chances of you and me ever being in the same room again, even in the same city or even country, are really slim. But be sure of this. I am saving that one for you.

cash_wednesday

The System Is Broken, Y'all

Too many instances in elementary and middle school of me being everyone's scapegoat, and the teachers/principal/parents believing me exactly 0% of the time, leading to me having quite a reputation as a horribly behaved student with bad disciplinary issues when in fact I was a complete straight edge back then. It wasn't until high school that that reputation became completely valid.

Also, during high school, some other kid stole my phone out of my hand during lunch, and while I was chasing him down, the cops proceed to tackle me and let the other kid go. I got my phone back eventually but it took a lot of arguing and threats of jail time for attempted assault. (My high school was horrible about just arresting kids at the first sight of misconduct.)

redstern

Kooka Kooka

When I was a kid I kept mice. One day I was playing with it in the backyard (as in, it was on my lap) and a kookaburra swooped down and grabbed it from my hands.

I was in shock and mortified. When I called my parents, to my horror, they LAUGHED at me.

They told the story of how my mouse got eaten to everyone that would listen, and I got laughed at MORE.

My parents are not actually bad people, they said that the look on my face as I was pointing at the sky and screaming incoherently was just so unexpected it was one of those this-is-horrible-but-also-hilarious moments that you have with kids.

I'm still very salty about it.

JamsCreatives

Way To Ruin The Happiest Place On Earth

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My family and I were in a queue at Disneyland and I left to find a bin which was near the end of the queue. When I was walking back a grown man, with his wife and children, told me to not cut the queue and even pointed out where the end of the queue was. I explained to him that I only left to throw something away and my family is in front. He got annoyed, blocked the way and insisted that if I want to go on the ride I'll have to rejoin the queue. So I left and sat down alone and my family had to leave too because they couldn't find me.

I was 10 years old and I didn't have a phone back then.

Totally ruined my day.

neverlaine

A Popsicle Bygone

Was at this day camp at about 7 and snack time comes along. It's muffins stuck into ice cream cones with frosting on top...I'm not very into this so I tell them I don't want any. They say there are also popsicles if I'd rather have that. YES, I love popsicles! Score!

Then later on, its snack time again. Now it's time for everyone to have popsicles (woohoo!). But when I go up to get one they say I can't have ANOTHER popsicle because I already had mine. I then had to watch everyone else eat their glorious popsicles while I didn't get anything. THEY DIDN'T SPECIFY I'D BE EATING MY FUTURE POPSICLE. This still bugs me so much more than it should.

ExtantGroundSloth

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