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Driving Instructors Reveal Their Worst Experience With A Student Behind The Wheel

Driving is like 'Game of Thrones!'

Take it from me, I'm a former traffic school instructor and I am a reformed psychotic driver. I failed my driving test nine times (yes nine) and went on to receive every ticket possible, thereby spending countless hours in traffic school as a student. Later, when I calmed down I began teaching and shaping the drivers of tomorrow. I also helped to reform the road inhabitants in the present and from what I've seen, I tell you all this one thing.... it's a miracle ANY of us is still alive! I alone am PROOF... that they'll give anybody a driver's license.

Redditor u/grantandreng wanted to warn us about a few new drivers among us by wondering.... Driving instructors, what was your worst experience with a student?


Here she Comes.... RUN!

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Was an instructor 15 years ago- woman in her 40s says she wants some practice driving on the freeway. She's driving well in the city as we head to the freeway, no red flags as I go over the basics of freeway driving. We get up to speed and merge well, I ask her to signal and change to the next lane over- at 100kmh she turns the wheel as if attempting to make a sharp turn! Luckily I grabbed the wheel before we lost complete control and had to steer the car to the next exit. At least it was more exciting than teaching people to parallel park for hours on end. Rambocat1

Ain't She Pretty....

When I was taking my driving lessons I was rear ended right as we had left the DMV. Instructor got out to speak to the people who had hit me, it was a girl who just passed her driving test and was distracted looking at her license. WazzaMatta92

THREE TIMES!!!

Had a student run three red lights in a row. She said "I thought I could make it through the yellow in time." THREE TIMES. We had a discussion about unnecessary risk...

Had a another student get into a road rage situation with the driver of a large pickup, actually rolled down the window and screaming at the guy in the lane next to us. Pickup guy ran him off the road into a ditch. Student had trouble understanding why I ended the lesson early.

another student asked if I had any pot, or if I could buy booze for him. Ummm, no... MajesticPoe

Around and around we go.... 

My dad was an instructor. He told a guy to turn right at the roundabout, so he did. Hard right. Did not go around the roundabout, just turned right. Straight into the people coming around the roundabout. BTCEXPLIVE

That side has the best view.... 

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Not a driving instructor, but when I was waiting to take my driving test I saw a student return in the passenger seat while the instructor drove the car. Her mother commented "I don't think she passed." lurgi

Life is Fleeting....

In my driver's ed car we were on some back roads and had a girl go through 3 consecutive stop signs. My instructor, turned to her after the first one and said "did you not see that stop sign?" she said she panicked. Then after the next two he had her pull over. Then he turned to her and says "I was in Vietnam and this has been the scariest day of my life." She immediately started crying. marti810

Let Me Out! 

I took drivers ED with my good friend, so we took turns when we had to practice driving on the street. When she was driving (on a busy road in our city) the instructor told her to make a right turn into a parking lot but she missed the turn. So what does this girl do? She stops the car in the middle of traffic on a city street and starts to reverse. I started screaming and the instructor starting yelling but she continued to reverse. By the grace of God she didn't hit anybody. The instructor got so annoyed that I didn't even get my turn to drive that day. VivaLaSea

Happy Hour Driving... 

I'm not the instructor, but I showed up way too early for my test once. I got to start early because the guy before me was too intoxicated for the tester to let him get behind a wheel. Yrmsteak

We're all dead with these people out there! 

Just asked my mum what her experiences have been as a driving instructor (right before going out on my own driving lesson as it happens).

She had someone turn a hard right onto a roundabout (a clockwise roundabout).

And she also had a young guy driving down motorway for the first time, when his phone started ringing, and he promptly took it out of his pocket and answered the call. She had to tell him to put his phone away. Also one girl crashed into a fence. Usidore_

What could possibly go wrong?

If y'all want the video version of this, please watch Canada's Worst Driver. It's amazing. People nominate bad drivers they know to go on the show and they end up in basically driver bootcamp. They get a driving instructor, former traffic cop and psychologist together for a judging panel and free one person every week. They get hilarious challenges like parallel parking huge RVs and doing an obstacle course with a giant bucket of water hanging over the sunroof that sloshes over. It's also terrifying how these people are on the road. There's a lot of people with anxiety and panic attacks (hence the psychologist) but also fools who think they're invincible. corialis

Choo-Choo! 

My oldest sister took driver's Ed with someone who went around the already down railroad crossing bar and almost got them hit by a train because she thought "there was plenty of time to cross before the train." kithandra

Puttin' on the Ritz?

Can I share the opposite? Because one time my Driver's Ed instructor had me drive to this... lot with a small shack/house at one end. He had me park kind of near the house, then told me he had to run in and would be right back, but I should turn off the car and lock all the doors and wait. It was dark, late, and nothing else was around.

So he gets out, and I lock myself into this car, and he goes off into the house. My cellphone was in my backpack on the floor of the back seat, and I was too afraid to move to get it. For about 20 minutes I sat there and wondered if I was ever going to make it home.

Then there was a knock on the window- my instructor was back and motioning for me to roll down the window. Once I was done peeing myself I did, and he told me to pop the trunk... after some rustling around back there he climbed back into the passenger's seat and calmly directed me out of the lot and back onto the road. I would have peeled out of there, but this guy was still assessing my driving so I pulled off a bomb 3-point turn and got my butt out of there.

He never offered any kind of explanation, and I never drove to that place again. When he got back into the car he was eating a sleeve of plain ritz crackers, so I dubbed that place the "cracker house." TonyDanzer

No sudden Moves! 

Had a friend take a kid out for a test once. The light turned yellow while he was crossing the intersections so he STOPPED, and BACKED UP- with the following cars just zooming around them. Meretta

Not Enough Lessons in Life... 

Not an instructor but I knew a girl who did around 200 driving lessons and did 5 driving tests on automatic gear before getting her driver's license, she's a terrible driver. I think at some point the DMV just felt sorry for her and passed her. Phreakpunofdamage

Not a Laughing Matter...

Not the instructor but the student at that time. I live in Germany, where you take your test in your driving school's car with your teacher beside you and the testing-guy (you know what I mean...) in the backseat. I grew up in a town without many spots to parallel park in so i was pretty confident that I wouldn't have to during the test (not my strong point back then). That was until I turned into a street where two of my driving school's trailers were parked with the perfect amount of space between them, while Mr-Test-Guy just exclaimed "Oh my, what a COINCIDENCE!" and my teacher putting his hands up shouting "I wonder who might have put them JUST HERE?!" Harhar... very funny, guys... FrinnFrinn

Stop Screaming! 

I have a driving instructor story. Okay first, he would always tell us "stop, don't swerve." As usual, and one time, we were talking about how well we were doing in our driving sessions with him, and a kid named Scott started bragging and Mr. E started laughing at the top of his lungs. Amidst his laughing, he said "He slammed on the brakes for a SQUIRREL!! He came to a dead stop because a Squirrel was on the side of the road!"

He also used to say he had Tourette's, so to check our concentration, he would scream at the top of his lungs at random times. Pondwater29

Sob Away...

My dad is a driver instructor, and I was one of his first students. On the day I was finally eligible to take the test and get my license my dad was pissed at me because I had crashed my friends car (driving by myself without a license) and had basically gotten away with it. So being the crappy teenager that I was I begged him to take me out and give me the test until he finally gave in. Fifteen minutes later I was sobbing and driving through town, he was yelling at me for being stupid and I drive through a yellow light and as soon as I do he looks at me and yells "YOU FAIL." He insisted, and still insists to this day, that I ran a red light. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE. He now tells every single one of his students about his first student he ever failed. He just doesn't mention the sobbing and the yelling parts. mam25737

HALT!!

Not a driving instructor but my friend's dad is. He was driving us to a baseball game and I was sitting shotgun. I noticed a break pedal on the shotgun seat and assumed it was something superficial. I pressed it while he was driving and he was surprised to come to sudden stop. He was pretty chill about it but to think what could have happened. lineweaver_burk

War maybe Safer!

When I was relatively new to the job, I had a student who

  1. did not know she had to slow down when approaching a turn, and so took turns at like 30 mph, and
  2. didn't look at where she was turning before she began the turn.

This resulted in us turning left at about 25 mph, but she hadn't realized that there was a median dividing the lane we should have turned into and oncoming traffic's lanes. We turned so fast I didn't realize what was happening, until we turned into oncoming traffic with a car coming right at us head on. I hit my brake and yanked the steering wheel so we ended up parked halfway up on the center median, fortunately avoiding hitting anyone or anything.

She was obviously terrified, and we spent the whole next lesson in a large empty parking lot talking about how to safely make a turn. TrebleTone9

Don't take it so Personal... 

I don't think I was a terrible student, but one of the instructors would always rest her hand on the steering wheel. I wouldn't have minded, except she leaned on it a bit, so I could turn right by letting go of the wheel but needed both hands to turn left.

She slammed on her brakes one time because I got too close to the curb. Then got offended when I asked her to take her hand off the wheel. Ranted to my mother for 20 minutes about how terrible a driver I was. Part of why I didn't get my license until I was 18 and could just take the test (passed first attempt), hated that driving school. grendus

REDDIT

As a former traffic school instructor, I can attest... BEWARE! Who else can speak?

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

You're not the only one.

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

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

I Know What I Like

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

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

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

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

- RazerWolf04

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

- Apples9308

Saturdays

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

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

- FormalMango

Iraq

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

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

- dontcryformegiratina

$40

With an ex:

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

She did not understand this.

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

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

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

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

- shicole3

Crayons

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

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

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

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

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

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

- argofire

Emailing NASA

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

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

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

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

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

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

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

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

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

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

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

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

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

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

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

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

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold

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

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

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


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

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

- -justforclout-

Tomash

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

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


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

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

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

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

- kawaii_psycho451

Microwaves

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

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

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

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

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

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

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

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence

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

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

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

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

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

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

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

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

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

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

- JustARegularToaster

Colorblind

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

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"

"orange"

"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"

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

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?

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


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

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

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

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

fox_boi2

Richard Nixon

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


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

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

grumblecakes1

Balloon to Heaven

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

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

Dskee02

Binder Clips

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

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

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

justantherredditgirl

Jewish

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

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

Aslkurloz

Nutella

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

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

vault_tec_redditor

Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

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

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

Meh75

Wicked Witch of the West

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

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

weirdatwork2017

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

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

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

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

Frisby2007

Telekinesis

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

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

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

dude_bizarro

Ghosts

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


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

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

thebeststory

Dogs and Chocolate

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

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

KlutzyHedgehog

Is water wet?

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

For the record, it is no to both questions.

SFCopperhead

Mission Trip

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

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

SirRogers

Dragon Tales

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

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

MistalQueensglaive

Green Or Yellow?

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

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

BugsRatty

Stars In Their Multitude

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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