Employees Share The Most Bizarre 'I've Never Seen Anything Like This' Stories.
From a man searching for his dagger at a wedding reception, to a call centre randomly calling NASA, 23 employees share the most bizarre events they witnessed on their job.
[Source can be found at the end of the article]
1. Worked in a Natural History museum in the gift shop. Our second floor was prehistoric life and as such full of dinosaurs. Family with two elementary school aged kids comes into the gift shop and I ask if they enjoyed the dinosaurs, because seriously you are 8 you came to see dinosaurs. The mother of the family tells me that they don't believe in dinosaurs and brought their children to see the museum to prove to them that fossils are a lie. I've yet to wrap my head around this learning opportunity.
2. I was a mechanic for 10 years. I did a complimentary oil change for a customer and was later informed I was being sued because " changing the oil caused the front main, rear main and oil pan gasket to leak. I tried to save them the embarrassment of taking it to court because I had records of it leaking prior to this, as well as multiple reminders and quotes to get it fixed. The judge laughed it out of the courtroom. I've never seen anyone try so hard and fail so miserably.
3. I was working at a frozen yogurt store, a store that typically parents come in with their young children, and sure enough an all-black biker gang of 30 comes in and gets frozen yogurt. Incredibly nice people, it was a fun time.
4. I was a bartender/manager for a dozen years. Normally when someone comes up to a bar and says "I have a strange question..." it's something really banal, like "What's the song that just played?" Or "Can I have a couple of straws?"
So, we're hosting a wedding reception and a Scottish guy comes up to the bar. "I've got a weird question..."
Yeah, go ahead, shoot.
"...has anyone handed in a dagger? I've lost one..."
Turns out the dagger was a ceremonial one that was a part of his kilt, but I felt a complete mixture of "Hey! That IS an unusual question!" and "Oh, this wedding is about to be on the local news..."
(He found it in the end. Mercifully, not in anybody.)
Continue reading on the next page!
5. Worked in a convenience store. Girl came in and wanted to buy smokes. I ID'd her and she said she didn't have any on her but her sister was in the store next door and that she had ID.
I told her that didn't matter and I wouldn't sell either of them smokes as we can't sell to someone we think is a minor.
She comes in 20 minutes later with her identical twin sister.
I accepted her sisters ID.
6. I've been a nursing assistant for 10 years. One of my first wards was a 95 year old woman whose children had neglected her for years until adult protective services intervened. When she was first admitted she had pressure wounds on her back and buttocks so severe that parts of her pelvic bone had become exposed and maggots were crawling in them.
7. I've work in car rental for a little over 5 years, but my boss has been in it for 20-ish and my dad over 30.
We see a lot of licenses, and there for lots of legal names. One of those legal names happened to be Ding Dong Wang. None of us had seen or have seen since a name that tops that.
8. I am a store manager and in our store we sell electronic devices. I saw tons of incredible things but my top 2 are:
-A young guy bought a new camera. The next day he comes back saying that camera is terrible and not working. We test it and the memory card is not recognized. We take a closer look and we realized that he cut his old memory card (a regular Sd)into the shape of a microsd so it could fit the reader.
-Owner of a Panasonic plasma tv asking where was the hole on the tv to refill plasma because colors were not looking good anymore.
Continue reading on the next page!
9. I worked in retail for thirteen years. I've seen poop, vomit, cursing, blood, fights, drugs, you name it. But it was never weirder than a time someone came into my store with a 50 gallon fish tank, angled into a shopping cart, with the pebbles inside.
We weren't a pet store.
10. I've helped out with necropsies for almost 4 years now. Not a super long time, but I have removed hundreds and hundreds of organs so I get used to what they usually look like.
One day I'm cutting into some chickens and it's going just like normal. Then I grab one, slice into her abdomen, grab her intestines, and they're hard. Like, rock solid and bumpy. I pull them out and whatever pellet food she was eating had gone the entire way through completely undigested. The intestinal lining was stretched out and super thin so you could see every detail of the food. It was like the world's thinnest sausage casing stretched over a Nerds Rope. Never saw it happen again.
11. Been working as a dev for a few years now. Part of my job is training some of the older devs on newer tech. So I schedule a training session on some basic enterprise concepts.
The training gets derailed by a 30 minute discussion on how to zip/unzip files. You would think that would be something that might take 30 seconds, but not for this crew. They refused to believe their systems could do it via right-click shell and the logistics of it. They wanted full explanations because it blew their minds how shortcuts work.
Some of these people have been developers for 10-15 years at this point. I need a raise.
12. I'm a tour guide and barman in Scotland, near Edinburgh castle. Selling a ticket with some difficulty and a major language barrier to a Chinese lady, she eventually comes back looking for what I assumed was a refund. It comes to light that she thought we were Edinburgh Castle. I get that there was a culture barrier but in no way shape or form do we look like a castle or have a close enough proximity to the castle for me to wrap my head around her thinking.
See that commanding structure with turrets at the top of the hill? That's your castle.
Also, honourable mention to the guy in the restaurant who claimed to have a phobia of plates.
Continue reading on the next page!
13. I've been an archaeologist for the past three or four years.
One of the things I saw during my first year of work was several fresh "graves" where the land owner (on whose land we where doing an excavation) had buried his dead sheep.
Also, during the same excavation, suddenly a horse gave birth right in the middle of our dig site.
14. Software engineer for 7 years. Pretty sure this is almost a weekly occurrence - someone will encounter some insane new bug in some years-old code that we will all swear is totally impossible to have occurred or made it into production. It will baffle Senior and Junior engineers and managers alike.
Then we usually just shrug and go back to work because trying to fix it will almost certainly introduce a far worse bug.
15. When I was working at a call center, my computer would automatically call random business numbers all over the country and I had to try and convince the people on the other end of the line to buy our product. It called NASA during the week I had to try and sell safety/OSHA pamphlets. Neither NASA nor my manager were amused when I brought up the Challenger as a reason for them to consider a subscription. (Note: they did not buy a subscription)
My computer also called the FBI three times during my very brief employment at said call center. They were not happy about it.
16. 7 years retail/hospitality. I work in a restaurant that sells chicken. Someone ordered a half chicken meal - that generally comes as breast and leg, but if you have a preference of meat we can accommodate it, stock permitting. He then called my manager back over. Hey man you see my half chicken ye? Make sure it's both BREAST not leg ye? I'm allergic to the leg pieces init." Manager took over his two breast chicken and said, "just so you know, the chicken these breasts came from, they also had legs - I just want to warn you dude. Wouldn't want you to get sick.
Continue reading on the next page!
17. I work in luxury retail and last summer some guy couldn't find the toilet fast enough and pooped himself on the shop floor. To make things worse 2 tourists who had no clue what was going on stepped in it and smeared it another 10m. Made my day a whole lot more interesting.
18. One of the private ambulance companies I worked for had a contract with county corner so we handled most body removals. Got called to a DOA at a hotel, guy was like 87. As we went to roll him into the body bag a butt plug fell out of his butt. This thing had to be like 8 inches around, it was the size of a coke can. As we're wheeling him out the cops tell us they found a pound of cocaine in his suitcase and the hotel staff saw at least 4 different prostitute's leaving his room the night before.
19. Years back I worked in fast-food for a summer job. You can probably guess which company. One of the last days before I was finally fed up and quit, this happens.
Some homeless looking 'person' comes in around the start of the lunch rush. Normally I'd go up to them, say Sir, or Madam, you need to order before you can use the restrooms, but since we were busy enough to have all registers open this wasn't an option. So the lunch rush comes and goes, and I don't think much about the person until I see them leaving... at 4PM.
I immediately feared what I'd find when I went to the bathroom. This wouldn't be the first time someone had defecated on the floor, or otherwise spent time where they made a mess. So I got the mop and bucket and went to check the damage. One of our bathrooms had a poop mural painted in it. A terrible attempt to paint starry night.
But the person had to have had a brush, and probably smuggled in extra poop given it covered the entire wall.
20. I was interning with a maritime lawyer (boat law) and was looking up some cases to establish precedent for our case. I was reading through a case and it was looking like they were going to rule in a way that backs up our case. Then I read that one of the panelists died. Like the case was like a week in and he just died. They appoint a new panelist and they vote against our precedent. So that sucked. At lunch, I bring this up to my boss and he gives me a confused look. Apparently in his 25+ years of law he had never encountered a panelist straight up dying in the middle of a case. After lunch I went back to work and guess what happens in the next case? Two of the panelists die. I look over to my boss and tell him. I think he thinks I am cursed or something now. He went from zero deaths in 25+ years to three in an hour. I don't work with him anymore.
Continue reading on the next page!
21. Just started contracting for this company. New accountant got me in to help sort out the mess the previous guy had left.
Transactions had been put through Sage but not through the bank and vice versa. He had sent out remittances to suppliers then not actually paid them. Sage shows all these bills paid by BACS on a certain date....but they weren't actually paid.
I have spent the last week dealing with debt recovery agencies and pissed off creditors. Not being able to trust your computerised records in Accounts is just....a nightmare. Literally no clue what we have paid and what we haven't without trawling through months and months of bank statements reconciling everything.
Obviously previous guy hadn't bothered doing bank recs either so there is no point you can say "OK everything up to this day is reliable"
It's great for me as I bill hourly but I really feel sorry for my boss.
22. Worked at a go kart track for 6 years. No major crashes. Little spin outs and off road excursions but nothing bad. Then one day a kid in a kart went airborne and landed on his mom. She hit her head and got a small cut. He broke his arm. Couple weeks later another kid somehow went airborne, bounced off a tire and flipped landing upside down. I ran over and flipped the 700 lb kart right side up expecting to see a dead 10 year old. Instead I saw the happiest kid in my life giggling with pleasure. His dad ran over and said "good job boy." I was still shaking. A month later I quit.
23. Facilities Engineer:
-receiving a request to install a skylight over someone's desk. They were on the 1st floor of a 3 story building... unless they wanted to look up someone in APs butt all day, I'm not sure what they were thinking.
-got called into the women's restroom by a tech because he had a horrible toilet clog and couldn't resolve it. After hours of trying to plung and snake the beast, I had him remove the toilet all together and check the drain line, only to pull out an arm length, 4in thick mass of napkins/tampons/paper towels that a lady had flushed. Disturbing to no end.
-had to setup the gym area into a large video conference room for an all hands meeting. Went to get the AV equipment out of the storeroom that was a closet off to the side of the gym (with no ceiling), opened the door only to be greeted by 2 feet dangling in front of my face. Apparently someone in product engineering was pissed at their boss for not letting him relocate back to be with his family in Europe and had hung themselves from the closets rafters. I called my Manager and promptly took a week off.
[Image credit: Laurin Rinder / Shutterstock.com]
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 LikeGiphy
My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.
The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.
A Stair Step
My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.
My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.
My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.
We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.
I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.
My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.
With an ex:
"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."
She did not understand this.
I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.
"Now how much do you have in your hand?"
She still didn't understand.
She somehow has a college degree.
When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.
I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.
My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.
His answer was that I was being unfair.
How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."
To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.
A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.
A Non-Standard Ruler?
I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.
Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.
7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.
Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.
Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.
This Unusual Vegan Argument
Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.
He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.
That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."
Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.
Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.
In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.
It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.
Albert or ArnoldGiphy
Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?
Below Sea Level
I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.
I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.
This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.
Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.
Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.
An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.
I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.
Whales Are Mammals
I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.
Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.
My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.
No Balloons For Grandma
My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.
He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.
He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.
Spontaneous Dolphin ExistenceGiphy
How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.
Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.
I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.
Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.
But ... Ice Floats
Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.
Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.
Time Zones Exist
Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"
"no, it's red"
"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)
The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.
The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.
It was stupid.
Stars Like Our Sun
I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.
I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.
I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.
Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.
Balloon to Heaven
My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.
And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.
I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.
He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.
It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.
Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".
My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.
3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.
I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.
Late to the party, but there it is.
I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.
Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.
Wicked Witch of the West
I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.
I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.
They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.
So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.
My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.
I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.
We didn't speak to each other for four days.
How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).
How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.
Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.
Dogs and ChocolateGiphy
I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.
I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.
Is water wet?
My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.
For the record, it is no to both questions.
A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.
He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.
One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.
It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.
Green Or Yellow?
When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.
Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.
Stars In Their MultitudeGiphy
I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".
I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.
She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.
We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.
I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"
I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.
I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...
Solid Or Liquid?
Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.
For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.