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Employees Reveal Unwritten Requirements For Their Position You Wouldn't Find On A Job Description

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To truly do a good job, you have to go above and beyond your job description––you figure it out along the way. That's the basis for today's burning question from Redditor stuartwolf, who asked the online community: "What's an unwritten requirement for your job that you won't see on a job description?"


"I understand you..."

Physical Security Consultant: you must be able to explain to a client why their idea is dumb without making them feel like they are dumb. This is especially difficult when they are, in fact, dumb.

"I understand you don't want that door to fail safe during a fire because it poses a security risk, but the city frowns on locking people in burning buildings."

matter_compressor

"Must provide..."

Must provide free legal advice that you are not qualified to give and have no time to research because the general public expects you to.

Mike-RO-pannus

"Endlessly explaining..."

UX Designer:

Endlessly explaining to the tech team that our users (illiterate farmers in the developing world) are not the same as them (mostly MIT computer science graduates).

mojambowhatisthescen

"Microbiology..."

Microbiology lab assistant- Have to be able to deal with weird smells, and be able to handle all the ways human body fluids can look.

A lot of students we have come through often have trouble with sputum. You can't have trouble processing sputum, especially if the management decides they need to train someone new in the tuberculosis lab.

I had one student shadowing me that nearly threw up in the walk in incubator. It kind of smells like rotten pumpkin most of the time, unless something out of the ordinary is growing.

PinupSquid

"You must fit in..."

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"You must fit in with the office culture". Employment is only partially contingent on your skills and experience. The other part - which looms way larger than most people realize - is that you need to have a similar "look" as all the other staff members, and you need to have a personality that fits with all the others.

If you don't match with a prospective or current employer in the above unwritten criteria, you may still get hired but you'll be the first to get fired or laid off.

_albinoi_

"Endlessly correcting..."

Endlessly correcting my predecessors mistakes.

I am an insight manager (survey + data) and I am forever finding spelling mistakes, wrong data and generally rookie mistakes in everything he had touched.

It does mean occasionally I get told off for sending 'wrong' data out, but usually some manager defends me - pointing out I am reissuing correct data.

Last week I found some major errors in a monthly data report where it was clear the guy had been highlighting a set of cells like simpleton (a series of rows + total value of those rows) and giving out data what was double the actual value. The head of the department had noted this before, but was unaware that the data had gone out after she told the idiot to stop doing it. She was very happy that I checked.

This happened in my last role too - but unfortunately my boss was an idiot and psychopath and there was no one around to support me and so I lost my job basically doing my job by providing accurate data releases.

I sometimes I think I am bad at my job (imposter syndrome) but then I only have to look at the kind of reckless, foolish mistakes my predecessor did and I know at least I am not that bad.

(And also, he was lazy and slow at his work - which has meant I could probably do my job in two days he took five, so that's an awful lot of staring into the mid-distance listening to podcasts.)

Pepisaverage

"Full time babysitter!"

Full time babysitter:

I'm a supervisor in the military and I'm constantly having to tell full grown adults to pay their bills, clean their rooms, call their parents and come to work on time!

bananasplit1486

"Not show emotion..."

Not show emotion when being punched, bitten, scratched ext. I work in a behavioral rehabilitation facility for kids with disabilities and if they hurt you and see that it did hurt they will forever target you in that spot. So no matter what you have to make it seem like it's not a big deal. Verbal attacks too.

LavaCat22

"Teaching kindergarten..."

Teaching kindergarten, half the job is mothering and half the job is drill sergeant. One of the best analogies I ever heard was that to be a kindergarten teacher, you have to be a perfect blend of Mr. Rogers and Rambo, with a lot of heart and a velvet hammer. And then you have to teach them to read and write...

awkward_turtle_2121

"Improvise and think creatively."

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Improvise and think creatively. I'm a bartender. One might not think that thinking creatively is something you need to be a successful bartender since most places have a menu with pre-determined drinks but you'd be surprised. You get a lotof people asking you to "make something good" for them. You can ask what they're into but more often than not, they say they don't care and to just bring them whatever. This is mostly common in people who don't drink that much and just want something that tastes good. This is where knowledge of liquors, liqueurs and mixers comes in. Sure, you can bring them something basic like a rum and coke but you'll also score a lot of cool points and credit if you make something off the top of the head that isn't basic or well known.

Learning what mixes well with what is a, well, a learning process. Nobody is expecting you to know all that if it's your first bar gig. But if you cant think of something reasonably tasty after a year or so of bartending, you got a problem. I've cranked out tons of random drinks for people that are most likely not known recipes. I look at the bar, think "Oh, this will go well with this if I add this into it" and serve it. Some are winners and some are losers. It's all a learning process. It definitely does help though if you're able to look at your resources and be able to quickly put random parts together and make something that someone actually wants to drink.

Merry_Dankmas

"I'm a composer for hire..."

I'm a composer for hire but I think the biggest thing people might not understand is that although I'm writing custom pieces of music for brands or film, the reason people work with me is because I'm easy to work with. Yes, I have been doing this a long time and I'm quite good at writing in many musical styles, creating professional recordings etc. but the reason people choose to work with me is because of my willingness to make my client happy.

I never say no (unless there's no money.) All the clients ideas are good ideas even if they're not. I'll come up with better ideas and tell them they came up with them. I make them feel like they're doing a good job even if they aren't. Sure, sometimes you want to just tell people to shove it- that's normal. But this industry can pay you extremely well if you get on the shortlist for a few clients.

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"Social interaction with co-workers."

Social interaction with co-workers. Not talking about interaction necessary to do the job, but the kind of interaction where you're expected to share your life and care about theirs.

This is not in the contract. It is never in the contract. It is not what you signed up to do in order to get a paycheck. But if you don't do it, regardless of how good you are at the actual job itself, suddenly everyone hates you and you have complaint after complaint about how you didn't waste half an hour every morning talking to Karen about her vacation or to Greg about his kids or Janice about her yoga and rock-climbing.

I've literally had people pissed at me because I walked in at the start of the day, still half sleep-deprived, and bumbled over to my desk without stopping to chat with someone who was five feet away and I didn't even notice standing there because of lack of sleep. I had never, in my entire time at that job, stopped to chat in the morning with anyone. Ever. But apparently today was the day they were going to get pissed about me not doing something that the script in their head said I should.

Gemini27

"You have to be comfortable while routinely..."

You have to be comfortable while routinely working with equipment which is both sensitive, fragile and often costing more than your house, car or both combined.

You use these ridiculously expensive pieces of fragile equipment while following various protocols involving substances which can be one (or all) of the following: explosive, toxic, carcinogenic, corrosive, oxidizing, cause of genetic defects, are lightly flammable, volatile, burn on contact with water or air, etc.

Making a mistake on a crucial moment can result in anything ranging from things as mundane as having to redo a sample preparation to stuff as depressing as ending up with years of flawed data or - in the worst case - with lots of dead people.

On a non-work-related side-note: You'll be confronted with deniers who - even though they're often intelligent people and critical thinkers - often simply aren't aware of one or more basic concept(s) and are unfortunately too stubborn to accept the information presented by professionals. Also, your family, and everyone else you know, will ask you if you can make meth.

InorganicProteine

"Depending on the region..."

Grain elevator either full time or seasonal help.

Depending on the region you in get ready for 80 hour work weeks until the time harvest ends, which for me was at least 3 months. The grain dust can be the worst part though. After you've been sweating from working in 100 degree heat the dust sticks to you and makes you itchy. There were times where I scratched the skin off my arms and chest from the amount of scratching I did. Also get ready for dumbass truck drivers thinking you owe them special treatment because they haul for a certain person.

So glad I gave up that job I swear I aged 10 years in my small amount of time working there.

derkman5167

"Professor..."

Professor: exist in a paradox where you are required by your department head to be in your office so as to appear to be working yet your office is the place that no one (neither colleagues nor students) let you get any work done!

reversechinlock

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