Gobsmacked People Share The Rudest Behavior They've Ever Witnessed In Public.
We all say and do things in private that we wouldn't want the world to know about. But when people start doing those things in public... there's gonna be trouble.
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1. You need to check yourself.
I was at a grocery store checkout once, and I saw these three college kids having a field day with a poor clerk who was trying to bag up their groceries. The whole thing, apparently, started when he dropped a bottle of wine they were buying. He apologized, cleaned up the mess, and rushed back to get them another bottle.
While he was gone, they started talking about what a "complete idiot" he was. They proceeded to make fun of the way he looked, the way he was dressed, his weight, his glasses, you name it. When the poor guy got back, they didn't let up. They started insulting him right to his face, calling him a whole litany of terrible things until they had him on the verge of tears.
The kid was only about 16, and I could see how he was probably an easy target for any bully. I was bagging up my own stuff, but I was completely mesmerized by this entire exchange. Suddenly, the kid must have said something because one of the guys reached out and popped him across the face. It wasn't a punch or a hard slap, just some wussy little pop meant to humiliate him.
To my amazement, the kid didn't walk away. He just stood there red faced with tears welling up in his eyes. The dude reached out and popped him again. These guys were laughing like there was no tomorrow.
I had had enough. I stepped up to this college guy, pulled a 20 dollar bill out of my wallet, and told him that I would give it to them if they would hit me like that. They stared at me for a second like I had lost my mind.
I am a little over six feet tall, and I weigh around 225. I don't consider myself to be a tough guy but, needless to say, they didn't want any part of me. I told them to apologize. They hurried for the parking lot.
I let them leave, and then pulled the kid aside and told him to never let anyone push him around like that. He just broke down in tears and sobbed on my shoulder. It turned out that his dad had died only a year earlier, and he and his mom were all alone in the world.
I gave the kid my card, and told him to call if there was ever anything I could do for him. I never saw or heard from him again.
2. Getting his kicks.
First off, I only marginally blame the kid in this story for the incident. The parent was the rude one, not the kid. I still really didn't like the little brat though. (continued...)
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I was in an airport, waiting for my layover to end. I was tired, in pain from my neck seizing up, and a bit crabby, so I put on my headphones and pulled out my tablet to watch some Netflix. Armed with my little blanket, my show, and some cookies, I was going to wait like a champ and not burst into tears at being so miserable.
And that's when The Brat approached me.
I wanna see your iPad, he said. He couldn't have been more than 7.
No, kid. You don't ask strangers to play with their stuff. Now go back to your mom, I replied, probably a bit testily.
I wanna play a game! He demanded.
No! Now go back to your mother now, or I'll drag you there! I snapped back.
That was when he kicked me in the knee (it happened to be my bad knee that was a bit sensitive, too), grabbed my cookies, and ran back to his mom.
I picked up my things, and stormed over to her. I was already in an extremely bad mood and her out of control child had just made it so much worse.
Lady, your kid just stole my cookies and kicked me. What are you going to do about it? I said, tersely.
Well, I sent him over to see if he could use your tablet to entertain himself for a bit
Unbelievable. This woman thought it would be okay to tell her child to bother a complete stranger for their expensive electronics, and then she didn't reprimand him for stealing and kicking when he didn't get what he wanted.
Can't wait to see how that kid turns out. Some people shouldn't be allowed to have kids.
3. Cereal offender.
Saw a man trying to get a box of cereal off a shelf in the grocery store. Since he was in a wheelchair, he had to strain a bit to get it.
A kid (About 910 years old) came and shoved an entire line of the cereal boxes onto his lap. He then laughed as if it was the funniest thing he had ever seen. You should thank me for helping you! (continued...)
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Of course, the man was red in the face. Kid thought it was still funny when he walked away to his mom. The man now had to put back the rest of the boxes onto the shelf, which he couldn't reach easily.
I tapped his mom on the shoulder to let her know what her kid had done to him. She looked at me then to him and said, Well, it's not my child's fault he's handicapped! She took the kid's hand and stormed off to another aisle.
I helped him put the boxes back onto the shelf.
4. The price is wrong.
When I was 16, I got a job selling clothes at a womens clothing store. On my first day, a middle aged woman and her teenage daughter came in to shop.
The woman picked up two tops, priced $20.00 each, tried them on in the fitting room, and decided to purchase them. I guess she didnt look at the price tag, because with taxes the purchase came to approximately $45.
When I told her the price, I saw the most disgusted look appear on her face.
She said, What a f*****g rip off, and picked up the tops from the counter and threw them in my face.
I still cant believe it, sometimes. It was so extremely mean. I was even more angry that her daughter was there to witness it. Setting those types of examples for your children to see cannot be healthy for anyone.
5. Her order sounds gross anyway.
I was in a Starbucks on the way to a train, I think last year. I had already ordered, and was waiting for the barista to make my drink. The barista addressed the woman standing near me, who had ordered first - she looked to be about 60.
Barista: Im sorry, we dont have any eggnog left for eggnog lattes. Can I get you anything else?
This customer takes about 10 seconds to respond, but before she says anything, she gets this tight-lipped grin on her face. She looked like shed just realized shed won a game and was about to play the winning card. (continued...)
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Customer: You know youve ruined my whole morning, dont you? This is unacceptable. You will make me TWO mocha lattes and I hope youd dont expect me to pay for my order.
Barista: Of course maam.
After another minute of making her order, the Barista says: The eggnog latte is a seasonal item, and weve actually had very few requests for it. I think thats why we dont have enough, they havent been sending us very much.
Customer: Oh just.. SHUT UP!
At this point the customers companion joined her from outside the store, and she tried to say something to the barista as if it was all fine and it was just customer bantering. But it clearly was not. I still bear some shame in not stepping in on behalf of the barista. I read comedic posting sites such as Not Always Right on a regular basis, but Id never actually seen such behavior in person before.
6. Is it so hard to have a little compassion?
My wife and I visited Japan to see our son, and we really enjoyed ourselves. Complete strangers were incredibly, overly kind - one person even went very far out of their own way to help us with directions. Though our son is fluent in Japanese, we couldn't even navigate the basics - and each person we encountered was extremely helpful to us.
When we returned to the US, we had to go through customs and then back through security to finish our journey home. This process was obviously confusing to a Japanese man, who did not speak much, if any, English. He was very confused and obviously needed help.
A TSA agent - who I recall as short, buff, and incredibly rude - began to scream at this poor man. YOU ARENT SPECIAL! MOVE THROUGH THE LINE OR GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!
The poor man began to shake, and the TSA agent took this to mean that something must be suspicious about him. (continued...)
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He and three others ushered him away to presumably perform a body cavity search - all the while, the man had absolutely no idea what was going on. He had the look of abject terror on his face.
Juxtaposing the treatment we received in Japan (which is quite common) with the treatment that this gentleman received upon his arrival to the US, I can't help but consider it rude. I wonder what he tells his friends and family about his visit, and if those stories are as pleasant about the US as ours are about Japan.
7. Hungry like a wolf.
My wife and I had decided to go out for an early Sunday dinner to a popular restaurant. There were a lot of people in the lobby waiting. Everyone was polite and waiting their turn and while they weren't taking names, everybody was dutifully pointing out who was next as they understood who was there first.
All was going well when it was finally our turn. Just when the waiter stepped up asking, Who is next?
We started to raise our hand and this older Catholic Monsignor, who had just recently arrived, stepped right in front of us and said Right here! Then, before anyone could object, he followed the waiter closely to the waiting table being careful not to make eye contact with anyone.
I was enraged at the gall. When the waiter came back I told him what just happened and he apologized. When we walked by his table on the way to ours, I leaned over and said, Pretty slick move there buddy, what's that about the first being last and the last being first?
He just stared at his table and never commented.
8. Post haste.
I was at a post office. This particular branch was notorious for its rude, insulting counter employees.
While I was still in the line, one of the workers called out, "Next in line." That next customer was a very elderly man who slowly shuffled toward the counter. He wasn't being lazy or inconsiderate; he was old, and he had trouble walking. (continued...)
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The employee clapped his hands loudly, several times, and yelled, "Look alive! Look alive! I don't have all day."
Everyone on line was shocked and appalled. I went to find the postmaster and described the incident. The man's face became ashen, and his mouth fell agape in disbelief. He thanked me for reporting what had happened.
Good outcome -- shortly after, all of the counter workers at this location were either fired or transferred and replaced with lovely people. I can't take credit for the change; I'm guessing that there'd already been many complaints, but I think my own might have made the final difference.
I'd like to say that this isn't my typical experience with the postal service. In general, I find postal workers to be courteous and happy to provide excellent service. This one location was a plague that needed, and finally got, an overhaul.
9. Not hot for teacher.
One day at my daughters school, her math teacher asked me into her class room. She explained my daughter was having trouble focusing in school and suggested a tutor. I agreed with that, but as I walked out she said, Have sex with me and Ill never bug you or your family again! Being the man I am I said no. I went directly to the superintendent the next morning and reported her. She now lives with her mother and does not have a job.
10. Ask a rude question...
One of my teachers in high school used to tell this (self-deprecating) story about being polite:
She was in line at a buffet at a party. The gentleman in front of her pointed to an item on the buffet and asked her what it was. She told him. He then repeated this a few more times.
She got very annoyed and asked, Are you blind?
He responded, Why, yes I am.
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.