‘Her Hair Is On Fire!’ Horrifying Moments Hairdressers Destroyed Their Clients Hair.
From shaving a bald spot on the back of the clients head, to turning a bleached blonde hair to khaki green color, hairdressers share their most terrifying salon stories.
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A friend of mine used to go out, get drunk, meet guys, bring them back to her place and convince them she knew how to cut hair and she wanted to give them a free haircut. They were always drunk too and generally said okay. Sad thing is, she does NOT know how to cut hair and they would wake up at home the next morning looking someone tried to cut their hair with a lawn mower. And no, she did not sleep with them either. Just a bad haircut and adios.
When I was in beauty school, my brother-in-law and husband came in to get haircuts. While I was cutting my brother-in-law's hair, he didn't know what he wanted and kept wanting to go shorter, shorter, shorter. I started out with a 5 guard and ended up down at a 2 by the time he was happy. So, I'm finally about 3 minutes away from being done with the haircut, and I flick the guard off so I can clean up around his ears and hairline. He says "Hey, I think it's longer on this side. Can you even it out?"
So, I immediately move to that area and slide my clippers up the side of his head. With no guard on. Just take a huge slice of his hair clear off the side of his head.
I am not ashamed to say I cried, because I did. I ended up fixing it pretty well and when it grew out a bit, it was his favorite haircut ever. PHEW. Or at least he told me so.
I once had a guard pop off while I was cleaning around the sides of my customer's head and I ended up shaving a bald spot about 2"x4" on the back of his head. Luckily the customer was only a child, and his mother was very understanding. I gave her whole family of 5 free haircuts and they let me play around and do some chemical straightening and dye jobs. After they tipped me $200 and wouldn't let me refuse it, even after telling them all the work I did would have only cost them around 170.
A lady came in for the first time with extremely over-processed blonde hair, and she wanted to be red. I told her that it wasn't a great idea and that she should get a pretty significant haircut and do some serious conditioning before she tried to put anything else in her hair. I told her that damaged hair rejects warmth and won't hold red color. She didn't like that answer. I'm a total pushover, so I agreed to try, but I couldn't guarantee that it would turn out good. I treated and filled it, but the red still turned out hot at the roots and vaguely pink on the last 6 inches. She flipped out and sobbed and demanded a refund and so on. I learned a valuable lesson about saying no to people.
My sister in law finished her hairdressing qualification and convinced me to trust her when she said she could turn my dark hair back to blonde/mousey. She made it orange, then cut it, then bleached it and literally like 7 inches of my hair dropped out the next few weeks. She killed my hair. It became short - I was distraught. That was 4 years ago and it's still really weak and falls out but it's grown back and I just use moisturising shampoos to maintain the condition.
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Cutting the hair of a curly client, I did not correctly account for how much the curl was going to tighten up after I took off the length and I cut her hair an inch too short. After it dried it was almost 4 inches shorter than she asked for. She was really kind to me about it though she was obviously very disappointed and I comped her cut.
What really made me cringe though was later, when I realized it was going to take her 2 years to get that length back.
When I first started I had to cut this little girl's hair. It was really uneven. I just have no idea where I went wrong because I had done the cut dozens of times. I felt so bad. I've never been one of the hairdressers who cuts 4 inches when you say one inch. But we had to go very short to save my lopsided cut. That's really the only time though.
I have a lot of people make me do two haircuts because "oh I told you I wanted a lot less off because everyone always takes too much off but you actually did what I asked you to do" sigh. I guess it is easier to take more off than glue it back on.
Also once I was trying to get golden blonde when clients hair was already pretty bronzey and ended up with bright yellow. The place I worked at had cheap unpredictable color and I knew what needed to be done but being new and naive, I let my client tell me which color to use instead of my own judgement.
Once upon a time the first haircut I gave was to my brother. I was using clippers and thought I kind of knew what I was doing, but really I didn't. I proceed to give him a haircut.
It's actually going relatively well at this point, so my confidence is a little boosted. Saw the sides of his hair touching his ear, decided it needed to be trimmed. Instead of using scissors, or just going around the edge of the ear without a guard, I used the taper guard. By the time I realized it was a bad idea, he was missing a patch of hair on the side of his head right above his ear. I swear he looked like Skrillex. He was SO PISSED.
When I was in school, we had a lot of people come in right after they got their Social Security Checks. Every month the same lady came in to get her hair washed and cut, and we would place bets on who would be stuck with her. I never paid much attention and just went along with the jokes. Well the week I was graduated, she shows up and go figure, I was stuck with her. This is the worst haircut I have done, simply because it's not what she wanted.
Well once she sits down, I see what everyone has been talking about. I This lady had one big matted dreadlock right at the back of her head. I get to work but after about 40 minutes of trying to comb this monster out, my teacher proceeds to come over, take my shears, and cut it all off. I take this lady to the sink and I did 4 shampoos on her, all of which came back green from mold. Needless to say, after I cut it this woman was pissed that it was so short. I was just relieved to be done with her.
I talked to my teacher later about why she cut it all out and she said, "I saw how long it was taking and knew she was going to be there all night to save her hair. When I saw the mold, I had to check it for bugs." I swear I never washed my hands so many times in one day. The smell of mold does not want to leave.
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I am male, 28 years old, I've been doing hair for 10 years. After being behind the chair for about 2 years I was pretty comfortable doing men's cuts. I was on my last client of the day and was ready to be out of the salon. He was 30 something and particularly fidgety. He wanted a shaggy cut, while point cutting around the top of his ear. He suddenly moved toward me and I snipped his ear and he knew right away. I held his ear with a towel and when I pulled it away I realized that I CUT CLEAN ThROUGH TOP OF HIS EAR! Cartilage and all, at the top point of his ear where it curls over a bit I cut a 1/4 inch vertically through his ear. I had him hold it with gauze finished the cut and to contact me if he encounters any problems. He never did. I'm very carful and precise with men's cuts now.
My aunt's not the best hair dresser. My cousin told me this story: I guess a brunette woman asked for a bright red "peek-a-boo" dye job and highlights. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's where a slim chunk of hair is dyed (sometimes it's hidden behind other hair, hence the name). Well, somehow, my aunt was dying her hair, and mixed up the red dye and the dye she was using to highlight. So, when the hair was finished, the customer was obviously mortified. She stood up and yelled "What did you do to my head?!" But my aunt made her pay anyways. Then, ironically, her salon went out of business a month later.
I had a client who had "natural" black hair... She wanted to lighten it a few levels. So, of course, I mix my lightener and apply it. During the consultation I specifically asked if there was any previous colour that I should know about... due to the fact it would be harder to lighten if there were. Anyways, we get the foils all in and a few minutes later we see SMOKE coming from her "natural" hair. I open the foils to see smurf blue hair! She thought that by telling me it was "natural" she could get around me figuring out that there was colour... Don't lie to your stylist. It never works. She ended up putting a lot more time and money into fixing that mess than if she had just told me the truth.
When I had just learned men's cut in hair school I started to do my stepdads hair it was easy just a #2 all over and clean around his ears and neck line, it went great every time.
So when you first start hair school you desperately want to cut some hair so while babysitting I decide to do my little brothers hair (he was only 2 at the time and usually got the same treatment but my stepdad always did it) so I'm thinking father like son I grab the #2 and go up the side of his head.
Well his hair was so light and fine that it looked like he had a bald strip! So trying not to freak out so he doesn't get scared I slip on a #3 and do the sides and back, then since I was doing to great I thought I would try my hand at using the scissor to trim the top and blend it into the sides thinking it will all work out in the end. Well somehow he ended up with a skullet.
When my parents came home they were a weird mixture between pissed and pissing themselves laughing because he looked so ridiculous. Luckily it was the winter and he kept a hat on if someone took the hat off they would gasp ask what happened to him and promptly put the hat back on.
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I straight razor shaved off a new customers skin tag once. He apparently didnt feel it, and I didn't know exactly how to approach it, so I casually mentioned "So you know that skin tag on your neck that you used to have?..." He heard the tone of my voice and saw my face growing pale and thought it was hilarious. Was surprised he still tipped me, now he's one of my regulars.
Hairstylist here. I had a teenage client come in for highlights. When consulting for color services, one of the most important things to find out is what previous color is on the hair (there can be weird reactions if certain products were used). She said she used a brand I knew would be fine and not cause any problems. We were going from a warm honey color to as close to platinum that I was willing to go without over processing her hair. After foiling the highlights, I had another client come in, so I had my assistant ready to shampoo while I was applying another color. He came up to me with a worried look on his face and I could tell something was wrong. I walked over to the shampoo bowl, to find that the last 4 inches of her hair were a bright sea-foam green. I let the client know there was some kind of chemical reaction with the lightener and asked if there were any other products or colors she had previously used. Instead of being mad, she said "Oh, I guess I forgot I had henna hair color on my hair about 3 years ago, I thought it just faded out!" Needless to say, I spent the next hour applying soap caps and color balancing. We ended up cutting off about an inch longer than originally planned, but the end result ended up looking beautiful.
An Indian woman with long beautiful hair came into my salon. She barely spoke any English but I tried my best to communicate with her and understand what she wanted. She motioned several times with her hand that she wanted quite a few inches off... close to about 8 inches if I remember right.
So I cut. and cut. and cut. It looked great! I spun her around in the chair to face the mirror, a proud smile on my face, excited to see what she thought of her new look.
Her mouth dropped open. "no... no... 2..." was all she could say, holding her fingers up 2 inches apart. Her eyes dilated as she stroked the air where her hair used to be. She didn't cry, and wasn't mad, because she knew that the language barrier was what caused the mix up. But she was just in complete shock.
I felt awful. I tried to explain what I thought she had meant, and apologized. I didn't charge her and walked her to the front of the salon. I left and went in back and started bawling. 5 minutes later, a coworker came in the break room looking for me and said that the woman wanted her hair off the floor. I had to go back out there, tear marks on my face, sweep this lady's hair into a bag and give it to her, apologizing over and over again.
I had a long-time customer who was a Naval Officer. She came to me every 3-4 weeks for a trim to stay within the military hair regulations. One evening a bit more than an hour before closing she came in and wanted to add some auburn-red highlights to her hair. No problem! I've done this a million times before! I went through the whole Q&A prior to any chemical service... all's good! Mixed the color, applied accordingly, checked the color changing stages as required, alls great. Gave the color one final minute, rinsed it off and her hair had turned a flourescent pink! Glow-in-the-dark pink! All she and I could do was laugh hysterically. (whew!)
After I regrouped, I corrected the color and she went on her way. She remained a customer, and even started bringing her two sisters to me. Thats been 20 years ago and I still cannot figure out what went wrong. Oh well.
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I'm a fairly young barber/cosmetologist 7 years in the making. Started out in the women's field and migrated to men's hair only. I'll share a few most memorable moments. One was first starting out I worked at a chain and got my hourly pay and screwed up ALOT, I felt it was the excellent place to learn and get all my screw ups out. One client, I had done a short Bob cut. And for the life of me couldn't get it sharp and even. She complained I tried to straighten it out. But it was still uneven.. I was like I'm sorry I can't see the unevenness you're stating. I wasn't that bad honestly, compared to other cuts. I realize now it was likely my beginner shears that contributed to the rigid uneven cut.
I once had a client who just said trim it up. I begin my definition of a trim he feels the sides says "too short." I screwed up moment sets in. The incision on the hair is made I gotta blend In from that spot no turning back. I replied ok. But had to finish the cut I intended. He said too short two more times during the cut. At the end flipped out said I told you too short three times didn't I. I apologized and said there wasn't much I could do other than to finish the cut that was started. He was pist still offered to pay. I accepted.
I had another interesting moment where a client had a very short forehead so the eyebrows had minimal separation from the front hairline. I managed to accidentally nick the eyebrow vanilla ice style. I pproceeded to offer to trim the eyebrow. Had to make them slightly thinner. I managed to thin the brow enough that the brow nick was minimal. spun around to mirror and voila. Not surre he ever knew.
I've been a licensed cosmetologist since 2012. My first job behind the chair was at a franchised chain salon, they did cuts, colors, perms, styles, and facial waxing. I'd say I had been working there for about a month when a gentleman came in and wanted to color his hair. Chemical services, especially colors, can easily be high ticket items and if you really want to make your commission they're the easiest way to do so. Anyways, my manager decided to give this client to me as she wasn't staying late enough to finish him and wanted to help me reach my commission.
So I call this guy back so we can do the consult. He had some old bleach on his ends and then his natural was like a dark brown /almost black. He wants to be a dark ash blonde. I say no problem and mix up some powder lightener with 30 volume and 2 packets of sweet and low (standard bad habits in this salon), apply it all over and stick him under the dryer. When I come to check on him his hair lifted past where it should have, into a bright yellow. So I know it's time to get the bleach off his hair and tone it to where he wanted it. So I shampoo and go back to mix my toner. Came back and applied it, watched it for 10 minutes, no change. So I head back and add a little bit of a darker ash color to the toner and reapply. This time it's instant green... Like a pea green. I tried to clarify it out, still green. Maybe he won't notice? I take him back up to my station and his ends are just shredding apart, like bubblegum. I recommend some protein treatments to take home and he politely declines, pays, and tips me well. Looked pea green, wasn't the color we chose, but he didn't seem upset. Weirdest thing.
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My girlfriend is a hairdresser & this is my favourite story she's told me:
When she was in hairdresser school her year was the last year to do the cut throat razor shave. It's used in a lot of men's haircuts, but they also learnt to shave the guy's face swell, because you're already there so why not?
So all the students had to bring in someone & shave them, she bought in her dad, I don't think I've ever seen him with facial hair so it would've been pretty easy to do. This other girl in the class, however, chose someone with around a week old growth. So the girl goes in with the razor & starts on the sideburns, working her way down and it's all going well. Then she gets to the neck and hidden under this small beard is the adam's apple from hell. The girl has no idea how to deal with it so she just goes straight in. The skin from around the guys adams apple flaps off like a bit of pepperoni & the cut goes white before pissing out blood. Had to call the ambulance and everything. Freaks me out.
Whenever a bleach blonde wants to change their hair to a Burnette, you must add a filer of red first. This allows the hair to turn to an orange stage before it can return to brown (color wheel shit) and I know this! But one this particular day, it slips my mind and I just go straight into the coloring process and apply the brown color all over and allow thirty minutes for it to do its magic. Well, after she's done processing, I take her to the shampoo bowl, and start rinsing the color out and the horror ensues. I immediately notice her hair is a dark khaki green color. Im tracing my steps to see where I messed up and realize my rookie mistake. I didn't fill it first! She has no clue and is looking at me for conformation that we have done good (they always do), and I play it cool and tell her we need to tone it a bit. I run to the back, grab some red filler and pray that it works! After applying it and leaving in for about 15 mins, I notice that it has worked and has toned down the green to a dark ashy brown. I still wasn't happy, but at least she wasn't green right?
I have been a stylist for 14 years and there are two occasions that stick out in my mind.
1.) Teenage girl comes in with pictures of Christina Aguilera, circa 2000. Platinum with sporadic black lowlights. I explain to her that no matter how talented/ careful I am, this will not work, she, Christina, has black extensions. Clients hair was a medium brown. I explained the hair needed to be lifted off the charts to platinum, leaving the hair porous, which in turn will soak up the black color, leaving the hair grey. She says she doesn't care and I said, "Okay, we shall see!" Go through hours of lightening, take her to the bowl to rinse, use cool water to prevent the blonde absorbing the black, even trying to keep the hair separate. I can already see that the situation I had warned her about has happened. I smile, towel on her head and take her to the chair for the reveal. She freaked out and said, "I thought you were kidding!" I reply, "no, I wasn't kidding but seeing as you thought you knew better, I figured I would give it a shot." Luckily, I had time to fill it and put her to the brown she was born with. She paid. Days later, the mother comes in and complains about asking for a service and not getting the results. Told the mother she had undesired results, which she was warned about, and why would you send your teenager to a salon, alone, with that kind of request? Jerk!
2.) Went to UK for 2 weeks to visit family. During our stay, the salon I worked at switched color brands and had a class about the differences and how to use. A regular client came in for low lights, so I used a similar formula that I had used in the previous color line. They turned black instead of a light brown. As I panic in the back room, furiously mixing color to fix it, a coworker says, "oh, you need to use a shade or 2 lighter than desired and the other developer. Didn't you know?" Let me be clear and tell you all that I asked what the differences were between the two color lines and told there weren't any. Client was cool. Fixed it but I wouldn't let her pay. I felt horrible but still I was pissed at my coworkers!
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.
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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.
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.
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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!?
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.
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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.
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.