Horrified Teachers Reveal The Absolute WORST Parent They’ve Ever Had To Deal With.
Teachers already have to deal with multiple children on a daily basis. But having to deal with difficult parents? That's a whole other ball game. Here, horrified teachers share the absolute worst parent they've ever encountered.
1. Parent and child had a complaint about grading on a minor assignment. Parent emailed me, the principal, Board of Education, and Barack Obama. No reply from anyone, except the principal.
2. One time a child peed all over the bathroom in the school. When we brought it up with the parent, they demanded to know why we didn't teach them how to properly use the bathroom.
3. I was a swim teacher for six years, and the parents are just the worst. The ones that really got me were the parents who insisted that their child was an Olympian mer-god who needed to be moved up several class levels. Usually these kids looked like they were struggling through molten lead the second they left the shallow end.
4. I had a 14-year-old student that was reading at a second grade level. I had him read aloud out of a 3rd grade literature book to me, in private, because he couldn't be trusted to read it on his own and then we answered the questions together and he had to write out the answers. The whole time he would complain or just refuse to even do it.
His father called and complained to the vice principal that I had been too hard on his son and was "trying to fill his head with ideas."
Sorry for trying to teach your kid how to read.
5. Historically our district had trouble getting parents to give consent to sex education for their children, so our district instituted a policy of "implied consent." You know that big packet of papers that all the kids get on the first day of school? In it was one paper that pretty much said: "Your kid needs to take sex ed this year. If we don't hear back from you, we take it that you've given us your consent." I can't recall a single situation where we've had a parent write us a note or call us after receiving this notification in the beginning of the year.
As a courtesy to the parents (I don't have to do this, since we already notified the parents in the beginning of the year with that big packet), I tell the kids to let them know that we're about to start sex ed. Usually this passes with no incidents. Until this one year... (continued).
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One of my favorite students came into class and had a mischievous smile on her face as she handed me a note from her father. In it, I was called a "pervert that shouldn't be hanging around teenage girls" and how he'd "kick my [butt] if his daughter stayed in the classroom during that week. Part of me laughed because the choice of words sounded like a note that I'd confiscate from the students, but I admit that part of me was a bit concerned since this very imposing (and very large!) military man wanted to meet with this skinny young male teacher.
I ended up having a meeting with the father and the principal and received an apology and a firm handshake from him. It's probably the only time I've ever been physically threatened by a parent.
6. My friend's mother is an absolute disaster, I shared a class with her last year and always felt bad for my teacher.
If my friend didn't do well on a test/lab, or if she forgot to turn homework in, the second that the teacher put the score in, my friends mom would see it since she had made it so she got email alerts for every time grades went in. She wouldn't just check every so often, oh no, she needed to get notified every time there was the slightest change.
If it was a bad grade, she would not even ask my friend about it, she would immediately call or email the teacher yelling at her about such a low score.
7. I'm a band director.
Last week, we helped beginners select their instruments and hosted a band drive, for the parents to come buy the instruments. Uptight Mom came in with her son, who we had as playing trumpet, and was clearly upset. She said she didn't want him playing an instrument "that loud" in her house, and then refused to listen when I discussed options for practicing with her.
He suggested the flute, and she immediately sniped back, "Absolutely not, that is a girl instrument!" I mentioned that many/most professional flutists are male and she responded, "You know, I'm old. You're not going to change my mind. There are boy instruments and girl instruments." Then she made the mistake of asking what instrument I played. I'm a percussionist. I'm a girl who plays a boy instrument.
Unfortunately, there are so many parents who bully their kids into playing an instrument they aren't passionate about simply because of their gender.
8. Two parents come to my mind. One, a mom with a 15-year-old daughter who wanted me as her teacher to deal with the emotional troubles the kid had because her mother had left her for half a year to "have a real life" with her lover, and set some limits because she "does what she wants and never obeys me". The lady refused to see her responsibility in this issues, and refused to seek for therapy for her family.
Second terrible mother is one who spoke about her kid... just not the one who was in my class "because she really is a weird girl, so I don't want to waste my time on her"... she only spoke about this girl's sister, and when I made her speak about the girl in my class, she described a completely different kid. She refused to see who her daughter is, what she wants or her abilities.
Almost forgot the mom who kicked her child out of her home to focus in her younger child... because obviously the older one was a "lost cause."
9. My sister-in-law is a pre-school teacher. She had these adorable little twin girls in her class. They were very sweet but came from a bad home environment. They had pretty long blonde hair but they were always getting head lice.
One day they came to school both crawling with lice, so the teachers had no choice but to call the father to come take them home and treat the lice. The father got angry, tried to argue that it was the school's responsibility, but the teachers held firm. So the father came to school and took the little girls home. Twenty minutes later he returned, having shaved both the little girls' beautiful hair right off, and left them there for the remainder of the school day.
10. We have a lot of entitled parents. One little girl was a bit spoiled and tried to boss the other girls around. The other girls didn't take kindly to this and after a while they all played together and excluded her.
Her mother came to school and threatened to have them killed if they kept ignoring her daughter.
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11. My mom teaches second grade. The school she teaches at uses MacBooks and iPads rather than windows devices. Actual e-mail she forwarded to me:
"Dear Mrs. *******, I'm sending a WINDOWS laptop that I personally configured to school with my daughter. I will not have my daughter being taught to use an Apple product. I work for a major computer technician company, and I can personally attest to the fact that everything Apple makes is pure garbage. You're hurting the students more than helping them, as every major company uses Windows software. I am also going to be filing a complaint with the school board. I know this is not your fault personally, but I know there is something you could do to stop it."
12. I had a mother complain that I didn't give enough homework, even though I was giving her kid, after a special request, extra homework. The kid in question however, never did any of his homework.
13. I once had a parent accuse me of inappropriately touching her son because he stole an origami book from my class. He admitted stealing the book. However, his mother could not come to terms with her son's behavior. She repeatedly shouted, "My son is not a thief!"
The next day I get a phone call from my administrator. She tells me that the mother came in to report inappropriate touching of her son. Specifically, caressing his hands, head, and body at my desk in front of the whole class. Obviously, this was untrue. I asked the admin to get a statement from the child. Thankfully, his mother hadn't corrupted him. The student wrote that I had never touched him.
14. My high school theater director once worked with one of his students to get him to stop smoking weed and then the mother came up to the school all pissed off. She said he didn't have the right to tell him to stop because if her son stopped, she wouldn't know where to get her weed anymore.
15. Ok, not a teacher here but I tutor young kids at a centre in a rich suburb. I want you to picture these pushy parents, and then collate them in one spot. BAM. You have my place of work. Now every week I would tutor this child, lets call him Colin, Colin was a good kid, sometimes a bit slow at doing work but we got through it.
About 2 hours after every session his mum would call and complain. Telling us he had not done enough work or then the next week call and say we had overworked him and that he was overtired when he returned.
This all accumulated to the mother wanting to pull him out and on his last session, the owner had a chat to Colin and asked him if he liked it at tutoring, he responded that he loved it and it was the best part of his week.
I'll never forget his sad little face as he left.
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16. I had a 'pray-away-the-gay' pair of parents who thought that the school was 'teaching their child to be gay' because some of our teachers were homosexual. They also thought I was deeply religious (because they wanted to believe it) and therefore 'on their side'. Wrong on both counts. They jumped to the conclusion after I said that I thought it was important that parents instil a strong moral code in their children. I left off that their beliefs do not make a strong moral code.
Their son talked to me about 'alternative' sexuality; I told him that he was a great kid, and was on track to becoming a great adult, and that who he fell in love with was his business and only his. He wisely did not share his feelings/ideas with his parents.
17. You know the stories about parents trying to get into job interviews? It's even better when they try to get onto campus to take a test with their student. Near the end of last school year, there was a random parent who was so desperate to help her daughter pass that the office ended up needing to call in an officer to literally escort the mom off of campus in and had to threaten handcuffs and an arrest when she refused to leave. The final result was a restraining order against her from the district.
18. One time a parent called, demanding to speak to her daughter. I explained that her daughter was in class and could only be pulled out of class if it was an emergency. The parent, started yelling that this was an emergency, and to hurry up and get her daughter on the line NOW.
I told the mom no problem, I will call the daughter up to the office and have her call the mom back within 5 minutes. The girl came to the office, called mom, spoke quietly for 30 seconds, then hung up and asked to go back to class. At this point, highly suspicious, I HAD to know what the "emergency" was. I asked her if everything was ok. She said, "Yes, my mom just wanted to know where I had left the brush this morning."
I asked her if she maybe brought the brush to school by accident? She said no, she had left it on that bathroom counter...where she always does every morning.
19. For a while I worked as a horseback riding instructor teaching beginning lessons. Our students were usually aged 6-10. While the nervous parents could be annoying (but understandable), the worst were the parents that were reliving old riding careers through their children.
One woman rode competitively when she was growing up and insisted that her seven year old son rode as well. He didn't enjoy riding much and whispered to me that he would rather play baseball. He was also incredibly allergic to horses - his eyes would swell up, his nose would run, and he was miserable. After a few lessons and realizing the problem, we told the woman that we weren't willing to make her child so uncomfortable.
20. I had a student who we were 90% sure was taking things from other students lockers. We later confirmed with the lower elementary teacher that this had been an issue previously. Now 99%.
I conveyed to the student that she had a lot of time unaccounted for outside of the classroom. I told her that things have been going missing and that she was the only student that had time unaccounted for, so she needs to make sure shes not outside without using a pass and for no good reason. Her father shows up two mornings later to berate me for accusing his daughter of stealing things. I explained that I was asking for his daughter to account for her time in the future. The kicker is he knew about the stealing from lower grades and still confronted me.
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21. Preschool teacher.
Being non-medically certified, the only "first aid" I and my two co-teachers could technically administer was soap, water, and your basic band-aid or gauze and tape (or CPR/AED if necessary, which it never was, thank God).
We had a child whose parent worked in a nearby office building, and she wanted to be called every single time her little angel got a boo-boo. Apparently, our band-aids weren't good enough and she needed to come put one on herself.
22. I used to be an assistant teacher at a daycare. I am a guy. This one parent made it very clear that this was not a mans workplace. She would give gifts at the end of the year and would give me things like handbag holders and lipstick with a smirk on her face (she wrote my name on them and made it clear it was no mistake). I didn't give a crap either way.
23. A friend of my mom's who is a teacher had a real charmer. Apparently this teacher believed that this man's child had some form of learning disorder. She attempted to bring this up in a parent-teacher meeting, suggesting that he get his child assessed so they could get help.
She starts talking and as soon as she mentions her concerns, the man leans across the table and goes "shh!" and waves his finger in her face. She attempts to continue again: "Shh!" So she said, My concerns will be in the report card, this meeting is over" and she left. The "shh!" thing actually became an in joke at the school where this took place.
24. "Please postpone today's test. My son left his backpack at school yesterday so he couldn't study."
"DO NOT EVER WRITE DOWN MY SON'S NAME AS CHRIS M. JUST BECAUSE ANOTHER STUDENT HAS HIS SAME FIRST NAME. HE IS RECEIVING UNEQUAL TREATMENT BECAUSE YOU ARE ADDRESSING HIM BY HIS FIRST NAME AND FIRST LETTER OF LAST NAME. THIS IS DEEPLY UNFAIR AND I WILL BE TALKING TO YOUR PRINCIPAL."
25. Had a fun class and there was one joker kid who was asking questions about stuff that was coming up in the next chapter. I answered his question telling him to keep if in mind for the next chapter.
A week or two later we get to that chapter. He mentions that he knows it so I think it would be funny if he taught it using my slides while i sat in his chair and pretended to be a student. The kids thought it was great. He did a pretty good too. When he made a mistake I'd pretend to ask a question with the correction built in. Everyone had a great time and seemed to learn a lot.
Next week the kids parent come in and accuse me of picking on him and trying to embarrass him. At no point did they think to ask him if he had been embarrassed. They had tried to make an appointment with my principal to throw me under the bus without even talking to me. Luckily he was awesome and just told them to go talk to me.
Just goes to show you don't know what your students are telling their parents and even if it's the truth, how parents are interpreting it.
I feel bad for the kid cause he and I got along so great before that incident but I wouldn't think of kidding around with him after that.
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26. This happened to my mom while she was a director in a big school. She called parent of a kid to tell them their son was caught smoking weed in school. Parents then start ranting about how weed isn't as bad as alcohol and how everyone should stop drinking and start smoking weed instead.
27. Me: You are failing my class and this is middle of the semester, we need to figure something out or you're not going to pass my class.
Student: .........shrugs shoulders OK.......... Then he left.
A week later I get called in by the Dean. The student's mother called and complained that her son was failing because I was terrible at my job. No specifics, just ranting. I let the Dean know the student hadn't turned in any of his HW, he didn't participate in class, he didn't attend any of my review sessions and when I tried to reach out to him he was very apathetic. He stayed in the class, no improvement, no effort. However, the Dean got a call after every test, and I had to hear about it all over again.
28. I had this complete nightmare of a student, never did her homework and she never studied and she did terribly on tests. One day after class I had a meeting scheduled with her parents to talk about her current F in the class and the possibility of her repeating the course. When the parents got here they proceeded to yell at me and make threats to what they would do if their daughter didn't pass the class. They told me I obviously was singling their daughter out and she was doing badly because of me.
29. I currently have a parent that is 55 years old with a 6-year-old son. (I thought it wasn't possible, either) She isn't married and doesn't work. She has no other kids, so this boy is her UNIVERSE. He has special needs, so she has become a self taught expert on childhood developmental disorders.
She stays in my classroom all day and interrupts my instruction if she feels its not suited to her child. I get daily emails (that are cc'd to my principal, superintendent and resource department head) telling me what I did "wrong" that day and how to improve my teaching methods.
She also believes that her sons needs trump the needs of every other student in my class. When I informed her that her son had to be removed from the classroom during one of his many emotional outbursts because it was a disruption to his classmates, her response was, "He has a right to be in this class! I don't care about those other kids!"
She recently contacted the district office to file an official complaint about me. Why? Because I wouldn't allow her son to go into the girls bathroom. According to her, he's six and curious and has every right to "satisfy his curiosity." When she was told that the female students had a right to privacy, she said.... Wait for it....
"I don't care about those other kids!"
30. I once had a student hit me. I reported the student and they were suspended. Mom was adamant that I had made the whole thing up, even though it was witnessed and there was photographic documentation of the mark it left.
The next year, that student's sibling was in my class. Mom had them removed after she found out because "this teacher has a clear vendetta against my children." The sibling was really upset and tried to say that I was always nice and helpful, but mom wouldn't listen. She thought I was just lulling the sibling into a false sense of security before striking.
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.