People Share Their Craziest 'Didn't See That Coming' Moments

Life is a series of curveballs that are impossible to dodge. Some good, some bad, but always worthy of a story on Reddit.

USN_Babs asked: What was your "Didn't see that coming" moment?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.

15. A real life Ace Ventura.

I'm a journalist in Ireland. A few years ago, I used to ghost write a weekly first column on people who had unusual jobs. I'd meet the person, ask them a few questions and write 800 words in that person's voice.

So one week my editor suggests I talk to a friend of her father's who is a well known pet detective (i.e. he recovers lost or stolen pets.) So I meet the guy and he's quite a character. He's wearing Steve Irwin-style fatigues and he's full of energy, posing for photographs wearing a deerstalker hat.

He starts telling me how he's able to track animals, how there are major international gangs stealing dogs and cats. How by the time you even notice your pet is missing, it's probably already been whisked out of the country and is being held in some criminal safe house in Albania. Fortunately, he had an extensive network of contacts in Interpol and the various European police forces who were able to help him recover the animals.

About halfway through the interview, the penny dropped that this guy was a complete fantasist and it was unlikely any of what he was saying was true. However, I was on a deadline and my name wouldn't appear on the piece, so I wrote it up as he told me and was published and it got a great reaction.

Next time I saw my editor, she complimented me on the piece. I knew the pet detective was a friend of her family so I chose my words carefully. "To be honest," I said, "I wasn't 100% convinced he was telling the truth." My editor just laughed. "Of course, he wasn't," she laughed. "My father is pretty certain he steals the pets himself and just returns them. But sure, it gets him out of the house and it's great excitement for the kids in the town, so what harm?"


14. That sucks for sure.

A well-liked coworker that was an excellent at his job went into his supervisor's office for an annual review.

The guy came out with tears streaming down his cheeks, having just been told that his job was being eliminated and that there was no other position available for him - an outcome no one would've thought possible.


Now that's just really really sad.


13. Not cool would be a massive understatement.

My (ex) best friend started dating and eventually moved in with the guy who sexually assaulted me.

She was around when it all happened to me. How do you just ignore that?

Edit for clarity: There was about a year between the incident and when they started dating, she remained friends with him the whole time which I learned from other friends after we stopped talking.

She did not witness the incident, when I say she was around I mean she was a close friend at the time who I trusted and told about him.

The incident itself I would rather not go into full details about. It was very traumatic for me. I was young. I told my trusted friend, my therapist and police. Ultimately charges were filed but as we were both under 18 and they couldn't (wouldn't) do much about it and basically got out of it without consequence.


12. You can stand under my...

Went out drinking with my four buddies. Then went outside for a smoke. One of my mates decided to chat this woman up. she was older than him but he thought he would chance his luck... it started to rain. Lucky for them she had an umbrella, so being the gentleman that he was he decided to hold it. Next thing we know. This random dude came up and and started making out with her. The rest of us started laughing at him because he was still holding the umbrella whilst they were still chasing each other's tongue. That was my didn't see that coming moment.


Umbrella holder-zoned.


11. Can we make it a throuple?

I used to teach karate and had an awkward kid, speech impediment, long hair always in his face, never would say much. Maybe seemed autistic, but this was years ago before diagnosing people with autism became more common and accepted so I don't know. Figured he'd be a shy guy forever.

Nope. Went into the marines. Did war. Came home and biked across the country. Grew up into a fine man! Honestly happy for him but can't say I saw that coming.

Ran into him at the grocery store the other day and he introduced me to his boyfriend. Didn't expect that either! Double whammy.

Overall very happy for him and proud of what he's become. It's good to see kids that struggled grow up to be great people.


10. It didn't see *you* coming.

I ran I to a lamppost while trying to catch a frisbee.


When I was a kid, something similar happened to a neighbor, but it was a pole from a basketball hoop instead. His limbs all shot forward like in the cartoons, and thankfully we were old enough to know to check that he was ok before laughing.


9. How does one burn oatmeal?

I was microwaving my bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats with milk in the microwave and the oats caught on fire.


Thanks, sounds like some bullsh*t I would do. My mom doesn't allow to to use the stove without supervision so I just microwave everything. Cracked eggs, bread (turns out soggy but oh well) etc lol.


8. I'll take worst fears for $400 Alex.

I was driving at night, pitch black, turned left and got hit by a truck without it's headlights on. Literally didn't see it coming.


This happened to me and my mom once. Why do people not put their f*cking headlights on at night???? Anyway, hope you're okay. And I hope the truck guy got punished.


7. How did they not see this coming?

I had an art instructor who was reviewing an art student's portfolio. The student literally printed copies of the instructor's own artwork and put in his portfolio.

He pretended to feign intense interest in those pieces in particular and asked him all sorts of technical questions about techniques used and tools and materials until the student finally broke.


Yup, saw that happen in college (pre-Internet era) where a student cribbed an art design from a foreign art book not understanding that the design was from our professor who was originally from the country in the art book. Instant FAIL and withdrawal from the major program.


6. This is not something you want to see coming.

Finding my wife's Reddit posts confessing to sleeping with her boss. That was a doozy.


That's terrible. Did you know her /u/ ahead or did you figure out it was her from the clues?


I knew her nickname that she uses, she used it in her hotmail account. Plus, I got a hold of her phone just to verify.


5. What a crappy day.

A baby took a sh*t on a pile of apples in a store I wish I was kidding.


That baby is going places.


A baby being carried by his mother barfed all over me when I was sitting in the theatre waiting to see Star Wars Revenge of the Sith. And the movie was actually worse than that experience.


4. It's 'possibly a phase?

My little sister (pre teen) got a "girlfriend." Our dad and my stepmom were kinda mad at her for it too... which like, isn't cool. They weren't mean to her but they were upset. They're not even homophobic but I guess if it's one of their kids it's different? I made sure to let her know she can come to me for anything. Idk if she'll really end up gay, or bi, or whatever but I don't want her to surpress anything because of her parents.


So.. as far as the preteen girls go... My niece is 11 this year. She came home one day and said that her "boyfriend" (really just her best friend for as long as I can remember) "broke up" with her because she told him she was a bisexual and liked both girls and boys.. and she said that he told her that was weird and couldn't be her boyfriend anymore.

So My sister is super ok with anything and was very supportive.. and told her no matter who she liked, it was ok. And then proceeded to ask her why she thought she was bisexual.. and of course she said because she likes both boys AND girls. So as gently as possible to an 11 year old she explains exactly what that means.. that they like to kiss and have sex with both girls and boys (now both my sister and I are extremely ok with our kids knowing the what sex means and the real words for male and female genital, it's biology, not a secret).

So she gets finished explaining everything and my niece exclaims.. "omg.. I did not know that is what bisexual means!! I thought it was just having friends that are both girl and boy!! omg I'm so embarrassed".. Moral of the story.. They're just kids.

Anyway.. I thought it was a funny story.


3. Welcome to dating.

Me having to break up with my girlfriend and not the other way around in high school.


Right there with you. Never thought it would be me to do it but I knew I had to because of friends and family.


2. When the boss gets replaced and you don't.

Was working at this company years ago. Boss was shady shady shady and ruthless AF. Truly one of the worst bosses ever. She keeps making comments to us about how we are expendable and that we are 'lucky to have a job' and she expects us to make her look good at all times and not complain. She keeps using the upcoming threat of 'budget cuts' as a Sword of Damocles" and implicitly threatens our jobs fairly regularly (which she did pretty much from the first day any of us started).

So, a group of us start to get the feeling that she is planning to lay off a bunch of us in order to preserve her own job (budget cuts, etc.) and we just are taking it one day at a time and not trying to rock the boat. About a week goes by and we all get this email from HR that we have a mandatory meeting at 4 that day in the 1st level conference room and that attendance is 'mandatory'.

We all go to the meeting expecting to be mass fired but they instead tell us that they have fired our boss, her boss and her boss's boss and that we are now reporting to this other woman from another area. Now, this new boss; the BEST, totally respectful and professional.

Best part of the story: we all got our jobs reviewed and our compensation studied and analyzed and we all got raises and/or promotions within 3 months of the new boss taking over.


1. Spooky.

Too long to fully recount here, but TLDR: Wrong number from a man who was incredibly verbally abusive and ranting so hard that I couldn't even interrupt him for a couple minutes to let him know. I listened out of stunned amusement/curiosity for a bit, but finally broke in and said "Look asshole, wrong number" etc and started to hang up.

Suddenly he yelled "WAIT!!!!" and, out of morbid curiosity, I paused. He started to weep and apologize profusely and kept saying "I've just had the WORST day, I'm sorry but I'm also kind of glad I didn't do that to somebody I actually know." I was like "yeh yeh," and then he added "I'm so sorry. It's just that my son keeps dying, and I keep having to revive him, and today it happened twice."

I'm sorry whut? Turns out his son had this rare heart-rhythm disease and they couldn't find a diagnosis, had been all over the world looking for a diagnosis/treatment, but meanwhile the poor kid's heart would stop randomly and they'd have to defib him.

It just so *happened* I had, several months prior, been emailing with a doctor/researcher who specialized in something very similar. I searched my archives, found the guy's contact info, put them in touch with each other and it turns out this kid had that very exact syndrome AND the doctor lived in the kid's hometown. So the kid got free medical treatments while they studied him to find a cure for other kids.

That story is one of the reasons I believe in God.


Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?

You're not the only one.

u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?

Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.

I Know What I Like


My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.

The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.

- RazerWolf04

My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.

- Apples9308


My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.

We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.

- FormalMango


I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.

- dontcryformegiratina


With an ex:

"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."

She did not understand this.

I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.

"Now how much do you have in your hand?"

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.

- shicole3



I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."

To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.

- argofire

Emailing NASA

A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.

Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.

7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.

Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.

Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.

He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.

That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."

Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.

Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.

It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold


Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.

I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.

This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.

- -justforclout-


Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.

Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.

An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.

I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.

- kawaii_psycho451


Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.

He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.

He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence


How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.

- JustARegularToaster


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"



It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?


I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)

The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.

The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.


Richard Nixon

I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.

I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.

Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.


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.


Binder Clips

I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.

He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.

It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.



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.


Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.

Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.


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 Chocolate


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.


Mission Trip

A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.

He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.


Dragon Tales

One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.

It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.


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 Multitude


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.


Hot Water

About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.

She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.

We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.


Biology Class

I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"

I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.

I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...


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.