For Better And Worse: People Share The Plot Twists That Changed Their Lives Forever.

Always make a five year plan, and always be prepared to tear it up and start over. Nobody can predict random crises, or when they will strike, or how they will change the trajectory of your life. These Quorans share their stories, and their valuable lessons about how quickly everything can turn around.

What was the biggest plot twist in your life? Let us know in the comments. 


My parents divorced when I was 7 years old. I grew up and spent time mostly with my mom and stepdad. I always thought my dad had simply abandoned me and my sister to start a new family with my stepmom.

In my early 20s, I had drinks with my dad, and the biggest plot twist of my life was revealed. My mom had actually cheated on my dad for a year. My dad knew about it the whole time, but he still loved my mom and he wanted to keep the marriage together, especially for me and my sister.

Eventually they divorced. My dad was heartbroken and alone in his suffering. Then he met my stepmom. She offered him a shoulder to cry on. But she wanted to start a family. So she gave him an ultimatum: Either Ill leave you now, or you come start a family with me. He chose the latter. Can I really blame him?

I love my mother. She is the best mother I could ever wish for. She did what she thought was best for us. Im not angry with her. I dont blame her.

I love my father. I understand why he chose to be with my stepmom. It makes sense. He didnt completely abandon us. He was there. We just didnt see him much. But I know he loves us. He shows that in his own way.

As for the ultimatum? Giving a life-changing ultimatum to a person who is completely broken is dubious. A heartbroken person who has hit rock bottom is not able to think rationally. To me, it seems exploitative.

Petter Brenna Rian

When I was just 15 years old, I married an 18-year-old boy who was, and 39 years later still remains, the love of my life. On our first wedding anniversary, I conceived our first, and only child, (a beautiful little baby girl). 

We dreamed of having a large horse ranch, somewhere, way out West. We also dreamed of all the children we would have to inherit, and carry on the legacy we had begun. 

Then, when our daughter was barely a year old, the biggest plot twist this life can throw at you occurred. (continued...)


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My wonderful 21-year-old husband, my soulmate, and my best friend in the world, was diagnosed with the rarest, and fastest growing cancer, known to man, at that time. The killers name was Burkitt Lymphoma.

I was told Burkitt was a cancer of the lymph glands, and that it was known to spread, throughout the body and grew at such a rapid rate that the tumors themselves doubled in size every 24 hours. I was also told that this was the first time that this particular cancer had ever been seen in the United States. 

So when I think of the biggest plot twist in my life, I think of my husband, who lost his young life at just 21 years old, to the rarest form of cancer then (and possibly still) known to humankind. 

And, how at just 18 years old, I was suddenly widowed with a 13-month-old child. A child who would never remember the comfort of her father's touch, or even the sound of his soothing voice. 

And finally, I remember the dreams that my husband and I shared, and the fact that, without him, we have struggled in poverty, and that none of our dreams ever had the chance to come true.

Tammy Kizziah

The doctor pulled me aside and asked me if Id secretly had a vasectomy.

My wife and I werent succeeding in getting pregnant, so we went to the doctor. She asked about our backgrounds, and decided that there might be a problem. Since males are biologically simpler in this regard, they started the testing with me. The results came back: I had ZERO sperm. Not a low count. Not poor motility. Absolutely no sperm.

I was referred to the head of urology at a local university medical school, and after a couple of tests he determined that it was genetic. I never had and never would produce sperm.

In six weeks, we went from there might be a problem to youll never produce biological children. That was quite a plot twist. Most couples assume that they can have kids whenever they want but roughly 20% have fertility problems.

Ill skip over the details, but we eventually adopted two boys. Our oldest is in the US Army, and our youngest starts college this fall.

Sometimes I still wonder what sort of child we might have produced but I have no regrets and I wouldnt trade my sons for any number of bio-children.

Tom Groleau

In the years leading up to 2007, I was on top of the world. Three kids, a beautiful house, a high six-figure job, a professional wife. We were doing really well. Living in Texas grilling hot dogs by the pool. Then the economy collapsed. (continued...)


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I lost my company, and therefore my job and my retirement. I couldnt find work for more than a year, and my wifes salary didnt pay the bills, so we burned through our savings and eventually lost our house and cars.

I finally had to move to Europe to find a job. After settling in, my wife found she didnt like living in Germany. She left me with the three kids (she was their stepmom), returned to the States, and filed for divorce.

After one year, the company I worked for shut down its German office so I was laid off again. But this time we were literally stranded in a foreign country where I didnt speak the language and didnt have enough money to move back to the States.

With what little money we had, the kids and I moved into a one-bedroom flat in a house full of Albanian emigres who couldnt speak any English. We lived with them for two years, communicating only through hand-gestures, until the economy recovered enough that I could find work again back in the US.

Now Im back where I started from, with my kids, with a new German wife who I brought back with me, and a really great job. I hope that plot twist never happens again.

Ron Wiseman

I sucked at soccer.

Like seriously, I was terrible. But, I so badly wanted it to be my sport.

I spent 8 years trying to get good at it.

I was emotionally invested in it, and it really brought my self-confidence down. My first two years of high school were terrible.

Crying was a usual occurrence in my life. I really hated that I couldnt play well. My coach would never put me into games, and the endless hours of practice made things more frustrating than anything.

The whole situation just gutted me.

Then, at the end of my sophomore year, my parents decided to move. It was a new state, a new life, a new me. I realized I had a chance to reinvent myself.

I could be anyone I wanted to be and no one at this new school would know any better. I took full advantage. (continued…)


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I decided to take up running for my new high schools cross country team.

Within the first two months before school started I became one of the best runners on our team.

I was fast.

My coach started placing me in college track meets.

I was part of a team that I could actually contribute to.

My self-confidence started to rise.

Throughout this whole experience, I learned something. Sometimes to really succeed, you have to walk away and try something else. If something doesnt work, it doesnt make you any less, it just makes you human.

It takes a lot to walk away, but sometimes its worth it to find what actually sticks.

Mehak Vohra

My life is a series of plot twists. My husband says I'm like Forrest Gump. The latest one is related to my best friend Nargi. We had been best friends since we were 6 - we lived nearby, sat at the same desk in school, and were basically inseparable. One time we even joked that when we grow up, we will have our kids get married and we will all live nearby. 17 years ago, I immigrated to US. My last image of Nargi was her crying at the airport and saying she will never see me again.

We lost touch (partially because she had no internet and no cell phone for years). But I always considered her my best friend, even after years apart. Every once in a while, I would browse a Russian social media site looking for her, but to no avail. I posted as my status: Has anyone seen Nargi? I'm trying to find her. Crickets.

Two years later, I receive a message from her little brother. He said she's been trying to find me this whole time too. He gives me her phone number. We are super happy. We are both married and have 2 kids each. Life kind of battered us a bit. We start Skyping once in a while and keeping in touch. One time, I suggest she should participate in a green card lottery and move to the US. She says: I have chickens! Who's going to take care of them?

Fast forward another couple of years, Nargi mentions that she wants to give her kids a better future. So we try the green card lottery. I fill out the application with her online. And then I forget about it. The chances of winning are 1 in a million. One day, my mom asks me: You know Nargi has been trying to contact you? She needs to talk to you. I called her by Skype.

Nargi tells me that her and her family won the lottery and get to move to the US. Then we both squeal. Then we both cry. After many, many difficulties, including with bureaucratic issues, medical issues, financial issues, and much nailbiting, I go to the airport to pick them up. At this point we haven't seen each other in 15 years. We pretty much gave up hope that we would. We hug and cry. 

Since she didn't speak much English, we decided to open a house cleaning business together. Fast forward two years, our little company is #1 in our city, employing 50 people.

Elena Ledoux

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When I was 11 years old, I was diagnosed with Aspergers.

The psychologist told me I would never hold a real job, drive a car, or even be capable of basic self-care around the house.

Where I come from, healthcare is incredibly poor because only the lowest-qualifying doctors move to this environmentally contaminated area because nobody in a reputable city will accept them.

Basically, my diagnosis was based almost entirely upon my  mothers lies, slander, and manipulation. The rest of my diagnosis was based on the outlandish and outdated belief that its abnormal for a girl to be extremely quiet, but have very articulate speech and an interest in science and video games.

Yeah, they literally assumed I had a mental disorder because I didnt fit their sexist views. Needless to say, doctors in this area are among the most unprofessional in the entire country.

My childhood consisted of endless bullying and harassment from my mom, brother, stepfather, classmates, and teachers. My mom always told me to act like a normal kid, you freak. She also belittled me by telling me that I DESERVED the bullying that everyone gave me.

Despite being labeled as autistic, my mom forced me to immediately enter college when I wasnt ready and all I wanted to do was get a job before making such a huge commitment to education.

I psychologically cracked.

My grades were all horrible because I saw no point in doing anything.

A few weeks later, I left my moms house without any notice and used my meagre savings account to get an apartment. I spent 8 months submitting job applications to every place in town that would hire someone my age. 

After 8 months, I was finally hired for a crappy part-time job. But heres the plot twist.

Today, Im 22 years old and I have a stable job. Im thriving.

I didnt need a roommate or a partner to help me move up in life.In only two years of working this job, I was able to build my credit and save up money to buy a nice convertible car and a house.I did it on my own with no guidance from anyone. I researched everything carefully and worked hard and because of that, I succeeded. But aside from material things, I also gained something else that my mom and all the other cruel people said I would never have: friends.

The moral of this story is to never lose hope. If you have to use anger from injustice to re-ignite your hope, do it. Do it until you succeed and then find peace.

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On October 8th, 2015, I got a Facebook message from my brother telling me that he had just started dating a nice girl.

I was pretty sad at the time, sitting alone in my room because I found out that my crush had recently started dating someone. And I was planning on staying in my room. He was a good friend of mine and I liked him for several years, yet he never seemed to notice. It broke my heart to love him knowing that hed never love me back. But seeing that message from my brother made me so happy for him that I decided to stop looking for love and focus more on loving myself.

After talking to him, I immediately gathered all my studying materials and head over to the Common room to study. There were about three people talking in the corner and a guy sitting on the other table studying. I saw that he looked like he wanted to talk to them, but didnt know how (they were speaking Mandarin).

So I sat down on his table and told him Hey, check it out. Im going to draw a devil fish.

He seemed mildly amused, and then took out his own sheet of paper and pencil. You call that a devil fish? Heres mine!

We spent the whole afternoon drawing and later went to eat dinner with his friends. That guy ended up becoming one of my best friends and, eventually, my boyfriend.

If I hadnt talked to my brother about his new girlfriend, I wouldnt have been inspired to love myself more and been more motivated to study somewhere outside of my room. I wouldnt have met Ben.

Vanessa Ying

Imagine, if you will, a kid. Twelve years old, small even for his age, sitting alone at lunch. Hes staring at the table in front of him, as if trying to avoid eye contact with the world itself.

He will walk to class alone. He will try desperately not to answer any questions. He won't attract attention to himself because in this environment he knows the only attention is negative. Hell be tripped in the hallways, hell flinch as he walks past the next person. 

The next time we see him, he will have a black eye, bruised knuckles, and a little less reason to ever look up from that table. When he goes home the questions to answer wont be how are your friends? or what did you learn today? At best, they will be so… was it alright? and at worst oh Jesus, what happened?

Now imagine a second kid. A bit older, sixteen, seventeen perhaps. He sits with three different groups on three different days, trying to make sure he doesnt miss out on hanging around with anyone for too long. He walks through the corridors with a spring in his step, saying alright as he walks past people. 

As youve most likely gathered, both these kids are me. The biggest plot twist in my life is the fact that I, the awkward, nerdy, shy, bullied kid could gain friends, could gain confidence, and ultimately gain happiness. And, what makes it a plot twist and not a clich, is I could do it without sacrificing who I am. I refuse to change for anyone, yet still I was able to change my life.

Jake Williams

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

You're not the only one.

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

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

I Know What I Like

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

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

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

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

- RazerWolf04

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

- Apples9308

Saturdays

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

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

- FormalMango

Iraq

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

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

- dontcryformegiratina

$40

With an ex:

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

She did not understand this.

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

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

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

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

- shicole3

Crayons

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

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

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

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

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

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

- argofire

Emailing NASA

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

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

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

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

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

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

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

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

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

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

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

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

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

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

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

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

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold

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

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

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


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

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

- -justforclout-

Tomash

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

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


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

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

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

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

- kawaii_psycho451

Microwaves

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

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

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

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

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

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

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

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence

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

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

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

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

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

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

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

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

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

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

- JustARegularToaster

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"

"orange"

"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"

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

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?

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


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

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

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

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

fox_boi2

Richard Nixon

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


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

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

grumblecakes1

Balloon to Heaven

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.

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

Dskee02

Binder Clips

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

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

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

justantherredditgirl

Jewish

Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".

My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.

Aslkurloz

Nutella

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3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.

I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.

vault_tec_redditor

Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

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

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

Meh75

Wicked Witch of the West

I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.

I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.

weirdatwork2017

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.

They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.

So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.

Frisby2007

Telekinesis

My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.

I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.

We didn't speak to each other for four days.

dude_bizarro

Ghosts

How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).


How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.

thebeststory

Dogs and Chocolate

Giphy

I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.

I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.

KlutzyHedgehog

Is water wet?

My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.

For the record, it is no to both questions.

SFCopperhead

Mission Trip

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

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

SirRogers

Dragon Tales

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

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

MistalQueensglaive

Green Or Yellow?

When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.

Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.

BugsRatty

Stars In Their Multitude

Giphy

I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".

I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.

theedjman

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".

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

droneb2hive

Hot Water

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

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

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

moniker5000

Biology Class

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

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

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

10d4plus8

Solid Or Liquid?

Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.

For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.

ScreamingPotoo