People Share The Smallest Decision They Made That Ended Up Having A Huge Impact On Their Life.

This article is based on the AskReddit question "Whats the smallest decision you made that had the biggest impact on your life?"

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1/26. One morning my girlfriend and I took extra time to make a good breakfast before going to work, which ended up making me late for the train, so I wasn't in my office on the 77th floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

-BDMayhem

2/26. Sitting on the ground, first day of college, room key fell out of my pocket because I refused to put it on one of those stupid lanyards they give you. Pick it up. Look down a few minutes later and see another key on the ground. Pick that up, thinking fell out again. Turns out it wasn't my key. When I tell my roommate I now have two keys, including a key to someone else's room, she tells me she heard from a friend that [cut] this guy in a neighbouring dorm lost his key already. I had to find his room and write an apologetic note on his white board telling him where to find me to get the key back. Been married nearly 7 years now.

-gnsd

3/26. I worked as a personal assistant to a wheel-chair bound guy with cerebral palsy. One Wednesday, he wanted to go out, but had no idea what to do. A friend of mine had mentioned he was going to a standup comedy show that night (a rarity in Sweden in 1989). I suggested this as a possible outing, and he couldn't think of anything better, so we went.

Long story short: they had an open mic, and I tried out; ended up doing standup comedy professionally for nearly a decade.

-Teaflax

4/26. From 6-12th grade (or age 11-18 for those not from the USA), I had a school bus ride home that lasted about an hour. It sucked, and I spent the morning going in doing homework and the afternoon home reading. One day, when I was in 8th grade, I ran through the library in panicked "class is out and I have just a few minutes to pick out a book else I'll be bored for an hour" mode, and happened to choose one on astronomy. Still remember it exactly, it was called From the Big Bang to Planet X by Terence Dickinson and had the Andromeda Galaxy on the cover- a galaxy I've had an affinity for since now that I think about it.

Anyway, by the end of that school bus ride I was already thinking about what kind of telescope I wanted to buy, and realizing with a shock that any 13 year old could technically grow up to be an astronomer, even if they lived in Pittsburgh. And I wanted to be an astronomer ever since, and I am one now! All because of that one book I happened to grab for my school bus ride home.

-Andromeda321

5/26. One day I refused to see my father (parents had been separated most of my life), I don't remember why, I just did not want too. Turns out that was the last straw for him, he pumped himself full of drugs and killed himself a few days later. As you can imagine that has impacted a lot of things in my life.

-DOGLEISH


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6/26. I'm usually shy, but I was half-drunk the morning after a party. My buddy was having a bad weekend so I decided I would walk up to a hot girl and hit on her, in public, so that he could enjoy my hilarious, inevitable rejection. I am nothing to look at, was next-day drunk off jager, and undoubtedly reeked like cigarettes. It was slam dunk rejection material.

We're married and have a house and a kid now.

-soomuchcoffee

7/26. I was leaving traffic court one day and at the time I was looking for a full time job (I was 20). I passed by this bank that I never even heard of, and decided to look them up. Turns out they were a small local bank around me. I applied, half an hour later I got a call to have an interview, and then once I got the interview, I got the job. Four years later, I'm an assistant manager, and I have been able to move out, support myself completely, and I am working on school. Accidentally finding what I wanted to do because I was curious about a place I passed by one day was the best thing that happened to me and I really, really love what I do.

-tzbjuz

8/26. In fifth grade, I apologized to the new kid for the other kids in class being mean to him. We're 28 now and have been best friends for more than half our lives. Couldn't be him.

-nolooselips

9/26. I applied for a job that I really wanted that I was way under qualified for and in a field I didn't work in, because why not. Unsurprisingly I was sent a rejection email, so out of politeness I replied with a thank you and some questions on what they think I should work on if there were another opening in the future.

I got a detailed response. The person who responded to me would periodically check in with me and see how I was doing on those goals - a year and a lot of hard work later I'm working in the best job I've ever had in an amazing field.

-Briscowned

10/26. Skipped school one day because I wanted to play Everquest. Found my dad passed out on the floor. Called the ambulance and he survived... Could have lost him that day.

-Skreacher


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11/26. My Statistics class was moved from one classroom to another and we were told to pick any seat. I was already seated but saw a girl I liked sitting on the other side of the room and there was an empty spot behind her. Went over and took it, chatted with her - we've been together 24 years married with 3 kids.

-emailblair

12/26. Early nineties and I was out drinking with some work mates and we decided to go see a film. the only thing that was on that time of night was the audience participation version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We went and I was just blown away.

I started going every week, became a member of the cast and spent the next two years doing the show. It changed the direction and outlook of my life. I met my first serious GF and moved in with her. It also led to me meeting my life long friends and is also responsible for some of them meeting each other, getting married and having kids.

So there are humans now living in this world that would not have existed had I not decided to go to see that movie. I would have been a completely different person doing I don;t know what and I have no idea where my life would have gone.

-dedokta

13/26. I missed my international flight back home because I was hungover and just didn't feel like going to the airport. Instead, I went to grab a coffee with a guy I met a couple of days earlier. 5 years later, we are now married, living in a foreign country, expecting our first child together.

-losingmyreligion

14/26. Opening an email from an old professor. It was mass-sent and not very specific in its title, so I could have just as easily passed on it, but I opened it. It was a link to a scholarship programme in America. I applied, won it and was sent to the University of Pennsylvania for a year. I was only 20 and didn't have any ambitions to leave Bulgaria at all, but being abroad made me want to explore the world. Five years later, I've lived in 4 different countries and visited most of Europe. I'm not anywhere near done.

-TheProxyMoron


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15/26. I wasn't planning on going to college for money reasons, so I sadly watched the application deadline for my dream school come and go. I woke up the morning of my 18th birthday to an email that said the school extended the deadline. Applied, got in, and am so glad I did.

-orangeyskies

16/26. November 17, 1980 I was out riding my bicycle. At an intersection I decided to turn right as I had already ridden the road to the left.

I turned right and about five seconds later an oncoming car forced me off the road. I struck a telephone pole and was instantly paralyzed at the T4 level.

-IQBoosterShot

17/26. After a few glasses of wine I decided to change my settings on eHarmony to include the US (I was in the UK) out of curiosity. Just checked one box....

3 years later I'm married, live in the US and have a green card and a job that pays more than I ever thought possible in the UK.

-erin_mouse88

18/26. One of my former friends, talked to a girl who had a crush on him. He wasn't really interested, and gave me her number, so she could get distracted/off his back.

I wasn't interested at first either, and almost didn't write, but i gave it a go anyways.

Things escalated and now we have been married for 8 years, and have a 3-year old.

My "friend" tried hitting on her shortly afterwards, once he realized how awesome she was/is.

He didn't succeed.

-lolhoved

19/26. Noticed I was slowly developing a lump where my shoulder and neck meet. Decided to get it checked out by my doctor. Stage IV cancer. That was my only symptom. I was probably weeks from dying. One year of chemo, radiation and a stem cell transplant and here I am, eight years later, in the best health ever. I just hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim! Tell your doctor about those odd little symptoms that don't seem like anything. It could save your life!

-lonehappycamper


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20/26. My three kids have been pestering me for years to get them a dog, and my wife said it would be good for me to take it for walks. I was in poor shape, smoked and was getting middle aged spread. Eighteen months ago I relented and we got a Golden Retriever puppy. So I started taking her for walks every day, and dug out an old pair of running shoes. I began some jogging with the dog, and decided to quit smoking for good. Christmas comes, and my wife buys me a new pair of Asics running shoes, and a gym membership. I decided to really get in shape, and began a routine of going every day straight after work. I also began eating healthily. Ten months later I'm in fantastic shape, I can run a 10K and have made new friends through the gym. All because of a dog.

-c-fox

21/26. I agreed to set up an IRC server for my friend. His boss was impressed enough that he started asking me to do other freelance things. A few months later I dropped out of College (not one of my finest moments) and he said there was a job waiting for me if I didn't mind relocating.

So, that was my first IT job, which is now my career. Then I met my future wife on that same IRC server a few months after that which led to me emigrating to the United States where I've been living for the past 16 years.

15 minutes work setting up an IRC server changed my whole life.

-zerbey

22/26. I recently went through a rather shocking and horrific breakup. I've never seen someone out of nowhere do the horrible shit she did to me. I have a disorder that revolves around abandonment issues, so my whole family thought I was going to kill myself.

Instead of mope, I invested in my friends. I dragged them out to do what I want to do (Dinosaur hunt in the badlands) and have since endeavored to make more friends with the same interest. So instead of rebounding and basing 100% of my self esteem on whether I am with someone, I've looked at how I can be happy without being dependant on someone romantically.

Best choice ever.

-LordDarkLordtheDark

23/26. My neighbor growing up was a huge tool. He was a year older than me, and I just hated his smug face. He came over to my house one day to show me all the ribbons he won at a local swim meet (i.e. to rub in my face how awesome he was). I immediately told my parents I wanted to join the swim the next summer. 10 years later I signed a swimming scholarship that paid for my college. Thanks Travis, I guess I owe you one.

-chickenboy2718281828


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24/26. I met a girl in our church and we didn't really hit it off. Quite the rocky start though I found her attractive and interesting, she had some weird views and we had one or two heated discussions, so we basically stopped talking.

Few months later I randomly texted her out of boredom/curiosity why she is mad at me/not talking to me. Turns out she thought the same thing of me and we started talking. Together for 5+ years, married for 2+ years.

-pybob

25/26. I don't know if this is a small decision, but it's a small mistake. I wanted to go to a tropical island to escape my horrible NYC job, so I planned a trip to Antigua and Barbuda, the islands. I had my travel agent book me a ticket to Antigua, and she must've thought Guatemala because that's where I ended up.

I loved it.

I loved it so much I put in my two weeks notice and became the creative director for a travel business, and I now work all over Latin America.

-muwab

26/26. Out of college, I worked a blue collar job in the Mill work industry. I worked there for 10 years. We did Custom Woodworking for super high end homes and commercial clients like Universities, churches, Law firms, etc. It was a good job but no room for advancement.

We worked 60 hours a week standing up on concrete. I had just gotten married and we had a kid on the way. I had to beg to get a Saturday off. It was VERY hard on any kind of social life. You were either at work or resting to go back to work. I wanted something better.

One day on my way home I heard a story on NPR about a boy in California who was a high school senior making millions of dollars doing computer work for movies. The early CGI stuff.

I thought I am in the wrong business! That night I called a friend I had known who had taken a CAD class for drawing architectural drawings on computer. I asked him about it. He told me all about it and where he had taken the class and gave me the phone number. The class was available at a local technical institute.

I called and it was the last day you could register for classes so I drove over still in my dirty work clothes.

I registered and paid a small fee and they told me just down the hall on your left. I followed the direction and walked right in the class in session! I had no idea! I had to ask the teacher how to turn the computer on.

I finished that semester and class and followed the teacher to a local Community college and took the advanced class.

Six months later I landed a job at a local state university with a great desk job. I've been here for almost 20 years!

-Clbrosch


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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

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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

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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