'My Husband Knows Where You Live.' The Craziest Things People Actually Said To Their Bosses.

We've all worked in a job where we wished we could just unload and tell the boss what we really think about them. These people actually did it.


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1/10. I was an 18-year-old private in the military, and found myself with a new position driving the company commander around in a military jeep. We were on a training mission 'in the field' and I was driving the commander and three of the sergeants were in the back seat.

The commander was in a good mood and says, "Trumeter, isn't it wonderful the government pays you great money and all you have to do is drive a jeep?"

"Yes," I said, "but they pay you so much more and you just sit there." The sergeants were laughing for hours. The commander not so much!

-Darren Trumeter

2/10. In the late 90's Internet heyday, I was a marketing executive working for a brilliant but eccentric man who had a tendency to sell products well ahead of our ability to deliver. We had the following exchange once:

Boss: Make it happen.

Me: What you're asking us to do is physically impossible given the constraints of today's technology.

Boss: Maybe you didn't hear me...I told you to make it happen.

Me: I get that you are holding the bar high for us, but this is nuts. In fact, you are nuts. You are narcissistic, juvenile, crude, conniving, sexist, and lacking any ethical boundaries whatsoever. You are nuts! Yet somehow you consider that combination of attributes to be your leadership style. You are seriously troubled. In fact, you're pitiful.

Boss: [pause] You forgot "rich".

He went on to his next meeting with a smile.

-Scott Dunlap

3/10. My boss stormed into my office screaming one day over something I did. I looked at him calmly and told him, "my husband doesn't talk to me like that, my kids don't talk to me like that, and you arent getting away with it either. Walk out that door and come back and let's try this again"

He walked out of my office and came back in to my office with an attitude adjustment and apologized.

-Jennifer Miller

4/10. The craziest thing I ever said to my boss was actually the thing that got me hired. (continued...)

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I was interviewing for a job with the New York State Department of Transportation. My would-be boss was explaining that he needed someone who was absolutely not intimidated by bigwigs. Far too many VIPs showed up on his floor. "No problem," I said.

"You sure?" he asked. "Can you tell someone important something he might not want to hear?"

"Absolutely," I said. "For example, did you know youre really short?" He busted a gut laughing and I got the jobin fact, this guy interrupted my second interview that day, which was taking place down the hall. He burst in to tell the interviewer she couldnt have me because he already had dibs. He was a fabulous boss and a good friend.

-Carrie Kilgore

5/10. A bunch of the staff was sitting in the cafeteria. I was 22 and in my first job. My boss, who was often inappropriate, asked if I was still dating this guy. I answered, no, we broke up.

He looks around to make sure everyone is listening. "Well, what are you doing for sexual satisfaction?" he asked. Everyone laughed.

I was not going to take this from him. I come across as the type of person who wouldn't say crap if I had a mouthful of it, but I was raised to stand up for myself. I looked him in the eye and answered, "Well, Bob: I play with myself. I bet you know a lot about that."

Everyone roared. I think he realized he crossed the line. He actually called me at home later and apologized.

-Pat Powell

6/10. This was back when I worked at McDonalds. I am a fast worker. Like, multiple award-winning fast, in multiple different jobs.

On this particular day, I was running the kitchen by myself. I was running the grills, the fryer, and assembling orders. This was a small store that didnt normally get a ton of business, but this happened sometimes. In fact, things were pretty slow most of the morning.

But on this particular day, six school busses pulled into the lot, and out came multiple soccer teams. (continued...)

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I started a full fryer of nuggets as soon as I saw them coming in and put as much meat down on the grills as I could. To his credit, my manager came back to help and he was also very attentive and fast, maybe even better than I was. There arent a whole lot of people at McDonalds Id say that about.

But even still, it was two people running four large grills and two large fryers and assembling orders for what had to have been over sixty teenage boys on the way back from a sporting event. And while my manager had just come in and was fresh, I was already at the end of my shift and exhausted.

Im not sure I have ever moved so fast in my life, but we not only cleared them out, we did it perfectly. We kept our times down and didnt waste any food. It was, frankly, glorious.

But at the end of it I was over an hour past the end of my shift, and utterly drained. I was starting to take my apron off when my manager came by and asked me if I would be able to stay and help clean up.

I looked at him, and then I handed him a chicken nugget box.

Boss: Whats this?

Me: Its where I keep all my f***s.

Boss: Its empty.

Me: Well, will you look at that.

And then I left. Not only did I not get fired, but he was really the only friend i made working that job. People generally like it when you stand up for yourself.

-Tony Bridges

7/10. I was a mid-level manager in a leading insurance company. We used to go for annual strategic retreats with senior management. Being a private business, management did not usually have access to company financials. However, at the strategy retreats, the CEO would provide us with the numbers.

At one of the sessions, the CEO gave us numbers that showed that we had lost money for the third year in a row and as usual, I didn't hear any plan or clear strategy on how to reverse the trend. I had had about enough. (continued...)

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I still don't know what made me raise my hand up and interrupt the CEO, but I did. I said A CEO who stands in front of his staff announcing a loss 3 years in a row should be holding a resignation letter in his other hand.

The room went quite and icy. My direct boss who was the Commercial Director called for a tea break. The retreat was cancelled and we went back to headquarters. A hastily called board meeting discussed my conduct and I learnt later that there was push to fire me with words like 'prima donna' bandied around my name.

I eventually left that company and found a business that competes with my former employer.

-Peter Kenneth Nduati

8/10. Me: "I need a letter to get out of jury duty - they want me to sit on a trial that will last a minimum of 3 weeks."

Boss: "Oh, I'm sure I can hire a replacement for you tomorrow. It is Silicon Valley after all."

Me: (ignoring him) "Plus, they want to sequester me, and my husband gets back from China tomorrow - he would be super pissed if he was gone for a month and didn't get to see me for another month and it was all your fault."

Boss (considering): "He knows where I live."

Me: "He DOES know where you live."

Boss: "I'll write the letter."

-Heather Wilde

9/10. The crux of this story is an action, but it was how I handled it with my boss that probably saved my job.

I was 18 or so and working as a network admin at a nonprofit law firm. There were a pair of creepy toy pigs that sat around the office (we dealt with a lot of minors, and I can only assume someone thought they'd make them feel at ease). They seriously looked like horror movie fodder, and the executive director dreaded them.

One night, upon learning of her fear of them, I picked the lock of her office and left them sitting, in separate chairs, staring at the door. I re-locked the door and went home.

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Lacking common sense at that age even more so than I do now, I copped to it immediately, explaining "I thought you could use the company - it's lonely at the top,"

The executive director - a very nice, slightly older lady - was actually vastly amused by the explanation (and partly by learning it had been me who did it), and just asked me not to pick any more locks.

Over the course of the day I overheard at least twice co-workers discussing how anyone else would have been fired, on the spot, for breaking into her office. But my boss took it for what it was - a prank - and I think my reaction (I showed no sign of guilt or attempt to deflect blame, since 18 year-old me didn't see it as having done anything wrong) sold her on the innocence of it.

Needless to say, now when I break into executive offices, I'm billing by the quarter-hour.

-Adrin Lamo

10/10. I work at an unnamed large retailer. It wasn't so much what I said on this day as what I did.

The plumbing had backed up, creating a huge fecal mess, and everyone was trying their very best to be as unhelpful as possible. I told the other maintenance person that I would go get the snake and see what, if anything, can be done.

As I am going to the maintenance closet to get a snake, I have to walk past electronics, where there are no less than fifteen customers standing around waiting for help with no sales associates in sight.

Customers come first, so I stop and ask a few if I can help them. Turns out, most of them need to get product out of a locked case and, of course, the missing electronic associates have all the keys to the cases in their department.

I get on the phone and have the missing associates paged while I try to help who I can. Two associates magically appear from the back of the store for about two minutes and completely ignore most of the customers who are in need of help in their department.

About this time I hear myself being repeatedly paged to the front of the store. The nightmare has just begun. (continued...)

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As soon as I have a chance, I go up front to find the other maintenance person standing outside the bathroom, doing nothing. "Forget the snake," I said. "I think this needs a plumber."

I know at this point that even if a snake had worked, no one is going to leave me alone long enough to use one. I leave it to my colleagues to call a plumber.

With one big problem down, all I have to do is get the electronics associates out here to do their jobs, let the front end know what's going on, grab a maintenance cart, and clean up.

I finally get back up front with a maintenance cart and talk to the supervisor. I find out that not only could they not do anything about the bathrooms, they couldn't be bothered to call a plumber, and also couldn't get the other maintenance person standing 12 feet in front of them, right next to said bathrooms, to do anything except stand around and make excuses about how she cannot clean bathrooms.

And so, very calmly, without telling anyone, I went to the back, clocked out, and left.

It took less than an hour to get completely fed up with my coworkers' crap that day. About two hours later, when they figured out that I was nowhere to be found, I received a text from my boss.

"Where are you?"

"I left."

"For the day?"

So I texted back: "I figured nobody else wants to do their job today, so why the hell should I? The only difference between me and them is I'm not willing to stand around costing you $12 an hour while I do absolutely nothing. I have better things to do than run out the clock. I'm not coming back today."

I called in sick for a week straight, while I wrestled with the question of whether or not I ever even wanted to go back.

Not only did I not get fired for this, I got a lot more respect and appreciation when I finally returned to work after seven days absence.

-Jon Loyd


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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


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.