People Reveal When They Broke Their Own "I'll Never Be That Person" Rule

Never will I ever... oh wait, yeah I will, because life is unpredictable. Rules are meant to be broken, but more importantly, there's always a point at which we will all be "that person." Embrace it!

OvertOperation asked: What's an "I'll never be one of those people" rule you broke?

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

This is why I work from home.

I slept under my desk at work.

I had a rule that I would never sleep at work. I'm a corporate lawyer, and sometimes we work ridiculous hours (I've done back to back all-nighters, literally showering in the office).

I had a call scheduled for 8 A.M. Wednesday. On Monday night, I worked straight through the night, went home for about 45 minutes to shower and change clothes. On Tuesday night, I was still at the office at 4:30 A.M. I could have gone home, but the commute was about 30 minutes. I had to be in by 8. So the difference was between getting 3.5 hours of sleep under my desk, or 2.5 at home.

I was so sad when I crawled under my desk to sleep, but also so relieved to be sleeping.


Holy sh*t... I can't even imagine working hours like that, or better yet being able to function. There are days if I get just six hours of sleep I have a hard time. Let alone back to back all-nighters or just 3.5 hours of sleep.

I wouldn't have felt bad at all sleeping at work if I had those kinds of hours. Honestly seems like a necessity.


Deplaning is a miserable process.

I hate people who jump up as soon as the plane arrives and push their way out. I usually wait for most of the plane to de-board before getting up, and let people who seem in a hurry by.

One time I had 20 minutes from arriving to catching an international flight, even the gate person told us to get off as quick as possible. My family successfully got off, but some guy blocked me and told me to wait.

I made it with a couple min to spare, but barely. Thanks Mr self appointed airplane cop, you sure saved the day!


I'm a long haul flight attendant and this drives me crazy, but I also get it.

However, nothing is worse than the people who get up as soon as the landing gear touches the runway on landing. We are still moving, the door is not opening anytime soon, I'm still strapped to my jumpseat... you literally cannot go anywhere. I get the whole "uncomfortable need to stretch" thing... But you've been sat for 12+ hours, another 10 minutes won't kill you!


How about the people that take f*cking forever to get off the plane. I didn't bring five suitcases and three kids. Can I just leave without waiting 30 minutes while they act surprised we landed?


How'd that work out?

Owning a cell phone. It was 2003 and I was a teenager. All my friends kept getting in trouble for using them in school, and I was like "hahaha you dodos, I don't even need one."


Yeah, me too. I would never need to call anyone, or have friends enough to be called. Then I missed my station while reading on the train without a way to contact home. My parents got me a cheap phone then.


When you don't realize what adulting is like.

When I started my professional life I thought I would never be one of those people who complained about not having time for basically anything outside of work, and how much it drains you. I thought I would get off super fresh from my job at 5 P.M., do a couple of house chores, then head to the gym, come home and cook, have dinner, then get some time to catch up with friends and family, then prepare for the next day, then read in peace , play a game or watch tv before going to bed. Yeah....


Damn man that's like a week's worth of things you expected to do every night after work. I wish there was that much time in a day.


The key is not going home before the gym. I go straight from work, even passing by my house. Because once I go inside that house after work, I ain't leavin'.


When you realize that convenience is amazing.

I have rolled my eyes at grocery delivery, gmail's 'automatic responses' function, people who get takeout constantly, frozen meals, pre-cut veggies, disposable dishes, and leggings as pants. Then I took a digger on an icy sidewalk and ended up with both my wrists in casts. I can't drive, type quickly, cook, wash dishes, or work a zipper or button. Ask me how I feel about all those silly 'conveniences' now.


Yeah. It's hard to put yourself into the headspace or having a disability if you've never had one or been close to someone who had limitations. I was crushed under a truck at 27 and I not only take advantage of those things you mentioned above but also disability aids like grabber sticks and a shower seat. They make my life so much easier. I'm sorry you're hurt. I hope you feel better soon.


Thanks, that's very kind. My injury is both minor and temporary, so I won't pretend to have any real understanding of what it's like to move through the world with a permanent and/or more serious disability. But I definitely have a new appreciation for shortcuts and products that make the day-to-day easier, how deeply tiring it is to struggle with what used to be easy tasks, and how hard it can be to rely on help from other folks to do things. It's been an eye-opening experience.


Nope, shant.

Who works in an office, wearing a suit.


I don't wear a suit, but I work in an office. Through high school and even college, I thought I wouldn't be an "office guy". Turns out I don't have any better ideas.


I was the opposite, all throughout high school and college I wanted a nice office job in a cubicle because it sounded nice and relatively stable. My friends called me crazy.

So far into my working career I am right. But I wish I had a cubicle instead of this stupid open office bs.


Hooking up at work.

I'll never be one of those people involved in office romance. Office romance happened.


Don't work in an office but same. I married mine so I guess it's a good thing I broke this rule. He's the best.


I know 4 co-worker marriages that occurred at my company. I guess when the corporate overlords attach the ball-and-chain to your leg and you spend so much time just naturally happens.


Lol okay.

I was never going to be a 'mean' parent. My child will be able to eat what they want sleep when they want and don't have to go to school.

  • just to make it clear. Thats a rule I promised my 8 year old self. I broke it


I was a little bit of the opposite. I swore I wouldn't be the type of parent to let my kid do whatever he wanted, when he wanted. I can't say I "broke" that rule, but I'm a pretty relaxed dad. Sometimes cookies for breakfast IS a good idea.


When you realize that you are, in fact, messy.


I used to watch my mom and dad doing chores around the house, like clockwork, and I thought to myself "f*ck this. I'm a clean guy, I won't make such a mess, and I certainly won't fuss about it".

Now I'm an adult with a relatively nice house, and nice things, and upkeep is just a part of it. Matter of fact, try running a vacuum across your floor once a week, and empty the canister every time. Then think to yourself "if I didn't do this, all that debris would just keep building up".

Believe it or not, once you get a good routine going, you can keep sh*t pretty neat and tidy, and do a complete clean, and only spend maybe 2.5 hours a week doing so. It's nice to live in a clean house.


There's something different about it when it's your stuff, your house, your responsibility, as opposed to being a kid and being told to clean up.


How you know you're committed.

Before I was in a serious relationship I hated hearing couples use 'we' to describe everything they did. It was not a point of jealousy, but annoyance that I thought they lost their autonomy.

Welp, turns out 'we' is a convenient word choice to describe you and someone else doing something so it's super weird if you intentionally avoid it.


We no longer have a hemorrhoid problem.


I feel VERY attacked, but in the future.

I'll never be the older gay guy with a chihuahua.

He was neglected. I couldn't just leave him there.


We don't always consider dire situations when setting a rule.

Glad you decided to break the rule for something that was worth it.


Cry to me dude I'm a STRAIGHT guy with an accidental chihuahua.


When you discover independent art.

I'll never be one of those people with mass produced art on their wall.

That's me now because I don't have enough time or talent to make a thing nice enough that I would enjoy looking at it. I've got a white and gold mandala, a set of lavender watercolor flowers, and a flower collage that looks like an ocean. So pretty.


Places like society 6 and redbubble have a bunch of independent artists who upload their digital art and fit it to different mediums. A nice combination of supporting artists and being able to order that sh*t online.


"When you got nothin' you got nothin' to lose."

"I'll never be one of those people who give a f*ck about money, you can't take it with you, might get hit by a bus tomorrow so enjoy it while you can!"

I had this mindset for the best part of my life, from 18 to about 30 I was pay day to pay day doing what ever I wanted and eating bread for the last week until payday rolled around again. Didn't give a f*ck about debt and ran my credit in to the ground buying stupid sh*t and going out.

Now I'm very close to 40, I have a career and a mortgage and get paid pretty well I'm the total opposite. I aggressively budget, pay in to a pension plan and don't buy stupid sh*t. I do budget for going out but it's a far cry from they days where I'd just throw my card behind the bar and not give a shit or spend money I don't have on the latest games console.

Guess it just took me a bit longer than most to grow up financially.


After checking my bank account after this weekend, I'm still waiting for that bus to hit me.


Being the cool parent doesn't always work out.

When you are younger, you think that when you'll have kids you'll want to be their friend. That goes right out the window once they get a little older. I am not my kids' friend. I am their dad. They've got plenty of friends, but only one dad. And my job is to be sure they don't grow up to be assh*les.


I have a young son and I hope we can be buddies someday, but right now my job is to make sure he isn't an assh*le when he's 25 (or before that but especially at 25).


Comfy pants only.

I said I would never ever wear leggings as pants because they're not pants.

Then I found out how comfortable they are and I never wear anything else!


"Tights aren't pants," is a phrase my wife once uttered with complete disdain. She has now arrived at "Leggings aren't tights." I assume the leggings as pants question is stuck in subcommittee hell right there with pants that include useful pockets.


You are no match for a fussy eater.

"My kid is going to eat what I make for dinner or he's going to eat nothing, dammit!"

Yeah well I'll die on that hill when he's old enough to argue with. Right now I live in a world where fed=sleeping through the night and if that means some peanut butter crackers as a side to two pieces of pasta then so be it.


Yeah well I'll die on that hill when he's old enough to argue with.

Oh man can I ever relate to this. Parenting a 1 year old is about as easy/hard as training a dog. You have to recognize when they haven't got a clue what you're jabbering at them about.


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.