Outraged Patients Share The Worst Advice They've Ever Received From A Doctor.

We trust doctors to give us sound, medical advice when our bodies tell us that something isn't right. Unfortunately, however, that's not always the case. Here, outraged people share the worst advice a doctor has ever given them.

When in doubt, always get a second opinion.


1. Ignorance is bliss. Why not try it?

I went in complaining that I had bad diarrhea that was, by my estimates, 90% blood. Their remedy?

"Try to stop pooping for a while."


2. Yikes!

My gyno said I had a genital wart and brought in the stuff to burn it off. I said I would get a second opinion. It turns out I had razor burn folks... razor burn. He was going to burn off razor burn.

That would have scarred my lady bits! No clue how he could not tell the difference. My new doc wanted to report him.


3. Close call.

I was given two different pills for gout by a walk-in clinic doctor because my family doctor was out of town. I started to get really, really sick a few days after taking the pills but pushed through it for another couple of days hoping that the horrible swelling/pain in my foot would die down.

I finally got so sick that my mother dragged me to see my family doctor (he had just gotten back to town). He took one look at my prescriptions and flipped out. Apparently I was going through the early stages of organ failure because the two pills I was given should never be taken together.


4. One million times worse.

"You have alcohol intolerance. Try different drinks. Stop using Google.''

I stayed not more than 45 seconds in his office, explained to him I had a really sharp, stabbing pain in my upper back 15 minutes after I drank my first drink from being sober, every single time. The only thing Google was telling me, was Hodgkin's Lymphoma and I told him that. He didn't even got up from his chair to take a look at me.

The story goes, 9 months later, bumps appeared on my neck, yeah, I had the cancer. And it was now stage IV. That was in December 2013, 8 months of chemo later.


5. Thanks for nothing, doc!

"The pain you are feeling in your right foot is normal, no more light duty for you" - US Navy doctor. My achilles ruptured the next week during a PT run (was in the Marine Corps). Thank you sir!


6. Interesting "medical" advice.

I was told by one doctor that the depression I was suffering from at the time was in actuality a spiritual crisis, and my body's way of telling me I missed having God in my life.

I nearly burst out laughing in his face.

He also chastised my girlfriend at the time for being amoral because we were sexually active. A real class individual that fellow. Needless to say I never saw that particular doctor again.


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7. Don Draper? Is that you?

I went to the doctor with a flu, discovered later that it was pneumonia. During the first visit my doctor advised me to smoke cigarettes, because they will kill the bacteria in the throat and thus ending my flu. Just wow


8. That was a little counterproductive.

I go in because I'm diabetic and am having trouble keeping my levels down. No tests, nothing, she tells me she's taking me off the meds because I can control this with diet and exercise. I have already been trying but she won't listen.

Six months later I'm in the hospital with sugar levels over 900. The ER doctor does some simple tests and determines I am not type 2 but type1 and my body is no longer producing insulin. I was on ICU for three days. I was on the verge of going into a coma.


9. Just walk it off!

I know you've torn a ligament in your leg, it's ok, you don't need crutches, just walk home, you'll be fine.


10. Is that how it works?

When I was 14 my therapist told me that I would end up dying from AIDS because I like guys. I didn't go back to see her after that.


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11. Just go home and Google your treatment.

Went to a doctor about my bad back..

"Here do these stretches I read about in the NY Times."

Writes NY Times stretching on Rx pad.


12. Pardon me?

As I was getting blood drawn for some tests, "You would have no problem doing heroin with these veins."

Not really advice but it certainly made me think of some more life options


13. Just singe it off.

For my acne: "Rub 99% alcohol all over your face morning and night. Oh God, no.


14. Simple fix.

"Just take some Gaviscon." No testing, no referrals to a gastroenterologist, nothing. Found a new doctor. Turns out, I have Crohns disease.

Also, saw a temporary doctor for cystitis and she prescribed some antibiotics as it wasn't going away on its own. "Are you sure?" said the pharmacist "I think I'll give her a call and check, these aren't supposed to be mixed with your immunosuppressants". The doctor assured them that it would be fine. It was not. I survived though!


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15. Follow your gut.

One day in the middle of the night, my wife wakes me and says she's having really bad pain in her stomach and that she needs to go to the hospital. We go, about by the time we get there, things start dying down - the doctor tells her (with minimal examination, just her describing her symptoms) that she has acid reflux.

The same symptoms keep happening over and over, and she talks to different doctors and is put on antacids and things like that - but it wasn't happening. The doctors just said that having intense, overwhelming pain (where she had trouble walking/standing) in your stomach a few times a month that was relieved by vomiting was apparently how acid reflux worked. She was told - pretty much insisted - to stop drinking alcohol, and asked if she was sure she wasn't pregnant. Well, she literally never drinks, and wasn't pregnant.

I mean, neither of us had it, but I was growing pretty suspicious that it wasn't it - but her doctors were adamant and wouldn't do any more checking.

Several months later, where its frequency was increasing from once or twice a month to once or twice a week, she tells me we need to go to the hospital again - so we do. While they're checking her in, one of the doctors tells me they'll run a few tests, but they're pretty sure it's acid reflux. I'm pretty adamant to him that this is not the case. I'm not sure if my seriousness got them to do more tests - but they eventually realize that... surprise! It's not acid reflux.

Instead, it's gall stones that are getting stuck in the duct between her gall bladder and her pancreas, causing her pancreas to swell which is potentially fatal. Fortunately, at this point, they actually do something - but jesus this was infuriating to go through. Watching her experience it, it was clear that this was pretty serious - but as soon as doctors heard acid reflux, they just immediately tuned her out and said "NO ALCOHOL, STOP CONSUMING ANY FAT IN YOUR FOODS!" and that crippling stabbing pains would just go away.

I remember, even she has surgery to get her gall bladder removed - I asked if the doctors thought it would stop the symptoms that caused her to come to the hospital in the first place - and they said no (they did).


16. From zero to one hundred.

Was lectured loudly for about 5 minutes by my GP about drug-seeking when I asked her not to prescribe me opiate painkillers for a moderate shoulder issue I had come in for.

She then told me they needed over $200 in blood tests and to stop by the little blood test center thing in the office on my way out to have the draw done. I mentioned that I just came in because my shoulder pain had lasted too long and become a little more than I thought was normal/acceptable. She left the exam room without saying a word and didn't come back. So I left and did the same.


17. Words of "wisdom."

"Visit the Amazon Rainforest. Then you'll know what life is really about".

Jeez, I was just coming because my shoulder hurts, not to be weirdly lectured for 45 minutes.


18. Turns out she did need that MRI.

"You don't need an MRI. You have a torn ACL."

Two months later, an MRI revealed an aggressive giant-celled bone tumor that had completely destroyed my right knee and half of my femur.


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19. The proof is in the pudding.

I was really sick last summer and because of my symptoms my mom called our good friend who was a GI doctor. The GI doctor heard my symptoms and said it was very likely E. Coli. I was really sick in an adult diaper so we went to the ER as per his instructions.

The ER doctor was very very old. I told him my symptoms and what our friend told us to explain why we came in. He started saying, "You couldn't have that because only the really old and the really young get that!"

I was like, uhhhhhhh......

They gave me tons of fluids and sent me home. Fine whatever.

Turns out 5 other girls came down with the same symptoms in my sorority and one was diagnosed with it.


20. "You'll get over it"...nice.

After I had my son, I went to my GP and broke down in tears saying that I was having flashbacks from his birth and panic attacks, that I wasn't coping and I was thinking about suicide. Her response?

"You should feel lucky that you have a healthy baby, some women don't. You'll get over it."

Well, I didn't, and it took me another year to finally get help. I still suffer with depression and anxiety now, nearly 8 years on, although I am doing much better these days. It took me a lot to go and ask for help and she just confirmed in my head that I was a crappy person.


21. Ice, ice baby.

Maybe not the doctor, but I feel like school nurses in general always had the crappiest solutions. At least my school's nurse did.

Scrape on your knee? Here's an ice pack.

Break you thumb? Here's an ice pack.

Stomach Bug? Here's an ice pack.


22. Major plot twist.

Doctor to my wife's mother when my wife was four: "Your daughter has flu. No I'm not referring her to the hospital. Go away and stop bothering me."

PLOT TWIST: it was Leukemia.


23. Well that's a little much.

My daughter's doctor told me at her one year checkup that she was ADHD because she didn't want to sit still in the exam room for 15 minutes.

We got a different doctor after that.


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24. Anyone is at risk.

"Since you're a lesbian, this is the only pap smear you will ever need." That's what my former doctor said to me at age 26 (I have since had a lesbian friend die of cervical cancer, and some others with abnormal paps).

Though it is more rare in lesbians than straight women, we can still get things wrong with our privates. It's not just the penises that spread HPV.


25. Fruit juice = no sugar? Hmmm...

Not me, but a doctor told my brother that he should drink more fruit juice and eat yogurt to help reduce his blood sugar.

A psychologist told him he should find a horse to ride and stop playing video games.


26. She knew the answer from the beginning.

The worst advice I got was when I was 13.

I have dopa-responsive dystonia (neurological disorder, Parkinsonian-type symptoms that were getting worse and worse, I was nearly wheelchair bound).

All I needed was a little bit of l-dopa everyday and I would be 100% fine. They were already treating my cousin this way with perfect success, but my parents couldn't get the doctor to prescribe l-dopa.

Instead they gave me Haldol, an anti-psychotic usually given to schizophrenic patients. It took what little dopamine I was producing OUT of my system, and made me so much worse.

It was horrible and, being 13 had no idea what was going on. Then I had withdrawal symptoms when my mom made me stop taking it. Just after that I finally got my dopamine pills and have been fine ever since, but what a traumatic ride.


27. Proved her wrong.

When my ex and I were going through infertility, our insurance changed and there was only one doctor in our area who was covered. We had already experienced a few early miscarriages and had a basic plan of action with our prior doctor.

The new doctor latched on to my PCOS and weight and began blaming me for everything rather than trying to help us. She insisted that all I needed was to lose weight and said I should eat low calorie. Despite my protests that I had tried that in the past and also went to the gym 3-5 days a week, I agreed to try.

In one month, with a combo of low cal, the gym, and some medication for insulin resistance, I lost two pounds. I was thrilled - I had never been able to lose weight in my life, and attributed it to the medication.

But at my next appointment, the doctor rolled her eyes at my progress and called me a liar when I detailed my food and exercise for her.

She eventually made the recommendation that we try IUI, which we were explicitly against due to the high risk of multiples. We weren't ready for that, and had been told we were good candidates for single transfer IVF. The new doctor refused to even consider it. With more eye rolling, she said, "So you get twins or triplets and your family is done in one go. It's really not a big deal."

We did not go see her again.

The joke's on her - I now do Keto and I've lost about 70 lbs. Although I no longer want children, my doctor believes my fertility is now greatly increased if not fully restored. And I don't exercise regularly or eat low calorie.


28. That escalated quickly.

I went to an A&E for an X-ray and waited 4 hours to be told there was no fracture in my foot and to start walking when I can.

I got a phone call the next day. I had broken my 2nd, 4th and 5th metatarsals.



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.