Parents Reveal Their Best "That Was Awesome But You're Still Grounded" Moments With Their Kids

Kids can be really cool but we still need to know how to discipline them....but where is the line for that kind of thing? Based on our personal feelings, it can get harder to toe that line.

u/yeahsure0811 asked:

Parents of Reddit, what's the best "that was awesome but you're still in trouble" story you have about your kid?

Here were the answers.

Problem Solving


My son is the only kid I know who got out of school suspension in kindergarten.

They had come back inside from recess and my son told the teacher he wanted to go back outside. Teacher obviously says no he can't go back outside, so he pulled the fire alarm because he remembered when you pull the fire alarm everyone has to go back outside...... suspended for 3 days.


Does He Even Know What It Means?

My youngest was at a petting zoo, and all the animals were behaving as expected, except the chickens. After several attempts to run up on them, my wife caught him ducked down, creeping like stealth mode in Skyrim. As he snuck by she heard him mutter "come here, you little b*stard chickens." I laughed way too hard to actually do anything about his swearing. My wife however, gave him the bit about using appropriate language, no matter how funny dad thinks it is.


Toxic Friends; Bye!

My 4 year old used to play with the 6 year olds next door. These little girls were little sh!t heads. They were playing keep away from her, because she was small, they would ride their bikes far away from her and then come back and scold her for "ditching them". Right as I'm getting up from the porch to say something to their parents, my 4 year old just loudly says, in the middle of the street, "You're b*tches" and goes inside.

We had cookies and talked about not using curse words, but I have to agree, they're b*tches.


Rented Property

My niece got grounded for getting in trouble in school. She was disallowed from having any digital devices in her room. Parents stripped the room.

Apparently, however, she managed to convince her friend to rent her friend's tablet for the week. She did so by trading her desserts. Nobody would have noticed, except she giggled just a little too loudly when my brother-in-law was passing by. When he opened the door, she was sitting in bed, but completely flustered. Apparently she said everything was all right, but, when she got up for a hug her father smartly insisted on, the tablet fell on the floor.

Secret props from my sister and BIL for creativity. More days grounded for my niece.


Playground Rules


My son is now 14 but when he was 8 he got in trouble for hitting another kid. The teacher was further infuriated when she asked my son why he hit the other kid and my son responded with "Coz my mum said if someone hits me I should hit him back".

I worked at the school's After School Hours program so the teacher brought my son to me and told me she was outraged my son would lie to her by saying that. I told her my son wasn't lying, I had told him to hit back as I didn't want him being bullied. This pissed the teacher off more. She then explained that the boy my son hit had been bullying a little girl so my son had stepped in to stop him and that's when the other kid hit my son so then my son hit back.

I said it sounded like my son had done the right thing in helping the little girl from the bully and if the school wants to punish him that's fine but in my books he'd done the right thing.

Schools are sometimes stupid in their playground rules.


Racism Is Always Good For Retaliation

So this was my husband when he was younger. He is asian and was adopted into a family in a very white town. He was in the bathroom at middle school one day and a kid starts harassing him saying racist sh*t like "Show me some karate". So my husband kicked him in the penis. He had to leave school for the day so he got in trouble there but his parents definitely did not punish him.


Not For My Own Joy

I was the kid.

My younger brother has high-functioning autism, and he doesn't really like to leave home for any reason. We went to the beach and he was upset the whole time; the only thing he was interested in was the seagull that occasionally flew or walked by. My parents wanted to snorkel but he wouldn't get in the water, so I said I'd stay on the beach and watch him for a while. I was told not to let him feed the seagulls.

As soon as my parents were far enough out into the ocean, I cracked open the cooler and ripped open a bag of chips, throwing them all over the sand around us. Within a minute there were hundreds of seagulls flocking us, like we were in a snow globe. My brother was having the time of his life.

Of course I got into trouble, but it was worth it. It's been 5+ years but he still brings it up and talks about how it was his favorite beach trip.


Mission Accomplished

Backstory: i had been trying to teach my kids how to protect one another and always be there. All my children were in a strict Christian school and one day I went to pick them. As I pull up, there are no kids playing in the snow and I'm met at the door by teachers who are so angry they won't talk to me. I'm like wtf is going on.

Come to find out half the school(30kids) we're in corners or writing sentences. Wtf again.

The younger teachers bring my oldest girls who are in 3 and 4th grade out to me smiling and pull me to the aide to tell me.

A boy with a crush on my oldest daughter was teasing her and took her winter coat.

My second oldest daughter and her friends saw this and literally jumped the boy, threw him down the snow hill and the whole f*cking school of little "Christian kids" rolled into the one and only school fight while my two girls walked off with their coats and stood to the side.

Later that night while I wanted to strangle them and congratulate them, the principal calls me says oh god it was the funniest thing I ever saw!!

Mean while more than half the parents at the church were angry about it for months.



Son did something to the school IT network that allowed him to bypass a security system and do something that was banned (I deliberately tuned out during the details of how, but the thing he wanted to do was definitely something he'd be allowed to do at home). He fixed it when he was done, logged out and rebooted, but got caught anyway as someone saw him access whatever site it was.

Even the IT department and Head of Year said they were hugely impressed by his ability and ingenuity. But he had to be punished, and the punishment was to remove all tech from his school day for one full day. Way more successful a punishment than exclusion or detention would have been.


Don't Tell Your Mother, Kiss One Another, Die For Each Other


I was the kid.

In my first year of high school, I made a new friend in class. One day he brings 6 little tins (model paint tins) covered in tape and there was a little wick on top of it.

"Here have these, my dad makes them"

I took them home, in the middle of the night I snuck down to a park and lit one. A single tiny tin shot sparks and glowing embers 30 feet into the air. It was incredible. I loved it!! I ran home and hid the other 5 in my wardrobe.

A few weeks later mum calls me into my room as soon as I got home from school. She's found the fireworks and shes pissed. She asks what they are and I tell her. I'm grounded for 2 weeks.

A couple of days later my dad walks into my room and hands me $20.

"Tell your friend I want 6 more. Don't tell your mother."


Down He Went

My boy was about 4 years old and playing on a soccer team. Being the gentle soul he is, he believed in sharing the ball on the field. But there was this other kid who understood the purpose of the game was not sharing the ball with your opponent. The kid would push into him rather roughly in the spirit of getting or maintaining possession of the ball. At some point my son just flat out decked him. I just put my hand over my eyes and looked downward to keep from laughing in a way that other parents could see me. It goes without saying that I would never condone that behavior - and we did have a serious talk about it afterward. He's now 20 yo and is the kindest gentlest man I've known. Of course, I'm not stupid enough to play soccer with him...



I was 14 or so and playing fetch with the dog. Out in a field behind our house that had a bunch of old chain link fence pieces laying around. I'm not sure why I thought, I wonder if the ball will fit in the metal fence post, but it did.

I immediately knew what I had to do. I had to build a cannon. So I dug a small dirt hill for protection and went about drilling and glueing. The first time it blew the cap off the fence post... The second time I buried the end in the dirt, put half a cup of black powder in, toilet paper as wadding and the ball. Cap stayed on and I never did find that ball again.

Needless to say the fire department was called by the neighbors. My dad was pissed, but my mom just couldn't stop laughing.


Not The Yeti


I doubt this will get read.

So here is some backstory....

I told my wife about my sister's old college roommate and what she used to do. Her roommate used to grab her boob and yell,"SASQUATCH!"

Well I told my wife this and did it to her a few times because its funny (we both get a kick out of it). Any who, my daughter at like 1-2 years old does this to her day care teacher. Teacher told the wife and heard it from my wife. Honestly I thought it was hilarious!

Wife says it was the most awkward daycare pick up.


This Child Was Definitely A Scorpio

Obligatory not a parent but the kid.

I was maybe six or seven when this happened and my parents had taken me to the local farm for my birthday because I wanted to go to their little petting zoo. So we're walking around the pens and we get to the sheep area.

I was walking around acting like a little shit like kids do and I walked up to this really weird looking sheep. Turns out the farmer had a pet ram and he forgot to put it away before opening. So I come up and start messing with its horns because I thought it was injured. It didn't like that and within seconds I found myself sitting on my ass with my stomach hurting. That bastard had rammed me but instead of getting upset I just got really angry. My parents and the farmer start running towards me, screaming at me to back away so I don't get hurt anymore. But I was an anger fueled kid so I stood up, cocked my arm back, and punched it as hard as I could in the jaw.

I proceeded to then break down in tears because that fractured my wrist. I was grounded for a few weeks because my parents didn't want me thinking that punching livestock was the right thing to do but my dad still thinks that's the coolest thing i've ever done.


Repeating What We're Not Proud Of

My husband recently brought this one to my attention.

Bikers in our area are known for being *ssholes and revving their engines to a painfully audible decibel as they go past pedestrians. I've taken to muttering under my breath things like "F*cking d**chebags" and sometimes forget that I've got my 8 year old with me.

The other week, he demanded to know why I'd said it was acceptable for my 8 year old to scream "You f*cking d**chebag!" at revving bikers as they went past.

Keeping a straight face was hard.


Vicarious Scolding

I'm not a parent, nor have I ever been so this story is from my point of view rather then my mom.

One year we got crazy amounts of snowfall after Christmas and I had decided that it would be an good awesome idea to go sledding off the roof. My mom just happened to be looking out the front window when I went flying off, landed in the yard and down out into the street. We lived in a circle so there was no traffic but she had no idea what had happened so she scolded me pretty good over that one. She said it was something she had always thought about doing when she was little but never had the opportunity to do so.

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.