People Confess What Happened Last Time They Broke Down Crying.

This article is based on the AskReddit question "When was the last time you cried, and why?"

[Source can be found at the end of the article]



1. The message in a comic

Last night.

I came out as queer to my mother a few months ago and things have been on a steady decline since then. Last night she told me that she doesnt care what happens to me, doesn't want me in her life anymore, and asked that I don't try to contact her again. Weirdly enough, that's not the part that made me cry.

I wound up stumbling across a comic by a queer artist/drag performer that I love, a few hours later. For some reason the comic hit me incredibly hard and that's what made me cry. It's about the death of the artist's mother, and though my mother is alive and well, I've lost her in a different way.

I felt like an idiot for crying so hard at a comic that wasn't even really related to what happened between me and my mother, but I couldn't help it. Bad timing, I suppose.

NewsiesOnAMission

2. When music shed lights on the truth

I dated this girl for three years, from the beginning of sophomore year of high school to half-way through our first year in college. We went through an exceptionally bad breakup, and during the whole event she had a friend who would listen to my ex talk about us. Yesterday, I found out she was a musician, and she had written a song about our breakup from my ex's perspective.

The song finally made me understand what my ex had been saying the whole time.

I cried for an hour straight.

GodZiirra

3. Making a difference

Nurse here. My patient took out his prosthetic upper pallet in his mouth to reveal the bullet hole where he shot himself 6 years ago. He told me he was so glad it didn't work because he would never meet people like me that make his life easier. I immediately went to the locker room and cried and cried all the way home tonight.

alphapanther

4. All is well now

My adoptive nephew found a clip on YouTube today, of a cop explaining to kids what they should do when mommy or daddy was hurting them. When he said he wished he had know about that before. That. Did. It.

To clarify, my sister and her husband took over care for him after child protective services removed him from his biological parents. He seems to be doing really well now, and we are all working to help him move on, and give him the love and safety he needs.

Grabbie

5. When parents dont visit

When I realized my family goes to the city where I live to go shopping but can't come over to say hi. They are furious when I can't come because of school. It just hurts me a lot because I try everything I can to maintain contact but they are like whatever, he should come to visit.

TheRealWarriorGohan

6. An unexpected birthday surprise

Just last week. Was my 21st birthday and went home to see the family. Ended up just listening to my parents argue the whole night. Wasn't a surprise really - just didn't really expect in on my birthday.

niro-14

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7. A proud dad

About two weeks ago. My dad passed away. Knew it was coming for a month or so, did a bunch of crying leading up to his passing. Felt like I was ready for it. Barely cried the day he died. In fact went to work and told myself, "Look at how strong I am! Dad would be proud."

michelle_est_triste

8. An emotional roller coaster

About an hour ago. My wife is an amazing woman and I love her to the ends of the earth. About twice a year she has a very rough period that makes her super emotional and touchy. Well that's this month this year. Both of us have recently started new jobs, I am working 100+ hours a week at my new job trying to rush through training and get settled in. Well I tried to call her to just say hi and that I love her and she just went off on me, over nothing and I know she isn't REALLY mad, just hormonal and that in about another 20 minutes I will get a text saying something along the lines of I'm sorry, you can hate me, love you" but it just hit me and I had to walk out to my car and just cry. I am terrified that I will somehow mess this job up, because it is one of the best opportunities I have ever had, and between this and my wife's job we will be financially stable. We literally are within two weeks of getting by and not having any worries. I just have to push through the stress, and worry and just keep telling myself that I am going to make it.

I hope I can.

Riotousblitz2013

9. That Scrubs episode

Two nights ago. Watching Scrubs for the first time. S01E04, My Old Lady, the episode that starts with the premise that on average, one in three patients who enter a hospital will die.

FindingAlaska

10. Breaking the news to him

This morning. My girlfriend told me that her brother, her sister-in-law, and she were going to drive to the prison to visit her older brother (and husband of her sister-in-law) who is doing 10 to 15 years for a drug possession charge. His older daughter died, and he will find out in a few hours. She and her sister-in-law, and the surviving daughter are 8000 miles away, and I just want to hug all three in my arms right now.

And now I'm crying again as I type this.

what-about-99

11. Heartbreaking decision

Friday. I cried for about five hours because I've come to the harsh reality that I need to put my cat down. I've had her for almost 10 years, but she has heart disease and won't get better. It was a strange reality knowing that I'm the one who will have to make the decision for her to die. Breaks my heart.

marefo

12. Sharing lifes successes with someone

1 hour ago. Just graduated college yesterday, which should have been one of the happiest days of my life, until the love of my life made me aware that we won't ever work out. Life's successes don't mean a damn thing when you have nobody to share them with

tobeornot17

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13. From sad tears to happy tears

It was last Tuesday, after of my math final. Went out in tears as I was certain I failed, meaning I'd be suspended from the University. Got my results back on Thursday, and ended up passing. Cried happy tears then.

UndefinedOrb81

14. Long work hours

Yesterday. I work almost 70 hours a week. I'm alone at work for the most part too. I miss my wife and daughter so much I break down a lot. I get to see them about a half hour in the morning if I'm lucky. When I do see them they are happy and excited so it's worth it, I guess.

virus100

15. Quit and start over

Yesterday. I'm struggling through an abusive relationship with my partner who has borderline personality disorder. He really does love me but his illness causes psychological harm. I can't save him. I'm so exhausted, discouraged, defeated, and hopeless. I don't want to be in this situation but I still want him. I don't want to leave him without support or help but the likeliness of him healing and being good for me are slim to none. I just want a new life. I want to quit and start over.

Curiouscat0317

16. Runaway dogs

About a year ago. I moved to Japan and someone who was watching my dogs called me and said they got out and they couldn't find them. They checked everywhere and nothing. I love my dogs and I was 7000 miles away and could do nothing to help.

Two weeks later, my coworker called me and said "I have your dogs, found them at a park together. Hungry and afraid." I'm a grown man but I cried so much. They are here with me now and very happy and healthy.

uronlisunshyne

17. Algebra is difficult!

I've had a boat load of concussions from sports and the only class I need to graduate college is Algebra yet I cannot figure it out. Other than that I have great grades but the fact my 13 year old cousin can do what takes me hours of struggling to do annoys the hell out of me.

ChetManly92

18. The most supportive partner

Last night. My boyfriend and I were cuddling and it just hit me that I do not deserve the man I'm with right now. Add that to an already low week, and I started sobbing.

I'm really grateful to have a person who deals with all of my crap with me, doesn't care what anyone else thinks (a sharp contrast to myself), and doesn't care about the issues I have, just that we'll face them together.

Depression sucks, some days, weeks, months are worse than others, but it'll be okay someday.

citrinya

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19. The nightmare

Yesterday.

Had a panic attack after dreaming that my step-mom was kicking me out of the house, for finding "something on my phone," but I was confused because it needs my fingerprint - and as far as I knew there wasn't anything incriminating on it. The worse part was the smirk on her face as the tears started falling on my face. I woke up sobbing - and then started hyperventilating. I don't even live there any more.

hellogentlerose

20. Appreciating great grandmother

Great grandmother died last weekend and when I was told I wasn't that upset because we all expected it, but on Friday night I was lying in bed thinking about all the cards she sent me with money in them on Birthdays and Christmas, the few memories I have of her came to me and I just started sobbing. What made me cry the most was thinking about how I took all the gifts for granted, I would get them in the post and just take it, usually without sending one back or saying thank you over the phone, she'd probably forgotten I existed when the Alzheimer's got worse.

butt_toxins

21. The heartbreaking documentary

Watched a recent Vice documentary about the conflict in Afghanistan, and the part which got me was when they revisited kids from a previous documentary. Who needed to fight alongside their parents even though they are only 8 and under.

I found myself getting really overwhelmed by it all.

Strange thing is I don't ever cry about my own problems.

DAWGMEAT

22. So much disappointment

Waiting to be asked to prom by my boyfriend turned into "let's ditch prom and go paint-balling" which turned into "let's go to a movie" which turned into, at the last minute, "something came up. It's stupid, but my expectations had to keep getting lower and lower, until I couldn't have any at all. Teenage hormones probably don't help either.

ijustneedanacctplz

23. When expectations are ruined

I was having a really good day leading up to the holidays. Woke up really early (before the wife got up) and got a lot done. We had a 6-month-old baby and were adjusting to that whole thing.

I was happy I had gotten so much housework done and was relaxing, playing video games, etc. Kinda was looking forward to trying for sex that night as well.

Then my wife suddenly wanted my help and I wasn't immediately available. This turned into a discussion where she said "I know you do a lot but I need you to do more." When I pointed out things I had done that day she cut me off and just said I needed to do more. I went to bed but she followed me a few minutes later, upset that I didn't say goodnight. Then she left.

I cried a little bit just because my expectations for the evening totally went opposite of what I had hoped for.

My wife is not usually like this, but every holiday with the baby has had something like this happen.

urchigold

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24. A series of unfortunate events

I found out my wife had been having an ongoing affair. She went out of town for a week on a "business trip" and was really at a beach resort with her boyfriend. After I found out her lies she decided to divorce me, and a month after that happened, my [cut] mother died. Three weeks later my brother died. All the while I was going through emotional turmoil, as well as empty nest because my kids had both just left out of the house.

truthskr807

25. Overwhelming stress

Wednesday of this last week. The overwhelming amount of stress that I am under finally made me snap. I have been trying to save money for a vacation for my kids (only $300 to go) and my middle child who has been having stomach issues for 3 years now and needs surgery to remove her malfunctioning gallbladder. I just felt so defeated.

crazymissyd

26. Bob Ross is just such a nice person!!!

I cried in the middle of an Olive Garden, of all places, about a week ago. My mom wanted to treat me to lunch so I went along. She was diagnosed with type II diabetes a year ago and we've been having a lot of disputes about her diet since then. She ordered dessert, I said to her, "You know how I feel about that," and started crying at the table.

Later that night, I was watching Bob Ross episodes to fall asleep, and wept a bit because he's so nice and I was just sad in general.

gullleyjimson

27. The terrible news

I'm 17, moving off to college soon. My parents were worried about me because I have been sleeping a lot lately, been sick, had no energy to do anything, etc. They took me to the doctor last week, and I was directed to have blood drawn so they could run some tests. I cried when I was informed by both my parents and the doctor that there is a very strong chance that I have type II diabetes. I have no idea if and how this is going to change my life yet, but I know I won't be able to handle it.

SteelMemes1

28. Feeling defeated but looking forward to better beginnings

Last night. It was my last shift at the job I've been working at for nearly a year and I realized nobody particularly cared I was leaving. I had no friends there.

Though I do cry quite often and, more often than not, there's no reason. It's equally possible I became depressed and began finding sadness in places I previously hadn't. I didn't even like any of my coworkers very much.

I'm feeling better today. I'm trying to be optimistic about starting my new co-op position tomorrow. I'll be working in an office and earning more than I ever have. I'm going to try really hard to make friends.

796f6c6f

29. A painful child labor

My wife's labor. Before our son was born. She was at a level a pain I didn't think was possible until that moment and I was totally helpless to help her. I hadn't cried in years and years and that broke me. She's in the middle of labor and actually consoled ME.

Turns out she had gone from 2cm - 10cm and had to skip the epidural.

trojanman190

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30. Open up the flood gates

Last Thursday. My fianc broke up with me and moved out. Struggling with money and finding a new place to live right now but I think I'll pull through. I rarely ever cry but man it feels nice when those flood gates open.

vikingstangerr

31. Sexual differences

Last night. My girlfriend and I were talking about our sexual relationship. I have a normal sex drive while she has a very low one. As such she doesn't really think about our sexual encounters much in general. And don't get me wrong we both enjoy sex, it's just that she doesn't think as highly of it in the grand scheme of our relationship as I do. Anyway, I was describing how when I reflect on any given sexual encounter that I'll note that she doesn't give much response and that lack of response in the moment will make me feel insecure when I think about it later. The anxiety of describing these things to her as well as drudging up these emotions brought me to tears because our sexual differences are the only substantial road-bump in our relationship.

monkeybull445

32. The forgiving toddler

Earlier today. My 18 month old was being a pain and I lost all patience. I yelled at him and was too rough getting him in the carseat.

I got to feeling sorry for myself about all the stuff I'm dealing with when I started thinking about my son and how he can't communicate what he wants with me and when he tried I lost my temper.

I pulled over, got him out of the car and just sobbed telling him how sorry I am and asking to start over.

Luckily he's very forgiving.

BurritoEater12

33. Jealous cries

On Friday I took one of my best friends out to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 for his birthday and we went bar hopping for Cinco de Mayo afterwards. At 11:30 I was about four drinks in and feeling pretty tired after a long week at a new job so I bade him good night and Ubered home. I assumed he did the same.

Yesterday I was out shopping and sent him a text about Uber being much less expensive than I expected for a drinking holiday and he replied "I didn't spend last night in my own bed, hahaha. Apparently he stayed out and picked up a cute nurse at another bar.

I've had a hard year - sporadic employment, living with my depressed parents and watching my brother's life be limited by brain damage, etc. Some major issues relating to abuse flared up in my girlfriend's past a few months ago and we more or less haven't had sex since. I've been very far from a place where I could stroll into a bar and pick a girl to chase into bed. A big pang of jealousy and yearning hit me and I cried a bit in my car before replying with "Good job, dude!

Psychoceramicist

34. So sweet!

So my girlfriend is going away for work this week and she'll be gone for a few months. We haven't been together very long, but we were made for each other. I used to think that love at first sight and stuff like that was just something people said. But it's real.

So, we were having lunch a few days ago and she told me she had a gift. She pulled out from her bag a framed picture of her and I we took at a party we recently attended. It was a candid picture a friend took of her smiling while I was whispering in her ear. It was just the nicest gift I've ever gotten. Sure, we have plenty of photos together but just on our phones and Facebook and stuff. But just holding that picture of us together was so special. I mean, who develops photos anymore? I started crying like a baby when I saw it. I'm really going to miss her.

In the photo, I was whispering to her that she was my soulmate. And she is.

TheComedian60

35. All the feels

Saturday. Girl I work with I like. When I start liking one, I focus far too much on how to impress them or talk to them or make them laugh or whatever. Despite my mind going a thousand miles a minute to not appear boring, I come across as just that. A few months ago I was opening up a little more, being more natural but I didn't have majorly strong feelings for her. But as soon as I do, I pretty much ruin it for myself. It sucks because with all the other women I work with, I'm my natural self and come across as pretty personable, which was beginning to happen with the girl in question until I caught the feels. Now communication is pretty mundane, body language isn't as engaging and zero flirting happens. Basically I cried because I'm sick of making myself an obstacle because of my lack of confidence or my clearly innate ability to not efficiently manage my own emotions.

That and I work weekends.

whythehermit

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Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?

You're not the only one.

u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?

Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.

I Know What I Like

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My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.

The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.

- RazerWolf04

My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.

- Apples9308

Saturdays

My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.

We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.

- FormalMango

Iraq

I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.

- dontcryformegiratina

$40

With an ex:

"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."

She did not understand this.

I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.

"Now how much do you have in your hand?"

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.

- shicole3

Crayons

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I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."

To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.

- argofire

Emailing NASA

A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.

Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.

7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.

Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.

Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.

He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.

That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."

Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.

Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.

It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold

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Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.


I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.

This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.

- -justforclout-

Tomash

Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.

Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.


An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.

I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.

- kawaii_psycho451

Microwaves

Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.

He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.

He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence

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How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.

- JustARegularToaster

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"

"orange"

"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?

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I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)


The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.

The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.

fox_boi2

Richard Nixon

I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.


I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.

Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.

grumblecakes1

Balloon to Heaven

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.

And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

Dskee02

Binder Clips

I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.

He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.

It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.

justantherredditgirl

Jewish

Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".

My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.

Aslkurloz

Nutella

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3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.

I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.

vault_tec_redditor

Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.

Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.

Meh75

Wicked Witch of the West

I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.

I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.

weirdatwork2017

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.

They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.

So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.

Frisby2007

Telekinesis

My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.

I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.

We didn't speak to each other for four days.

dude_bizarro

Ghosts

How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).


How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.

thebeststory

Dogs and Chocolate

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I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.

I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.

KlutzyHedgehog

Is water wet?

My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.

For the record, it is no to both questions.

SFCopperhead

Mission Trip

A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.

He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.

SirRogers

Dragon Tales

One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.

It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.

MistalQueensglaive

Green Or Yellow?

When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.

Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.

BugsRatty

Stars In Their Multitude

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I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".

I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.

theedjman

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

droneb2hive

Hot Water

About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.

She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.

We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.

moniker5000

Biology Class

I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"

I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.

I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...

10d4plus8

Solid Or Liquid?

Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.

For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.

ScreamingPotoo