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People Reveal The Quickest Way They've Seen Someone Ruin Their Life

You can't get a do-over so do life right!

Life is hard. And making mistakes is a given! We're gonna screw up, hell we ALL have already. We have screwed up in ways that can never be redeemed! But we learn to move forward. There are times you know you are witnessing true devastation in the making, and you should do all you can to save everyone involved, but that is normally implausible. So most of the time we are a witness to carnage. People are gonna do wha they're gonna do.

Redditor u/Nashahaito wanted to hear about the unfortunate moments in the lives of others by asking... What is the quickest way you've seen someone f**k their life up?

No limo service! 

A guy I used to work with told me his story when I asked him why he never drove in.

One night, he and his buddies got loaded at a club. As they're walking out, he noticed that there was a limo sitting outside with the motor running and no one in sight. So he hops in, and tells his buddies that he's going to joy ride it around the block. Unfortunately, he's so blitzed he ended up crashing it into a light pole 100 feet away.

Pause and think about the charges that are already amounting...

So he gets out and starts to stumble away, at which point the officer who was waiting further up the block to catch potential DUIs runs down and cuffs him. Then he opens the back door and about 8 terrified high school students hop out. Turns out they were on their way back from prom and the limo driver had made the stop to swap drivers/shifts.

So, in the space of about 5 minutes, this moron was facing no fewer than 5 felonies, and almost 20 years later still doesn't have a drivers license. ScubaScoober


18 year old kid threw a brick through my stores front window and took off with $20,000 of cannabis. Ended up getting caught an hour later. He will probably spend 20 years in prison. shafthurtsalot

Dude, 3 idiots in Canada tried to rob a dispensary WHILE IT WAS OPEN, IN THE MIDDLE OF BROAD DAYLIGHT using nothing but a can of Bear-Mace. Which is actually not as potent to humans as Human-Mace. The shop-keep defended his store by hitting them with bongs. It was fantastic. But dude, that just goes to show you. Some people would rather just steal someone else's things than do it yourself. CptBL

Don't Drink and Drive...

Drunk girl decides she's fine to drive home. Not even a mile down the road, she crashes into another vehicle and kills three people.

She was celebrating getting accepted into med school. Went to prison instead. ScrewThis1029

To the Future...


A month after graduating, the valedictorian of my HS took his graduation money and savings and drove to California where he bought a ton of drugs back home and sell. Got caught coming back somewhere in Iowa. Got sentenced to 15 years in prison for felony drug trafficking across state lines, which makes it a Federal crime. Branch-Manager


I was playing at a neighborhood friend's house. Bunch of dudes riding around and whatnot. A kid wanted to do a flip off a ramp on his bike. He had no helmet either. Kid attempted it and screwed it halfway. Landed on his back with bike on top of him. Like you could hear the sickening crunch on impact. We called paramedics. He couldn't do anything except lay there crying. My friend's mom didn't let me go home while they were loading him in the ambulance and tried to keep us inside. Come to find out he's paralyzed from the neck down.

I realize a helmet wouldn't have done much, but it just kind of scared me watching them go by without one then see this tragedy unfold. omgkennydied

No Cameras please! 


Had a guy get busted for drinking and driving during his first month at his new base (Air Force). He was a brand new Airman and his leadership spun the story that he was young, learned his lesson, etc etc and managed to let him stay in. He lost a stripe and got paperwork but could continue his career.

No less than a month later, he gets another DUI. Bam, career over, out of the Airforce, no chance to ever rejoin. Oh, and a bit of jail time and a suspended drivers license. So what do you think he does? He goes to a party, gets shit-faced drunk, grabs his keys and tries to drive home without a license.

Cops catch him. Third DUI within just a few months period, with a suspended license, resulting in several months in jail and basically no chance of employment. Not as bad as some of the stories here, but it was pretty crazy to see someone's brand new career fall to pieces so fast, even with good leadership. Happened in Tuscon, AZ. solderofgod


Skateboarding without a helmet. Fell, suffered a traumatic brain injury, spent months in rehab and therapy, has seizures related to injuries. Successful mechanic, no longer able to work on machinery, which was his passion. Now lives in his very small hometown with his parents and has an unfiltered personality which makes building meaningful relationships almost impossible. Charlestoner

Think First.....

Way back when they didn't have urinalysis testing in the Navy or any branch of service. That changed in 1982 shortly after I reenlisted. I quit smoking weed, we were warned of the probable consequences if we got caught after the first Navy wide test. One of my friends, a shipmate who worked directly for me decided to not take heed because he only had less than three months left before his enlistment was over.

He was caught on the next one and was given 45 days restriction and extra duty, loss of half a months pay for two months and reduction in rank.

"F**k them" I remember him saying as he smoked a joint on the pier 30 days later after he found out he had to take another urinalysis the next day.

Instead of doing his last two months then getting his Honorable Discharge he was out two weeks later with a Bad Conduct because he told the Captain to suck his d**k and threw a punch.

He was given a choice. Take the BCD or go before a Court Martial then off to Leavenworth for a couple years. Screwed up this life. DecadeLongLurker

Life happens....


Graduate student in mathematics at UIUC, early 2000s. Crossed a busy street, got hit by a car and died. No drugs or alcohol or anything like that... probably got lost thinking about her research. Just like that, BAM. It's over. e_j_white

Just get a discharge! 

A guy I went to high school with was a welder doing work in nuclear subs. Good steady work, high paying, good benefits, etc. He was upset about a recent breakup and he wanted to go home, so he set the inside of the nuclear sub on fire.

Five firefighters injured, 17 years in Federal prison, and he owes the government $400 million $700 million (I guess it was raised after further review by the Navy). That's a pretty big f**k up. LetsGetBlotto

Dude! That was the USS Miami! I was stationed on the USS Pasadena just across the pier. We spent so long fighting that fire and still couldn't save the forward end of that boat. My friends and I could have died fighting that fire.

From the bottom of my heart: f&^% your friend. Zambeeni



A dude drove up and tried to cut in front of several people in the drive-thru line of a Whataburger. A security guard approached and told him loudly several times to back off and go to the back of the line. Instead of going to the back of the line, the guy decided it would be a better idea to ruin the rest of his life for a burger. He tried to run over the security guard (who ran out of the way) to force his way further into the line. At this point I don't know how he thought he was gonna get away. He had trapped himself in the drive-thru lane.

He never got his burger, and he sat at the window waiting for it until the police came and arrested him. If he wasn't f---ed already, he made sure he was once the police arrived. He was extremely uncooperative and had a brief standoff with them. They had to tase him. I'm pretty sure he got a dui in addition to whatever kind of attempted assault charges they were going to press on him.

Oh, also, when they finally got him out of the car it turned out he was only wearing underwear.



There was a kid at my high school. Football player, funny kid, sorta dumb. We were seniors and ready to go off to college. He was going to play football at a school in the next state over. Then he got into doing "prank videos" and essentially posted videos of himself vandalizing stores, walking up to random people and saying stupid things to them, making messes in public places, etc. His college football coach found the page and kicked him off the team before he even got to college.

Since then, his insta page has been taken down, the kid isn't in college, and I feel sorta bad but also, he's so dumb. Why did he ever think posting videos of himself doing harmful "pranks" would end up well? icahart

Belt In

My friend's sister was engaged to a great guy. His only flaw was he was too "tough" to wear a seatbelt. Crashed his car and died. A few weeks later she found out she was pregnant, so now she's a single mother. So that's at least 3 lives he f___ed up by not wearing his seatbelt. Veritas3333

I'm a funeral director. I used to work with a guy who didn't see the point in wearing seatbelts. Said he's seen enough people dead wearing seatbelts that he thought they were a con. Didn't seem to grasp the fact that he would only be called to RTAs where there was a fatality. barn-a-bee-jones

Up In Flames

Guy I went to school with about 10 years ago, set his house on fire for insurance money with the intention of getting out his stepfather but mercy killing his own mother who had terminal cancer. It was idiotic at best and evil at worst. The problem was his stepdad never got out and he died too. And the cops could tell it was him because he had gasoline burns on his hands. So since he was 16 when he did he got double involuntary manslaughter and won't be released until he's 35. grainofsteam

Really Bro?


New kid gets hired. 18, just started college, good looking, well dressed, whole nine yards. First week on the job steals $2000. Doesn't even do it smartly, just loads up some cards and hands them to a friend, directly in front of a camera.

2 years later we still can't figure it out. Steals just enough to make it a felony, right after turning 18, and in the dumbest way possible. It's like he intentionally wanted to screw up his life. Ung-Tik

It All Falls Down

I went to high school with this guy in the late 70s and early 80s. In high school he was about 100 lbs overweight and there seemed to be some contest to make up terrible rumors about him. To put it in a nut shell you didn't want to be this guy in high school.

Ran into him two years after high school. He had lost a lot of weight and looked to be in great shape. He also told me me got a job as a security guard at a local mall that had just opened.

Would run into him on occasion at the mall. He had been promoted to head of mall security after gaining the right training, or taking the right classes, or whatever, and impressing the people who ran the mall.

Not long after he was able to buy a really nice house and really nice car and he married a very pretty girl who worked at one of the stores in the mall. I don't think he was even 25 years old yet and this was the outskirts of the San Francisco bay area and houses were expensive even back then. It was an amazing transformation and he at the time was doing a lot better than those of us with college degrees.

A few years later, sometime in mid-December, a couple of the guards under him decided to use a Styrofoam ball and a baton to play baseball an hour or so before the mall opened for the day. The guy I knew in high school was there apparently. The guy swinging the baton lost his grip and it smashed a plate glass window of one of the stores to pieces. The guy I knew refused to tell management who broke the window. He thought (he told me this after the fact) that he was too valuable and too hard to replace so his job was secure. He was wrong.

Soon he was out of work and had trouble finding another job because of the way the job at the mall ended. He lost the house, his wife divorced him after a year or so because he stopped even looking for a job.

I ran into him 6 or 7 years later and he had put the weight back on. He looked like he did in high school, which in his case was not a good thing. He was working at a gas station at the time making less than one-third what he made as security supervisor at the mall.

I don't know what happened to him since. MidnightOwl01

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.