People Share How They Found Out Their S/O Was Cheating On Them
Cheating is never okay. For these unlucky significant others, they unfortunately found out in some not-so-nice ways (Although, could there ever really be a nice way? Probably not).
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My wife tried calling and didn't hang up once it went to voicemail. She accidentally left a 2:45 voicemail. The voicemail consisted of her BF and her talking smack about me and how much happier she was with him.
At the time, I was home with our kids, and I thought she was 1800 miles away to be with her dying father. Two years later, we are divorced and her father is still alive.
I got a Facebook message from some lady telling me that my fiance was a homewrecker. Apparently, my ex was sleeping with this womans husband, and she was divorcing her husband because of it. Fortunately, this happened the weekend before our wedding, so I dodged a bullet.
Someone sent me video footage of my ex with someone "I did not need to worry about." Stuff like that really leaves you devastated.
We dated for 2 years until one day, out of the blue, she said that she wasn't happy anymore and broke up with me. It sucked, but I figured that it was for the best if she wasn't happy.
About a week after we had broken up, I saw her at the bar with some guy who she had sheepishly admitted to being on a date with. Later that night, I ended up standing next to him while ordering some drinks. He apologized to me for the awkwardness.
"Yeah, it's just weird since we've only been broken up for a few days, and she's already dating."
He pauses "..... A few days? She and I have been seeing each other for like 3 months now."
We stared at each other for second, and then my ex came running up to pull him away from me. He shrugged her off and told her to get away and then left the bar.
That's how I found out my ex had been cheating on me for 3 months before apparently guilt had taken hold, and she finally decided to break up with me.
Update: I bumped into the other guy a few months later at a bar, and we actually talked about it. It was weird hearing about it from his perspective. In his mind, he just thought that she was just really flaky, but after speaking to me, it all clicked for him. We went through some of the times when he couldn't reach her because she was with me and vice versa. Not sure how I didn't pick up on it. Either way, I'm happily married now, and I think that she had to move back home to live with her mom.
He gave me all of his passwords when we first moved in. I didn't want them, but he insisted on it. Then he started asking me to answer some of his emails too, from time to time, because it was stuff that he didn't want to deal with. I guess I was like his secretary. Anyway, once he was away on business, and I decided to check his email. I found all kinds of Craigslist hookup replies. He was trying to hookup with someone while he was out of town.
I confronted him when he got home, and he had the nerve to say that I should feel sorry for him because it turned out that none of them were real women (just webcam sites and stuff), so he didn't get laid. He was jealous because if I posted on Craigslist as a woman, I'd have my pick of guys. What a winner.
"Okay, look I know you've been cheating on me."
"I haven't been chea-"
"It's okay, it's okay. I've been cheating on you, too."
".... The heck?"
It's been 12 years, and it still gets me good.
iMessage linked to her computer. I was on her computer buying stuff from Amazon, and she was sitting on the couch a few feet away from me texting her ex. He was trying to get her to send him nudes, and they were reminiscing about previous encounters. He was bragging about how he had made her leg shake, all the while, I'm watching this conversation unfold in real-time while sitting right next to her. My adrenaline kicks in at this point, and I simply closed the computer and left the house without saying a word. This was over a year ago, and Im still fighting her for custody of our children.
I had just started dating her, and she already had a trip to Vegas planned with her "girlfriends." She left me a butt dailed voicemail at around 2AM of her banging a guy (Turns out, it was the guy that she was dating, and I was just the "other guy"). Since I had just started dating her, I didn't really care and just used her for sex. After a couple months though, she said that I was a fool because I never stopped dating other people (I never hid it from her) and that she was such a "sweet girl" and was only dating me. It was pretty funny to see her face when I played the voicemail.
She needed a new phone, so I put it in my name since I was working. Two hours after leaving the store and having lunch with me (even joking about how excited she was to get married), I found a photo reel full of pictures that she had been exchanging with her ex while transferring her stuff onto her new phone.
I put two-and-two together, opened her text inbox, and surprise. She had been texting him for months and sleeping with him for a few weeks.
I saw her being all flirty and mushy with a new guy at work. Whenever I would confront her about it, she would usually give me the "That's just how I am" speech. Eventually, I got a sneak peek into her texts and saw that she had been sexting him. This was about 4 months ago, but it still hurts a lot.
I already was suspicious for a few months that something was going on with her new coworker, but she always said that I was just jealous and that there was nothing to worry about. One night, she told me that she was going out with a bunch of her coworkers- including him. I didn't like the idea, but I couldn't force her not to go. I watched her shave her whole body, put on her best clothes, and some perfume (She never used perfume before, and she had just bought some recently). I waited for her while drowning my thoughts in vodka all night. She didn't come home until 4AM in the morning when I had finally fallen asleep. When I woke up the next day, she acted like nothing had happened. I decided to believe her, and let it go.
Fast forward 3 days later, I was at an important convention for work and her coworker's wife called me in tears because a friend of hers had seen them at a bar fully getting it on. I called my girlfriend, and she just said that she didn't know what to tell me. Turns out, it was a date and not just a get-together with all of her coworkers. I was completely falling apart at this venue trying desperately to hold myself together until I could excuse myself and cry hysterically behind the building.
The coworker's wife was a childhood friend of my girlfriend's, and the two had just married a few weeks ago in Vegas and all and her parents had paid for everything. I had been together with my girlfriend for almost 8 years at that point.
The cheaters are now happy together and have a family. I still hope that one day, one of them will cheat on the other, and they will have a dirty divorce. I will celebrate with champagne when that day comes.
I just kept being a good boyfriend until she felt guilty and told me. I never suspected it. At least she had some sort of conscience because she could have had her cake and ate it too. She could have strung me along for years, and I would've been none the wiser.
I loved her. I thought that she was the woman that I could spend the rest of my life with. It took me 4 years of being single before I was able to trust anyone after that. I was so oblivious the last time that after it happened I hugely overcompensated, questioning every odd plan made, etc.
I'm kind of glad in a way that I waited 4 years because it taught me how to be okay with being alone or single and that it is incredibly valuable, and I've noticed more and more people since then that can't be alone.
I used to be the guy that would let girls walk all over me just to keep the peace like "Happy wife, Happy life" style, but now (while I still compromise and give freely), I don't take smack from anyone because I'm not afraid to be by myself.
I found them in bed together. Fairly typical, if such a thing exists? The thing that angers me the most, though, is that I seriously had absolutely no idea (not even the faintest/ without a smidgen of suspicion). What angers me even more is how it changed me with the insecurity and the paranoia.
I counted the pictures. This was in 2000 before everyone had a camera on their phone, and you had to get your holiday snaps developed at the Walgreens photo lab.
She brought home the pictures of her vacation to see her "Old high school friend" in Vegas, but there was something missing. See, back in the day, the rolls of film were made up of exposures of 12, 24, 36 pics, etc. depending on the film that you bought.
I went through the photos, and it didn't add up (Literally). The 24 exposure roll only had 18 pictures. Eventually, I found the remaining photos of her new boyfriend and her looking happy.
I ultimately didn't find out until after the divorce, but a very close friend of hers confided in me. I still haven't mentioned anything to anyone even her. I just decided to finally move on.
Her boyfriend got tired of being the "other guy," and he (rudely) told me everything that I needed to know.
She had an iPhone and Macbook Air. They were synchronized, and she had an problem with her Macbook.
I swear to god I opened the iMessage app on her Macbook by accident and wanted to click the icon next to it, but it immediately opened to a very sexually suggestive conversation with some guy.
I only read three or four lines. I literally couldn't read any more (I was about to marry her in 3 months) shut the laptop, walked up to her, and bluffed that I had read everything. She broke down and confessed.
I walked into the living room to find her passed out drunk on the couch with her phone in her hand. On the screen, there was "the other guy" shirtless and in bed (Skype).
I told her to leave. She left two days later and told me that she was going to her mom's. She didn't go to her mom's.
Funny part is, we had been together for 8 years. She had never worked a day in her life, and I didn't mind. I had enough money for both of us. However, my credit sucked so all of our assets were in her name. I stopped paying for her car, her insurance, and her house.
Let's see the weenie that you left me for do all of that for you by selling ink cartridges.
There were small changes in her behavior, dressing, and grooming habits (for working the closing shift at a fast food resturant). I followed her to a motel after she got off of work and confronted them. I kicked her out shortly after (I tried to make it work), and eventually filed for a divorce after finding out how miserable she was without him on a solo trip out of state (I even paid for to "help her find herself again"). Bad times, I basically became a solo parent while she found herself. She found herself alright, found herself pregnant before the divorce was even final.
My coworker told me he saw her being carried to her car at 4AM by another coworker of mine. She left this part of the story out when she stumbled home drunk that night. I confronted her, and she confessed that they had made out.
Fast forward to present day, Im still trying to recover from what she did to me. After this kiss, she kept going out with him. Eventually, she slept with him twice. She told me both times.
I literally had to walk into my apartment one day to find her in bed with him. I quit my job (We all worked together), and we broke up finally. That was 3 months ago. Im still messed up. She was my best friend, and all of a sudden, she had set out to destroy me.
I got an anonymous text from a third party. She was working in a different state. I had moved a few months earlier for my new job with the idea that she would follow once I had gotten everything settled. I was still paying rent and utilities at our old place where she was living while paying rent and utilities at the new place as well. I even opened a joint bank account so she could withdraw money for necessities.
It turned out that very shortly after I had moved, she decided to cut loose. Some anonymous person, who knew the both of us, and had watched her behavior change dramatically texted me a huge story from someone else's phone, and then blocked my number, so I couldn't text back. Of course, I confronted her about it while not telling her everything that the text had said, and she proceeded to lie and change her story multiple times.
But hey, I saved a bunch of money on bills the next month.
I went to surprise her after basketball practice by making her a giant cookie (the size of my freaking face) with some frosting that spelled out "Thanks for being the best" with some nice flowers. I even dressed nice and wanted to surprise her by taking her out for dinner that night to show her that I appreciated her. Her little sister let me into the house and that's when I saw her with another guy making out on the couch that was in some terrible band.
My ex wife always had a way of clamming up and becoming miserable if she wanted to tell me something but wouldn't for days. This time was different. Nearly a week into our Christmas vacation, she was at her worst. During our final days of the vacation, it came out that she had had sex with her ex Tyler. She ran out shortly after. I'll spare the major details, but we're now divorced. It's hard to trust anymore, but I only have myself to deal with these days.
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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 LikeGiphy
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.
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.
My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Albert or ArnoldGiphy
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!?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spontaneous Dolphin ExistenceGiphy
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.
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.
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.
But ... Ice Floats
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.
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.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"
"no, it's red"
"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ChocolateGiphy
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.
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.
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 MultitudeGiphy
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.
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.
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.