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People Reveal What Went Down When They Asked To See The Manager

Asking to speak with a manager is not usually a pleasant experience for most people; it tends to be pretty uncomfortable for both parties. Sometimes your experience as a customer was so abysmal, or so excellent, that you can't help it.


Reddit user alanbright asked:

"When have YOU asked to 'speak to the manager'?"

Just Because It Turns On Doesn't Mean It Works

Argos store, got my farther a phone for xmas it was faulty out the box (wouldn't load apps or let you scroll without freezing for up to a minute at a time). My old man takes it back and the woman behind the counter switches the phone on and proclaims it to be fully working and thus refuses a refund, then proceeds to treat my old man like a kid (my mam said that even she felt belittled by this woman when trying to explain the fault).

So i take the phone myself, low and behold its the woman they had described to me that is on the returns desk, i proceed to tell her the way she spoke to my farther was completely unacceptable (deliberately raising my voice so other customers could hear me, because the best way to get a managers attention is to cause a scene) that i will not deal with her and that i wanted to speak to the manager. Anyway he comes out turns the phone on and actually tried to use it, within a couple of minutes he tells me it is faulty and i was on my way with a refund and an apology.

IR273

It's Not Always A Bad Thing

Just this last week. A customer service rep on the phone went above and beyond, and I asked to speak to their supervisor so I could tell them how great of a job they did. They said they were the supervisor, but appreciated the kind words. I left another note in the email survey, but that probably won't do anything. They really did something they didn't have to do and that I didn't ask her to do- it was weird having a customer service rep actually take a personal stake in my issue when they could have just brushed it off as a routine "nope".

LOWLIGHT77

You Should Get What You Paid For

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Many years ago, I bought a new laptop. I was also suckered into buying the extended warranty.

Laptop craps out after a year, no problem, still covered by the extended warranty. I take it in to be fixed, the hum and haw, and figure my laptop just works, I just have to hold in the power button for a few minutes to "drain the capacitors."

Well, that doesn't do it, so when it craps out again, I take it back. They hold onto it for a few days, say it's fixed, it craps out again.

This time, I ask to speak to a manager. All the manager does is offer to sell me a new one. I told him to get bent.
Anyway, the fifth time, they finally honor the extended warranty and just give me a new one. The manager had to come down to sign the paperwork, and as he handed me that new laptop, he says through gritted teeth, "Well, you've been awfully persistent in this matter, haven't you?"

Yup. Now give me my laptop, a**hole. Never went back there, and the place is now out of business.

originalchaosinabox

Go Straight To The Top

I was that guy when I was buying my new car. I happen to love Subaru. I live in the Northeast and it's fantastic for the snow, it's zippy and fun to drive.

I was in a local dealer getting now my 3rd. I was trading in my 2nd and putting it towards a new 2018. The model I wanted (legacy 3.6) wasn't going to be available until September (I went in July). No issue at all. They told me not to put too many more miles on my car i was driving so they could honor the trade in. (I made sure to get everything they said in writing, even put in a down payment so i could have a physical receipt with the trade in value posted)

Fast forward to September, I call and ask when I can get my car.

"Oh we never said September!" said the receptionist who refused to let me speak to the salesman I was with. "It's due in the first week in December."

This is where alarm bells started going off. I had basically burnt the other dealers in the area because I went into the shop knowing what I wanted and used the Galves/Kelly Blue Book prices, plus what people online were paying and gave what I deemed to be a fair, average price on the car that was way above the bottom value that people claimed to pay for the car.

So now we're in the first week of December.

"Oh, I never said the first week" the receptionist says again. Meanwhile I have in writing from her confirming the delivery. So I reply "you've now successfully jerked me around for 5 months now. When am I receiving this car?" "It shoudl be here in 2 weeks." I call again in 2 weeks "is it here? No it's still on the dock in California" Try again in a week. Now i'm livid. I called my girlfriend at the time who was a publicist to see if there were any leads floating around on a high up official. I decided to escalate a bit. She managed to find the email for the CEO of Subaru North America on a court document that was filed against the company a few years back. I decided to email it to see what would happen.

2 days later I receive a reply from Customer Service of NA. I get the usual "I'm so sorry. This dealer is the best we have in the region I'm not sure whats happening".

A week passes and I ask again if my car is present at the dealer. We're now approaching Christmas. "Yes it's in"

Awesome I think, let's get it going. I show up to the dealership. I go find the salesman who takes me to the car and I start inspecting it. The first glaring issue. There was no remote start installed, something I explicitly asked for over the sat-nav. The salesman goes "oh no you didn't order that." I pull out the receipt. "Wanna try that again? or are you just going to keep lying like everyone else here."

I emailed the CEO again. Listed out the run arounds, the lying, and the overall sh*t experience. A week later the starter is installed and Subaru is sending a domestic rep to the dealer to complete the transaction. The owner of the dealership tried, in front of the rep to get me to agree to take a lesser amount on my trade in.

That's what really set me off.

I reply coldly "I'm the ISO audit manager of my company. If I were to treat any customer the way your dealership has treated me, I'd be out of business." The owner gets a sullen look in his eye...ISO, you mean ISO 9001!? "yes" i respond coldly. "If any manufacturing delays happen on material that I sell do you know what the first thing I do is? I call my customer and tell them. I open a line of communication to make sure that my customer is aware of any manufacturing delays. It's called being a good business person." I can take the delays and being jerked around, what I will not stand for is the constant lying, misdirection, and overall unprofessional lackadaisical attitude of the staff. How are you going to make this right?"

They somehow managed to accept my old trade in at the value they promised, gave me 3000 in cash, and gave me a free Yeti Cooler. All in all, not bad

M_H_M_F

Everyday Hero

Was browsing a mall while my wife was at an appointment and wandered into a radio shack. Was just browsing around when this guy comes in and asks about a battery.

The problem is that they didn't have the battery he was looking for and it didn't exist. He was looking for something like a AA battery that's also 12 volts.

The employee tried to help him, look for other stores and was nothing but polite and even looked online but (obviously) couldn't find anything. This led to him speaking to the manager. Suddenly the conversation went from completely professional to him berating her telling the manager how rude she had been through the entire exchange, how she insulted him and how he was going to corporate because he's never been treated so rudely.

I'm fairly certain my jaw was on the floor because I had witnessed the entire thing and this poor girl was on the verge of tears. I sat back and watched chucklef*ck smile as he walked out of this store as manager said, "We'll have to talk about this later and went back inventorying the store."

I had enough at that point and walked up to the desk. This poor girl was doing everything she could to maintain he composure and I asked to speak to her manager. She goes and finds him and I lay into the jerk that just left correcting everything he just lit up.

"I have no idea what would encourage some people to act like that but your employee was nothing but professional. The customer was asking for something that doesn't even exist and she still tried to help him find it. Not only did she search other stores for it but also looked online to try and help him find what he was looking for. She never did any of the things he's accusing her of and I was a witness to the entire exchange. If you review the security footage I'm sure it'll collaborate what I'm saying. I personally don't feel right watching someone put someone's livelihood and job at risk just for payback so I wanted you to know."

At that point she did break out crying with a giant smile on her face. The manager smiled as well and thanked me for coming forward. Life sucks working retail. It doesn't have to suck more because some entitled prick want's to be an asshole customer.

B1ackMagix

Being Reasonable Pays Off

I didn't ask to speak to the manager, but ended up doing so. I went to IHOP with a friend and the sandwich I ordered came in two versions - one with turkey (slightly more money) and one without. I ordered the one with turkey, and about halfway through the sandwich, I realize there's no turkey on it.

Whatever, I don't care, it's obviously good without, so I ask my waitress if I can just be charged for the sandwich without turkey. She asks if I want a new sandwich, I said it was fine, and she said she'd see what she could do.

A few minutes later, the manager comes over and introduces herself, saying she'd heard the meal wasn't what we wanted. I explain that the sandwich is really good, I'd just ordered the turkey option and got the vegetarian option, so I was wondering if I could be charged for the option I got.

She apologizes, leaves, and then comes back and tells us our entire meal is being comped. I was floored, and left a pretty good tip in lieu of paying.

EllieD0113

This One's Good People

Went through the drive thru at my local Whataburger, at about 11 one night.The woman working the window was about middle aged, extremely obese (this matters), and in tears, because several of her younger coworkers were saying really mean things to her. Saying it so loudly that I could hear them saying it, through the window, over my engine and my radio. Things like "You are such a fat f*cking b*tch you should be hunted like an elephant", and telling her she should kill herself, because she was a fat loser that worked at Whataburger and was old. Just... they were f*cking vile. She was doing her best to hold it together, but she was crying.

I got my food, tried to say something kind to her, then I told my husband that we were not leaving yet. I parked the car, walked in, and asked for a manager. When he came to the front, I told him everything I heard, pointed out which of the little sh*ts I could identify and repeat their specific taunts, told him that the woman handled herself professionally and deserved a raise, and asked those guys what the hell their payoff was from picking on a woman that they deemed less than them? Then I pulled the classic old lady move and told them their mothers should be ashamed they raised such hateful sons. Manager was apologetic, offered to refund my money, but I told him I did not care about anything like that, I came in because it was bullsh*t that his employees thought it was okay to treat another employee that way, and if he wanted to make it right, he would handle that sh*t so she would have a safe work environment, because their behavior was unacceptable.

I don't know what happened, but she still works there, but on the day shift now.

IrritatedAlpaca

Sometimes You Have To Talk To Corporate

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Oh I still kinda hate myself for this, but it happened and it fits here.

A few years ago when the Mini NES was released, I was AMPED to get one on the release date. However, every store I went to wouldn't allow pre-orders, and I knew I wasn't tech savvy enough to snag one online before they ran out. Not to mention, my son desperately wanted one, and Christmas was approaching.

I took off work and camped out overnight at Target, and was third in line. A Target employee came out around 4-5 AM and revealed that they had only gotten 2 in stock. Well, myself and everyone behind me was super pissed to have waited so long for nothing, and many people packed up and went home, or went to a nearby Gamestop.

I saw the line at Gamestop, and knew that I wouldn't get one (there were nearly 50 people in line), so I trudged home, wondering how I was gonna get this thing.

Well, there's another Gamestop that's closer to home that I happened to pass on my way back. Only one person outside waiting. I busted a (legal) U-turn and immediately lined up behind him, delighted at my second chance.

At this point, it's still dark outside, and Gamestop doesn't open until 10. I've been awake for nearly 23 hours now. "I'm good" I tell myself. I can tough this out.

Around 9 AM, a Gamestop employee shows up and starts preparing the store for opening. By now, there's a line of around 100 people waiting outside. The employee informs us that they only have 12 systems, and all of those have already been pre-ordered by people who came by the store in the preceding weeks.

OH HELL NO. I had been to that store in the weeks leading up to this and had been informed that no one was allowed to do pre-orders for this system. I and the guy that was there before me both started arguing the same point (he'd had a similar experience).

We still had an hour until they opened, so the first twelve people in line (everyone else left upon finding out there were only twelve systems) immediately began calling Gamestop corporate office and complaining.

At 9:50 AM, the same employee comes back out and says that she'd just gotten off the phone with corporate, and that we would be getting our Mini NES's, since we were the first in line.

I apologized profusely to her when I was checking out, you could tell that the "pre-orders" were just a dumb decision made by a store manager or someone over her head that she'd had no control over.

But, I got the Mini NES, and my son and I regularly have Mommy-son game nights on that thing.

TLDR: I waited overnight for Mini NES that I wasn't allowed to preorder, was told that all consoles had already been sold due to pre-order; raised Hell, got my Mini NES.

scpineapple

This One's All Too Common

Moved states in December. My new employer offered to reimburse me up to $3,000 for help in relocating. I got a quote from a company to move my stuff for me totaling $2,000, so I put down a $400 deposit to lock in my spot.

It's the day of the move; I'm already at my new job a state over so my partner is handling things back home. The movers show up, take a quick glance around the place and tell him that the estimate has to go up because there's more stuff shown than what was listed and it all looks bigger than expected. This was impossible as I had given them a clear list of our belongings, including dimensions, but because I'm at work I don't have an opportunity to tell my partner about this or speak with the movers on the phone. My partner asks what the cost increases to and the guy tells him we will owe $4,000, but oh! they will be nice and give us a discount to cut it down to $3,100. Neither my partner nor I have the time to move at a later date and we already put down $400 towards the nonrefundable deposit, so we begrudgingly agree to the 50% price increase. When he finally got to our new place, my partner confessed that the whole thing felt like a scam, especially in that the guys didn't even take a full look around our place at all the furniture, so they couldn't have known what an increased estimate would entail. Not to mention my inventory provided beforehand was thorough and detailed.

I called up the company and actually got pretty high up there. My new employer was threatening legal action (we are a government entity so this company essentially bamboozled thousands of taxpayers), but none of it went anywhere because I had signed a waiver allowing them to do what they did. It's an incredibly sh*tty business practice and I let the highers-up know that, but that won't change anything. Some research post-move revealed that the Better Business Bureau has received an increase in reports regarding this very issue within the past 12 months. I will never use or recommend this company again.

MacAttack2015

Fraud Is Not A Good Look

I bought my truck used and it only came with one key, I went to the dealership to get a new key and two fobs made up. I called to check price before I came in and they agreed it could be done for around 250 for everything parts and labor. I showed up and handed over my one gray key. Little did I know this was the valet key and the other keys and fob could not be programmed with this key. They would have to do a master reprogram. The service writer that took my key did not mention this to me nor did they say anything for 45 minutes while I waited.

At the end of this 45 minutes they called me in and showed me a new black master key already cut but not programmed and the fobs which had not been programmed yet. They told me it was gonna be an extra 200 dollars to finish the job. I told them I could afford an extra 200 dollars and I wasn't gonna be able to do it at that time. They said that was fine I would just have to pay a restocking fee on the fobs and I would have to pay for the key, which wouldn't work as it wasn't programmed. I was not having it and they should have asked me if I wanted to continue after noticing that it was gonna require extra work. They wouldn't budge. I asked for the manager who wouldn't budge.

Finally I asked to talk to his boss the dealership manager, told him that it was bullsh*t and they were not gonna force me to pay for extra work that wasn't quoted or keys that didn't work. He agreed acknowledged their screw up and offered to do everything for the original quoted price or let me walk without paying anything. I had them finish the job and I went on my way.

Fast forward 2 months and I'm out at a bar. In walks the original service guy that tried to hose me. He looks at me asks where he knows me from. I wasn't sure so he asks if I drive a truck... asks some details about my truck and confirms it was me. He turns a little pale and says I remember you! I said I'm sure you do. He then proceeds to admit to me that they saw a young guy with an admittedly douchey truck come in and thought they could squeeze me for more money. He said he worked off commission and he wasn't gonna apologize but he would buy me a beer for standing my ground!

Skipthatch

Getting Stuff Done

Someone at my doctors office f*ked up and changed my medical insurance but put the wrong date in, which put me in the hook for the full cost of my preventive care. I tried explaining that there's no way it was my fault since according to the records, the date of my visit occurred months before my new insurance even existed. "Sorry nothing we can do about it." Yeah bullsh*t, that amount of money would literally destroy my life, so I kept calling both the office and the insurance company, collecting information and escalating with both of them.

Finally some amazing woman from the insurance company said, "Just give me the number of your doctor's office and I will deal with this." I did that. Then she called me back about ten minutes later to let me know everything is all set and I no longer have to worry about any problem.
I really wish I could have listened in to that conversation.

neuro-pathy

Too Much Enthusiasm

When a bouncer screamed in my ear with such vigor that he spat in my eye. He mistakenly thought i had brought in my own booze when they were left by the previous occupants of the stall.

kribber

I had a bouncer take my legitimate ID and refuse to give it back, even after I confirmed my identity with credit cards because he thought I was underage. I was 27....

LoveGSDs

I've had that happen. He cut my ID in half. I called the cops, and they made the bar pay for my new ID.

Fat_Whale

Completely Forgotten

Was at Hooters watching a UFC event. Ordered 20 wings and a pretzel with a beer. After 30 mins nothing, not even a beer. Hour after originally ordering still nothing. Ended up asking the manager if my order got lost or something. He apologized and said my order is now first priority, another 30 mins and still no food. Manager walked past me and asked if I finished it all that fast and I told him it never even came. Guy got angry, went to the kitchen and made it him self, brought it out within 15 mins, and told me whole meal was on the house and that anything else I wanted was for free.

Gawker90

The Never Ending Membership

I had a Gold's Gym membership that I needed to cancel since I was moving (which BTW, they ridiculously require PROOF that you are moving in order to cancel!). I canceled at the end of May. They (by contract) required you to pay the month after you cancel (BS, but whatever, I didn't want to argue), so I paid for May and then June. Then July comes around and I am charged AGAIN. I call the gym and guy on the phone tries to argue with me that the charge is correct because you are charged the month after you cancel. I try to explain to him that June comes before July, and that I was already charged my "punishment for leaving the gym" fee in June. He was getting nasty with me on the phone, so I finally asked for the manager. He said, "Fine, but she is going to say the same thing I did!". He got the manager on the phone, I explained to her that I should not have been charged for July. She agreed and reversed the charge in like a 30 second conversation. Screw you, random gym receptionist!

FeeFiFauxFun

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