People Share The Most Soul Crushing Way A Significant Other Has Broken Up With Them.
From breaking up on April Fools day through text messaging, to announcing infidelity and filing for divorce a day before christmas, 24 people share the worst way their significant other has broken up with them.
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1/24. He Facebook messaged me at 8:30am, just two hours after he'd left my place where he slept over. Said he couldn't do it anymore. But had literally hours before made me dinner and said "I'll see you tonight" when he left at 6:30am for work.
2/24. We'd been together for 4 years, engaged for 6 months and had started planning our wedding. One day, I kissed her and went to work, but when I got back, all of her stuff was gone, and I'm talking couches and dressers and a fridge. That was 5 years ago, and she still hasn't told me why or even really spoken to me. Also half of our mutual friends stopped talking to me.
Had to essentially beat information out of her brother. She told everyone I made her get an abortion. If she had one, I didn't even know she was pregnant. Shitty thing is, I wanted kids and she always said she didn't. Still kinda tears me up that I may have had a child. Then I found out she was cheating on me. Married the guy and had kids now. Guess she got over not wanting kids.
3/24. Dated for five years, mostly long distance. He broke up with me the day before I got a job offer in the city he was moving to after graduation. We now live near each other.
4/24. She told me "I know you can't help it, but it really bothers me that you're not American. Like, if we got married and had kids, they wouldn't be 'normal' kids, you know?"
English is my first language, and I've lived in America since I was a toddler.
5/24. We'd been together for 2.5 years, I had just bought a condo that we had planned on moving into & starting a family in.
Out of nowhere I come home to a letter on my pillow and a bag of things I'd left at her place. The letter said that it was over, but not why it was over. I tried calling her up but she had blocked my number. So had her best friend & parents.
Almost 3 years later & I still have absolutely no idea what happened or why she left. And i still can't really afford the condo all by myself..
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6/24. Check out this progression of events. This is how my first boyfriend broke up with me.
Older guy dates younger girl who just so happens to be a virgin
Guy pressures girl for sex constantly
Girl says no
Guy dumps girl
Girl stupidly takes guy back a week later
Guy proceeds to get girl drunk and pretty much forcibly take her virginity in a sleazy motel
Guy dumps girl for being "whiny and bad in bed" and leaves her at the motel without a ride
Girl, with no other option, is forced to call her parents for a ride
7/24. Over email, while I was alone on the other side of the world for three months. He wrote to me to tell me he was moving in with another woman. Still hurts and I still love him, and I'm ashamed of that.
8/24. I planned a surprise hot air balloon ride for our one year anniversary. On our drive there she said she was getting back together with her ex. That was a long 90 minutes in a basket with her. I ended up getting hammered on champagne and barfed on the balloon operators khakis.
9/24. Back in '04 I went to Burning Man with my gf at the time. Long story short, I packed it in early (3am) one night and when I woke up, she was gone. Apparently she'd met some dude the night before and ended up going home to Portland with him. Never saw her again. Only know the whole story because one of her friends took pity on me and told me What'd happened.
10/24. We shared an apartment in California and she was visiting her mother in Peru, where she is from. She expected to be gone for several months. About 5 months later I was at a small party with a bunch of our friends and overheard someone say something about her new husband.
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11/24. Called me terrible names and said he was done with me on the microphone while he was DJ-ing at my birthday party in our local bar in front of all my friends.
The amazing part was we got back together after that. Then broke up again four months later.
12/24. We were together 3 years and then had to make it into a long-distance relationship as she moved abroad for work. We are doing our best to keep it together and going and I buy a ticket to visit her in New York (we are English) and then a few days before I'm gonna fly out she calls and says she doesn't want me to come and see her anymore. After that things fizzled out pretty quickly. I never thought she wouldn't want to see me so that really hurt.
13/24. We'd been together two years, lived together one, and had been re-modeling her house. She told me I should stay with my brother for a week while hunting so that we could save money on the gas it would take to do the one hour one-way drive every day.
It would also give us some time apart as we had been getting into little arguments. I agreed that it'd be a nice little split and we could then go stronger than ever. I thought we were on the same page and, unannounced to her, had asked permission from her family to marry her. We talked on the phone every day and I even came back one day for her mom's birthday. I was supposed to be back Sunday afternoon to do laundry and get stuff ready for work Monday morning. She casually told me during a discussion at 11PM Saturday night that she didn't want me to be in her house and that I needed to find someplace else to live.
Made a couple calls to get someplace to stay and when I went to get my work stuff found out she had all of my stuff packed in boxes already. Apparently she had been telling everybody for the entire week that we had already broken up. What makes it worse was that we both had kids in 2nd grade and she was always stressing that we were a family. Also found out after that she had been going to lunch dates with another guy and pretending they were business meetings. She basically left my son and me and our dog homeless. Fortunately I've got some good friends that jumped in to help out.
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14/24. He broke up with me and got back together with me four times all in the span of maybe six months (I was in high school and was too stupid to know better) and the final time he said he never actually liked me he just didn't want to see me cry.
And then a couple years after that he ended up sleeping with my best friend.
15/24. She went to stay with a friend (my friend) and texted me that she wasn't coming back. Ended up hooking up with him and leaving me with a 3 month old child. The things she said before she left, too. I have trouble thinking about them. She didn't say anything maliciously, either. It was all well thought-out and it was clear that she meant every word. About having never had feelings for me and all the rest. I had never been such a broken human. That was over five years ago and I still haven't regained the sense of empathy that I used to have.
16/24. Told me we were gonna hang out. I walked 35 min in the snow to get there. He's obviously not home. Call friend in friend group and ask embarrassingly if she can take me home since she lived nearby and I was literally freezing. She gets furious upon learning why I walked so far in a near snowstorm and tells me she knows he went to see a movie with friends. He ignored my texts and text message broke up with me the next day.
17/24. She started at the same college I was going to go to a semester early, but I came up to visit a few times. I had made a few friends on my visits, including this one guy who sent me a Facebook message telling me that she was cheating on me. He said that he was sorry to have to be the one to tell me, but I was a good guy and didn't deserve that.
I was devastated and decided to call her up. I asked her if she was cheating on me and stressed that I wanted her to be honest. She said, "No that's crazy." I told her that I had heard from someone that she was. There was a slight pause and she said, "Well that's a relief. Yeah, I found someone else."
The worst part for me was that she was a close friend before we started dating and to have her lie and betray me like that was just awful.
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18/24. Facebook chat on April Fool's day at 11am while I was at my job. Also, it was a work day where I had to do several long interviews with severely depressed patients. I thought he was joking. He was not joking. I cried under my desk in between patients. April Fools day is forever ruined.
19/24. We both lived in NY, but were on separate study abroad programs. I was in Ecuador and she was in New Zealand. She just stopped talking to me. Wouldn't respond to calls or emails for weeks even when I told her I would be going into the jungle for a month and would have no way to contact her. I was excited coming back from my month in the wild because I figured she would have sent something to me. Nothing. Not so much as an email. I was a half a world away and felt so helpless. I couldn't even tell if she was OK because I didn't know how to contact her parents. When I got her on the phone a week later and the conversation started with a pause and a sigh I knew where it was headed immediately. She ended up marrying the guy that she was fucking in New Zealand so I guess it was worth it for her. I know I wasn't perfect in that relationship, but that was pretty shifty of her.
20/24. My very first boyfriend dumped me in front of Cinderella's Castle at Disney World. I was 14, he was 16, and we were on a school trip. The kicker was that I had to endure 20 hours on a bus home the next day with him and our entire high school drama club while I quietly bawled my eyes out on my best friend's shoulder.
I've had some bad break ups in my adult life too, but that one really set the bar high. He broke up with me at the Happiest Place in the World.
21/24. It was valentines day, I ordered food from the best restaurant in town, I got her a box of chocolates and some flowers. I set up the dinner on a table in my small dorm room with a candle (she had social anxiety, and didn't like going out). I got a text from her that she wanted us to break up so she can be with her long distance ex girlfriend.
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22/24. My wife of 10 years announced her infidelity with a co-worker and our divorce 2 days before Christmas last year. Then decided to clean out the house on Christmas Eve a day later.
I came home to a sad, empty house on Christmas Eve, she even took our dinner to share with her new found love and because everywhere else was closed, I ate beans from a can and made a cheese sandwich.
23/24. We both agreed that if things were to go south there would be no text break ups, we were adults and should discuss it like adults (I was 33 and she was 36). She broke that agreement with a long winded why I'm breaking up with you and I'm doing it through text to avoid fighting.
My response was "OK whatever". Ok whatever was apparently not the response she was looking for because then she immediately started calling my phone until I answered to fight with me about my response.
24/24. I had been with her for 4 and a half years. Got engaged on our 4 year anniversary while planning to get married on our fifth. We had been living together for about a year and a half. I go away for a month of Army training and a few days before I get back, she tells me she has something special planned for when I get home. She picks me up right from my armory and we drive down to Cedar Point (one of our favorite places and where we got engaged). We spend the night in a nice hotel, spend the next day at the park, and then drive home. She drops me off back at the armory so I can get my vehicle and tells me she'll meet me at home.
I drive home and she's not there. I go inside and all of her stuff is gone. I get a text a few minutes later saying "I don't want to see you anymore. Please don't ever talk to me again".
Never heard from her again. I try calling and texting, no answer. I check her Facebook and find I've been blocked. I have a mutual friend check it and he tells me she already changed it to "In a relationship"....with a guy from her work. Her younger sister ends up telling me that she had been cheating on me with him for about 6 months....so basically right after I proposed and she said yes.
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.