People Share The Romantic Gestures That Did Not Impress Their Partner
From learning that she doesn't like poetry after spending years writing love poems for her, to an expensive birthday gift gone unappreciated, people share romantic gestures that didn't go over well.
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I booked a weekend at a nice resort up North after the first decent snowfall of the year, and one of the options was a sleigh ride. I thought it would be like a Hallmark card. I couldn't have been more wrong.
First of all, it's way below freezing, but we were dressed for it. The horse had constant gas for the duration of the trip. Also, that horse doesn't care that we're there. He's clipping trees, farting, hitting rocks, all in a sleigh with no suspension whatsoever.
"Hold on, this is where it usually tips over." Our guide says.
As if bouncing around on solid wood behind a fart machine wasn't bad enough, now it's apparent that we can just fall over any time. It's not that uncommon, though I've never seen it on a Hallmark card.
We came back cold, tired, and in pain.
You know what's more fun than a ride on a one horse open sleigh?
Drinking inside in front of a fireplace. Or anything. Anything is more fun.
I once had a car break down at the very beginning of my relationship with the girl of my dreams, however me being underage couldn't rent a car. But I could... Rent a U-Haul. For just 20 dollars a day and but a few dollars for extra mileage I rented a U-Haul and was on my way to her house to pick her up for what promised to be the most awkward date of her life... Until I pulled up that is. For you see, once I arrived I saw her family moving boxes from storage, and they had a lot of stuff. And they saw me pull up in a U-Haul and thought I was just the greatest help. So I instead had to help them all day with boxes. No date for me.
BUT We're engaged now so. Yeah.
To celebrate out fifth Valentine's Day together I was going to replicate our terrible first meal together over candle light. It was Banquet chicken patties with marinara sauce and mozzarella melted on top with pasta and a Dole bag salad. In the days leading up to it, when she asked what I was going to do, I told her I was going to make a special meal. She laughed and said, "You're probably going to just make the same food we had years ago or something dumb." So, needless to say I went to plan B.
After the date I dropped her off in the parking lot where her car was parked. We said goodbye and no kiss. It was our first date. She got out and began walking across the parking lot and I suddenly got the courage to whip my car around, stop right in front of her, get out, and kiss her. In my head it was like something out of a film. In person, I pulled up to her, forgot to put it in park, got out, walked away from the car, she looked at me horrified and pointed, I turned around and ran towards my car as it slammed into another parked car.
My ex and I were to get married in 18 days, and we were really stressed out about the wedding.
So I left work early, got a bunch of things, cooked dinner, set up a little scavenger hunt of memories to remind her of why we're together, which then lead her to the dinner table with her favourite meal with candles.
She then broke up with me, lied about why she did it. And I found out a few weeks later that the reason we were having trouble was not wedding related. It was because she was with someone else.
Senior year in high school I had a girlfriend who I had been going out with for awhile. With graduation getting close and us having different plans for our futures things were getting tense and our relationship was getting rocky.
There were really tall cliffs over the lake in the town I lived in. Our first official date was there and in the early days we spent a lot of dates there at those cliffs. When we were rocky we hadnt gone to them in awhile so as a way to like revitalize our relationship I decided to go there with her.
It was really still and there was fog over the lake. Its a Great Lake so its massive and it was unusual for there not to be at least some waves. We were sitting on the beach under the cliffs, she seemed happy and asked why I had wanted to come here, I explained my reasoning to her. I looked over to her and her face was in her hands. She said she wanted to break up.
So yeah that was rough, but its been a few years so now I can look back at it and laugh.
I had a girlfriend come live with me after being in a not so great situation for nearly a year in another state. I was planning for 8 months to have a dress she had been dying to get waiting for her under the Christmas tree when she arrived because she hadn't had the cash for groceries, let alone a nice dress.
So, she got super excited when she saw the box and opened it right away.
I bought the wrong dress.
I cooked Valentine dinner for an ex back in like 2002. I was making some chicken. I put it in a pot to cook. Me and girl were hang out while I cooking and got a little 'preoccupied.' Afterward, I think to myself, 'oh crap the chicken!' and run to kitchen naked. I grab the lid off. Apparently, I used my roommates pressure cooker. I didn't know what a pressure cooker was but I do now. I force the lid open and got boiling water all over my stomach, arms, and crotch. Spent Valentine's Day in ER getting burns treated.
I was seeing a girl who I really liked. She also seemed to really like me as well.
One day I wanted to buy her flowers as a random act of kindness. She told me she didn't want me to buy her flowers. Okay... So a week later I went out to my friend's farm and picked flowers for her instead. I was proud of myself with the colors I chose and filling in around the sides, it looked like a bouquet you would buy at a store.
When I saw her that night, I showed them to her. She proceeded to laugh and call me horrible names. She almost forgot them when she was going home and she just left them in the back seat of her car until they died.
I stopped talking to her shortly after.
I used to write my boyfriend one sonnet per week about how much I loved him. I called him to tell him I got in to the writing program at my University. He told me hed been seeing someone else for two years, that he hated my writing, and ripped up all of my poems on the phone for me to hear.
I flew cross country to surprise her. I had spent weeks working on a model of her aircraft in the Air Force, including painting it with the correct tail number and spending hours getting the crew chief hair color right. (She was a crew chief). Left it on her doorstep with a note since I knew she was out. I figured she would call when she got it.
She never noticed it and I ended up calling her. Once she realized I was in town, she was pissed. She said she was going to deck me for trying to surprise her.
Now she is my ex-wife after 14 years. I guess I should have known earlier.
This actually happened this morning.
I am planning a surprise birthday party for my wife. I'm renting a beach house and flying a few of her friends in to celebrate for a weekend. My wife handles most of our finances and watches them like a hawk, so in order to keep this a surprise I applied for a new credit card to pay for everything (We have a pretty good income, so I don't expect her to be upset over the amount that will be spent). I got the new credit card in the mail and hid it. Well she found it, thought I had a gambling problem or something worse that would require me to hide money. I explained why I had it, but basically had to give up the surprise. Bummer.
I surprised my fiance at her work with a bouquet of flowers.
She thought it was creepy and told people I snuck into her work and security had to change the codes. I simply walked up to receptionist and said I had a delivery for her, and was escorted there.
Turns out she was having an affair with her boss and was gas-lighting me to make me look like the bad guy. It clicked for me because I always thought "the only difference between a creepy gesture and a romantic one is how you feel about the person doing it."
I spent a month and a half teaching myself how to make origami roses because she liked origami and was not big on flowers. She had said numerous times she thought origami roses were really charming though.
I hid it from her as best as I could. I spent hours on YouTube trying to figure this out. I wanted to burn my own house down on numerous occasions because of the amount of struggle involved here. Thought this was going to be romantic. I made 12, each with stems and leaves and each one was a different colour. I put them in a vase and presented them to her. Her reaction was about the equivalent of 'thats nice.' Pretty much zero appreciation.
I would also like to point out how ridiculously difficult origami is, and I have utmost respect for people that do this proficiently.
If you are good at origami, hats off and I hope it came more naturally to you than it did me. I wanted to play in traffic for the duration of trying to learn this. It's amazing how something so seemingly simplistic can be so impossible to execute.
It was our three year anniversary. Before I left for work, I set up a rose petal bed, including a flower arrangement, and a gift. I left work early to pick her up for our dinner reservation. When I got to her house she still needed some time to get ready. While she gets ready she likes to play music on her laptop. So I went to change the song and her messenger app was open, with my friend's name at the top. Turns out she slept with my friend at my house a few nights prior while I was drunk.
I lived in a small country town and we had a huge ice storm that lasted two weeks, all the power in the town was out so I'm not exaggerating when I say it was pitch black everywhere. It had been a while since my girlfriend and I saw each other due to the entire town being iced over, including the roads. So on Valentine's night, I got her a rose and walked miles to get to her through pitch black woods, loud winds and what I'm pretty sure I heard was wolves nearby. When I gave her the rose she brushed it off like nothing really happened. She broke up with me the next day and I saw her with another guy later on that she told me not to worry about before.
Our son was spending the night at grandmas for the first time in months. I snuck upstairs and got into a super tight corset with thigh high stockings. I called him up from downstairs. He walked in and just stood there. So getting nervous I asked if he liked what he saw? He responded with, "What am I supposed to do with that?" at this point I'm almost in tears. My anxiety is rising through the roof, and all my self hating fears are popping up. He walked back down stairs. I took a shower and cried.
I was too nervous to ask a quasi-friend of mine to prom so I wrote him a letter asking if he would go with me because I really liked him. Because I was so nervous I basically handed it to him and ran away. He refused to speak to me and told my best friend to tell me no (judging by the fact that she never spoke to him again despite the fact that they were decent friends and she was a very friendly person probably says a lot about what he actually said).
Well, the next day I happened to be making cupcakes as thank you gestures for a few of my teachers who had written me some kind of recommendation letters, so I, in all of my 17-year-old brilliance, thought that I would change his mind and 'woo' him through my (completely non-existent) baking skills. So I made him a cupcake, complete with heart shaped sprinkles. I gave it to him just before lunch and was expecting him to be touched, at the very least. Instead, he told me to leave him alone because I was embarrassing him. I started crying and ran away, but as I was leaving one of his classmates started telling him off for being too harsh, which was some nice vindication at the time. Looking back, it was creepy and weird and I don't blame him for turning me down like that. But as a consequence I don't really approach people now because it brings me right back to that moment without fail.
I planned a huge overnight surprise for my wife on Valentines Day at the nicest hotel in our city with flowers and chocolates and coordinated our song to be playing in the room when got there so we could dance to it. We weren't going until after work that day so I didn't say anything to her because I didn't want to ruin the surprise. So the whole day she thinks I haven't done anything for her while co-workers are getting flowers and gifts and posting all the things their loved ones did for them. She was so bummed that I had to spill the beans before going.
I had been married for two and a half years. I got my wife the $450.00 Artisan KitchenAid Stand Mixer for Christmas that she'd been drooling over every time we walked into William Sonoma for the last 3 years. I was sure she'd freak out but be happy at the same time.
When I walked in the door at 3:41 pm, she was home. She wasn't usually off work until 5pm so I was surprised and disappointed when I walked in the door with the box in plain sight, I'd planned on wrapping it as soon as I got home.
First words out of her mouth were "We need to talk." The four most horrifying words ever uttered in a relationship. She wanted a divorce. She wanted me to move out.
I remembered 3 hours later that it was my birthday.
I drew out Will you go out with me? on a large piece of paper, then cut the paper into a bunch of puzzle pieces and proceeded to make a scavenger hunt for the guy I liked to find when he came to visit me for the weekend. He loved the scavenger hunt through my building and had a lot of fun putting the puzzle together. When he was all done and read out that the final product said Will you go out with me? he replied No.
I went out and really looked for a good watch for my boyfriend (ex now). I went to Nordstrom & Macys and found the perfect watch. I had to get a store credit card because it was way more than I had. I wrapped it and had it ready for his birthday.
I wake him up for his big day and hand him the watch all nice. He opens it and says, wow you shouldnt have... I dont deserve something so nice, and we went on a 2-hour argument back and fourth on that damn watch. At the end we ended up arguing that we forgot about the watch and it wasnt worn for 3 weeks because he didnt want to wear it. I felt horrible for even getting it.
Many years ago I lived with this girl. One Valentines Day I bought her roses and planned an elaborate meal. Just as I was putting the lobster tails on the grill, her mother called. They talked for over two hours, and dinner got ice cold by then.
Years later, the first time I stayed the night with the woman to whom I would eventually become permanently shackled, I woke up early and made pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon. I then presented this to her in bed, waking her with a kiss. She became instantly LIVID, screaming at me for waking her up and telling me it was gross to eat in the bedroom. I threw the food in the trash and left without a word. Unfortunately, we made up the next day.
My proposal didn't go as planned. I had put the engagement ring in a wrapped box and bag in the refrigerator. I had been patiently waiting all day for her to get home to ask her to grab me a beer where she would find the ring instead. She gets home and I'm on the couch watching tv and I say "sweetie could you please get me a beer from the refrigerator?" Her answer?! "NO! Get your own beer!!" I tried again "how about a soda? Can you get me a soda?" "NO! Get off your butt and get it yourself!" I didn't realize the combative mood she was in. Eventually I said "Just look in the damn refrigerator." She did and found the ring. Everything went well after that.
In high school, my exs mom didnt want us together because she didnt approve of me, but I wasnt buying it. We couldnt see each other but Valentines Day was coming up and I was supposed to get her a rose everyday for a week straight until the 14th and then on the last day give her a dozen along with a promise ring (leaving everything in her mailbox). I figured it would be nice and it would make her mom think differently of me. Everything was going according to plan but her mom lost it the day before Valentines Day and threatened to call the cops if I came back. I had to return the ring and get a store credit for the flowers I bought. We officially broke up not long after.
I've been writing my wife a poem every year on our anniversary going back to when we were just dating. I've been keeping them, and I had planned on giving them all to her on our 10th wedding anniversary. I thought it would be a very romantic way to show her how my feelings for her have evolved over the years. She doesn't know I've been doing this.
Recently, I happened upon a poem on the internet that I really liked and I decided to share it with her, and after I read it to her she says, "I just don't really like poetry. I don't know it's all just so cheesy. I just don't get it."
I was seeing a woman on and off for months. I was infatuated by her but she kept disappearing for weeks at a time. Living in NYC, such things happen. We finally hooked up and everything seemed to be moving in the right direction. So, one day I invited her to a colleague's film premiere and made sure to reserve an extra ticket. It was a big event so I thought that it might impress her. While I'm waiting outside for her, I reach out via text and she says that she won't be able to make it... fifteen minutes before the show started. A day, hell even an hour before would have been enough time to absorb the blow. I can understand that things come up. But fifteen minutes? It hurt. Dejected, I went to the bar next door and downed some shots of whiskey real quick. Then I sat down alone in the theater, intoxicated enough to forget about it, and the movie started playing.
Here's the kicker... the movie was about a man's internal dialogue after being stood up. I laughed so hard throughout the entire movie because I was going through everything the main character was going through. It was all at once hilarious, painful, and depressing. After that, she completely ghosted me and apparently met some guy who she ended up having a kid with. Fast forward three years later, I'm cooking dinner for my lady and get a random text from her filled with hearts and other emojis. I guess she broke up with her baby daddy. I told her it was inappropriate to speak with her because I was happily in love with my girlfriend, and deleted the message/her number from my life.
I found out her favorite band was playing in the big city near us. I wanted it to be us but her brother and his friend decided they wanted to go. We weren't dating, it was still just a crush but because I saw the tickets on sale first I bought tickets for us. She said she would pay me back but since I thought this was the implied first date, I didn't expect her to. We got tickets and they kept adding things they wanted to do in the city making the day longer and longer. Which I was like "this is great! I'll get to spend all day with her."
I drove in that day to my aunts house where I was staying the night and they came to pick me up. I was really excited. I gave her her ticket and she playfully kissed my cheek. Our first stop in the city was the zoo. Where we met her very new boyfriend. I was stuck for over 12 hours watching a brand new couple kissing and hanging on each other. She never paid me back for those tickets.
For a girlfriend, I once created a calendar for a month with 1 page per day. Each page had a quality I enjoyed about her, everything from her personality to physical features. I intended this to be a calendar while she was out working at a summer camp to help her feel comfortable while she was away.
While there, she had a emotional crisis regarding not wanting to go home to her 'real job,' and decided the calendar was a reminder of a ticking time-bomb and ripped it all up in anger.
I had a serious girlfriend in high school who was a track runner. When it came time to ask her to prom, I made a design in Photoshop that said, "I had to TRACK you down to ask you. Prom?" I then stood at the finish line, just out of site, for her. The track part of the sign had pictures from when we first met till and all of our other memories.
She ended up finishing and I turned the corner and she looked confused and walked past me. At first I thought she hated it but then after a minute or two she realized it was me and freaked out.
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.
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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.
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.
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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!?
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.
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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.
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.