People Share The Rudest Thing A Guest Has Ever Done In Their Home
Don't let the door hit you on the way out!
We all want to be good people right? You want to be hospitable and welcome people into your home and share with them your good spirits and drinkable spirits. But some people just lack simple manners and common decency. And they have to get out! No matter how calm and kind you are as a person and host there is always going to be those few people who were clearly raised without respect for others and you have to treat them like a vampire, and don't invite them pass the threshold.
Redditor u/nl1004 wanted scorned people to share some things about their home visitors of the past asking... What's the rudest thing a guest has ever done in your home?
50- Beanies 4Ever!Giphy
One of my friends in kindergarten wanted a beanie baby I had and when I told her she couldn't have it, she took it away from me and tried to flush it down the toilet. Then, when the toilet started overflowing and my mom came in, she started crying and said I did it.
We did not stay friends. tinymoonprincess
49- TV killed the radio star!
They broke our one TV and didn't pay for a replacement. My family has always been dirt poor and my mom busted her butt to buy that crappy tube TV, too. TommF
A girl poured an entire bottle of whiskey out on the counter on purpose at one of the parties my roommates threw in college. That or leaving half empty "shotgunned" cans all over the damn place. What a waste. REDDIT
47- Hit and Run
He wasn't really a guest, per se, but when I was 12, my parents were remodeling our home using a one-man construction company. We had two indoor-only cats (one was mine, the other was my brother's), and the contractor didn't approve of this. He thought cats should only be outside, so he left doors open all the time, and wouldn't bother to try to keep them inside while working.
I came home from school one day and couldn't find the cat that was mine. After searching the house, my dad and I went door-to-door in our neighborhood with her picture. One of our neighbors had found her - hit by a car and dead - and had taken her to the dump with his household trash. At least I have the closure of knowing what happened to her, though. fearthainne
46- But do you Floss?Giphy
Parents stayed at our place for the weekend and ended up leaving Monday morning after wife and I had gone to work.
Got a text from my dad that I would want to buy a new toothbrush because he "had some extra time and wanted to help clean kitchen" and that my stand mixer wasn't dirty anymore.
Wasn't my toothbrush.
Wife doesn't want them to visit anymore (honestly me either). gatesbe
45- Break like tissues...
Left tissue papers all over and inside the couch, and on the coffee table. These tissue papers are those that were sneezed on - wet. Plus, putting her feet on the coffee table where I put my glass of water and food on. But yeah, I had to tell her off to pick those tissue papers and get them into a bin asap every time she comes over. Havocka
44- Porn is Free!
Had out of state in-laws stay with us for a weekend they brought a old family friend no big deal. Three weeks later we learned he ordered three different pornos totaling almost 70 bucks. He was "sleeping" on the couch there were at least 6 kids under ten that could have walked in on him to get to the kitchen or bathroom. To make everything just a little more creepy the pornos he ordered were the same body type I have so it was a running joke for years that he was imaging me.monkeyballs7548
43- Just the "V"
Took a shower and pulled my shower curtain rod so hard it bent into a "V".... but never said a word to me or my (then) fiancè, his own brother. We all left at the same time in the morning, I found it once I got home from work. Yeah, I was pissed! BelatedUnicorn
42- Nair, Nair... that's Fair!
A friend of mine was over in middle school and found out we had WiFi. He immediately asked for the password and went straight into he bathroom with his iPod touch. He proceeded to masturbate with my sister's Nair. meowmix686
41- Hide the Evidence!
Not me but my SIL. A guest, who had a TP avoidance issue, used her bathmat to wipe his butt and threw it in the under sink cabinet. dreaming_of_beaches
40- Poo Happens!
So we had our wedding in my in law's home to save on money. Needless to say, there was a lot of drinking going on during the after party and one of my wife's bridesmaids got just TRASHED.
Long story short, we found her bridesmaids dress covered in puke in our shower and on the main stair way (wooden thank god) she left a HUGE poo. Just like in the middle of the staircase. Two of my groomsmen got it cleaned up before my mother-in-law even noticed though. Babakins
39- Death to you!
Purposely kicked my cat off the bed. misery-hates-company
38- Stand Down.
Literally called my husband ugly to his face, in his own home.
I almost picked her up and threw her out, but I definitely can't lift 300 pounds. suddenlyfabulous
37- The Trade War...Giphy
My wife's sister was traveling through the area where we live on a cross-country trip. My wife hadn't seen her in 10 years, (and hasn't seen her since, this was 8 years ago). She gets a hotel a few miles from our house, updates her facebook, and doesn't call. My wife has to basically guilt her into meeting us somewhere or stopping by.
She decided to stop by, and she brought her tiny loud dog with her. It pooped all over the house while we briefly visited (less than an hour). She didn't offer to help clean it up. I've been married to my wife for 15 years, and it remains the only time I've ever met that sister. Seems like a decent trade. vadosezo
36- Hands Off Lady!
Girlfriend of a roommate stayed the night frequently so maybe she started feeling like it was her place too, bless her heart. I have a lot of kitchen equipment and I do not mind sharing as long as people clean it and keep it nice, so almost everything in the kitchen was mine.
Anyway, this woman took it upon herself to rearrange things in my kitchen, including my stuff. I couldn't find anything in my own damn kitchen! I told her to move it all back exactly like it was before she screwed it up or her boyfriend would have to buy all his own kitchen stuff. iputthehoinhomo
35- Training Day....
Neighborhood friend that I knew for years (we went to high school and middle school together) had recently adopted a puppy. Her parents are notoriously awful - the kind that would rather not deal with issues or put in any sort of effort into anything. This cavalier attitude translated to their parenting, and subsequently, their dog training. One day my friend came over my house to introduce her dog to my little sister and I.
At this point in time I and the girl are about 14, little sister is 11. While my friend and i were talking, the dog poops on my floor. Not a big deal, we have dogs too! There's just one issue: the girl won't clean it up. I informed her that as this is her dog, she should clean up HER dogs poop. She giggles, looks around and through laughter says "no way I'm not cleaning up dog poop." So I ended up kicking the girl out of my house and while I informed my friend that there are indeed such things as social norms/etiquette, my little sister cleaned up the poop. The lack of awareness and overall maturity still blows my mind to this day. superrach
34- Just Yuck!
During a party at our house, a classmate who liked to get trashed in no time got wasted, made a vomit mess in the first floor bathroom, stays there for hours passed out. Then he decided "boi this bathroom is messed up and smells awful!" proceeds to do the same with our 2nd floor bathroom. Cancelled the whole party because of it.
My roomie was pissed but hey it's late imma get some sleep. Turns on his room light and the vomit fool is sleeping there, with an unhealthy puddle of puke covering the sheets. friedmanni
33- Dogs & Women First!
A Christian missionary and his wife were invited to our home as a guest of my partner; he'd known them in grade school. The husband kicked my dog when he was scared by the fireworks so barked during the story he was telling about being in Africa helping kids.
What a juxtaposition of morals! We immediately told them to leave. They acted very confused about it. Gimmemyspoon
32- Sharing is Caring...
My roommate had a buddy over to hang at our apartment. dude shows up with a 30-rack of PBR, then proceeds to drink the entire thing, vehemently refusing to share. he blacked out and pissed on our television. i punched him in the face and told him to kick rocks. phluff__head
31- Looking for Something?
A friend went through all my drawers in my bedroom looking for whatever the hell they wanted. Moundfreek
30- POKEMAN for Life!
A family friend's son found my sister's gameboy and started a new game on her Pokemon Crystal and saved, deleting her old file. Kid was old enough to know that it's rude to play someone else's gameboy without asking. I remember her being really upset, Pokemon is no joke when you're young. RigelGuy
Stole my dads methadone for chronic pain. My dad was hospitalized until his script was refilled. This was an older "friend" that i thought was cool. Luckily his butt got arrested. I felt so guilty bringing that pos into my home. SaronGas
28- Party people...
They invited other people over without asking if we were okay with it.
It wasn't even like we were having a party or anything it was just me my girlfriend and her friend hanging out. Then the doorbell rang and she was like, "Oh, that's _____, _____, and _____. I told them to come over." It was late and definitely was not okay with having more people come over. -eDgAR-
27- 7? Ants?Giphy
My cousin's boyfriend walked over to my ant farm and shook it. I was 7 and devastated. shannydoots
26- Punch 1-2!
Everyone has a story from their childhood that still pisses them off, this is mine. I was five years old and my snotty older cousin was over at our house. I had just gotten a copy of Mike Tyson's Punch out for my birthday. He was getting his butt kicked by king hippo and he got so angry he rage quit. But he didn't just rage quit, he ripped the cartridge out of the Nintendo and spit into it. Then he threw it across the room and stormed out.
I told my parents what happened and they told his parents and they made him apologize, but the game was ruined. It would kind of play, but would freeze up all the time. My family barely had enough money to get me the game for my birthday never mind buying it again. I was sure I would never be able to play it again.
Then for Christmas this little fool got Mike Tyson's Punch Out. So my older brother went over to his house and switched our ruined cartridge with his. It was awesome. Jombafomb
25- Remember the DNA....
I once had a "roommate" move in on a Sunday or Monday, say he'd pay for the room on Friday. Seemed reasonable enough - what is he going to do - refuse to pay? He was renting theoretically for the rest of the summer (like 2-3 months), so that seemed unlikely.
He seemed like kind of a shy, weird guy, but didn't seem too bad. This was probably like, 10-15 years ago when I was in college. Doesn't leave the room AT ALL as far as me or anyone else can tell. We even had a small gathering of people and invited him to join us. No dice.
Friday comes along and he rushes out of the house and into a car (I think with his mother?) Never heard from him again.
We go into the room, and we found a cup in the closet. That he had peed in.
I will never forget you, pees in cups guy. I don't remember your name, I barely remember what you look like, but I'll always remember you peed in a cup, and left it in the closet. WillBackUpWithSource
24- Don't be a Taker!
One time a younger guest went on my parents iPad and bought around $70-$80 worth of in app transactions. They were young but the response after getting caught was along the lines of "The guest should be given nice things." They were young so maybe they didn't know better. Mister-Venn
23- Such a Whacker!
I had a friend over one time when I was about eleven. We were both on our Nintendo DS's and he said "I'll be right back." After waiting forever I heard what I thought was a weedwhacker engine outside. I looked out the window and saw that he had gone into my garage and was riding around my small motor scooter. I was so bothered, I didn't know this kid well at all and he'd only been over one time previously. t-r-o-w-a-y
22- Was he a Mutant Ninja?Giphy
Some neighborhood kid who was a friend of my little brother came to the house, when he left I found a poop-smear on the side of our bathtub. His nickname was "turtle"...from then on, we called him "turd-L" (never said we were creative). dkpoomp
21- Life Long Drama!
When I was much younger, my mom's aunt came and visited and brought her dog. We didn't see her too much, but she was close with my mom back when Mom was a kid. During the visit, the dog dropped a loaf on the living room carpet. Not a big deal you would think, but my my mom had the audacity to ask her to clean up after her own dog.
Apparently, this was a degree of rudeness my aunt had never experienced before from a "host." The offense was so deep that she never spoke to my mother for. The. Rest. Of. Her. Life.
She moved across the country and the only time we ever heard from her again was when I got a letter from her saying that I should get some genetic tests for something that might be in the family.
Final plot twist: Since she never married and I was the only male descendant in her family line so she left me everything in her will. Vulpinand
20- No Blood Necessary....
Punch a brick wall and smear their blood all over the garage door. At least, that's one of them. I let my sister live with me for a year and every second of it was a waking nightmare. -spookyxghost-
19- Bring some Tide!
Puked in our washing machine and didn't tell anyone. Found it a couple days later when we went to do laundry. hii_petra
18- Just laugh...
Had a couple over for dinner. Friends of ours. My wife was pregnant at the time.
Cat pooped in litter box in the basement. Buddy's wife told me to change the litter saying it was due to my wife being pregnant. I said I would after the board game we were playing was over as nobody could smell it.
She said "BUT YOUR WIFE IS PREGNANT."
I said: "So?"
She proceeds to empty her water cup across the table in my direction. It literally went over my shoulder and completely missed me.
I'm stunned briefly at how unbelievably rude she is. Then begin to laugh my butt off that she missed me with a full cup of water point blank.
I end the game, tell them to go home.
She says "we should do it again some time."
No you rude woman. I put up with you because your husband is my good friend.
Wife and I close the door behind them after they leave , look into each other's eyes in silence for a few moments then laugh our butts off again at what the hell just happened. SonicBroom51
17- Hold Your Pee...
College housemate had a drunken hookup. She flipped out on him when she realized he had a physical disability. He was born with one fully formed hand and one partial hand. She stormed out of his room, but before leaving the house, she confused our closet under the stairs with a bathroom and pissed all over the floor, and the boxes of Christmas stuff in there. We got the story out of our housemate a few weeks later when putting up the Christmas tree and trying to figure out why the hell it smelled like pee. kjohtx
16-Be careful when you're that regular!Giphy
I was around 10 and a few of our neighbors were over swimming. One of the girls, a year younger than me, went to the bathroom and I went right after. She had pooped all over the toilet seat and didn't even try to clean it. It wasn't just a little, it was everywhere and let me tell you that girl needed more fiber in her diet. Her mom ended up yelling at her and making her clean it up. Christian_Baal
15-That's a lot of thickness!
Let a neighbor lady come over with her two young daughters to use our shower because her slacker husband hadn't paid the water bill. Went upstairs to the bathroom after they left, the bathtub was clogged with pubic hair. All over.... the sides of the tub, bottom of the shower curtain, everywhere. Apparently she decided to change her hairstyle from 1970s' Hustler to Y2KPenthouse. ChrissyStepfordwife
14-I'll cut you!
My ex-wife's sister used a $150 chef's knife to try and crack open a coconut in my kitchen. She dented it all over and also bent the tip somehow. She then said it must be a cheap knife because her sister in Thailand cuts them open super easy with a cleaver. It's one bright side of divorce that I never have to suffer her presence ever again. multivac7223
13-A parting treat.
Once, a friend was sleeping on my boyfriend's couch after a night of drinking. We woke up the next morning, and the only bathroom was locked from the inside - no answer. I just KNEW he was dead. After quite some time, we were able to jimmy something that could unlock the door, only to find the bathroom empty and no friend. He had filled up the little bathroom trashcan with diarrhea and fled in the night. hyperorbit
12-How 'Pulp Fiction' of you!Giphy
Threw a party. Random guy shows up claiming he's a friend of one of the invited guests (who didn't end up coming to the party). He proceeds to do a bunch of drugs that he brought as no one else there was into it and pulls a knife on my friend. I tell him he needs to leave, he points the knife to me, everyone surrounds him, he leaves. I don't remember his name but he was the worst guest I've ever had and hopefully will ever have over. cbrewdrummer
11-Time to shake up tradition!
My in-laws hated me. We invited them over for thanksgiving dinner and, upon arrival, they asked me to leave and come back a few hours later because they wanted to "follow their tradition of preparing the meal alone as a family." They are now my ex-in-laws. They had very poor social skills and anxiety which was a big part of this. They definitely meant to throw shade, but they didn't anticipate it being a showstopper. My tactic was to sit them down and flatly tell them they could stay for the dinner as we planned it or they were free to go do dinner their way at their house. I think they chose the latter that time. They did the same when they said they'd only come to Christmas if no one exchanged gifts in their presence, lol. Arboretum7
Happened to me in the 3rd grade, my mom's friend's son stole my holographic hockey cards. I didn't even notice until the next day when I saw him on the bus showing the cards he stole from me to his friends.
I did get my cards back along with a pretty nice bouncy ball. I'll post pictures of the cards after work!
I also remembered another story that happened a year ago at my parent's house warming party. One of the guests asked if the flooring was real hard wood or laminate then proceeded to test it out by taking out their key and scratching the floor. It was hard wood and it left a scratch, who the f**k does such a thing? EXOQ
9-You and Bobby are out!
I shared a house with a few friends, and one of them let a broke friend crash in a large closet we had. A couple days turned into weeks and then into months, and it all came to a head one day when I got home from working construction in the middle of winter.
I was literally caked in mud and shivering and when I walked in the front door I could hear the shower running and closet guy was sitting on the couch in a bathrobe. I asked him who was in the shower as I was dripping mud on the floor and he replied "Bobby. And I'm next."
He was not next. Garfield-1-23-23
8-Do not Flush!
Had some relatives over, and despite very, very clear instructions to not flush feminine products down the toilet, they did anyways. Destroyed our septic field, almost $10000 in damages overall. When confronted, they just denied it, despite the fact that the 32 pads that where pulled out of the system matches the brand that they had while they were over. Flimflomzimzoom
7-You got bigger issues than bad manors!
Had some friends over and one of my buddies went to the bathroom. When I walked in I heard something rattling. He was stealing Vicodin that my wife got the day before from getting a root canal, and still needed.
That bathroom was off the kitchen. He didn't here me come in the house and had the door to the bathroom cracked slightly so I looked in when I heard the rattling. No I don't just walk into the bathroom. At the same time most of my guy friends just slightly shut the door in even that when they're taking a leak. Our group of friends have been friends now for around 30 some odd years so we all probably too close. Psilologist
6- Fork YouGiphy
Stole my forks. Such an odd thing to take from someone but they stole them. They weren't even fancy ones. Literally cheap forks you buy at Walmart. Like the ones that are like 4 for a couple bucks.
5- I Dyed
Dyed her hair red in our bathroom sink - staining the brand new granite countertop, then dripped onto the new tile floor, then dripped onto the hardwood floor in the hallway, and ultimately slept in our guest bed with wet, freshly dyed red hair - staining the sheets and pillowcase.
Jesus, this is unfathomable to me. I've been a long-term guest before-- I was just slightly homeless at one point. I had dyed hair, and the color was in these reusable tubs, so it cost me nothing to maintain it, I just had to have a place to do it. Was so, so worried about not making a mess of my hosts' place. I got on my hands and knees and scrubbed the bottom of the shower with a magic eraser to clean off the small amount of residue that was left, before I even left the bathroom.
Did accidentally leave a spot on the counter later on down the line, despite covering the area in newspaper and stuff-- and I tried remedies until it was clean over several weeks. Also put one of my T shirts over their pillows until I was sure I'd have no bleed.
I was so paranoid about ruining their things, it just hurts my brain to know people do the same or more of a mess and don't even care.
4- Don't Mess With Someone's Pets
Back when I was younger around 12 or 13, I remember my parents had another couple over that they had known for a short period of time. They brought their husky over to the house but we had a dog of our that simply didnt get along well with other animals. This "friendly" couple had the audacity to demand that we put our dog in his kennel so that their dog could come on. Needless to say, they didn't stay for dinner that day nor did I ever see them again.
I was a kid probably 9 or 10 and my mom had a friend and her son over for lunch. The kid disappeared for about 10 minutes, and at the time I thought he had gone to the bathroom cause i really had to go. So when he came back I quickly manuevered my way past him into the room before the bathroom, where we had a fishtank. This would be completely irrelevant if the fishtank wasnt cloudy and swirling about. At first glance I didnt know what it was untill I noticed smashed and ripped apart pieces of little fish faces moving around in the swirl. The kid reached into the fishtank amd squeezed the ever loving life out of every single fish in that tank.
My husband let a former coworker crash on the couch because he had been drinking and we didn't want him to drive. Woke up the next morning and he had stolen our computer, a cell phone, a little bit of cash, and our cigarettes. Turns out he had a drug problem. We got our computer back.
2- You Want A Pizza Me
We had a bunch of pizza in the fridge we'd ordered the night before they arrived. There were three other families already there, so we had ordered a lot and there were many much leftovers, and everyone who was there at the time had pitched in to pay. The one family who hadn't been there for pizza arrived the morning after and were talking about going out to eat. The families were all okay with this, thinking it'd be great to have lunch in individual families and get back together for dinner. Everyone was loading up, including the most recent arrival family, but when we drove off, they unloaded, went back inside and ate all the pizza.
We would've told them it was fine if they had said, yo, could we eat that pizza for lunch, but pretending they were going someplace and then sneaking back inside and eating it was so shady.
- They aren't poor, just really cheap.
- This was my uncle and his family.
- This was at my grandma's house. She had just passed and everyone was getting together for the funeral. My mom was basically in charge, and, since I'm the oldest grandchild at 24, I was heavily involved as well.
- We locked the door, but every family had a key.
- We did not confront them. It isn't worth it to get into it with them when we barely see them anyway. I think my mom would prefer to build a stronger bond with him and his family, since he is her little brother.
1- The Force
My son (from the age of 5-12 years old) had built every Star Wars LEGO ship together, minus the falcon which was to be our next set to build. We even had our own LEGO lingo, he'd say mom, I need a twoer by fourer or a oner.... so on. This was our thing to do, as he has a twin sister so it was important that I spend quality time with each of them, doing things they each loved to do.
I had invited a friend over who brought her son (we will call him master destroyer,MD). MD is known to be a trouble maker, his father passed away and mommy lets him get away with whatever he wants or does. He was upstairs playing legos with our son while I visited with the mom (my mistake) when next thing I know, son comes down visibly upset, only for us to find out, MD had picked up every single LEGO Star Wars set we had ever built together and smashed them on the ground. Friend made MD apologize and they left right after. Our son never touched a LEGO again after that.
It wasn't just the destruction of the legos, but this kid (MD) ruined "our thing" that brought my son and I together. I still talk to the friend but have kindly told her that her son isn't welcomed over, even though it's been almost 5 years since this occurred, his behavior hasn't changed nor has the discipline the mom lacks. I refuse to let him take anything else away from my son that he holds dear to him.
I have set the legos aside, along with all of the instructions, in hope that one day when he is a father, he will crack open the tubs of legos and have a connection with his kid(s) as we once had.
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.