People Share The Stupidest Thing They Ever Did That Somehow Didn't End In Total Disaster.
We've all done some stupid things, but if it doesn't end in disaster you might not realize how stupid it was until years later.
Here are some of the stupidest things people have done that didn't have disastrous consequences.
Many thanks to the Reddit user who posed this question and to those who responded. You can check out more answers from the source at the end of this article!
1/19. I was a very, very lonely teenager and one day, I thought I'd search for friends online. I think I must've been about 13 and in a boarding school, where I was bullied a fair bit and my dorm-mates thought I was weird.
So, I would go on random sites that the school hadn't blocked and chat with random strangers. One day, by some dumb luck, I met someone that was currently studying in a boy's school not too far away.
We'd chat about stuff and send each other pictures of stuff we'd doodle and random quotes we found in books. It was very platonic stuff and I wasn't really into anything more; he said something similar to that and was supposed to be 18 and leaving school soon.
This went on for about a year or so, before he asked if we could meet. We had a couple of days off after the exams, before our parents picked us up so I was sort of okay with it. That was when we exchanged pictures; mine was basically an awkward-candid-headshot-school-picture in my uniform and he sent me a similar styled picture from the school he went to.
Everything seemed to check out, nothing fishy. I mean, I technically communicated with the guy for a year and it was all fine.
So on the day, I went to the place we decided on which was in a park that had a woodsy vibe; it's usually a good spot to meet people, fairly public.
He was already there and completely bald. He told me that he had cancer and made up this fairly dodgy story.
I mean, the guy is fairly skinny but I knew he was not undergoing chemo because at that time, two of my aunts were diagnosed with cancer and one had passed; I knew he was lying but I couldn't be too sure.
Nonetheless, I decided to take a leap of faith and agreed to go for a short walk. During that walk, he was so awkward and grabbed my hand. I should've stopped him but I just kept prattling on about the stuff we texted about. He would just give half-arsed replies.
At some point, he suggested that we go to a pub. I thought it was good to be around more people so I agreed. He then steered me to the corner of the pub and bought me alcohol. I got really, really scared at this point and basically flat out told him that he was lying to me and that I wanted to leave.
He then proceeded to admit that he was much, much older (36) but felt like "we had a connection" and told me that boys my age wouldn't get me because I was special, etc. etc. I calmed down a little and sat back.
He basically kept stroking my 13 year old ego (note, he knew a lot about me and I was also a super-loner) but also said things that makes my blood go cold to this day. I just sat there like a brainless idiot.
Thank goodness, my phone rang and it was this other girl from my Math class who wanted to know if I was interested in hanging out that evening. I said yes and just left, caught a cab and went back to school. We ended up being best friends and when I told her my story, she didn't believe me at first (the timing was too crazy-coincidental) but I showed her the evidence.
She then told me that the "doodles" he sent were just images off the internet and the quotes were probably stuff he got off them too. I felt really, really, really stupid but I'm glad nothing traumatizing happened.
As for him, he had never texted me since the day we met. I wanted to report but I had no information about him and I don't think I could identify him.
2/19. I walked home in the following condition:
*With a dead phone
*No weapon on me, just some pepper spray
*In a city I'd just moved to
*Where I didn't speak the language
*At 4 AM
*Without telling anyone I was leaving the party
I then proceeded to:
*Immediately get lost
*Accept a cab from a stranger who got in the cab with me
*realize that the cab had no markings, no gps, and the driver was ignoring me and speaking with the guy who had got in with me
*Realize that I was not in a cab and was being driven away from the city
*Jump out of the car as it slowed for a red light
*Run as the man who got in the car with me chased me, spraying pepper spray behind me the whole time
*Safely lost him and begged a couple going into their apartment to help me. The woman (who is an angel I can never repay) calmed me down, gave me money for a cab, called a real cab company, helped me tell the driver my address.
3/19. Not something I did, but my girlfriend's mother is a heart surgeon. During a surgery the patient flatlined and she was yelling for the internal defibs which they were frantically trying to grab. Time was running out so she did the most logical thing. She punched him in the heart. His exposed heart. And it resumed to pump normally again. It was the most metal thanksgiving conversation I ever had.
4/19. When I was younger, probably around 8 or 9, I loved to play with syringes. Now note, we had a couple syringes around the house that didn't use needles, like for cleaning out the pockets after a wisdom teeth surgery and stuff. I would play with them in the bath, just fill them up with water, squirt them in my mouth, shoot it at the wall, etc. It was just like a mini squirt gun for me.
One day my friends and I were playing around a construction site. I found a syringe there. This one did have a needle. I carefully grabbed it and took it home. I never told my parents.
I remember taking it to the bath and playing with it like always. I filled it up with water, squirted in my mouth. I was careful with the needle, but after playing for a while I poked myself. It hurt, so I decided to throw it away after that and I was done with it.
These days I'm just glad I don't have aids. I was playing with a syringe that was almost certainly used for drugs, that I found at some random construction site. And I eventually poked myself with the needle. I still shudder thinking about dumb I was as a kid....
5/19. Five hours into my shift I went on break and realized I didn't have my car keys. I freaked out and ran outside to my car. I had left my keys in the ignition with the engine running and the door unlocked. I could not have made it easier for someone to steal my car, but nothing happened to it.
6/19. I was walking to my house, just one block away, suddenly a guy in a hoodie comes to me, tells me to give him my stuff and shows me a gun. I froze and didn't say anything, this was my first time being mugged.
He tried to reach in my pockets and take my stuff by himself but I just started walking and went past him without saying a word like nothing happened, he just yelled "---- you" and that was it. When he yelled I knew that was the end of it and realised how stupid what I did was.
7/19. Thought a bad axle was causing vibration in my car that actually turned out to be missing lug nuts. Front wheel fell off at 65mph on the highway. Cue shower of sparks and the liberated wheel careening off into the median.
Not only did the wheel not strike anyone, I was able to recover it, attach it with a lugnut from each of the good wheels and still make it to work on time. No major damage to the vehicle.
But that's not even the best part. This is embarrassing but, even after replacing brake pads and the offending bad axle, I did not notice that the stud and nut from the bottom of the hub that attaches it to the control arm had been sheared off during the incident. Not only did I drive the car for another year afterward, but I sold it to my friend and he raced the car on a track before he finally noticed while trying to replace the wheel bearing. The hub was held on because it had been friction welded to the control arm while scraping across the highway at 60mph.
8/19. Quit my job on the spot with no plans on how I was going to continue making money. My boss pissed me off for the last time, so I told him I quit & walked out. Realizing what I had done, I contacted a friend who worked for a similar company & she set me up with an interview for there the next day. I got the job. I was unemployed for less than a day.
9/19. I'm an experienced hiker and backpacker, but I broke every rule in the book when one day I went hiking alone. Didn't tell anyone where I was going. I was supposed to go to a mountain I've been to 100 times, which is very safe and always teeming with people.
They closed the road to the mountain that week, and I wound up hiking another one nearby. I was completely unprepared. No extra food (just one sandwich), no extra water (two bottles, and one wound up being lost along the way), no extra clothes, and no cell (battery had died along the drive).
An hour into it, I got absolutely lost, bumped into another hiker (male - I'm female) who was also lost.
This was the most poorly marked mountain we'd ever encountered. We wound up stumbling around on that mountain for 7 hours, in the dark for the last 2 hours. He only had prescription sunglasses on, and luckily had a cell phone that was alive so we used that for a flashlight. He would shine it around randomly while I looked for the light to hit the reflection of trailmarkers (he couldn't see in the dark).
We wound up crawling over a BEAVER DAM to find our way out (the dam was the only landmark we remembered from the beginning portion of the trail). After appx. 15 miles of being utterly lost, we found our way out.
Nothing bad happened. But man, was that ever stupid.
10/19. Rode a home-made bobsleigh (Bathtub with two skis and a snowboard bolted to the bottom) down an artificial ski slope with about 3 or 4 others in.
A few hours later, some other friends did the same, it flipped and really badly broke a girl's leg.
Thing was heavy. It could easily have killed someone.
11/19. Leaving my front door unlocked and letting dudes I met online come over and come up to my room and sleep with me without ever having met them before.
12/19. I hopped a fence and stole a puppy from a family in the middle of the day.
They were abusive to it.
She's sleeping on my dining room table right now.
13/19. I didn't look where I was stepping at night. I stepped over a king cobra but it didn't notice. The next person wasn't so lucky.
14/19.When I was in high school us kids played with homemade explosives and incendiaries and the like. Unsupervised, no safety precautions. The worst that happened was scorching a deck but it could have went wrong so many times.
15/19. I tied my friend's arms and legs to a lawn chair and threw him into the deep end of his pool. We were both about ten, and his parents weren't home. To be fair, it was his idea, he wanted to try and escape like Houdini.
We agreed that the signal for help would be him blowing bubbles. Well sure enough after a minute he starts blowing bubbles, so I had to swim the chair to the surface every 30 seconds or so for him to breathe while I tried to untie his arms. Apparently, and I know this now, rope swells up when its wet and gets much more difficult to untie. I got one of his arms out so he could start helping untie, and eventually we got him free, no one drowned, and we never told his parents.
What's kinda weird to me is that I didn't panic and stayed calm, I didn't really recognize the gravity of the situation until afterword.
16/19. Little kid me had trouble sleeping so he would pass the time in his room throwing tissue paper into the space heater and watching it burst into flames on contact. Somehow I did not start a massive fire, burn myself, nor get caught.
17/19. Riding a crappy motorcycle on a slippery highway with dangerous curves and a really pronounced angle, at night, foggy weather, no helmet, no passport, bad brakes in Thailand.
18/19. Trying to buy drugs in the Philippines.Finally got the guts to tell my best female friend that I was really attracted to her and wanted to be in a relationship with her.
She's really weird about emotional and relationship stuff, so I knew this might really hurt or kill the awesome friendship we had. And I cared so much about her that losing that friendship would have been devastating.
We've been dating for a few months now :)
19/19. I sprayed deodorant into a plastic bottle, put in a fuse, lit it, and ran away, hoping for a cool explosion. It did not explode as I had hoped, but rather shot across the yard with a bluish flame coming out of the end. Then it hit a tree and sort of splatted.
I was desperate on a final exam and decided to cheat off of the person with the highest grade in the class. During the exam the TA walked over to my area to answer a question a student asked and I was in danger of being caught. I panicked and let out one, long, loud fart which caused the whole room to erupt in laughter. The TA laughed along and quickly walked away from me saving me from being discovered. I got a B on the exam and my grade was saved at a solid B. I changed majors shortly after and I'm doing well on my own with something I want to do in life.
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Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?
You're not the only one.
u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.
I Know What I LikeGiphy
My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.
The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.
A Stair Step
My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.
My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.
My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.
We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.
I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.
My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.
With an ex:
"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."
She did not understand this.
I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.
"Now how much do you have in your hand?"
She still didn't understand.
She somehow has a college degree.
When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.
I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.
My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.
His answer was that I was being unfair.
How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."
To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.
A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.
A Non-Standard Ruler?
I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.
Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.
7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.
Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.
Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.
This Unusual Vegan Argument
Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.
He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.
That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."
Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.
Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.
In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.
It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.
Albert or ArnoldGiphy
Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?
Below Sea Level
I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.
I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.
This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.
Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.
Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.
An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.
I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.
Whales Are Mammals
I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.
Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.
My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.
No Balloons For Grandma
My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.
He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.
He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.
Spontaneous Dolphin ExistenceGiphy
How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.
Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.
I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.
Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.
But ... Ice Floats
Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.
Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.
Time Zones Exist
Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"
"no, it's red"
"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)
The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.
The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.
It was stupid.
Stars Like Our Sun
I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.
I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.
I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.
Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.
Balloon to Heaven
My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.
And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.
I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.
He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.
It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.
Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".
My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.
3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.
I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.
Late to the party, but there it is.
I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.
Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.
Wicked Witch of the West
I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.
I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.
They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.
So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.
My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.
I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.
We didn't speak to each other for four days.
How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).
How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.
Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.
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I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.
I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.
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.