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People Share Their Worst Experiences Being Catcalled

Catcalling can be a very frightening experience for women. These stories shed light on that fear, and should hopefully give men the opportunity to rethink their own behavior.


"I cried for hours after."

A guy yelled "Hey baby, can I get your number?" I ignored him and he started following me in his car. When I had to stop at a crosswalk he pulled up beside me and offered me a ride, motioning me to get in the car. I told him no, I was almost home. He said, "Don't be such a b!tch, get in the car."

I said no, please leave me alone. He got out of the car and started walking towards me telling me to not be such a c word and just talk to him. I tell him to please leave me alone and I'm hoping the cars clear or the light changes soon because I'm so scared. He starts reaching toward me and I just decide to book it. I dodge between the cars and get to the sidewalk on the other side and just run the rest of the way home. I don't think I'll ever forget that. I cried for hours after.

Astyyria

"Context: I was 12..."

I was walking from school to my dad's workplace. It was a 30-minute walk, and for several minutes, a car with 3 adult men were driving next to me, saying they liked my clothes, my body, telling me to get in the car with them. Asked me where I lived. Started calling me a b!tch when I ducked my head and ignored them.

We were still in the school zone. This happened in a town in Michigan, USA.

daitoshi

"I was so mortified..."

An adult man yelled to me very loudly "GREAT A**!" from an open car window. I was 14, and my whole family was with me. I was so mortified I wanted to cry.

Murkymidsummer

"Never been more freaked out."

I was out walking my month-old baby in his stroller on a very pretty afternoon, when a strange man pulled his car to the curb and yelled at me "hey there pretty! Come in my car, I'll give you a ride. I have a baby seat in here. I won't bite!"

Never been more freaked out. Baby and I noped out of there and into a little restaurant on the street to wait it out until creepy car guy was gone.

I've had more cat calling incidents while my child is with me than not. That says a lot about the motivation behind cat calling and the men who do it.

facefullofsoul

"So, sooo many disgustingly racist ones."

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So, sooo many disgustingly racist ones. I'm as basic and American as any suburban white chick but with the amount of "me love you long time"-bulls*it you'd think I was a WWII-era Japanese prostitute on a US army base. Makes me feel like I'm never going to belong here.

joyfulsnub

"They followed me for a good 5 minutes..."

I was walking my dog in my new neighborhood and these two guys in the car pulled up next to me and started to cat call me. They followed me for a good 5 minutes honking and yelling really lewd things they wanted to do to me before speeding off.

When I got back to my place I saw that they were parked outside of my neighbor's house and found out they were his grandchildren.

curlygirly420

"I was riding my bicycle..."

I was riding my bicycle and this guy said: Ohhh, how I wish I were that seat so I could suck your pu**y (he didn't say that, it was in Spanish and he used a strong, disgusting word). I pushed my bike against his and he said I was crazy, what was wrong with me, etc. And an old lady said *I* was rude, gave ME a dirty look and said "unbelievable". Ever since then, I wear baggy, ugly clothes on top of my actual clothes when I ride my bike.

zoaliz

"I was 16 at the time and I didn't know what to do..."

On my mom's 50th birthday Parliment Funkadelic threw a free concert in a park downtown in my city. My whole extended family came into town and we all went and I was having a great night. Dancing is my favorite thing in the entire world and I love funk music and my family so I was totally in my happy place and I was dancing with reckless abandon. A grown man, at least 40 years old, came up behind me and squeezed my butt and leaned into my ear and said "you have

I didn't know what to do and I just froze as he continued to grope me. My 28 year old cousin sped over and told the guy to take his hands off me and then the guy left. I was mortified and shaking and I just wanted to go home. After the concert, my family wanted to go to a bar but since I was underage they told me to wait outside as they checked to see if I would be allowed in. I was leaning on a lamppost outside the bar and a different man walked past me, looked me up and down with the most perverted smirk on his face and goes "where's your man at?" it was that night that I realized that some men are going to treat me like a sex object for the rest of my life.

emmalemma7

'It certainly didn't help with the panic."

I had "Hey baby girl, why you crying when you've got tits like that?" shouted at me as I sat on a bench in floods of tears because I'd just had a panic attack and was on the verge of a mental breakdown. It certainly didn't help with the panic. I was wearing a sweatshirt and mom jeans.

emmach17

"...but we tried to ignore it and walk faster."

I was 15 and walking across the street with a friend. Guy at the red light across the street started yelling sexual sh!t at us, but we tried to ignore it and walk faster. Almost got off of the crosswalk when the guy ran the red light and swerved to hit us. Luckily we ran behind one of the thicker light poles so he couldn't actually hit us but it still terrifies me. I hate walking across that intersection but now it's the only way I can get to school. It was the first time I ever got catcalled.

Kakeet

"This was years ago..."

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This was years ago but some guy pulled out a knife on me when I wouldn't give him my phone number and started chasing me. I'm sooo lucky that I know how to run in heels.

Xanswontmakeyou

"I awkwardly said thanks and then rolled my window back up."

Some guy next to me at a stoplight waved his arms around until I rolled my window down so he could tell me I was "gorgeous." I awkwardly said thanks and then rolled my window back up. When the light turned green he immediately changed lanes and started following me. I was so close to home but I was alone and it was night so I circled around and sped up then parked on a side street so I could lose him. Very unnerving. Now I keep my windows up and mind my own business.

Wh7am1h3re

"I was 12 walking to my summer arts class."

A guy followed me in his car for several blocks early one weekday morning and kept trying to convince me to get in because I was "so pretty". I eventually went down a one way he couldn't and doubled back to lose him.

This_Isnt_Progress

"By their third drive by..."

A pickup truck drove by and some guys leaned out and shouted "NICE TITS!" at us. They then must've drove around the block because they came by again and shouted "AND NICE ASS TOO!" By their third drive by my friend and I held hands and ran into the nearest store we could and just stood there totally terrified that they were going to pull up and follow us in. This was before cell phones were a thing, so we couldn't call either set of parents to come and pick us up. I think we stood in the store for about 20 minutes before we felt safe enough to finally leave.

KnittinAndBitchin

"It's a tie between the time I was pumping gas..."

It's a tie between the time I was pumping gas in my car and a homeless guy shouted "I LIKE YOUR FEET" from across the parking lot at me, and the time I was walking up a flight of stairs and a old dude who was about 1-2 flights down said "nice panties."

phalseprofits

"As I was walking..."

I was probably 11-12, already pretty tall (I'm 6'2" now, so back then I was probably somewhere over 5 feet?), and developing early. My friend and I went to the pool, and while I was just starting to really struggle with my self-esteem and body image issues, I felt really happy that day in my one-piece skirted swimsuit.

As I was walking back and forth between one part of the pool and another, two guys, I want to say in their 30s, would stare and me and talk loudly in Spanish, which I didn't know very well. I didn't know them and didn't have any reason to think they were talking to me, so I ignored them. Then they called me a whore. 11 year old me was devastated. To this day I hate going to the pool.

Combine that and the number of times older men tried to flirt with me right in front of my father, or the insinuations from many of the same men that my father was actually my boyfriend, and I grew up feeling real unsafe. It was never boys my age. It was always men much older and bigger than me.

ScrongleTheLoud

"...it was hard to tell if he thought he was yelling an insult or a compliment."

I was walking down the street, and some guy leaned out his car window to yell, "LUSCIOUS ASS!" with what I heard as a sarcastic tone in his voice. Besides being unwelcome and rude, it was hard to tell if he thought he was yelling an insult or a compliment.

I have always been aware of what my ass looks like, and while "luscious" isn't an adjective I would choose to describe it, there are folks out there who find it acceptable or at least not objectionable.

twothirtysevenam

"I'm 22 now..."

When I was in high school, my ex and I were at the mall and some dude in his 40s or 50s walked up to my ex after looking me up and down and then asked him how much to borrow me for the night. It was humiliating and gross and not even the first or last time something like that happened. I'm 22 now and I get mistaken for a 16 year old, when I was 16 I looked about 10.

oregano23

"Even now I have no boobs..."

Even now I have no boobs so when I was 11 I looked young.

I still would get catcalled even around my dad. My mom and dad always took it as a compliment but I hated random strangers calling me and my mom crude things.

When I was 12 our deli guy when we were getting some stuff for my birthday said the "countdown started now" he meant till my 18th birthday. Super weird.

legalizemavin

"I did an arms class the day before..."

My best friend and I were walking home from high school. We had our backpacks on and it was during school hours. We had to have been 16-17 We got to the bowling alley we always stopped at to get an A/C break and this guy stops his car and says "would you two want to watch me jack off for $75?" We both booked it home after that.

Now 20 I was working out at the gym and this was a situation with the personal trainer. I did an arms class the day before and I was ridiculously sore. I tell him this before we're going to do a legs class and he goes "you're sore? Well, if you need help taking your shirt off let me know!!" And another time "I hope you don't pass out on me. If you wake up to me making out with you, it'd just be mouth to mouth" UGH. Idk why I never reported him but he was fired a couple days after. So somebody must have.

laemue

Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?

You're not the only one.

u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?

Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.

I Know What I Like

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My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.

The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.

- RazerWolf04

My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.

- Apples9308

Saturdays

My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.

We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.

- FormalMango

Iraq

I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.

- dontcryformegiratina

$40

With an ex:

"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."

She did not understand this.

I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.

"Now how much do you have in your hand?"

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.

- shicole3

Crayons

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I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."

To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.

- argofire

Emailing NASA

A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.

Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.

7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.

Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.

Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.

He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.

That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."

Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.

Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.

It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold

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Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.


I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.

This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.

- -justforclout-

Tomash

Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.

Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.


An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.

I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.

- kawaii_psycho451

Microwaves

Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.

He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.

He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence

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How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.

- JustARegularToaster

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"

"orange"

"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?

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I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)


The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.

The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.

fox_boi2

Richard Nixon

I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.


I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.

Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.

grumblecakes1

Balloon to Heaven

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.

And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

Dskee02

Binder Clips

I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.

He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.

It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.

justantherredditgirl

Jewish

Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".

My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.

Aslkurloz

Nutella

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3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.

I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.

vault_tec_redditor

Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.

Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.

Meh75

Wicked Witch of the West

I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.

I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.

weirdatwork2017

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.

They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.

So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.

Frisby2007

Telekinesis

My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.

I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.

We didn't speak to each other for four days.

dude_bizarro

Ghosts

How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).


How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.

thebeststory

Dogs and Chocolate

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I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.

I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.

KlutzyHedgehog

Is water wet?

My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.

For the record, it is no to both questions.

SFCopperhead

Mission Trip

A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.

He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.

SirRogers

Dragon Tales

One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.

It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.

MistalQueensglaive

Green Or Yellow?

When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.

Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.

BugsRatty

Stars In Their Multitude

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I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".

I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.

theedjman

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

droneb2hive

Hot Water

About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.

She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.

We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.

moniker5000

Biology Class

I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"

I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.

I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...

10d4plus8

Solid Or Liquid?

Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.

For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.

ScreamingPotoo