People Share What Happened When They Ran Into Their Childhood Bullies As Adults

Anyone who was bullied as a kid knows it can really impact a person's life, long after the bullying has ended. These Redditors encountered the person who mistreated them many years later as adults, and some of the reunions went better than others.

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I was bullied by this massive guy when I was 15. He had a foot and a half on me, easy. This went on for about a year and then kind of fizzled out. Nothing too harsh, just the occasional bloody nose.

5 years later I wander into a new hairdresser in town to get a standard trim and the guy is standing there with a comb and scissors. He was incredibly apologetic and explained how he'd been so confused and angry because he couldn't admit to himself that a massive, tough guy like him could be gay and want to be a hairdresser.

Gogsy1999

I met a handful of the people who bullied me in high school while I was working at Subway. They were rich and still jerks.

That_Unknown_Guy

In third through sixth grade, this punk named Lenny made my life horrible. He even had a gang that followed him around the school.

Fast forward to just after college, and I'm making real money for they first time. I go to a shop to buy a high-end sound upgrade for my new car and who do you know is there. Bad shirt and tie and all.

Lenny the Salesperson shuffles up to me and I say, "Hiya, Lenny. I'm here to buy, but not from you." I walked over to another salesperson and requested his assistance instead.

I spent over twice as much as I intended to, sort of my way of sticking it to him. The look of hatred on his face as I pulled out the credit card made the bullied 8-year-old inside me very content. Worth it!

ratshack

A girl and her clique bullied me quite badly when I was younger, and at the time I resented it a great deal.

10 years later she added me on Facebook out of the blue, and we actually had a really nice conversation about our lives and what we were up to these days. She somehow turned into a pretty decent person, and the unpleasant past was not mentioned once by either of us.

I have never really been good at holding grudges, and I do believe that people often grow into someone very different than who they once were. 

MagnetHat

I saw a bully from middle school at my local grocery store. He had a lot of problems. His mom had recently had a heart attack, and he was in a car accident and suffered serious back injuries.

When I first recognized him, I exclaimed, "I remember you! You were such a jerk to me in middle school!" We laughed, and he told me the above. He apologized for acting like he did. He even said he felt like this stuff happening to him might have been karma for how he treated me, but I was nice and I denied it.

Plato_Karamazov

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I WAS the bully. I was a completely different person in middle/high school, angry at my parents and such. I wasn't a huge "stuff you in a locker" type of bully, I never hit anyone and never made them cough up their lunch money. But I did take every opportunity I could to verbally assault some people. 

I realized as I got out into the real world and became a father, just how much what I'd said hurt others. One of the victims of my verbal attacks is a good friend of mine now, after I apologized to him. And any others, when I see them I go out of my way to take them aside and apologize for the way I treated them so long ago. I know it was wrong, and I can't take it back. But I always tell them that I'm deeply sorry and that I am nothing like I used to be now.

tar1010

One bully is now a close friend whilst another deals drugs, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him on a Jerry Springer-style talk show in a year. Life works in odd ways.

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In middle school I was absolutely tormented by this girl - she spread nasty rumors, manipulated other girls against me, did the whole "cold shoulder-refuse to acknowledge-and ostracize" deal. Eventually led to a host of social anxiety and insecurities that took a long time to recover from.

Years later, I ran into her at a coffee shop. I was the one to approach her - not aggressively but it felt good to be the brave one, as I could tell she was nervous and uncomfortable. I spoke positively and congratulated her on getting into a great school. It felt great to take the high ground.

vegerunner

I was flat-chested all of middle school and early high school. One guy was relentless when he picked on me. 

Years later he ended up trying to flirt with me at a party I hosted. I guess having a large chest made the difference for him. I am a bit glad he's balding at the age of 25... Is that mean?

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Was bullied for about 5 years by a guy we'll call Kenny for now. I had switched schools, and was doing much better, and actually had some good friends.

About 4 years after I had last seen him, there was a volleyball-tournament between different schools, and his apparently was one of the competing teams, as was mine. And so it turned out, we matched against each other. The moment he saw me, he shouted: "Oh that's [my name], we're definitely going to win now!"

What he apparently didn't quite grasp was that in those 4 years he hadn't seen me, I had changed from a small and skinny guy, into a 6'2, 165 lbs guy with a 124 mph tennis serve.

The first time I saw his face again, all the memories came back to me, and for a bit, I was scared again, until one of my friends reminded me, after I had explained who Kenny was, that I was now taller and stronger than him, and that it was time for some revenge.

Every time I had the opportunity to smash a ball when standing at the net, I would aim for him. The 124 mph tennis serve meant that I had an incredibly strong smash as well, which terrified him.

My team ended up winning the match, after which I shouted:"Hey Kenny, i thought you were so sure you were going to win?" That once sentence, that one time of getting back at him was enough to make him snap. He went berserk, and almost stormed at me but one of his friends held him back. I think he was secretly glad that his friend prevented him from getting into a fight with me. 

MrJezzaaah

I used to get made fun of in grade school for my clothes and shoes because my parents couldn't afford to buy me anything new. There was one guy, Miguel, who was the worst about it. Around this time last year I went to a fast food chain and saw him behind the register. 

I had just gotten freelance work, which could potentially lead to getting hired, at a company I really liked. He didn't recognize me, but I definitely knew it was him, especially because of his name tag. I didn't confront him or anything, because it was years ago and we were kids, but I thought it was interesting how different our lives were.

-eDgAR-

This girl I knew in high school never bullied me but she pretty much bullied everyone else including my friends. She was really popular and talkative. Very stuck up though. I remember she had perfect bleach blond hair and perfect skin. She would always wear her cheerleading outfit and she was constantly doing cartwheels and backflips, very energetic. Even though she could be really mean she had a certain glow about her and seemed very happy. 

Anyways, I wound up leaving that school and completely forgetting about this girl. 6 years later I'm walking down a bad neighborhood late at night to get some food at the gas station. I see her with some scummy-looking guy staring at an ATM machine. I stopped for a second when I saw her. Her hair looked unwashed, it was a dull brown, her skin looked awful and she was in jeans and an oversized sweater. What really struck me was the look on her face. She looked miserable. I kind of feel bad for her, but mostly it was just really weird seeing her like that.

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I wasn't popular in high school, but in college I sort of blossomed and to be honest, I am now pretty conventionally attractive. It took some getting used to. I was still in the "unattractive girl" mindset.

Visiting my hometown, I saw the popular girl from high school that used to tease me about boys not liking me. She was in line at the store and looked a lot different. Tired, worn out, and way older. She looked like an adult, like a mom. But not a happy one. I couldn't believe we were the same age! I guess I'm an adult technically, but I don't really feel like it.

I checked out her Facebook. Turns out she's divorced with two kids from different guys. And she works at a paycheck loan place.

leaningtowel

Mines kinda sad. I was bullied by this kid in high school pretty often. I was small, he was big, and in his mind that was all it took to mean I was worth tormenting. I constantly just went with the non-reaction technique, I avoided most of the problems this way compared to others he bullied simply because no reaction from me meant no fun for him.

But I watched him do the same to my friends who reacted more strongly, and because I was with them I was just kinda on his radar until eventually I transferred schools.

Flash forward to two years ago: It's ten years later. I'm successful, independent, healthy and happy. I'm working in my home town's ER now. We get a patient found down out in the bushes, and I'm asked to see him. It's this dude. He's looking kinda rough, puked on himself, covered in leaves, but still huge.

I don't miss a beat. Vitals, line, labs, fluids, everything you would do given the situation. Hours later he's sobering up, were talking about his situation and he stops and just stares at me mid sentence.

"Oh, I remember you now."

Cue me thinking, "Great, I thought we weren't gonna bring this up."

But then he went on and said, "Man, I am so sorry for how I treated you in high school. I was a horrible person, there is no excuse. But I really want you to know I regret who I was and I'm not that person anymore."

Well my jaw basically hit the floor. It gave me a lot of hope for people to change. I'm glad he had a chance to, but his alcohol addiction was probably now covering the same pains that caused him to be such a broken person a decade before.

Three months later he came in again as my patient, this time he was in a coma because he had choked on his own vomit. He never woke up.

skylerl

I had since grown up and become a successful IT pro. He was working the counter at a Pizza place me and my GF at the time had ordered from.

I acted like I didn't recognize him. He recognized me though...

big_steak

I was scrawny and was picked on in elementary school until 5th grade when I grew way bigger than the kid that always had something to say. 

He didn't leave me alone right away though. He tried to push me in the cafeteria one day, which resulted in him being thrown over a table. Never got bullied from anyone after that.

neon_moon

I had a bully in elementary/middle school. He continued to be in my classes until senior year of high school. During this time, he reigned in the bullying and just turned into your run of the mill jerk.

Last day of senior year, he asked me to sign his year book, which I thought was odd given our past. I wrote this long diatribe in his year book, paraphrased something like:

"Dear _____,

Remember when you were my friend and then you turned into my bully in middle school? You'll be happy to know that you're not a bully so much as a lowlife now. I can't really stand to be around you. Have a good life,

[my name]"

The kicker is that he went to my college. We ran into each other on campus once or twice and it was always super awkward, because he was really civil, and I can only think about the yearbook and wonder why he's being really civil to me. I guess my comment really got to him.

TheFlorence

I was bullied by this mean girl all through elementary and middle school. Senior year of high school we had a mutual friend and were sitting at the same lunch table.

 I had just broken up with my boyfriend of 2.5 years and she asked me about it. She then told me that I was too good for him and he didn't deserve me. It felt really good. No animosity towards her ever again. I'm a forgiving person, I know.

MamaD_Cooks

There was a kid in high school who wasn't much of a cool kid himself (he was really into anime) but he had a nasty habit of 'playfully' hitting people, me especially. One day in biology he hit me in the wrong spot in my stomach, causing me to lose my breath and stumble back onto the girl I had a huge crush on. 

When I turned around he was picking up a stool to further screw around, so I grabbed the stool and pushed him right off his feet. It was so sudden that nobody even noticed and he just put his head down for the rest of class.

Didn't put his hands on anybody after that and we've been friends since. I didn't talk to him much after we graduated, and I just learned he's going into the military.

RobbieMcSkillet

Through my later years of high school I was bullied by this guy incessantly, and he always knew just what words to say to cut me in the worst way. He knew and understood me better than most people, and he had a knack for using that knowledge against me.

What's funny is that we lived in a small town and our families had always been rivals. Our grandmothers are frienemies. They have attended church together for decades and laugh and hate each other. His mom and my aunt were always pitted against each other by their parents in school. His sister is the same age as my cousin. His brother against my sister. This lasted up until he and I were put against each other. What was the competition, you ask? Well, who was better in school? We competed against each other in the academic realm.

I'm a sophomore in college after winning valedictorian in high school. Me and my former bully? It turns out, we're both gay, and we had always liked each other. After running into him a few years ago, we're now dating and discussing marriage. I know it sounds like a movie, but it's true!

coat_trench

I didn't so much encounter my bullies as I did to seek them out. I told them exactly how they made me feel and (some of them have kids now) asked them, "How would you feel if your kid came home in tears, telling you someone at school is being mean to them and calling them names? For no reason." 

One of them cried. Another told me I was so right and he apologized and wished he "hadn't let football cloud his judgement" because he "could've been friends with a really awesome girl." The other told me he refuses to acknowledge my statements and told me to step off because he was "never rude to me" and if he was it was my own fault.

That last one was the guy who chose to bully me by tricking me into thinking he and a few of his friends had a crush on me, only to laugh in my face in front of everyone when I said something about it.

BakedBakerBaking

Went into a Denny's once. One of my former bullies was the waiter. He actually said he was sorry and that he couldn't believe he was such a jerk in middle school.

I still didn't tip him, though.

gradual_weeaboo

This is kind of a mutual bullying thing. A girl used to bully me in 6th and 7th grade. For example, one time on the bus she unzipped my backpack while I wasn't looking and then went out of her way to get everyone to laugh at me when all my stuff spilled out and rolled around the bus. In 6th grade it didn't really bother me because I had my own friends, but in 7th grade depression hit me and I had a much harder time coping with it.

In 8th grade I started making friends again, and she started her usual stuff and I snapped and retaliated by posting flyers about "Lost pig - (bully's name)" all over the school (she was a bit overweight). Then a few months later on a ride home she said something rude to me and all of my friends started laying into her about her weight, calling her names, etc. The comments were really mean, and while I didn't join in, I didn't stop them either. She left the bus crying and we never saw her in school again.

Every time I thought of her during the next 15 years I felt really guilty about my part in her leaving the school, but then a couple of months ago I went into my bank to make a large bank transfer for an upcoming vacation, and she ended up being my teller. She had lost a fair bit of weight and I honestly didn't recognize her at first beyond thinking she looked familiar. During the chatting she seemed very insistent on letting me know she also went on large expensive vacations, but I didn't think much of it until I left and saw her name at the bottom of the receipt.

It turns out she messed up my bank transfer. I'm not sure whether she did it on purpose, but I ended up complaining to a manager, very politely, and getting all the resulting fees refunded. Not sure if she got in any trouble, I hope not.

tissuedigester

My high school math teacher was my bully. In my freshman/grade 9 year, I got straight A+'s and she loved me. Then she happened to teach me again my senior/grade 12 year and I was really struggling. Instead of trying to understand what went wrong, or if there was anything going on in my life causing school to be less of a priority (there was), she called my parents and told them I would never succeed in life. 

I just heard back from several Ivy League graduate schools, and I plan on passive-aggressively sending her one of my acceptance letters. I know it's a little petty, but I bet she has no idea how much her words impacted me.

tapetalucida

I ran into one guy who used to bully me, in a bar a few years after HS. He kept buying me beers and apologizing. It was an interesting experience. He wasn't anywhere close to being one of the worst bullies. On the other hand, it all had an impact, so I appreciated the gesture.

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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 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