And that's the way love goes....
Sometimes love is often more hurtful than beautiful. In hindsight we can recognize the reasons behind the hurt others (those who loved us) caused. Nine times out of ten they left us to pick up the pieces because they weren't ready. And that is never an excuse to treat others pooorly.
Redditor u/chairnoleg wanted to see who felt like sharing some of their worst memories by asking.... What's the worst way someone has broken up with you?
50. This Good Boy Did Nothing Wrong
While not me getting broken up with, I had a dog for a few years and entered a relationship with a girl who just didn't like dogs but she didn't really interact with the dog to much until she started coming over more and other than that she was a pretty good person and cute. She just treated him unnecessarily cruel. Leaving him outside for long periods of time, yelling at him, not even petting him!
It got to the point where she wanted to take the next step and I was still unsure but then she said the dog had to go if we were going to move in, get married etc. and it was like a punch in the gut. Where the relationship wasn't bad at all but when that ultimatum came up it was like a light switch came on. The next day I told her we should take a break (that ended up being permanent). After discussing and airing our issues I basically said I wanted a dog more than her.
49. Tupperware TalesGiphy
My first boyfriend broke up with me in his basement while both our moms were upstairs 10 minutes into a 2 hour Tupperware party.
Was this in the 60's-70's?
No. This was probably 2006. They are still a thing, I've been dragged to one more recently as an adult.
48. Drastic Measures
Obligatory "not me" but a close friend got dumped in a way that was so spectacularly awful I can't not mention it.
Said friend ended up in a relationship with a co-worker. I only met the guy once, but he was a bit... off. Early thirties and had never moved out of his parent's house, while the person he was seeing was just newly 18 when they started. Anyway, everything was fine with them at first, and then one day she just stopped hearing from them. Turned out he had decided he wasn't keen on the relationship. Unfortunately, he got advice from some utter psychopath (I'm reasonably sure it was one of his parents, as he didn't have any other friends, but can't be sure) on how to do so.
So, he decided the best way to dump her was to accuse her of sexual harassment. She got a meeting with HR, which was pretty unpleasant as you can imagine, and it turned out he had came out with a bunch of pretty horrific allegations. She almost lost her job, and everyone assumed she was a predator for a while, which drove her to some really dark places. It all blew over when it became apparent his accusations were all bull, after he kept on changing his story, coming out with details that didn't make sense, and at one point sexually harassing her while this was all going on. I believe he was fired, and she never heard from him again, but it's taken her a long time to recover from it. It's been about four years now and I'm still genuinely aghast at it.
47. Nah Bruh
I had one girl tell me that she had to choose...the good guy or the bad boy. I responded "I'm the bad boy right"? Apparently not.
46. Just. Like. That.
7th year together.
She wakes up and tells me it's over. Instantly. Like that. No symptoms or any clear indicator that this would happen but it did.
You'd think after so long, you'd have some mutual respect. Especially after how much I took care of her (she suffers depression and frequently "forgot" to take meds).
The kicker is 6 months later she begged me to come back.
"Nobody understands me like you do. You're the only one who can lift me out of depression. I want us to go back to the way things were. I'm so stupid for destroying a good thing."
I told her, "Yeah, I did love you a lot. We had a lot of good times. After what you did, I can't trust you anymore. What's to stop you from doing it again? Anyway, I've met another woman. I like her a lot and I'm happy. I hope you find your happiness one day."
45. Nah I'm Good
Through a text saying roughly something like: "Hey, I am so sorry but I found someone who fits me better. We can still be friends tho right?"
That guy was my rival (and a friend) in my sports club. I quit pretty soon after that...
44. You Couldn't Have Waited?
Obligatory not me, but an acquaintance recently broke up with his fiancee by taking her to a really romantic and posh restaurant and asking for the ring back in the middle of dinner. Needless to say, she cried in the middle of the dining room. Not sure if he picked up the check or made her split it after that.
43. I'll Explain It Again
Made me come over to have lunch, insisted on going to an expensive sushi place, had me pay, then wanted to go shopping and told me she didn't have enough and would pay me back, I loaned her a couple hundred. Then on the way back home she broke up with me, then the next called to tell me how happy she was without me. Next day she got drunk and called me to tell me all the guys she's meeting, so then I changed my number... then messaged me on FB, then I blocked her, and then she shows up at my place wanting to talk... but she wanted dating advice. I repeatedly had to remind her that she broke up with me and it's not okay for her to continue contacting me.
42. When Is The Right Time?
I was deployed for 6 months. We had kept in touch the whole time I was away, and had a bunch of things we planned to do together once I returned. I was terribly homesick and knowing that I would see her at the end was what really kept me in good spirits. 3 weeks before I return, she tells me she doesn't love me anymore because she's "changed as a person". No further explanation.
It was a miserable three weeks. I wish she'd told me after I got back or much sooner.
41. Case Dismissed
She told me she had to break up because she was going to jail.
Three days later I got a call from a friend of hers saying "No, she broke up with you because you're a virgin."
Years later she has like three kids and is single again. Karma.
40. Fool Me TwiceGiphy
Both times with the same guy:
Break-up 1: I found out he was talking to other girls on instagram/Twitter. When I called him out on it he said that he had been wanting to take a break for a while and broke up with me. Like an absolute idiot, I got back together with him shortly after.
Break-up 2: I planned a week-long vacation to another country with him. We went, had a great time, and 2 days after we got back he called me on the phone late at night and broke up with me again. I'm not an idiot now so I definitely will not be dating him again.
39. Why Text That To The Group Chat?
I realized they wanted to break up when they went quiet for a few days and texted the groupchat 'I'm going to bed with a lot of inner turmoil, I think I've made a horrible mistake'. I texted him and basically said 'just do it man', and that was that. We're still friends, but he remains incredibly spineless which I pity him for more than dislike.
38. No. Racists.
Was told I was "too nice"
I was dating a South African girl and i think the fact I have black friends disgusted her. Many times I'd sit in her kitchen and her and her mother would tell me how disgusting black people were.
Think I dodged a bullet too be honest. She was the hottest girl I'd ever been with but I can't deal with that racist stuff so, her loss not mine 😂😂.
37. Hashtags Too Far
Going on a trip to Ireland which he proposed we do and then dumping me a few weeks later because he "didnt feel the same way" then gaslighting me/making me seem crazy to his friends because I was 'just his buddy'. I thought we were dating. It was 5 months together, pet names and feelings shared. Anyway,
He's a Jesus freak now married to his #christiangodlywomanwholesomejesuslover, or so he hashtags on IG.
36. This Fight Didn't Need To Happen
When I was in middle school she told me she was "breaking up with me for my best friend".
I ran out of the classroom a crossed the hall busted the door open and fought my best friend.
Plot twist: It was an April Fools joke 😬
35. My Own Place
Told me not to get a roommate, I got an entire apartment in nyc then he lied about wanting to help me pay for it / stay there with me
Told me he didnt know if he could stop lying to me. Told me he didnt have the money to pay and didnt love me anymore
Left me alone to live in the apt for a year =)
34. It's Not You It's Me
After a couple months of dating she came directly over to my apartment, took my hand, looked me in the eyes and said she didnt have feelings for me, that we could be friends maybe one day, but she thought we should just end the relationship altogether. She gave me a hug and kissed me on the cheek. I think I just said, "Okay" once.
And just like that, she was gone.
33. Already Gone
I'd been with this guy for over a year. I was head over heels in love and thought he felt the same. Woke up one morning to find him gone. We were at my place and I had picked him up so I had no idea where he had gone. I thought at first that maybe he had walked up to get coffee or something but when he didn't come back after about 30 minutes, I started getting a little worried.
Then I found the Dear Jane letter he left for me. While I was sleeping, he had written the note and then called a taxi to pick him up (this was pre-Uber). I tried calling but he wouldn't answer. Eventually, I got a hold of his brother who told me that my now ex was a jerk and a coward and I deserved better. He was absolutely right. My ex had treated me like crap and I put up with it because I was so in love.
32. Pulled A Missing Stunt
Together 11 years. He tells me he's headed home for Mother's Day, nothing out of ordinary.
He then goes missing for 7 days. Phone off. No one knew where he was. I had a mental breakdown. Parents had to come and get me into the hospital to see doctor and psychologist.
He finally comes back while I'm sitting on the floor of our kitchen sobbing. He just steps over me to get a cup out of cupboard and pours him self something to drink and goes to sit down on his computer. Acts like nothing.
I soon find out from a friend that he flew to another city for an online connection half his age.
I confront him about it but he refuses to talk.
While I'm at work, he packs up his stuff, takes the pets, quits his job and moves 1000 miles away for the new person and has never spoken to me again.
The sheer lack of respect and remorse is what I struggle with most.
31. A Weird 90s Movie
So, I used to date this woman in High School, Fiona. Great girl, kind, really pretty, I loved her to bits. Anyway, final day of school during my graduation ceremony, she comes up to me and straight up dumps me in front of my parents while they're taking pictures of us. She said I was "too predictable" or something, as if that's a bad thing.
She runs off and leaves me hanging, and next thing I know, she's up on the band stage making out with the singer (who looked suspiciously a lot like Matt Damon) and they start singing a song about me and how I don't know things like I'm Jon Snow.
30. They Fired Me, But I Had No IdeaGiphy
Professionally, my client told the local newspaper they were breaking up with us - and didn't tell us. The newspaper published it on the front page, above the fold, of the Saturday edition. So all our early bird family and friends told us when we woke up.
29. It's Always After A Long Time
Gave me a really nice gift, which I was a bit blown away by, and then ghosted me for three weeks - after my messaging him a few times to ask what was wrong, multiple times because he was acting off. He then FACEBOOKS me breaking up with me, using the excuse his phone was broken , and has a "lot of stuff going on" right now. He then got with another girl straight after, who has been all over his facebook page flirting with him.
I just wish he'd have been honest and said it wasn't working than to flat out ignore me for weeks. We were together for almost a year.
Strung me along for a year while gaslighting me that I was paranoid over his ex. Spoiler: I wasn't. They were messing around. And took several holidays together during that time that he passed off as "group things with my creative friends you wouldn't understand".
27. Out Of The Blue
We dated for 2 and a half years. Went to a New Year's Eve party, and on the way home she started asking me weird questions. Just like, "have you made any plans for my birthday yet?" (her birthday was in early January), I said yeah, but I haven't made firm reservations yet. We get to her house, I open the car door for her and walk her to the door. She turns around and says I think we should just be friends, shut the door in my face and that was that. Came out of absolutely nowhere, and 4 years later I still don't know why she did it.
26. Heartbreak Warfare
Partner of 4 years went off traveling in El Salvador. I spoke to her plenty of times when she was away and all was good with the 'i love yous' and 'i miss yous'. I completely forgot the actual day that she was coming back and I was meant to be picking her up from the airport. I knew she didn't always have internet access so I text her dad who ghosted me.
Fast forward to the day before she was meant to be coming home, I dropped her a message to ask what time she wanted me to be there and she responded that she didn't think it was a good idea that I picked her up and that she would talk to me about it 'when she was ready'.
Fast forward a further 3 weeks and she screamed at me for contacting her because I hadn't heard anything and was in absolute pieces. Then told me that the guy she was messing around with in El Salvador wasn't half as needy as I am being.
Went round, picked up my stuff and cut all ties to then start getting phone calls and texts about 8 months later about how we should talk and how sorry she was. Never picked up the phone and actually didn't read any of the messages after the first 3. I think I won the war.
25. Pay Child Support; Do Not Pass Go
I was 3 months pregnant and he dropped me off at my mums house and didn't come back for me. I didn't hear anything from him until after my daughter was born. We arranged to meet up but he didn't show up.
He got his brother to call me asking if he could pay me a lump sum of money to not have to pay child maintenance. I calculated £15 per week until she is 18. His brother started stuttering and said that was way too much, and that he was thinking something more like £2000 😂 I told him to shove it.
24. Gas Light
My abusive ex-wife (who was the one to propose to me) of 3 years (no kids) woke up one day and said: "I wasn't actually ready to get married". This was less 2 months after she asked me to get her pregnant (made excuses because I knew she was unstable). Then she calls her rich parents to come pick her up (even though she has her car).
And then she left me in limbo without actually filing for divorce for another 7 months, throughout that time putting me down, calling me the worst possible names, insulting me, telling me that I wasted 4 years of her life, and harassing me by calling me past midnight, constantly gaslighting me making me feel like I need to "prove" that I deserve her. And then she even elongated the divorce to another 8 months, hired 2 different lawyers trying to unsuccessfully get a restraining order or alimony, even changing terms after coming to an agreement during divorce mediation.
I realized why superstars don't get married.
23. It Really Do Be Like That Sometimes
Oh boy where do i start:
- left me for my best friend and roommate
- cheated on me with ex and tried to blame me for being upset about it
- dumped me after we said we loved each other the day before
It be like that sometimes.
22. A Lie Broke It Up
One of my ex girlfriends ignored me for a month when I tried to call her. After a month she answers on her home telephone and when I come over to her place I ask why she didn't answer me. She says that she broke her phone. She had gotten a new phone about two weeks ago she says. So I ask for her number and she says that it's the same one. I just straight up left her after that. Apparently she had thought that I was cheating on her with someone else. Turns out it's some girl that I know who lied to her about it.
21. Cowardly Lions
Was dating someone long distance. Was looking at grad schools nearby and elsewhere. Wouldn't talk to me for days, then got a long email detailing how he wasn't ready for me to move in with him and that it's too fast blah blah (like.. I didn't even apply yet and if I got in, it would be almost a year before it started.. + mentioned I would move in with a classmate). A year later, I found out he got engaged to someone.
20. Wrong Flavor?Giphy
He literally ran away. We got back from a gig and I went to put some ice cream in the freezer only to hear footsteps and the door slamming. Ran out and he was legging it down the road. idlewildgirl
19. The Text Chain.
Over text, but she texted my best friend and told him to tell me she's done with me. She was terrible before she did that though. Unfortunately you often don't find out people's true colors until AFTER you enter a relationship. TacticalWatermellon
18. She's a Keeper.
We'd been together for 3 years. She borrowed several hundred dollars from me a week before (knowing the whole time that she was going to do this). When she broke up with me, all she did was tell me that she didn't love me any more. No discussion, no explanation, nothing. She then kept the break-up secret, moved to another city, mooched off of my friends, trashed their apartment, and nearly killed their dog. cyrus_hunter
17. The Recovery.
She told me she didn't want to be married anymore while we were finishing a hook up. We were both young and incompatible and too stubborn to see it until it was too late. I was bad at picking up after myself and had little ambition or drive. She was uptight and extremely career driven. After I had been living alone for a few months is when it really hit me just how incompatible we were. I'm remarried though and have 3 kids and a wife I can talk with for hours without getting tired. Tzaddik_1726
Ok, you win. Ouch! Sympathies! justonemore365
16. It's for Real if it's Facebook!Giphy
Changed their fb status to in a relationship with someone else 😬. wormbreath
That's the equivalent of an employee being locked out of the system and their password changed without actually being notified about being fired. SoyboyExtraordinaire
15. Peace Out.
Traveled 5 hours by train to see me only to get my house, say she doesn't love me and that she wants to break up.
She leaves, I cry for about 15 minutes then call my best friend and ask if he can come over with some beers so I'm not home alone all weekend. I hear her in the background asking him something.
Yup, she traveled 5 hours to break up with me so she could screw my best friend without feeling guilty about it (I no longer talk to him). AkariAkaza
14. Fortnight Kills.
Was with her for just shy of 2 years. Holidays, Festivals, discussions of marriage the lot.
Claimed she lived at home with her Mum, who had terminal cancer, and as a result her mum didn't want to bring anyone new into her life as the pain of knowing she would soon leave them was too much. Therefore we spent all our time at mine and I never met her family or mum.
Received a message from a guy one night asking how I knew her, I explained, turns out her Mum was fine, and she had been engaged to this guy and living with him the entire time... they were due to get married in a fortnight.
Still blows my mind that she managed to play us both so well the entire time.
(So technically, I guess he kind of ended it by revealing the truth lol, I just wished him the best of luck and cut all ties immediately, didn't give her the satisfaction of letting her know she had hurt me). b4rn5ey
13. Forget Something?
By not telling me at all. We had been together for 3-4 weeks and one day I was just coming home from work and I saw her walking with another dude. I confronted her in front of him and the conversation went something like this :
Me : "Hey (her name), who's this?"
Her : "Oh, hey, this is (his name), my boyfriend."
Me : "Uhmm haven't we been in a relationship for like a month now?"
Her : "Ugh I guess, but we clearly broke up yesterday evening."
Me : *visible confusion*
We didn't break up that evening, we just had a minor squabble about how we should spend more time together (I was working 12s that week), we even kissed when I was leaving her place and she told me "I love you."
I was so astounded I couldn't even be mad. Forgot about her in a few weeks and moved on with my life. yrugay1
12. Over it.
I was 17. He was my first everything, pretty much. 8 months into the relationship, he says, "I don't love you. I never did. I just wanted to have fun." I'm almost 30, and I'm over it, but I still wonder what the heck made him do that. LumpySpaceDingus
11. Young Love.
The entire relationship:
Him: *signs onto MSN Messenger*
Him: "will you go out with me?"
Me: *internally screaming with joy* Yes!
Him: "awesome. I love u"
Me: "ummm cool"
Him: "Say it back"
Me: "We just started dating, I don't love you yet"
Him: "Its over"
12 year old me was pretty sad. uhxohkristina
10. Next Year.
Dated a guy for one month short of 3 years. Everyone, including me, thought we'd be a forever couple. He talked about engagement and marriage within the first 8 months - right up to A WEEK before it all ended. We were laying in bed, and he told me "I can't wait to be engaged by this time next year."
Fast forward a week. Everything was normal, we went on a nice date night, he spent a couple nights at my house, and went home. Everything seemed fine. We texted like we always did for a few days, until he said he needed to discuss something. Long story short, he texted that he needed a break. I said I understood, and would respect that.
A week later he calls me, and says "You aren't going to like what I have to say." I asked if he was breaking up with me and he said yes. Dated for almost 3 years, and you break up over the phone? I asked if there was a reason. "I haven't loved you for the past 6 months." whatevs1990
9. I'll Do it Myself....
By making me do the break-up for him.
He slowly withdrew emotionally, and started to become increasingly irritable and inconsiderate. If I brought up any of these issues he would act insulted, at how I could think that of him, or say/imply maybe it was my fault for not being considerate enough of him and what he was going through.
It was so slow and incremental, it took me a long time to figure out we weren't going through a "rough patch." Or he wasn't having a hard time that I needed to support him through.
With my last remaining crumb of energy and self-esteem, I did what he wanted all along and did the breaking up for him, I broke my own heart. He screamed and insulted me, stole a bunch of my stuff, and later I found out he gave me the kind of HPV that gives you cancer (which I did get, but was treated). zazzlekdazzle
8. Unhappy new Year.Giphy
NYE: Took my then-wife of 13 years to get couples massage, then a fancy dinner. Paid good money to get into a club she wanted to go to. I go get us drinks and when I return, she whispers in my ear "Let's just be friends."
TLDR: got friendzoned after two kids and over a decade of marriage.
Tbh, I like being not married to her better so no biggie now. stellarbeing
7. Just Dance.
I took my girlfriend of one week to homecoming freshman year, and right after we got there she walked away and had her friend come and say she wanted to break up. I had a separated shoulder from football, and I remember chilling there in my sling feeling bummed as heck.
Later that night, she came over and asked me to slow dance and I told her to screw off. Lead5alad
6. Why Stay?
Dropped around to my place hours later than she said she was going to on a Saturday, which was a common theme with her.
Sensing I was annoyed despite me trying to deny it, she hits me with "No, I think you're upset because you know I can't be your partner anymore."
Okay... that's news to me, but okay... so we talk about it for the rest of the afternoon. It's now Saturday night. We hang out. She stays the night.
She initiates sex. We fall asleep. She hangs around on Sunday... all day. It's now Sunday night. No sex, but we sleep together. I wake up on Monday, leave her in my house and go to work. I get through work, go home, and she's STILL THERE.
I'm confused at this point and tell her kindly that I might need a bit of alone time to process things and she gets offended. Weirdest and saddest weekend of my life. El_Suavador
5. She is triflin'!Giphy
She cheated on me with 5 different women in 10 days. Whilst I was in hospital. Having brain surgery. She dumped me two days after I came out of hospital, whilst at her parent's house, on Christmas Day. shinyhappycat
His mom made a birthday meal for me. The night before the meal, he verified what kind of cake and frosting I wanted. The day of, he was being dodgy over text about not wanting to go his parents' to eat. Since I knew they made a special dish just for me, I showed up on the time we had agreed to beforehand.
Five minutes after I arrived, he showed up in a state of distress. He accepted a phone call from his ex-fiance and left me with his parents for ten minutes while talking to her in a different room. When he got off the phone call, he came over to me, looked me in the eyes and told me, "this is a nightmare."
I got up and thanked his parents for preparing the meal that hadn't yet been served. realish
3. Dial Tone.
Waited until I was at work and him and my coworker who had met the night before when I introduced them decided they were in love. They went in my apartment and stole some of my stuff. She stole my clothes and they moved into a tent together. He then got her pregnant. One day he had his friend call me and ask if he could come back. She was now on drugs and not taking care of their baby. He wanted me to take him and the baby back. I said you ever call me again I will call your girlfriend and tell her. Never heard from him again. truisluv
2. Had about twenty seconds?
"I never loved you, I don't love you and I never will. You're not worth 10 seconds of my time."
This was after a year of telling me I was #1, that he loved me and would always love me, that I was the one person he wanted to talk to every single day. He had never felt this way about anyone before, he'd take a bullet for me, his heart would beat so fast and hands would sweat when he was with me because he was nervous, he promised forever, etc.
He swore on his mother's life, he swore to God, etc... then we hooked up, he gave me an STI and ghosted me. Anyway, when I cried and begged for an explanation, that was the response. I spent the next year literally crying every single day, multiple times a day. Qwert_yu
Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?
You're not the only one.
u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.
I Know What I LikeGiphy
My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.
The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.
A Stair Step
My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.
My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.
My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.
We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.
I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.
My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.
With an ex:
"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."
She did not understand this.
I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.
"Now how much do you have in your hand?"
She still didn't understand.
She somehow has a college degree.
When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.
I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.
My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.
His answer was that I was being unfair.
How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."
To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.
A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.
A Non-Standard Ruler?
I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.
Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.
7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.
Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.
Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.
This Unusual Vegan Argument
Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.
He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.
That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."
Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.
Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.
In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.
It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.
Albert or ArnoldGiphy
Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?
Below Sea Level
I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.
I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.
This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.
Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.
Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.
An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.
I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.
Whales Are Mammals
I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.
Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.
My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.
No Balloons For Grandma
My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.
He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.
He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.
Spontaneous Dolphin ExistenceGiphy
How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.
Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.
I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.
Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.
But ... Ice Floats
Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.
Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.
Time Zones Exist
Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"
"no, it's red"
"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)
The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.
The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.
It was stupid.
Stars Like Our Sun
I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.
I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.
I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.
Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.
Balloon to Heaven
My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.
And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.
I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.
He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.
It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.
Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".
My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.
3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.
I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.
Late to the party, but there it is.
I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.
Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.
Wicked Witch of the West
I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.
I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.
They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.
So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.
My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.
I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.
We didn't speak to each other for four days.
How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).
How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.
Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.
Dogs and ChocolateGiphy
I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.
I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.
Is water wet?
My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.
For the record, it is no to both questions.
A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.
He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.
One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.
It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.
Green Or Yellow?
When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.
Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.
Stars In Their MultitudeGiphy
I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".
I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.
She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.
We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.
I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"
I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.
I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...
Solid Or Liquid?
Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.
For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.