Honest People Share Which Life Experiences Are Even Worse Than People Think

Life throws some devatating curve balls, like getting hurt or sick. One of the biggest challenges with physical issues is that the mental consequences often aren't taken seriously enough. Watching a loved one deteriorate is also a horrible thing to go through. As a society, we need better methods of healing from trauma.

zarytezz1 asked: What life experience is a whole lot worse than most people think it is?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.

10. There's no instruction manual.

Swapping parent/child roles with a parent for the first time. It humanizes them, but it can be a real kick to the gut.


Yeah my mom was in the hospital in her final stages of cancer and woke up delusional one day. She was seeing things and was trying to take out her IV and breathing apparatus and all sorts of other shinanagins. I had to treat her like a child to keep her from hurting herself or doing other kinds of damage. She and I had a really good relationship so she would listen to me for the most part (even through her delusions which was really cool) but she did not trust any of the nurses. She was thankfully only delusional for a day but it was the most stressful day of my life trying to figure out the whole cancer thing with her and also needing to act as a parent for her. I think I slept for like over 12 that night when I got home.


This happened a lot to me and really f*cked me up as a person, made a huge impact on who I became as I grew up. Fortunately, things seem to have calmed down in the last year or so, but there are times when I'm thinking to myself it could happen again as easy as that. Sadly, I don't trust my parent (who it happened to, who I had to become the parent to) and I'm constantly on my guard, never trusting them or really anyone for that matter. I live and had to live my life prepared for the worse and that's hard to overcome.


9. Pain is exhausting. I had ulcerative colitis, it was perpetual hell.

Chronic pain.

It's very heavy mentally.


And the worst part is if people can't see it they act like you aren't coping with it.


Yup, many people will not sympathize because they don't have a reference for your pain. I had sciatica that lasted around 2 years. It was the only time in my life I ever had thoughts of suicide. It felt like it would never end, and the fact that it was a never ending stream of pain meant you never got any time to decompress mentally from the suffering. It stacks up like a house of cards, ready to come down at any moment.

Thank God for inversion tables. A friend had one and told me I should try it. The first time I flipped upside down I felt a pop and had a measurable amount of relief. It was such a welcome change that I almost cried with joy. I don't know why none of my doctors ever mentioned trying one.


People have zero clue how taxing it is. It hurts to do every little thing. And there are no days off, no breaks. Ever.


8. Terrifying.

Having a parent with dementia. She didn't recognize her son this week. Her brother last month. I dread the day where she no longer recognizes me.


Oh God, oh God, and my father had the aggressive/violent type too. He would say things that no other human could possibly say to another, and do things that are just beyond the pale. He eventually died from it (stroke after stroke after stroke). I really do feel bad for him, but the truth is it feels like a great boulder has been lifted off my chest. Nevertheless, the psychic damage has been done. I still feel like there are a dozen smaller boulders on top of me that I will never be able to remove. My mother, who bore the brunt of the abuse, is a broken woman in her 70s. I moved back home so she wouldn't be living alone (bless my wife/kids through this period), but I work so much that it isn't really helping. When she finally passes and I am alone, I know that I'm going to lose it.

General Reply: I appreciate the sympathy and support, thank you. I should not have put "I know that I'm going to lose it" because that is not true. I will be just fine and so will my mother. This all happened recently, so we are both at a tender moment with all of this. However, my family comes from a ridiculously strong lineage whose members have seen far, far worse. We are going to be just fine.


Had sort of the same issue happen with my grandfather. He was always a little off once the sun went down (Sun-Down syndrome) and after a rough hospital stay for an unrelated illness, he eventually developed full blown dementia. He would get very jealous of my grandma around his male doctors and started some strange habits. He eventually passed away and left my Grandma is the same state as your mother. She has been diagnosed with PTSD, she withdrew from her family, and she struggled a lot in some social situations. 7 years later she is getting better, but it takes time for them find themselves again. You're a good man for helping her out.


7. Getting robbed.

Having your house robbed, it doesn't seem like a huge deal but it feels like your space has been violated.

When home alone I was always worried someone else was sneaking around my house.


I've been shot and stabbed, and granted that I survive again, I'd take either one of these over my house being robbed again. At least I knew who my enemies were with that. When my house got robbed, I have no idea who did it, how or if they knew the house would be empty, or if they planned to kill me that night. For months I'd circle my house with a gun because I was convinced they'd be back.

Getting robbed is a huge deal, moreso when you don't know who did it.

Edit: I wasn't some innocent bystander caught in the crosshairs during the stabbing or shooting. The way I was living back then got me into a lot of easily avoidable yet stupid situations. No need to feel sorry for me, both were mostly my fault.

Location was Sacramento, CA. Gone now and that life is over.


6. War is a nightmare. Just ask this Syrian.

Living in a war. People are very alienated from the sense of total chaos around them, and I hope they never experience it.

It's a lot less dramatic and more dramatic at the same time than the news portrays it. Life around you becomes dull. People walk around without a purpose. Their energy and life drained by the constant perpetuating fear of not living to see the next day. Military around you 24/7. My friends back home can now identify what type and model of a bomb depending on the sound and level of shockwave. War changes people, and never in a good way.


Many people can't really imagine what it's like to live in a war zone. They tend to think of war as something that happens on a battlefield where there are no civilians. Or in an evacuated city, where people aren't around. But many times that's not the case.

Syria for example, people are still living in Syria, in all of the cities. Many people have nowhere to go, many people are living their lives in fear, watching friends, family, and strangers - men, women, children, fall all around them, dead, for no reason. Real people, just like you, not soldiers. They didn't have weapons, they didn't have any way to defend themselves. They won't return home, their children are left without a provider; they'll probably die from starvation. This is war.


I am from Syria. I was talking about Syria. I remember an acquaintance of mine was buried alive during the war because of a basic fight. One of the killers ran away to Lebanon and the other was sent to jail in Syria. But I understand what you mean when you say people live in constant fear, it's sadly true.


5. Guess what day it is...

Getting spit on by a llama/camel.

It's not cute, and it's not a joke. It's their defense mechanism for a reason - you can't just wipe it off and go about your day. You will probably puke, and for the next week you'll swear you're getting whiffs of that vile gunk no matter how much you scrub.


I helped shear a bunch of alpaccas (which are basically just mini-llamas as far as I'm concerned), and one llama. The llama was chill, but I quickly learned that if an alpacca starts tracking you with its head instead of someone closer, turn around, and hope for the best.


Yep. Happened to me, that stuff comes from their throat and smells a whole lot worse than human puke.

Here's a video of it happening to some guy


4. I went through this when I had UC. Every day is unpredictable.

Living with chronic illness. Healthy people haven't a clue. They think you get sick you get better. I've good days and bad days. The sh*t I've been told over the years..

You don't look sick... My cousin takes (insert random item here) they brilliant. You're just looking for attention. You're making it up.

Not sure how I can fake blood test results, X Ray's, scans etc. On and on it goes.


My favourite piece of advice was: "You know Fibromyalgia is a man-made disease right? You can totally cure yourself!"


Oh, so much this. I have Crohn's disease and debilitating migraines. I'm so tired of hearing "just eat better" or "this worked for my aunt/cousin/friend/college roommate/coworker/sister's dog, why don't you try that?" or "you look fine, why are you so tired all the time?" It's so hard to bite my tongue and not answer with "you don't look like an idiot, yet here we are ..."


3. Have you had yours yet today?

Panic/anexiety attacks. Some people are just like "Oh take deep breaths in this paper bag and you'll be fine for the rest of your day". HELL NO. If you don't know how to control panic attacks it can be a nightmare. You feel like the amount of air you can breath has suddenly been limited, you heart beats at top speed, you get dizzy like you might collapse/die, you get an sudden urge to move around, and much more.


My panic attacks usually come with an added dose of depersonalization/derealization, so not only do I feel like I'm about to pass out and die but also like I am sinking into the ground and going into another dimension while simultaneously going crazy

I wish they could just be like when I was a kid and I'd just feel like I'm dying instead. Nah, gotta have the depersonalization as well for funsies.


No one also talks about what comes during or after. For me it was an urge to poop and pee while being scared that I was about to die. Also it's not just the 5 minutes, I get drained for days after. Like it takes all your energy and you end up depressed after. Also if they come out of nowhere (I was relaxing and watching a light harted TV show) with no apparent trigger you spend way to much time worrying over when another one will hit you.


2. The damage from bullying is deep and profound.

Being emotionally abused and/or bullied. Sure, I'd laugh it off right now if someone told me I was ugly or had a stupid name. But as a child, things like that repeated day after day become your truth. Being told you're not good enough for your partner is easy to recognize as abuse, but so hard to get out of your head. These things have very long-lasting effects, to the point where I still tend to believe people only PRETEND to like me, or like people are lying when they say I'm pretty, and I have trouble with relationships because I feel like I'm never good enough.

Just because I recognized that it was wrong doesn't mean it still isn't ingrained into my system. They're more than just harsh criticisms, dumb insults, and general a**holishness. That sh*t can stay with you.


When you're a child, your brain is kinda being constructed by the world around you. Abuse and bullying can really be dysfunctional for your brain, and an hold you back in some profound ways.

The way you're constantly brushed off or your suffering dismissed as unimportant, makes you frustrated, but you have to hold it all in because the moment you let it out, suddenly EVERYONE gives a shit and YOURE the problem.

When your coping mechanisms make you more of a target, or make you a "problem child" in the eyes of adults just makes it even harder to deal with. I was put in many special needs classes despite not having any learning disability, just being abused held me back. So they think they're treating the problem when they have someone to help me with my school work but they ignore everything else.

Other people still have some rebound left in them, an ability to cope and to brush themselves off. When it's been your whole life like this, you never learned how to do that in the first place. You learned to be helpless. You learned people will always abuse you and you will be punished if you try to do anything about it.


It's very true. I was emotionally abused as a child and have issues with trust and self image but the moment I said anything about it to my mother the first time I was brushed off, the second time she screamed at me.

When your trust gets broken time and time again you feel like you can't trust anyone and have no confidence in yourself because it's ingrained in your mind that you're unimportant. Then that pisses people off because they think you're just making up excuses to not be perfectly happy all the time. But when that little voice in your head always tells you that you're not good enough and that no matter what you do or no matter how hard you try you'll always be a complete failure that nobody could ever love.


Dude this has seriously stuffed my childhood up so badly. It turned me from a "normal" kid to a really shy, timid kid. I'd do something harmless and i'd have people tell me off for doing that for no logical reason. I remember in one of my school pictures, I winked. I got so much shit for that from family. They just kept asking me what I was thinking winking? I ruined the picture blah blah. To this day I don't feel comfortable in pictures. Like I really need to take a few minutes and force myself to just be open in pics. And good luck ever seeing me pose in a picture, unless i'm 100% sure you wont say something sh*tty about it.


1. The psychological consequences of physical injury.

Being very athletic and getting injured to the point where you are unable to participate in sports and former activities.

This has made me lose my identity. I became depressed, turned to drugs and alcohol to cope and even felt suicidal. People just kept telling me to get a new hobby, but they were more than just hobbies, they were part of who I was as a person and were how I coped with stress.


Yes. To quote Zaphod Beeblebrox in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 'I'm just gonna go find something else for my whole life to be about.'


It's devastating, isn't it? I was a long-distance cyclist for years but had to give it up after my fourth serious concussion. I constantly dream about cycling, and in those dreams I'm always ecstatic that I can bike again. I'm really sorry that you've felt the same loss.


Thank you. I dream about running too, although I haven't been able to run since 2016. Sometimes I wake up crying afterwards. It has been devastating. The psychological effects of injuries still seem to be a bit taboo in the medical field, at least from my experience.


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


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


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


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


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



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


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-


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


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


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


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"



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

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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 Chocolate


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.


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.


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.


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 Multitude


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.


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.


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...


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.