People Watchers Share Hilarious Ways They've Seen Others Misuse Objects

Ever tried to use a typical, everyday object and realize that somehow, you had a totally backwards idea of how it worked? These people saw the most hilarious examples!

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One guy at a breakfast buffet got to the Bacon tray.

He took a pair of tongs and held them backwards, as in the part with which you are supposed to grab bacon, in his hand, pinched it closed so only a slit was left in between the two rods, trying to slide the bacon in between. I had to help him after watching this for 2 minutes. He was a grown man.

JitterJitter

I once saw someone trying to staple some pages together without a stapler. Just going at it with a single staple in hand.

macceronicheese

My family used a computer running Windows '98 well into the mid-2000's. When I got a new computer, I 'upgraded' the family with my old computer, which was still much more powerful than theirs.

My mother rang me 3 times in the next 2 weeks because she couldn't find the power button. Why? Because the old computer had a big red power button and the new computer was 'broken' because it had a big blue power button IN THE EXACT SAME SPOT.

--VuDu--

Back in the 1990s when I tried to show my mother how to use my home PC she picked up the mouse and pointed it at the screen like a remote control.

boyforsale

My husband.

When we first moved in together, he decided to make mashed potatoes for dinner. Hed never before made mashed potatoes that didnt come out of a packet with just add water instructions, and all we had were real potatoes.

I come in from outside, and hes bashing the crap out of an uncooked potato with a rolling pin, ranting about how the stupid potato masher doesnt work."

But it's the thought that counts.

BrandNewOmelette

I worked with someone who genuinely did not know how to use paperclips. He would sort of bend them in half around pages. He was really embarrassed when someone called him out on not knowing and showed him how.

gardenmarauding

I once had a roommate who offered to help me make a fridge pie. We had both just moved in and didn't have everything we needed yet, so I asked her to whip cream with a large fork, even showed her how to do it. I go to do something else for a few minutes, then turn to her to see if she's done whipping the cream yet.

She was just moving the fork slowly back and forth an inch or so in each direction. In a straight line. When I turned to her, she complained that it's not working, and that we really need an electric beater to whip cream. I giggled and said she has to do it really fast and larger strokes to incorporate the air and demonstrated again. She then threw the bowl and fork down in a huff and said, "Oh, I give up!" and stormed out of the kitchen.

It was the first warning sign, really...

yfunk3

I once watched someone try to light the base of a firecracker. As in, lighting the end without the fuse.

To be honest, its a bit of a miracle that the guy that did it is still in one piece.

phoenixgoldfire

I once dated a girl that was really sweet but just didn't have much worldly experience. She had a sheltered upbringing that would occasionally result in hilarious misunderstandings. Anyways, I had cooked two or three times in a row so she decided that she would make her favorite recipe for dinner. She had forgotten a major ingredient so I drove to a store to get it.

Almost as soon as I pulled out onto the street I got a text: "Where's the can opener?" I answered back, "Drawer with the spatulas and stuff. Red handle." What I didn't know is that she had only ever used an electric can opener. This was a manual can opener where you clamp it onto the rim of the can and twist a thing on the side.

When I got home, there had been a can massacre. Three cans had obvious battle scars where she had tried to figure out how how the can opener worked, one was face down on the ground with its contents everywhere, and the other appeared that it had been opened with a hammer. The reason I make this assumption is that there was a hammer in my utensil drawer covered in cream of mushroom soup.

She was crying in the bedroom. We ordered Chinese food or something that night.

Nevermind04

I once, as a child, thought that one of those long lighters for candles was a curling iron. Proceeded to burn the crap out of my ear and hair.

renegad3rogu3

Sometimes when I'm in a hurry I'll start pulling my car door before I reach the handle and it sends me into a backwards stumble. Gotta look around to see if anyone was watching at those moments.

IGETPAIDFORTHAT

I remember sitting at a bus stop opposite a pair of escalators that were switched from the usual, with the left-hand one going up, and the right-hand one going down. Every third person went up the down escalator.

smileedude

At the pool, a friend of mine once picked up his towel, somehow got it stuck in the furniture, tore it in half lengthwise trying to get it free, then lost his balance and fell down the 3 steps from the deck to the ground.

thereally

A neighbor can't figure out how to use his in-ground automatic sprinkler system.

He mows the sprinkler heads off with the lawnmower and wonders why there's a "gusher" in the front yard when the system comes on.

Also, he can't figure out how to cancel (or reset) the timer during periods of heavy rain. It'll be pouring outside, and yet his sprinkler system keeps pumping out more water.

Back2Bach

My fiancee can't use a toaster. It's either lightly toasted or charcoal black. There is no in between. I've shown her numerous times. Same result.

FrontDeskGuy95

Not so much hilarious, but a great example of humans using logic without understanding the true meaning.

It was in Portugal, in Lisbon at a better than decent hotel. My wife and I were standing on the ground floor, waiting for the elevator. There was a couple, a man and a woman, in front of the elevator looking up at the floor indicator in a way that we presumed this was a new thing for them.

The man saw the elevator was above us and pushed the down button, thinking that would bring it down to him. The elevator came (with the arrow pointing down), and they got on but we didnt.

As the elevator left for the parking garage I pushed the up button. I still remember the look of mild confusion on their faces when we met again.

It was flawless logic, just not how elevators work.

Stephen-JK

When a friend and I were in Rome, we were in a restroom and we couldnt figure out how to turn on the sink. We looked for handles. We checked if it had a motion sensor. Nothing. Just when we were about to give up hope, I saw a small rubber dome under each sink. I decided to step on it and, voila, water.

The best part was that there was a man waiting to wash his hands who probably thought we were the two biggest fools in the world.

Zilphar

I wouldn't necessarily call this a fail but more of a success. Went to the beach with family and my cousin was on watermelon duty. So she starts cutting the watermelons and says "man it is so hard to cut this." I turn around and she's using the wrong side of the knife but she had already cut the watermelon in like 4 pieces. She is known as not being the brightest person out there but still surprised at her super human strength.

MR_DoubleT

I once witnessed someone put milk and a tea bag into a kettle before boiling it. I could have intervened. I did not.

Raphael-dh

I know someone who was running late to work and his polyester polo shirt was still wet from the washer. What did he do? Put it in the dryer for five minutes? Use a hairdryer? No... He whacked it into the microwave and put it on for a couple of minutes. Nice and warm when he got it out... A trip to the emergency department and 2nd degree burns later... He was a changed man.

CounterproductiveMud

A friend of mine revealed that, when he first stayed away from home without parents, he thought an iron worked just by being a heavy metal thing to flatten clothes. He didnt realize you could turn it on to heat it up or anything.

R9_280x

When I was a kid, we would laugh when my mom would try to play Mario Bros on Nintendo and she would try to jump lifting up the controller. Now I try to play Nintendo Wii with my son, and he laughs because I forget to jump by raising up the controller.

NotVerySmarts

I work as an IT technician. This conversation, over and over again:

"Reboot your computer."

"What does that mean?"

"Just turn the computer off and turn it back on again."

5 seconds later.

"Ok, done."

"Wait: that was quick."

"I pressed the power button, it turned off and it came back on."

"Are you pressing the power button on the monitor?"

"You didn't say monitor. What's a monitor?!"

"You seen the screen? Not that button. Press the power button the box that screen connects to."

"On the modem?!"

"Yeah, sure."

"Ok windows has that startup screen."

"Fantastic, that's what we needed."

"You jerk, why have you wasted my time? You should have used the right words. It's working now. I thought you were IT."

I have to resist the urge to school them on the most basic parts of a computer.

expletive-expletive

My 90 year old grandmother was peeved at some other 70 year olds cooking for a church because they were trying to peel hard-boiled eggs with a vegetable peeler.

Photeus5

I was at my local burger joint waiting for my order when I saw a middle aged gentleman walk up to the soda machine with cup in hand. The was the usual kind of machine with a bunch of different fountain drinks, each with its own lever underneath the logo, where you press your cup against the lever to make soda come out. He placed his cup under the spout and pressed the logo part on top. Nothing came out. He presses harder. No soda. 

Undeterred, he changes spouts to try a different soda. Maybe this one was out? Nope. He comes back to the original spout and pressed the top portion so hard with his entire hand that somehow the entire machine gets tilted for long enough for a few drops of soda to dribble out. He takes his cup with a few drops of soda and leaves.

may_ask_questions

Not someone else, but myself. I consistently fail at ripping cling wrap/tin foil correctly. In the case of tin foil I always always always struggle to rip it in the first place and then when I do, I leave a weird tail on the end of the roll instead of a clean line. Same with cling wrap but then it proceeds to cling to itself and NOTHING ELSE, so I wind up with a bunch of awkward balls of it. I'm just trying to cover my soup. 

GiraffesOnABun

A corkscrew. When we were dating, my husband thought you just drove it in and struggled until you pulled the cork out through sheer physical strength (he's a big dude). He managed to knock several things off the counter trying to open the bottle of wine until I went on Youtube for an instructional video (I wasn't a wine drinker and had no idea how to use the damn thing myself) and got it open.

As it turns out, a lot of guys have no idea how to use corkscrews in their early/mid 20s. It was always funny watching them flail around while they refused help.

Cortoro

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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