People Who Are Considered Unattractive Share Their Harsh and Surprising Experiences

Most people have struggled with their image at one point or another. You went through a "pudgy" phase, you couldn't shake that "pizza face" in high school, or you just stopped loving yourself for no real reason at all. 

But for these Redditors, feeling undesirable has been a lifelong struggle. The stories aren't all negative, but they should all make us take a step back and reconsider how we think about ourselves, and each other. Everyone deserves compassion. Everyone is worthy of love. Nobody should be ashamed to look in the mirror because of what's on the outside.


There is a girl at my college who was really nice, but known for partying way too hard. She wasn't the best student by any means, choosing to party over studying or anything like that. 

About a year ago, I was at a bar and saw her there. She saw me and we talked for a bit. Then she asked me to dance. I'm not the most attractive person by any means, so this had never happened to me. I took her offer; why not? Could be fun. 

After about four songs worth of grinding, she turns around and gives me this wide-eyed look. She quickly says, "I have to go, and rushes out the door as quick as she could. 

I met back up with friends, told them what happened, and we all left a bit later. The next day, there was a huge party and apparently she didn't go. People were saying she wanted to study instead.

In fact, she didn't go to the bar or any party for the rest of the semester. She made the Dean's list that semester, and is on track to make the Dean's list this semester too. 

I just remember her look of shock that night we danced together. I remember her rushing out of the bar. I know she didn't go to that party that she would normally go to the very next night. 

You know what happened? She hit rock bottom by dancing with me,and it was enough to truly change her life. My friends deny it, but I know thats what happened.

I am so unattractive that I turned someones life around. Im not sure how to feel about it.

waashman

As a fairly unattractive young woman, I can say that it's kind of great. Why? Simple. It's the way men act towards me.

I've talked about this at length with my girlfriends. (continued...)


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We've found that a lot of men get kind of weird when they interact with attractive girls. All kinds of insecurities bubble to the surface. And by "all kinds" I pretty much mean just penis size and penis ability. They think they won't measure up. They get wrapped up in this anxiety. They feel pressure to perform, which manifests itself first in "scaredy wang," then in premature ejaculation. Occasionally, they feel anger, which they sometimes direct towards the girl.

Then there's me. I'm like a cool rain on a warm summer's eve. Not only am I not intimidating, I'm kind of soothing.

Full disclosure, I'm not all bad in terms of attractiveness. But Im weird-looking, and I have a little moustache. Personally, I kind of like it. But it makes people angry, so I must deal with it.

This whole package means that, when a guy meets me, it's a stress-free affair. Rather than constantly trying to impress me, they can just be themselves instead of being a version of themselves they think is more desirable. It's more fun that way. Especially in the bedroom.

I am like Lady Liberty: give me your tired, your weak. 

Being attractive? It's for the birds. I'm happy just the way I am, thank you very much.

_vargas_

Have you ever tried to make a self-deprecating joke and watched everyone become visibly uncomfortable? I have.

TreeArbitor

I was at some girl's fifteenth birthday party, and all the other girls moms, as well as a few aunts and other adult friends, were there with us. It was a cute little gaggle of giggling, gossipy women and teens - save for my own mom, who couldnt come. 

The adults all decided to swap kids at some point in the evening and do these little "makeovers" on them to teach each girl how to do their makeup, hide their hormonal teenage acne, and just look like "mature" teenagers. 

Half the women there were makeup artists who brought their beauty kits, so it was going to be awesome! Each woman scurried off with her own favourite kid and got to work. It was all laughter and smiles and, "Oh my god this covers your acne so well! Look at your eyes! They're gorgeous!"

Except for me. I just sort of sat at the table in the other room because nobody wanted me. (continued...)


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Eventually, the birthday girl's mom forced (with much hushed arguing) one of the four women fawning over the birthday girl to do something with me because it was rude for me to be left out. So this woman grumbles over with her big makeup kit, looks at me, reaches into her pocket, and pulls out a tube of garish red lipstick. She slaps it on my face with a look like I was asking her to kiss a fish. 

When she finished, she just scowled and said, "I'm sorry. I just... don't know what to do with... you know, this." I told her I understood, which she seemed to appreciate, then she ran back to point at me and giggle from the other room with the rest of the crowd.

Later, they started taking pictures of all the girls, and I was asked to stay out of frame or, better yet, why don't I go to the basement and watch a show while I wait for them to finish up? That got a resounding agreement from the other moms, so down I went.

The birthday girl's mom came down with some makeup remover and helped me get the lipstick off while she apologized for everyone being so rude. I told her I understood too.

I'm ugly. It happens. She just sort of went, "You're not that bad. It's just your mouth shape is weird." Then off she went back to the party.

The other kids at school were bullies, sure, but these grown women had no reason to lie to me. I felt ugly from that moment on.

RobotSpaceLove

I used to work with adults with intellectual disabilities. Now there is a group of people who keep it real. One time, one of my program participants looked at my face in full sunlight, smiled sympathetically, and touched my arm. She said, You should wear makeup to look pretty.

youhavechosen

Guys in high school made a list of their female classmates and ranked them by attractiveness. I expected to be at the bottom. But it turns out I wasn't even on it.

aRandomRabbit

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I had a co-worker try to set me up with another co-worker. It got back around to me that this girl said, "You must not think very highly of me if you are trying to set me up with him."

This was almost a decade ago in a large workplace (a hospital). Maybe she didnt like me because of my personality, but I dont think this was the case because we didnt know each other.

CreativelySeeking

One time in high school, these guys came up to me and my five girlfriends. They asked us to introduce ourselves, so we went one by one. Once he got to the girl beside me, with just the two of us left to introduce ourselves, one of the guys said, Yall can stop there. We only need their names."

It shattered my self-confidence.

pinilicious

When I post a bikini pic, people congratulate me on my bravery.

jefferlewpew

I don't think I'm especially unattractive, but I used to work with this woman who clearly thought I was. I remember once the topic of attractiveness came up. I happened to be looking down at that moment, and she reached out and pulled up my chin, looked into my eyes and said, But WE know is what's inside that counts."

Socialbutterfinger

Growing up, my older brother was good-looking. Everyone commented on how he was very handsome. I remember how our parents would describe us. He was their "handsome boy" and I was the "goofy one. Being a teenager was rough, because a lot of girls that I liked were interested in my brother.

I'm still not good-looking, but I've got a good job and an awesome wife. I do have an incredible beard. That makes up for some of the ugly.

Good_Looking_Karl

There's never a question of my ability. Nobody's keeping me around for my good looks.

I'm a musician, and I get steady work in spite of how difficult it is for people to look at me.

Skunk73

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I wouldn't say I'm hideous, but I'm on the lower side of average. I have bad hair and very little interest in makeup or fashion, so I also don't regularly go out of my way to pretty myself up. 

I know, because he told me, that my husband loves me because I'm smart, very funny, capable, strong-willed, and quirky. Though I haven't "let myself go," I'm pretty certain he isn't going to leave me if I put on a few pounds. And since I rarely dressed up in the first place, me bumming around in pyjama bottoms all the time isn't out of the ordinary.

I have never been asked out in my life. I have pursued every boyfriend I've ever had, which is admittedly not many. I have been turned down plenty, too. I have never been hit on, by either sober or drunk people. When I tried online dating, I got a thousand replies to my profile; once I sent a few of my pictures, I never heard from them again. No one ever offers to help me with anything, even if I'm visibly struggling. I must ask, and am often ignored. Before I was married, guys would make "yuck!" faces when asked what they thought about me.

But overall, being unattractive has been a bonus for me. I've never had anyone pander to me, I know all my friends like me for me, and I'm not held to the same standards a lot of women are by society. I was a late bloomer, so not being asked out in high school was nice. And when I did get interested, I was mature enough not to let rejection shatter me. I ended up married to a nice guy. I live a comfortable life. All in all, it's pretty great.

And I suuuuure can cook!

TreeOfLight

I am a normal-looking-to-slightly-unattractive guy working as a teacher. When a woman expresses interest in me, I can basically be 100% sure it is actually based on who I am and not just looks or money because I certainly don't have any of that.

pistachiopaul

Honestly, its awful. It's harder to get a job - people in general don't care that I exist.

If you're handsome and smile at a woman? She'll probably smile back because you made her day better.

If youre ugly and smile at a woman? Well, youre a creep.

Still, I'm sure unattractive women have an even harder time.

[deleted]

When people say I look like someone famous, that famous person is not attractive. Two of the worst I got were Meatloaf - which ain't bad, the dude rocks - and Corey from Pawn Stars, which made me re-evaluate my life.

izwald88

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People don't spontaneously or enthusiastically take pictures of you when youre not beautiful.

I have an acquaintance who is really gorgeous and photogenic. Most of her Facebook posts are her doing these spontaneous photo shoots with her friends, where they do all these yoga/dance poses, jokey model poses, just normal selfies, etc. People just WANT to take her picture.

Another dude I know is also pretty good-looking, and scrolling through his pictures, you notice that people just take lots of random pictures of him being spontaneously goofy and funny.

For people who are less attractive, taking pictures is more forced. You have to ask people if they can take a picture of you. People kind of reluctantly agree, but they want to get it over with. You won't have many pictures that capture spontaneous fun or goofing around because you had to stop and ask someone.

It'll be a quick "hey, we're hanging out!" selfie, but we also probably won't look at the picture together. I notice with more attractive and photogenic people, not only are there more pictures, but people want to look through them and comment on how awesome they are.

murder_kitty

No one bothers you, so there's that. Otherwise, it's kind of awful.

I will say that it is nice that no one expects anything from you. People expect a lot from attractive people; they are suppose to have their lives together and everything is supposed to be easy for them. People expect nothing from me and are all the more impressed when I surprise them with something. 

…That last sentence just made me kind of sad.

fantasticmrfox_thm

Female here. Honestly, I've grown to enjoy it as I've gotten older. 

I'm a solid 4 on my very best days. It left me heartbroken in my youth that I'd never have the fairytale love story the TV told me pretty girls get. No one ever offered to help me. No one asked me on dates. I never got the awesome work shifts. 

It forced me to work harder, so I have an awesome personality now. People tell me I have a charm and sense of humor that is both non-threatening and seems to make people want to hang out with me because I'm entertaining. I'm a good friend. I'm successful in my work. 

And now that I'm a late 30s female aging gracefully, I have no hang-ups. My friends are having these existential crises about becoming invisible as they age. Dude, I was born invisible. It's a super power. Use it well. I figure I'll have my moment when I'm 70 and none of us are pretty anymore.

burnerbabyburn

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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

Giphy

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