People Who Experienced a Dramatic Weight Transformation Reveal How Life Is Different Now.

Warning: This article contains the words "fat", "obese", and "overweight". This article discusses people's experiences, both positive and negative, with losing weight. The views expressed in this article are those of the individual people and do not necessarily represent the views of Knowable. 

For some people, losing weight is the key to happiness, success, love, romance, pregnancy... The list goes on and on. But is any of this true? Does losing weight actually have that big of an impact on your day-to-day life?

People on Reddit who have undergone a magnificent weight change were asked: "what was the most surprising/unexpected change after losing weight?" These are some of the most insightful answers.


This may be too far for people to read, but the thing I've most noticed is people got mean. I notice most people say that everyone treated them better, and I wonder if that's a result of most of them being dudes. I'm a lass and I now weigh 110lbs after losing 70, and I'm small framed so it was a noticeable 70.

Yeah, people got nicer and friendlier too! I definitely got hit on more. Being able to just buy clothes without worrying about the fit was great and sales people definitely got nicer. I gained a ton of confidence from it.

But friends, family and especially older women got snide about it. People would make fun of my diet; if I ate a salad I was anorexic, if I ate a Big Mac it was scoffs and 'man SOMEONE'S lucky'. If I go clothes shopping with any of my friends I get 'well you're basically a coat rack, you can pull off anything'. Boys think it's acceptable to pick me up because I am presumably so skinny I must be weightless. My own sister and mum, who WEIGH LESS than me are always commenting on how I need to eat more and am I sure I'm not sick. Everyone in my wife's family is overweight and is just constantly making comments about how I must judge them. Hell recently my wife and I started discussing pregnancy and her mum mentioned there's no way I could get pregnant because I must be malnourished and if I did I'd snap in half.

I actually feel uncomfortable in tight clothes and swimwear in public now for completely opposite reasons. People are constantly pointing out my lack of curves, or any joint bone that's visible. I've gotten more negative comments about my body now than I ever did when I was overweight.

Batsignal_on_mars

Two things I didn't expect: better skin and hair.

My skin complexion cleaned up (I used to have these spots on my triceps and shoulders that disappeared) and my hair was healthier and not as limp.

Oppiken

I lost 140 lbs. The biggest surprise was finding it that I wasn't fat because I was lazy. I've been overweight for most of my life and it always felt like a moral failing- I was a lazy person so therefore I was fat.

Having lost the equivalent of a person, I now realize that being that fat makes you "lazy". It hurts to walk, to stand, to live- no wonder all I wanted to do was sit down or sleep! At the end of a day of work, I was exhausted! Imagine going through your life carrying around another person- it doesn't take much to wear a person out.

And it's a vicious circle- you don't want to move because it hurts and so you get fatter and fatter. It was only since I lost all this Weight that I realized that I'm not a "bad" person, not a "lazy" person. Being lazy didn't make me fat- I was lazy because I was fat.

Superfluous1

I need a coat in the winter. I never knew what cold was. Live in New England, always wore jeans, no gloves, a baseball hat, and a hoody everywhere. Now it's like, double gloves, long underwear, a heavy jacket, ear muffs. SCARVES!!!

r3solv


How much better I was treated. I was technically just on the border of overweight and obese. So, I was never debilitatingly overweight. But it was like I was suddenly on the Enterprise and doors were whooshing open for me before I even got to them.

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I'm in the middle of my own diet; I started at 111 kg (245 lb) and am now down to 97 kg (214 lb). My current plan is to get down to 90 kg, and if I want to lose more after that, I will.

Now, I'm around 6'1", so I wasn't carrying that max weight too poorly. Nonetheless, I was definitely classified as obese. In fact, it's only just recently that my weight has dropped low enough to be considered only overweight, which is a great thing (also, I'm back down in the double digits of weight - in kg, silly Americans - for the first time in 2+ years).

Do you want to know what's changed already? I have more self esteem and self confidence. I don't get as tired just walking around the city. My food costs are way down because, y'know, dieting. When I first started, I got some resistance from people I know who asserted that whatever weight I had lost would come rushing back when my body adapted to the diet. If you're trying to diet and somebody says this to you, tell them to take their pants of and sit on a rusty metal cactus: it's pure "I-feel-bad-about-myself-so-you-must-too" crap.

And remember this: the hardest part of a diet is starting it. Once you're on it for a few days, it becomes so much easier to stick to it. Count those damn joules/calories, and use something to help you track them and the nutrients that go into your body. A year from now, you'll wish you started today.

StringentCurry

Down 107lbs: 286-179. I gained a little over an inch in height. I was 6'0.5" out of high school but as I gained weight and was at my heaviest I was 5'11.75" at the doctors. Now I'm 6'1" even. Apparently my spine was compressed. Very nice to be extra tall and lean.

crackills

Lost 60 lbs for my wedding. Everyone is friendlier towards me at work, I have more energy, people on the train don't try to avoid me or stare at me, unless they are smiling and checking me out, and I found my confidence around women has skyrocketed. My clothes fit, I never worry about chaffing, I have to pull up my pants, I can fit into any seat, and above all, I can walk, run, climb, hike, etc miles and miles and not even break a sweat these days.

I blow past people on the sidewalks and get impatient with fat people now. I am one of "them" now. Whenever I see a fat person I want to tell them there's a better way! But I have to keep my mouth shut since, you know, that just be mean.

r3solv


5'11" late 20s male, and I lost 30lbs (after weighing about 200lb). 70% of people tell me I look amazing and the rest tell me I am too skinny and I should see a doctor. Can't make everyone happy apparently -- however I feel great so that's all that matters.

plotrcoptr

For me, it was realising that being slim was not the only key to being happy. When you're fat, you think that all your problems will be gone when you will be slim. Guess what? Not.

Sure I'm more confident, but I learned that other issues in life will not just disappeared with the extra pounds.

RockoGambiani

One beer and I'm drunk.

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I've lost 190lbs over about 3 years. 415-225. Still working on dropping a bit more.

Everything is better. I don't feel like crap all the time, I don't eat tums constantly, I actually eat a better variety and more interesting foods than I did when I was fat, obviously I do better with women, I actually feel a bit smarter. I no longer feel like I need to sleep 10 hours a day.

There's only two things that are annoying 1) having to buy all new clothes. Wearing clothes that fit right still feels a bit weird because I always wore loose fitting stuff when I was bigger. I also have no good style ideas. and 2) I actually feel the cold in the winter now.

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Looking in a mirror in disgust later turns into checking yourself out after losing 80lbs. Checking yourself out gets hard to stop when you're not obese anymore.

dudeman55

That the weight loss (60lbs) did not really help my arthritis at all.

When I was first told I had early-onset, severe degenerative arthritis (at age 33), the doc at the time suggested I lose weight. I wasn't obese at that time, just slightly above average BMI. Fast forward eight years and my weight had skyrocketed to 235 (5'7" female here). Some of that was from taking steroids to help with the pain.

Between quitting steroids and a major diet change (low carb/high fat, it works fantastically and I can't exercise so I had to go strictly with diet changes) I lost the 60. My pain is as bad if not worse, and the degeneration just keeps coming.

The weird thing is when I'm carrying something heavy up the stairs, like 20-30lbs, and how much I struggle with that...and I try to imagine how I carried SIXTY extra pounds up those stairs everyday when it was fat on my body.

Still, losing weight is fantastic. 10/10 would do it again.

TheBestVirginia

People started laughing at my jokes. It taught me how your appearance/status REALLY matters when it comes to people deciding how to react to what you say and do.

kingo15

I gave up on trying to lose weight, and just started permanently changing my diet to lower my blood pressure. My clothes just started to get really baggy and I thought I just wore them out. I didn't realize I was losing weight until I was down probably 30 lbs.

I just got under 200 lbs for the first time since high school five weeks ago.

I knew the loose skin would happen. I knew people would treat me better. I knew that I would have more energy, and a better sex life...

But the thing that really changed? I'm happier. Even before I realized that pounds were coming off I started noticing that stuff that would have stressed me out beyond compare just didn't effect me. I can't really explain it, but on average I was just suddenly and constantly perky. I'm happy, and I feel more clean. I don't get gross sausage sweats from climbing up stairs, and I'm always smiling.

I just feel good.

Made_you_read_penis


I found bones and muscles I didn't know I had (didn't realize my ankle was a tiny bone, instead of this huge fleshy lump). 

People talked about fat people around me without first giving me the mildly-apologetic 'I'm going to talk about your type' look, which was quite an eye-opener to hear what people would say when no 'fat people' were around. 

Friends used to tell me 'You're not that fat! You look 140!' I was 260 lbs, but I had never been skinny so I had no reason not to believe them, just assuming normal women must have been 100-120 lbs maximum. 

I can't even pick up how much weight I've lost and carry it around, I have no idea how I used to walk, but then I noticed I no longer sweat like a pig. I'd have to get to class 5-15 minutes early so I could wipe myself down in the bathroom with wet towels and hope that the shoulder and back stains from my backpack would dry up before anyone noticed. I no longer worry about hugging people; still not a hugger per-se, but it doesn't make me feel like Godzilla or some kind of sweaty hell-pig. 

I was surprised by how much new body access I had, made sense that skinny women didn't have problems reaching anything to shave it, I just thought it was something everyone went to a salon for because who could ever reach it?

somebunnylovesyou

Everyone seems happier to see me, which is kind of annoying.

Corzaa31

Went from 200+ to 129 over 10 years. I'm 5'8".

My shoe size changed; that one is still hard to wrap my head around. Yes, it's defintely colder than I'm used to now that I don't have my blubber coat. Also, seats hurt now that there's no butt cushioning.

It is quite nice to go into a store, see clothing you like, have it fit and look great. It's also nice to look in the mirror and be happy with your figure. People always said I wouldn't be happy just by being thin but it makes me feel so much better about myself; they couldn't be more wrong.

And wow do people treat you differently. It's like you're suddenly OK and in a secret "acceptable" club. I was honestly confused by it when it first started happening.

hyrusekki

I lost 100 pounds. The most surprising thing to me was that I don't get mistaken for someone else any more. When you're 300+ pounds, all people see is the fat, so all fat people look alike.

buddha_rat


Gay guys hitting on me because I was much skinnier. I was expecting more attention from the ladies, but getting it from the guys as well was a surprise.

Anastik

Butt knives.

I've lost a hundred lbs in the past year or so and and it now hurts to sit for very long. I asked my doctorist about this at one of my checkups and he told me that the loss of 'padding' is what causes the pain and that people who were not previously overweight have muscle groupings there that serve the same function.

So basically until I build this up through a bunch of butt exercises, there's less padding between the sharp knives of my pelvis.

In other words: I'm sitting on butt knives.

Chairboy

I've lost around 10 stone (140 lbs). One thing I've noticed is that people are generally more nice to me. When I'm queuing in a shop, people will stand nearer to me, rather than a couple of feet away as if I'm diseased. People smile at me as I walk by. It's sad as I'm still the same person as before.

rb1

I don't know if you'd call each one surprising on their own but in total they combined to a massive quality of life improvement.

I slept better, breathed better, my mood improved, my pain lessened. My knees stopped hurting, I could actually get up from sitting on the floor without rolling on my side and I could just stand, depression went away, anxiety went away, social phobias went away, muscle cramps in my upper back went away, I stopped wearing through the crotches and underarms of all my clothing in short order and lost the chafing that went along with that. I can now withstand bumps without bruising so much, small scratches and mosquito bites didn't bleed for forever, and I catch a cold once every few years instead of twice a year.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was the amount of pain I suddenly WASN'T in just from moving around. That's the best.

funsy_bob

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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