People Who Went To Private School Share The Best Rich Kid Meltdowns.

This kid was the senator's son and in my history class behind me. He always acted entitled and the teacher even praised his father like he's the best. We get our test grades back and he happens to see I got a really good grade. For some reason as we were passing our tests up the rows for the teacher to recollect, he says "pick these up by yourself nerd" and throws them all across the floor in front of me.

This was high school, I hadn't even witnessed such cheap ways of bullying since elementary school.


sandsofarabia

I went to a boarding school in the late '90s and I remember a girl in my Spanish class trying (unsuccessfully, but at great length) to argue her way out of a tardy because, "Daddy's secretary forgot to call and wake me up this morning!"

North_Northwest

I know a guy who didn't get into a college he really wanted to go to. Instead of accepting it, his parents spent millions to pay for a wing of a new building to be built, and after that the college accepted him. He still had to pay full tuition (60k per year) after that too.

AngryPurkinjeCell

Kid in my school who got a Jeep for his birthday and complained for ages, the next year his parents got him a boat. Apparently he didn't like the shape of the interior. The guy couldn't even sail, it was basically like a floating RV that stayed at the marina and never went anywhere. The next year he got a helicopter which, surprise surprise, he didn't like for some reason.

Our running joke was that his parents were always buying him modes of transportation so that he'd leave home and they wouldn't have to listen to his whining.


dukeofbun

My sister cried as she got a laptop for Christmas. For the previous year she wanted a laptop but for this she only wanted clothes. It was made better when my mum opened a 'I love my rotten, ungrateful children' fridge magnet after my sister went up stairs.


jakev37

I briefly attended a private school for about 3 years. A girl that had been going there since kindergarten received a low grade on a Spanish test and went off on the teacher about it. She got her parents involved and everything and ended up transferring schools because the teacher wouldn't adjust her grade.

wahteverr

Not a kid, but a parent. I went to an expensive private school on a scholarship, and was friends with this girl, Samantha, whose mom had security cameras in every room of the house and would constantly spy on her. Also had monitoring programs on the computer. My parents mentioned this to me once, and, being a stupid kid, I told Samantha.

The mom FLIPPED HER LID. I'm talking calling my parents several times a day to berate them, to the point where they had to block her number. I was never allowed over to her house again.

Samantha and her friends bullied me relentlessly for the rest of the year. It was pretty traumatic honestly. I didn't understand what was going on because I thought I was doing the right thing by telling her.


the_f***ing_what

Currently in a very wealthy private school in Manhattan.

Many are wealthy, but the culture in the school is to be pretty humble about wealth. A girl, that actually just moved here, was telling me about her 50 million dollar trust fund and her daddy's private plane.

She picks up her phone and I see a text from her mom. I look over and see what appears to be a long apology from her mom about something. I ask her what she's apologizing for. The girl explains that she went wild on her parents the night earlier for making her fly 1st class commercial, but she was the one receiving the apology.

I don't think I managed to stifle my laughter.


DaWeedIsDank

There was one girl who actually seemed slightly unusual but otherwise was pretty nice, and she was your usual 'top of class' kind of person. Not a 'nerd' but perfect, head of house, top grades, lead singer in the choir, that sort of thing.

One day during a math test, she must have just blanked on a question. She started swearing under her breath, slammed her stuff down on the table and just stormed out of the class.

Maybe less 'rich kid' behaviour and more 'under a lot of pressure' behaviour.


uncquestion

My mum was an English teacher at a private school that I also went to, but her stories always seem to be more intense than mine.

Once she was teaching a particularly badly behaved class, trying to get them to shut up and do the assigned work. This one stubborn kid decided that the best response was to say, "Why should I have to listen to you, my parents pay your salary".

She flipped out and that kid barely spoke for the rest of the year.


Charlalio

Finally get to tell this story. My mom works at a prep school that I went to. Important to this story is the snowstorm that has been forecasted all week. As I am putting together my bag of ski stuff in her office her richest student showed up at the door. This kid is a billionaire, also sobbing his eyes out like my leg is broken or his dog had just died.

The problem was his dad's helicopter was grounded in NYC, and not allowed to make the flight to their private jet in Teterboro, NJ. Instead his dad would have to rent a limo to take him to a hotel in the area. This was delaying his trip to Belize or Cancun and meant he would not get to start getting wasted for another ~3 hours or so and he was just so stressed.


Csteazy548

I went to a normal high school but I remember there was a rich girl that lost her mind one day because one of her nails broke on her manicured hand and she called her mom to come get her so she could get it fixed immediately. The school was okay with it because they didn't want to hear her whining about it anymore.


sweetpea813

I had a rough time in public elementary school, so I went to a private Catholic school for middle school. I'm Jewish, but they let me attend (no doubt for the tuition) and just made me go to the computer lab when we did religion class or went to mass.

One girl there HATED me, just straight up would make fun of me because I was 'poor' (my family was solidly middle class, so no) or because my mom was an Eastern European immigrant and speaks with a thick accent, or because I was a Jew. First time I had anti-semitic crap hurled at me was from this little jerk, because I didn't have to sit through mass and got to play Oregon Trail instead.

So my Bat Mitzvah comes around, and my teacher decided to use it as a learning moment for the class. I explained what it was, that I get to have a big party, the whole thing. of course, a bunch of 12/13 year olds are going to be into it, especially since I was the only Jewish person any of them were actually close with. The attention was off her, and she was getting more and more annoyed with it all.

The Monday after my party, when everyone was talking about it, she threw a huge fit in the parking lot after school when her mom picked her up, because she wouldn't let her have a Bat Mitzvah. Apparently she had asked, her mother had said 'we're not Jewish and you're having a sweet 16 in a few years, no.' She lost her mind and had a meltdown because she couldn't have a party celebrating a ritual of a religion she wasn't a part of and wouldn't be partaking in, when she had talked crap about me being that religion for the last few months. I still remember my mother picking me up that day, listening to her bray in the parking lot, before looking at me and saying 'what a little jerk'

notasugarbabybutok

A bit of backstory: Sao Paulo has really, really bad traffic and rush hour is just miserable. Hours to go a few miles.

So this girl who used to be nicer when young became a total jerk in high school. One day, her driver picked her up in the wrong car. It wasn't the Mercedes Benz S class but a more normal car.

She completely ignored him. Refused to acknowledge he was there or waiting for her to get in the car. So that poor guy had to drive back to her house without her in the worst traffic imaginable to get the Benz, drive back in the worst traffic imaginable to pick up a spoiled brat who started yelling at him for being incredibly late.

And I'm 100% sure he didn't drive the Benz in the first place because her dad forbade the driver from taking it.

Tragic-Story

One of my good friends got a brand new Audi R8 for his 16th birthday. It matched his dad's. He got all pissed off and huffy because it wasn't the right V10 or something like that.

Still good friends with him though, we go to Los Angeles some weekends. His treat.


Logaline

I knew a kid, back in 4th grade. He was a little jerk to everyone and would lord himself over you in just about any conceivable way possible to get you to do his bidding.

One day, some girl stood up to him and refused to do something and he started yelling and screaming about how his big-shot lawyer daddy was gonna sue her family for everything her family had. Come to find out, kid's been trying this with other kids and they all come to her defense.

He turned bright red, like... cherry red... and started screaming about how this whole school wanted to bring him down, and that he deserved everything that we all had, really going to town on being an entitled little jerk.

Ultimately, we found out that she'd forgotten to bring him his pencil he'd lent her after a class and thats what started the entire tirade. She forgot a pencil.

Apparently, that was one expensive or one special pencil cause he never shut up about it the rest of the semester, and would constantly harass and bully this poor girl over it.

Kid wound up getting pulled out of school cause the bullying was so bad, and little guy went around for the next year saying that he had her removed from the school and his daddy was the one who had her parents remove her saying she was worthless.

He was expelled 2 years later from the same school, I wasn't there anymore but apparently he'd brought a gun to school to try and show what kind of big shot he really was.

Uchihakengura42

I didn't go to a massively pricey private school. Most of the kids there were from middle class families who spent most of their money sending their kid to my school because the other options were so damn bad. But there were exceptions. 

We had 5 maths sets and I was in the top one, one day one of the 'rich' kids decides it would be funny to blow his nose in a 20 notes and tossed it in a bin. The teacher sees this and flips out. He says if the kid ever does anything in that vein again he will move him to the bottom set. Now about 3 weeks passed and the kid does it again. The teacher wasn't bluffing and kicks his butt down 4 classes. After one class the kid comes back blubbering to the teacher just as we were all leaving to beg to get back in the class.

Nasha199

My private Catholic school hosted a lot of kids from the upper echelon of one of the larger border cartel, so there was a constant prospective cloud that we could get killed by assassins (due to collateral) targeting the sons of these cartel members.


noodlyarms

Went to a private school in Switzerland. Most of them were jerks, you just had to make sure to be friendly with the right ones.

One time one had a boat party on the lake of Geneva, mind you were like 13-14 at the time. No parental supervision. The way some of them treated the waiters was horrendous. One not so rich kid took it upon himself to stand up for them. Took a big bottle of champagne and poured it over the birthday boy's best friend after he pushed one of the waiters. The kid started crying and screaming, we had just docked and he ran off. The kid that poured the champagne was forced to change schools a few weeks later, school said it was his failing grades but we all knew the parents must have something to do with it.


bigweebs

Not a 'best moment' cause it was pretty horrible. But I went to a highly academic girls school. Like if you got a B you would be going to 'remedial' classes. I'd say 50% of the girls had either an eating disorder or other self harming issues. I think this was due to the pressure put on them to be totally perfect.


imalittlehobbit

This one kid on his 16th birthday received a beautiful new Rolex, it was gold with a blue ring, stunning watch. Apparently this wasn't the colour he was looking for, so he threw it over the school fence into the adjacent river. About 12 younger kids scrambled to retrieve this watch. From what I remember his parents bought him a new watch, the right colour this time of course. What a little jerk he was.

I went to one of the most elite private schools in my state, on an academic scholarship. About 20 years ago. Other students included the children of state and national politicians, children and grandchildren of people who own companies you have in your home now, and so on.

Head cheerleader we'll call Britt, got a brand new sports car for her super sweet 16 on Saturday. On Sunday she crashed and totalled it. She escaped with very minor wounds. On Monday she threw a hysterical crying, throwing herself on floor, screaming fit about having to be forced to drive her step-mom's also very recently bought different kind of sports car to school.

Other kid we'll call Chad. The kid of a politician. Gives a class speech on the "trials and tribulations of being a politician's son" and explains to us commoners how we just don't get the hardships of it all. Sometimes he's just not in the mood to have his pictures taken by the press or fly out to a charity dinner. It's a tough life.

School was really bizarre for a firmly middle/lower class kid like me. My parents at the time were doing pretty good but my childhood had been spent being dirt poor. I have to say there really wasn't much bullying towards me, they really just didn't get that I lived really differently than them. Most of the focus was on competition academically.

nebbage6616

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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