People Who Work For Trump-Owned Businesses Share What They've Experienced.
Say what you want about Trump, but the man knows how to get noticed. Even by his employees, it turns out.
Here are people who have worked for Trump-owned businesses sharing their experiences!
Many thanks to all the Redditors who responded. Check out more answers from the source at the end of this article!
29. Well that's pretty consistent I guess.
SO works in the entertainment industry, and had worked with Trump on a project. Said his assistant was a smart lady and fantastic to work with.
Nothing major regarding Trump himself, except he often liked to go off on tangents instead of reading what was put in front of him.
28. That's the life right there...
Worked in a Trump tower 1 weekend. Helped the sales team, everyone was nice, got to drink espresso all day with biscottis..
27. I always wondered what she was like.
My father used to work in one of his buildings in the late 80s. He saw Ivana every day, said she was very pleasant and always said hello. He ran into Trump a handful of times, very professional, no BS. Asked my dad how the job was going, that kind of thing. Never had a bad word to say.
26. The three main food groups if you ask me...
My neighbor was a union construction worker. They were hired to build parts of one of Trumps buildings I think in Atlantic City. He said everyday Trump provided the entire crew with donuts, bagels and coffee.
For all of you who think I am shilling for some reason. I am not. My neighbor does not like Trump's politics and did not vote for him.
25. I wish people tipped me at my job.
I worked as a Valet at his Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey for a handful of years. The job was actually amazing. $11/hour plus whatever tips you make... usually came out to about $25 an hour. Got to drive the sickest cars you could imagine... lambos, mercedes, ferraris, and even drove one of Trumps Rolls Royce Phantoms. For a Late high school / college student it was a dream job.
Trump would come around pretty frequently actually.
He usually flew in from Manhattan by helicopter. He's actually a very large man... sort of intimidating. whenever he was on the grounds he'd usually be surrounded by a cohort of people so us regular workers never got much interaction with him, but he did tip me a $100 bill once. Apparently when he'd come to the golf club he'd just have a wad of hundreds and give them out like candy to employees for doing the slightest little things.
24. Good to know...
Leading up to the election I met a couple of people who had worked for Trump. Both of them were planning to vote for him because he had been such a great employer. Still didn't convince me to vote for the guy, but gave me a different perspective.
23. That's certainly very decent of him.
My cousin worked as a receptionist for him during the early years of The Apprentice. When she was attacked by her boyfriend's dog, Trump paid for her hospital bills/surgeries and told her she'd still have a job when she was ready to come back. Idk if she voted for him, but she had a good experience working for him.
22. Love is a strong word, but I get it...
This isn't me personally, but I have some friends that work valet at one of his hotels (Trump National Doral) here in Miami, and they LOVE it.
They say it's pretty chill, a normal days work, they get a good pay and they have seen him a couple times. I guess its good for them since they support him.
21. I'll take a free seminar any time.
My parents went to one of his seminars back in '05 and they described him as "a busy man with no time to play around" most of the seminar was done by his lawyers but when he was there he was quick to the point and then gone
For people who think the seminars only there as a revenue source for him: it was a free seminar certain people were invited to.
20. I bet you are a great couple!
I met the guy a few times once in Trump Tower and another at the PGA tour. At the PGA tour I informally introduced him to my boyfriend (soon to be husband) and...
I informally introduced him to my boyfriend (soon to be husband) and to be honest one of the nicest guys I ever met he even said we made a great couple. (I'm gay by the way.)
19. Quite competitive, in fact.
He does offer a 401k match of 4.5% if you put in 6%. This is a competitive match.
18. Pickled cows tongue is a thing!!??
My (French Canadian immigrant) grandfather was a superintendent for one of Fred Trump's buildings, and he met Donald (current POTUS) on multiple occasions as they shared an interest in ice hockey.
Donald would visit my grandfather's apartment and watch hockey with him in the living room. My grandpa would always eat pickled cows tongue while watching hockey, I'm curious if he ever offered Trump any.
According to my grandpa Fred Trump was very kind, always took the time out to talk to my grandfather when he stopped in to pick up his paycheck, gave unprompted bonuses before vacations ("Take this $100 and buy your kids something").
My grandpa recounts it as one of the best working experiences of his life, and he worked that job until retirement.
17. I want free crap!!!
My aunt was no joke his receptionist. I would really need to talk to her for specific stories. She said he always wanted attractive people towards the front. He also used to give crap that was given to him away to employees all the time, things like gift baskets. I think he also donated to my uncle's (her brother) funeral.
16. Flying high...
Two of my father's patients worked for Trump (one as one of the pilots, and the other as a flight attendant).
They told my father that Trump was always very nice to them and asked them questions about their families, so it seemed pleasant from what they've told my father.
15. Ivanka and Eric in the house!
So I worked for a Trump hotel who he only bought the property of and had nothing to do with the history of the resort itself. The big thing people need to know is that for the most part Trump is more of the mascot than anything else. Ivanka and Eric were running the show much more. If they were walking around you had a good chance of speaking with them and they are very nice people.
Eric and his support for St. Jude is also really fantastic stuff and I always loved to see how much money we would gather. The company is very fair and the standards for operation are what you will see at any 4* and 4 diamond resort. Sadly business at my hotel was hit pretty hard because of his run for presidency.
Many groups would cancel because they didn't want to be associated with him. Stinks because your hurting all those workers much more than they ever hurt him. But the saddest thing I think that happened because of Trump was that the hotel lost a big part of its history because the PGA is no longer going to be hosted there. Decades of history gone because of a comment of his.
So all in all as far as employment goes the company is great and fair. But his run for presidency has had an effect on the history of some hotels sadly.
14. Well, surely that's a good sign!
Recently designed a privately held floor of Trump Tower. His environmental requirements for his building are by far the strictest I've ever seen.
13. Oh yeah, loves that CC. No doubt.
I've answered this before.. Donald Trump came into the movie theater I used to work at, and I served him at the concession stand. He asked about the flavors of our Slushies, they were White Cherry and Cotton Candy. He got the Cotton Candy. Donald Trump enjoys cotton candy...and I literally know that for a fact forever now. He also paid in exact change.
12. Who new that could be such a good spot for discourse?
My buddy's girlfriend works at the Starbucks in Manhattan's Trump Tower. It's mostly like any other Starbucks, except for the heightened security, as well as tourist Trump fans coming in and striking up political conversations. There haven't been any major incidents.
I worked at one of his country clubs. When he came in, the whole place did a complete 180. Wages went up and the whole place became much, much nicer.
10. That's... interesting?
I heard an interview on NPR with financial news reporter who had been sued by Trump over his coverage of Taj Mahal. In the end they asked him who he was voting for and he said he would vote for Trump because he was a brilliant marketer and a generally nice guy.
9. I would kill for a memory like that...
I know a guy who works security details for Kraft, the owner of the Patriots. One of his jobs was to pick up guests at the airport in a town car and drive them to the stadium to the Pats game.. It could be Steven Tyler, Les Moonves, anyone. He said he drove Trump twice.
He didn't say much about him. Some people like to talk on the driveway down, some don't. Trump liked to talk, part of the time pontificating, part of the time asking questions.
At the end, he tried to slip him a hundred bucks as a tip, which was absolutely forbidden. The guy said absolutely not, Kraft takes care of us and the gesture is appreciated, but please, I'll just get in trouble.
Uneventful, but not un-polite.
What stuck out to the guy was about three or four years later, he picks Trump up again, shook his hand as he got into the car, and remember his name, his wife's name, little things about the small talk the last time on the way down. Then tried to tip him even MORE money on the way out.
Of all the people he probably interacted with over that period of time, the dude was blown away Trump could recall all of that. Not thinking it's because he cared, but just because that's actually kinda impressive.
I'm divorcing my politics and personal opinion of him, and just relating what someone who had first hand experience with him told me.
8. A real... "pleasure"...
A close friend of my family used to be a limo driver for Trump for 20+ years. He has all sort of stories about it, mostly wild nights on the town with the back full of women. He's a great guy and said working for Trump was a pleasure.
7. $10k ain't nothin' to sneeze at...
My first serving job was in a restaurant in a Trump casino. It was about as sketchy as you would expect working in an Atlantic City casino to be. One of my fellow servers was escorted out of the restaurant mid-shift by security for snatching cash off a roulette table the night before. I was also offered $10,000 to marry one of the Bulgarian bartenders and get her a Green Card (I didn't do it).
All things considered, it made for a really fun summer job as an 18 year old.
6. Oooh, a dream come true!
My first-ever temp job in the late 90s was answering phones at a truck dispatch company in NY. The office was abuzz that day because they were expecting a call from Trump about a new contract or something. When The Call came in, I was surprised that Trump had dialled in himself, and that he didn't have a secretary or other staffer placing the call for him.
So I got to put Trump on hold.
It felt good.
5. Hm... never realized that.
The Trump Organization controls a series of subsidiaries who "do" the day-to-day real estate work, such as speculation, investments, project management, etc. These subsidiaries would often recruit recent MBA graduates from top-tier programs and would hire them on in hands-on roles.
Thing is, in some cases, you only knew you were tangentially associated with The Trump Organization.
TTO is very self-contained with only a trusted inner-sanctum actually working for TTO. So, what I know from colleagues who have worked there: It's pretty much just a standard job. Trump is a name and a brand, not a person, really. He's the chairman you never see. You do your job, maybe have a work-related Friday outing; but, all-in-all, it's nothing beyond what you'd expect at any job, really.
4. Even the SS is on his side!
I didn't work for Trump but I worked a Bernie rally and talked to one of the Secret Service guys for a while. He said that the Secret Service guys liked working for Trump and that he buys them food and treats them very well which differed from a couple of other politicians they've had to protect. He made it pretty clear that he didn't agree with the Trump's rhetoric but that he's a respectful person to work for.
3. Ew.... you gotta pay the writers, people!
I produced some copy for one of the Trump websites. It was only a job worth a couple of hundred dollars.
Never got paid.
They used the copy for about a year before removing it.
2. Where's MY hotel???
My uncle was a higher up at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. He worked there for as long as I can remember and he always had great things to say about the hotel and about Trump. The kicker was my uncle eventually wanted to move to Florida...so he did and El Presidente Trump helped him get set up to purchase his own hotel. So my uncle owned and ran his own hotel down there for many years until he passed away 4 years ago.
RIP Uncle Kev.
1. Should have saved that thing...
I worked briefly as a contractor with some of his marketing people. The job wasn't particularly different from any other I've worked. When we finished the job I had gone 2 months without getting paid (usually I'm paid within 6 weeks).
I emailed a few people and couldn't get it sorted right away, but about a week later I received a check. Not a printed check either, a written check signed by Donald Trump himself. It also included a brief letter apologizing for the inconvenience.
There's a lot of stuff online about Trump not paying his contractors, and it may be true. But dealing with his organization was WAY easier than a lot of the scumbags I've dealt with.
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 LikeGiphy
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.
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.
My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Albert or ArnoldGiphy
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!?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spontaneous Dolphin ExistenceGiphy
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.
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.
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.
But ... Ice Floats
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.
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.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"
"no, it's red"
"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
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.
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.
I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.
I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.
Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.
Balloon to Heaven
My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.
And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.
I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.
He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.
It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.
Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".
My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.
3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.
I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.
Late to the party, but there it is.
I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.
Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.
Wicked Witch of the West
I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.
I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.
They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.
So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.
My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.
I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.
We didn't speak to each other for four days.
How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).
How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.
Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.
Dogs and ChocolateGiphy
I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.
I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.
Is water wet?
My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.
For the record, it is no to both questions.
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.
One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.
It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.
Green Or Yellow?
When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.
Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.
Stars In Their MultitudeGiphy
I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".
I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
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.
I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"
I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.
I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...
Solid Or Liquid?
Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.
For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.