People With Hobbies Share Their Juiciest Insider Drama

People With Hobbies Share Their Juiciest Insider Drama

A hobby is about fun activity. It allows a social part of yourself to explore and cultivate for relaxation and mental preservation. Participating in hobbies can be considered a form of therapy. it can bring you peace and tranquility. Some people dance, others knit, some write poetry and many people collect obscure items. Many times we discover kindred spirits and groups who join to relish this side of ourselves as a collective. But who knew that something that is suppose to be bringing people peace can wrought drama the likes of "Dynasty?!"

Redditor _Coolguysevensevensev wanted to know... _What drama is currently going down in the world of your hobby that the rest of us probably haven't heard about?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE TALKING TO?!

I created a club in college that had a Facebook group. I hadn't thought about it in years but posted something the other day I thought they would get a kick out of. Well some beazy who is the new president deleted my post. Of course my immediate reaction was do you know who I am???? I MADE this club. And so I deleted her from the FB group.

SHOW ME THE $$$

A while back in the embroidery community there was a big issue with one of the major Embroidery floss manufacturers (DMC) trying to take artist work for free through a contest. Artists would submit their pattern to the contest and the winner would surrender the rights to the pattern and would receive no money from the company. Resulted in a bunch of artists sending in patterns that said "F you" and "Pay Artists!"

WHAT?!

In the Sims community, people are worried about the snow depth in the upcoming Expansion Pack, Seasons.

THE SECRET...

I paint rocks. Another girl in my rock painting facebook group gets her rocks shiny using a special resin but she wont tell us what kind.

POKEMON FOREVER!!

The 1997 Spaceworld Pokemon gold demo was recently leaked online. There's dozens of unused Pokemon, a completely different map, it's pretty crazy. Over 20 years later this thing gets leaked. The entire Pokemon community went berserk.

THAT'S CHEATING... LITERALLY!!

A board game distributor literally disappeared with thousands of dollars worth of games and income. The Malaysian equivalently to the FBI is involved. It's big.

I HATE SAND!

A super rare sandpiper was sighted in my state (RI) late last week, and the last sightings of it were Monday. It's at the end of a really long sandbar that you have to hike out to see, and the weather's been inconsistent, with some days having heavy rain. People have been going out anyway to see it. I was there yesterday, in the sunshine, but the bird wasn't there. There were people from more than 100 miles away there.

IT'S JUST A PENCIL...

Prismacolor pencils have dropped considerably in quality, to the point that they're no better than the cheapest brands. They're still the same price as always of course. You can look at the cores and see they're not even centered all the time. They're much more waxy too.

Artists seem to be rallying behind Faber Castell as the new king of quality and dependability. I wouldn't know, because I haven't mana.

JURASSIC WORLD IS WHACKED...

Paleo and zoology nerd. We don't get a lot of drama other than the media misinterpreting a study. However not to long ago this one piece happened.

There's a guy who is like "dinosaurs were all aquatic. All of them. It's because they're to big to walk on land. T. Rex, ankylosaurus, raptors, stego, all aquatic." This is crazy and wrong, but this guy has a book and lectures with his bad "theory" So one scientist is going around and doing counter lectures to prevent this spread of misinformation.

They then hold a debate which ends with the dude with the aquatic theory getting flustered and then just start throwing insults out. Not only was his science wrong, but he cemented his defeat with them ad hominem attacks.

I FEEL THE HEAT!

I'm a firebreather - have been for 20 years - and I belong to a small firebreathing troupe.

The fuel we use for firebreathing normally costs us about $20-$25 per gallon.

I found out last week that it may be available, under a different name, for $4 a gallon.

Essentially, instead of buying lamp oil, I'd be buying Jet A fuel. But at the core, they're both just kerosene refined to have the smell and soot removed from it.

If it's true (I'll be buying and testing the "new" fuel next week), it would easily save my small troupe several hundred dollars a year.

YOSEMITE SAM!

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell just climbed the Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite in 1 hour 58 minutes and change, a new speed record and the first under 2 hours.

Meanwhile, a few days ago two other very accomplished Yosemite climbers died in a freak accident after falling 1000 feet off a different nearby climb to the ground.

LEGGO MY "LEGO!"

In the world of Lego, they are facing a lot of competition from Chinese companies like Lepin who flat out rip off everything from Lego. The design and artwork on the box look virtually identical to Lego and it's as clear cut an example of piracy and trademark infringement as you can get. As an example, here is a Lego Death Star and here is the Lepin counter part. It's such a blatant infringement it's ridiculous. The Lego set sells for $400. The Lepin set for $150. Lego has been suing them for a long time (as well as other Chinese knock off companies) but not having much luck in shutting them down as Chinese courts aren't all that great at protecting IP.

In the world of ukulele there are also China related problems. Once upon a time you could pay $50 to a company like Kala and get a good beginner quality uke. Now there are Chinese companies flooding Amazon and other online stores with rip off brands like Kaka that look very similar and are just utter garbage. People try to play them and can't. Some beginners give up on the hobby. Other instruments are having the same problem.

NOT THE PENIS!

My favorite Facebook crochet group is currently going through a lot of drama because the admins allowed someone to post a pattern of a penis shaped pot holder. I've been so amused the last few days.

PHISH IS ALL ABOUT PEACE YO!

Not currently going on but there was drama in the Phish scene a while back affectionately know as tarp-gate. Fans were coming to shows early and putting down tarps to "reserve spots" for them and their friends in GA sections and people were getting pretty heated. It was a big to-do at the time but has since died down.

I'M A BARBIE GIRL!

In the Barbie/Fashion doll community there have been Conservative women complaining because people have been posting pictures of their dolls Supporting pride month & all of the sudden these women are Shocked because they didn't know that 99.9% of male doll collectors are Gay men.

VENGEANCE IS MINE!!

On a more local level, there's a Level 40 Mystic playing Pokemon Go in our community who takes almost every gym available. Just got a gym and need the coins? Too bad, he takes it. Want a gym he's in? Too bad, he'll remotely defend the gym at almost all times of the day. Just spent two teams taking down a gym before a raid to make sure you have the best chance available to get a legendary you don't have? He'll take it with no effort for no reason.

A revenge group is forming.

VINTAGE COMPUTER ACTIVITY!!

At Computex, Intel just unveiled a 28-core desktop (not server) processor that they had overclocked at 5GHz on all cores (with a full air conditioning unit cooling it)

AMD announced that Threadripper Gen 2 would have a 24 and 32 core option. No mention of clock speeds. But it looks like the beginning of a _"core war," _which is going to lead to ridiculous jumps in CPU core counts.

True competition back in the CPU market - it's going to rapidly push CPUs to new heights, like back in the early 2000s!

JUST A REMINDER... TONYA & NANCY... THAT IS ALL...

The Figure Skating off-season has been like an episode of goddamned Game of Thrones. The top figure skaters of the Olympics have been going back and forth, breaking old alliances and forming new ones, while the top two (or three) coaches in the world attempt to utterly destroy their rivals.

Evgenia Medvedeva (2x World Champion, olympic silver) left her long time coach Eteri Tutberidze to go train in Canada with coach Brian Orser, when Eteri's other student Alina Zagitova won the Olympics over her. Evgenia had been Eteri's favorite student and star skater, and there's a lot of she-said/she-said about whether Evgenia had begged Eteri to keep Alina in juniors one more year and out of the Olympics, or whether Eteri was just smearing an 18 year old girl's name with bad rumors because she was hurt that Evgenia left her.

Lady Tutberidze of House Sambo70 seemed to be on the ropes. Two of her other skaters left her as well, and Alina Zagitova choked at the world championships and failed to medal at all. Given her students' track records, everyone was whispering that Eteri knew how to train 13-16 year old girls to championships, but that like a wicked queen, she discards girls once they become too old, constantly craving young quad-capable flesh. Even the judging seemed to be going against her; the ISU just voted to heavily restrict the bonuses for backloading jumps, a strategy the nearly all of Eteri's skaters rely on (and almost only Eteri's skaters rely on).

Meanwhile, Lord Brian Orser of House Toronto Cricket Club seemed to be on the rise. He coached Yuzuru Hanyu to the men's Olympic gold, and Javier Fernandez to the bronze. In additon to star Evgenia Medvedeva, other top skaters were also flocking to his club: Boyang Jin (4th at Olympics) and Jason Brown (US champion) were coming to train alongside Yuzuru, Javier, and Canadian ladies champion Gabrielle Daleman.

House TCC was truly on the rise ... but House Sambo70 would strike back. Eteri poached one of Brian's longest standing students, Elizabet Tursynbaeva, right out from under his nose.

That's where things stand today. It remains to be seen in the coming season whether House TCC or House Sambo70 will prevail, as Lord Orser and Lady Tutberidze send their armies of champion figure skaters forth to do battle for Total Figure Skating Supremacy.

THE BEES HAVE IT!

BEEKEEPING

Most keepers in my region lost more hives than usual this past year, due to a harsh winter and the upward trend of colony collapse. Surprisingly, hive numbers overall are up. This is good news as it seems we are getting a lot more noobs than usual. :)

Use vinegar instead of heavy duty weed killers, please.

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