Power Hungry People Share Inconvenient Rules They'd Impose If They Were In Charge

Power Corrupts

There's a saying: power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

But the idea of absolute power can be intriguing and perhaps a little enticing. Given the chance to be dictator for a day, would we do it? If we did it, what would we do?

Reddit user Deity_Of_Death asked "If you were a dictator, what kind of ridiculous dictator-like stuff would you do?"

People let their inner authoritarian out and came up with their own despotic to-do lists.

5 Step Plan

  1. People who drive slow in the left lane get their cars taken away and crushed in a compactor in front of their eyes.
  2. People who stand in the checkout line talking on their cell phone get thrown into solitary confinement for a week to learn the joy of peace and quiet.
  3. Vaccines are mandatory for everyone (except those with actual medical issues).
  4. American "chocolate" is hearby banned for all time. Only high-quality European chocolate may be consumed.
  5. And because I'm a benevolent dictator, free ice cream on Fridays. Good ice cream, not that stuff with 50-million ingredients.
  6. The Darwin Purge

    Assuming I'm dictator of the world (as that's the only situation where this plan would work), I'd pass a law both banning and requiring the removal of all warning labels. Our species is due for a culling in the next 200 years. Why not get ahead of the game and let natural selection do the work? A side bonus of said law would be the living population would inherently be more intelligent, because the bozos who need a sign that says "WARNING HIGH VOLTAGE DO NOT TOUCH" in order to not touch something dangerous will weed themselves out of existence.

    Selective Breeding

    As a dictator, I'd have the science developed to switch off everybodies ability to reproduce. They'd have to apply for a license to have a kid.

    As long as they're decent, educated, and have the means to raise a kid, they'll get their reproductive capability switched on until the mother becomes pregnant. Then it's off again.

    Yes, of course all alternative family styles are eligible. I'm a dictator, not a monster.

    Castro's Cuba

    Become obsessed with milk and dairy products, I'd import cows from Canada and breed them with local cows to create the perfect milk producing cow that can survive the heat.

    Create an entire air conditioned facility the size of a football field to house my cows, ignore my peoples wants and needs to fuel my cow empire

    Reverse Customer Service

    Immediately every person who has never worked retail or restaurant reports for six months of training so they can know how to treat someone in those positions.

    Religious Exhibition

    Round up every multi-millionaire religious leader and put them on display in a public zoo.

    Lactose Tolerance

    Install a hamster like water bottle filled with my choice of flavored milk.

    Education Special

    Education would be much more important. No dropping out. No failing. There would be different tiers for different levels of intelligence. Teachers would be the highest paid state job there is with ridiculously high credentials required. Teacher to student ratio would be in a very desirable range.

    Capital Punishment

    My nation would officially be renamed Badassistan, and the only official law would be "don't be a jerk".

    Fortunately, as the Great and Unimaginably Head Badass of Badassistan, I am the sole arbiter of what does and does not constitute being a jerk.

    • Caught arguing about politics on the internet? That's a hanging.
    • Ghosted someone 'cuz you're too much of a wimp to break up with them? That's a hanging.
    • Refused to pet a sad looking puppy? You better believe that's a hanging.
    • Cattitude

      Ban all religions except my own. My friends and I have started a new religion where we worship cats as our Gods. When faced with a tough situation, I ask myself "Would a cat judge me for doing this?" If the answer is yes I just don't do it.

      Well, the best thing about this religion is that you can be anywhere in the world and believe and follow the same ideals. You don't need any official ceremony to enter the religion.

      The rules are:

      1. Don't be an a-hole.
      2. Love cats and accept in your heart that cats are superior to you. You will never be as cool, smart and badass as a cat.
      3. You must attempt to talk to and pet any and every cat you see.
      4. You must watch cute kitten videos and share them with all your friends as often as you can. The more, the better.
      5. Right to Work

        Make it illegal to be unemployed, with the appropriate agency to help you get a job of course.

        If you turn out to be poor for the job, you'll be reassigned.

        With Salsa, Guacamole Extra

        Taco Tuesdays are now mandatory.

        Fight It Out

        Every town center gets an MMA cage or wrestling ring. Two grown people wanna settle something with bare hands? Go on ahead.

        Titles Are Everything

        Look up some of the wacky titles that dictators have given themselves. That's the first thing I'd do.

        Idi Amin (president of Uganda 1971-1979) gave himself this title: His excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of all the beasts of the earth and fishes of the seas and conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular.

        Timeless

        I'd abolish time. You get caught with a timekeeping device, it's hard labor indefinitely, because we no longer recognize the concept of years.

        Get caught with a watch? Jail.

        Flava Flav? He's toast.

        If my secret police find so much as one gnomon or pendulum, you better believe you and your whole family are getting shipped off to the Pit of Misery.

        In the Red

        I'd have a massive fleet of stupidly expensive cars and the highways get a 'red lane'.

        You are not, under any circumstance, allowed to drive on the 'red lane', EVER! The red lane is for me and people who I grant acces to it. There will be no speed limit in that lane, so I can go anywhere I please as fast as I please on the highway.

        Fines for using the red lane without my permission can be very very expensive and I'll be the judge in court for when you used it.

        Lord of the Flies

        I would give every teacher the ability to pick one student each year to send to "The Island". The Island is isolated and inescapable. It may or may not be filled with dangerous creatures. There is plenty to eat and drink, but now the kiddos will only be able to annoy each other. Obviously the threat of being sent to The Island will motivate students and their parents and make public schools a better place to work. How about that for Teacher Appreciation Day?

        Sorry Ted

        Probably for every good action (like education or health care reform) one ridiculous action (anyone named Ted can no longer buy or consume ice cream) and enforce it with an iron fist. Need to keep people on their toes.

        The Names the Thing

        Give my country a ridiculously over the top positive sounding name like all the crappy dictatorships do.

        "The Lawful Democratic People's Prosperous Republic of Letsgetblitzedopia"

        It's the political equivalent of strolling and whistling to look like you're chill and not doing anything wrong.

        Detailed Plans

        1. Rename all the days of the week and the names of the months after myself and my family.
        2. Make it illegal to wear yellow clothes on the first Meday of each month (except for Metober).
        3. Move the country to a timezone with a +27 minute offset from nearest neighbor and move the day when Daylight savings comes into effect around from year to year (just to screw with the people who maintain the time zone database).
        4. Switch which side of the street people are driving on based on astrological advice (without changing stuff like which side the doors of buses open etc).
        5. Spelling Reform (everything gets spelled the way I misspell it.)
        6. Rename major cities and geographical features after me.
        7. Have worship of me integrate into or replace the local religions.
        8. Crush dissidents under my iron heel (and my tanks)
        9. Surround myself with a cadre of beautiful amazon bodyguards.
        10. Hold elections where 110% of the votes go to me.
        11. Implement national health care and invest into educating many doctors and medical practitioners.
        12. invest into education to achieve close to 100% literacy.
        13. Make sure that a book written by me becomes everyone's new bible.
        14. Trick the CIA into assassinating people in neighboring countries that I don't like.
        15. Implement a great internet filter that automatically replaces certain words and phrases as well as pictures so that my subject who decided to search for porn online come away with the mistaken impression that everyone outside the country has really weird fetishes.
        16. Rewrite history books and maps so that Belgium does not exist.
        17. Introduce version of popular sports that have substantially different rules than everywhere else.
        18. 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

          Giphy

          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

          Giphy

          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

          Giphy

          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

          Giphy

          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?

          Giphy

          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

          Giphy

          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

          Giphy

          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