Students Reveal The Most Unprofessional Thing They've Seen A Teacher Do In School
Teachers are super important. They teach us all of the things we need to know to be successful in life: reading and writing, mathematics, appropriate social interactions, etc. What we sometimes forget is that they are human too.
They can make mistakes just like anyone else, and sometimes they just aren't good people. People take jobs for all sorts of reasons, and teachers aren't any different. A vast majority of teachers, though, are wonderful people with great intentions who are ridiculously overworked and hugely underpaid.
Reddit user imsosupercoolyouguys asked:
How do you worship something you don't believe exists?
Somehow heard that our family was atheist & so forced my brother to sit alone in the hall during every school party (not just Christmas, but everything, even birthday things where kids brought in Rice Krispie treats or whatever) doing extra worksheets. Told him it was because our family worshipped the Devil & that maybe he could rejoin the class if we accepted Jesus as our Lord & Savior. This was a public school, mind you, & she taught second grade. She was eventually fired for buying crack on school grounds. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Don't be a jerk!
My PE teacher got very close to being fired.
I have phonophobia, which is a fear of loud noises, and the school bell would trigger it, so I would cover my ears when it went off.
One of my bullies told this rabid PE teacher that I wasn't getting changed out of my PE kit due to covering my ears in anticipation of the bell.
The PE teacher came marching through, screaming at me and started trying to drag my hands from my ears. She was calling me a freak and saying it was pathetic, then would pull on my arms some more. I couldn't take my hands away from my ears because the phobia makes my hands lock.
When she did let me go, I ended up going to my biology lesson in tears. My mum went ballistic over it, called the school, and the PE teacher was real close to being fired - this was on top of reports from other parents about the same teacher manhandling students and even dismissing kids with broken fingers as being soft.
Newness isn't an excuse for pettiness!
For my first two years of college, I went to a local community college. In my first semester, I took English Composition. I've always been strong at reading and writing, so I looked forward to the class.
My classmates were awesome. We had a study group. I was 18, there were some people in their mid-20s, a transgender girl, a woman in her 40s, this hippy guy who would randomly be gone for a while, just driving around. It was really fun.
But, the instructor was another story. She was young and fresh out of her graduate program. She did lots of things that were super unprofessional, but I'll tell you about the worst one.
She had a personal blog where she blogged about her life, education, how woke she was, etc. It was an assignment that we had to comment on three blogs weekly. That was bad enough, but it gets worse.
We had to turn in a paper for something else and many people did poorly on it or didn't put the time in that she expected. So she blogs about how sh!tty we were on the blog that we would all see!! So my classmates go off on the blog post about her bad teaching and her ridiculous assignments. It was incredible to watch.
The rest of the semester continued to be awkward, but I did at least make some good friends.
Tl;dr: Professor makes students read and comment on personal blog. She puts out a post criticizing the students and doesnt like when the students point out her flaws in the comments.
The devil gets to you through the books!
I used to be really into reading about paranormal stuff; ghosts, UFOs, cryptozoology, poltergeists, etc etc. And the school library actually had a lot of books on those very subjects.
I had a teacher snatch a school library book out of my hands, scream at me that I was going to hell for reading it, and start tearing the pages out. She was almost fired for destroying school property, and caught a big dose of hell from both my mother and step-mother at the next parent-teacher conference meeting. Never had another problem with her after that.Giphy
Think before you act.
My primary school headmaster wanted to show how rough sandpaper was, so he ran it down a student's face.
It took about a year for the damage to heal.
Was he surprised that he had harmed the child? Did he apologize? Was he upset?
He was very surprised; it was a spur-of-the-moment thing, and hadn't realised what it would do. Why the parents didn't sue, I don't know, but since he was the Headmaster, I'm guessing he made sure the local authority didn't find out.
High school is not basic training.
Was slouching in typing class (it used to be a thing). Teacher (who also taught shop class) yelled and me and I thought I sat up. Not enough I guess. Made me go out into the hall when he pushed me into the lockers several times while yelling about "if I give you an order, and you say to hell with it what good is it!"
Mid 1970s America for scale.
Unprofessional, but cool.
On a ninth grade choir trip a group of guys got a poker game going in one of the hotel rooms. This was a quintessential fifteen year old boy poker game. Nudie playing cards. Cheap gas station cigars, etc. The ninth grade football coach (on the trip as a chaperone) was right in the thick of it. At some point the choir director showed up with hotel management because of course they did. The coach ran to the bathroom and hid in the shower. The kids in the room got a fifteen minute lecture. Once the coast was clear the coach emerged and said.. "well, you boys are screwed". We all ended up getting suspended for a few days. No one snitched on the coach though.
You'd think a nun would know that stealing is wrong.
I had written a term paper about violence in schools in Sister X's class. Got an A and had pretty much forgotten about it. Some time time later another teacher congratulated me for getting published. Huh???? Published? What are talking about? I was then shown my own work published in the Catholic Diocese monthly under which was written "submitted by Sister X" ....zero mention of the author. Never asked permission to use my work or even inform me of her intentions.
Turns out that's a pretty big deal in the late 70s. This nun was was forced to write me an apology (which was published in our school periodical) and I believe was mildly disciplined by the Diocese.
Your actions matter.
The first thing come to mind is the time I answered a question with a rather stupid answer and he took his forefinger and jabbed me full force (hard as one can when jabbing a finger anyway) into my forehead and called me dumb, he caught me by surprise so the jab had the effect of flinging my head back. I wasn't injured obviously, but surprised and embarrassed. I'm not the brightest bulb in the box but I did try to answer the question damn it. Lol. Despite the fact it was like 15 years ago and I can't even remember the teachers name anymore I still remember the moment he touched me and the class laughing clear as day. Good times.
Just be kind.
One year I was crying because my father had (yet again) canceled my visit to him because he was "busy" (aka manic and refusing to see me) I was really hurt and was crying in class. the teacher screamed at me for crying at my desk and then proceeded to march me to the front of the class and yell at me to stop crying. needless to say screaming at me just made me cry more. I dont know how long she actually yelled at me but it felt like forever. By the end I was sobbing in the hallway. it's not a very clear memory but the memory of being a third grader being screamed at for crying has stuck with me, I'm easy to cry but I'm still ashamed to admit I'm crying at all because of this.
happy ending though, it was this incident that ended up having her fired at the end of the year. also I've cut ties with my father at this point.Giphy
No, that sounds pretty crazy to me.
Not as crazy as what most people have said, but my APUSH teacher was a piece of work. This was my junior year of high school and there was a guy in the class named Alex. Now, Alex did slack-off and was the class clown. I found him annoying as hell and didn't like him one bit. But Mr. K would tell him in front of the entire class he's going nowhere, he might as well drop the class, he's going to get a 0 on the AP exam, he'll be working at McDonald's the rest of his life, etc. You can talk to a student privately about how it may not be in their best interests to be in the class, but the way he said it and that he did it in front of the entire class was really awful. Multiple people in the class went up to administration about it but nothing happened.
For more context, this is the same teacher who didn't let girls in their junior year of high school go to the restroom during class more than twice a semester because he thought they were genuinely skipping class. Multiple people just bled onto their chairs because he didn't let anyone leave.
Very bad day.
8th grade Social Studies teacher who rarely assigned homework actually did assign homework one night, but almost no one turned it in the next day. She had a massive meltdown and yelled, "I bet you all did your math homework last night, didn't you?! DIDN'T YOU?!?!" and proceeded to take the overhead projector and slam it onto the floor, breaking it in front of all of us. Then she just walked out of the room and didn't come back for the rest of class.
Why is this person a teacher?
Kindergarten teacher had a really strict bathroom rule. If she thought you went to many times she wouldn't let you go anymore.
Inevitably some kid has an accident, goes to the nurses office and gets new clothes and stuff. When the girl gets back the teacher starts calling her a "baby" for having an accident and basically starts trying to humiliate this 5 year old.
Also I guess if you had an accident the nurse would put you in a pull up. Because the teacher made sure everyone knew she was wearing a "diaper". But I don't remember that part nearly as well.
It takes a real insecure adult to belittle a 5 year old.
But some are up to the task.
Crimes of the mother...
When I was in 2nd grade my brother who was in 4th grade was running on the concrete part of school (this was not allowed, we could only run on grass). One teacher grabbed my brother by the wrist and told him that he would become nothing in life then let go of him. Turns out this teacher went to school with my mum and she hated her, and she probably recognized us.
teacher is busy explaining tedious textbook stuff
Teacher slams book shut, presses the power button on the computer and says "let's go play football".
What a beautiful time I lived in then.
Definitely a legend.
When I was about 15 my female Math teacher during a class went on a tangent about how all penises were ugly and awful.
At this moment this super quiet kid in the back lifts his arm and with a totally serious face says: "well, I actually kinda like mine. I think it's cool".
Still cracks me up almost 20 years later. What a legend.
Ethnic discrimination is never okay.
My 11th grade psychology teacher made us stand up in class on the first day and tell an interesting fact about ourselves (I always hate that). The only thing I could think of to tell was that my family is Cajun and my grandparents spoke creole. And she said "yeah, I know about you c**n-a***s." I hadn't heard that phrase before (I didn't grow up in Louisiana with the rest of my family) so I asked my dad what it meant and he went f***ing mental. The school was called. That class became very awkward and I never got higher than a C on any of my papers despite having all A's in my other classes and being an honors student and taking AP Lit and English.
When my mum was at school (around age 9) the teacher scolded her classmate for playing with her hair, and told her not to do it again.
When she did it again, he walked up to her with a pair of scissors and cut a chunk of her ponytail off.
I would buy this.
In 6th grade, we had a school project to come up with inventions. Most of the ideas were stupid kid stuff like an extendable arm so you can reach stuff without getting up. In fact, I think 3 different kids came up with that same "invention". I decided to be different and my idea was a self-cleaning carpet. Like most kid inventions, it didn't really work, it was just an idea of something that I thought would be cool. We were 11, not engineers. Anyway, we had to give a presentation in front of two classes, and my teacher apparently thought it was the dumbest idea she'd ever heard. She preceded to make fun of me and berate me publicly and tried to get the other kids to join in on it. If that wasn't bad enough, it lasted a ridiculously long time. 11-year-olds aren't exactly known for empathy, but the entire class was uncomfortable and felt bad for me. It was at that point we realized we didn't have a very good teacher.
Also, I got a D-
I had a teacher scream and threaten me on the playground because he thought I was gonna TP his house.
"well I wasn't before, but if I'm going to take the blame anyway...."
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.