24 People Share They Most Awkward Conversation They’d Had With Their Parents.

We've all been there awkward parent encounters are a staple of growing up. Well here people share the most awkward encounters they've ever had with their parents. *CRINGE*

1/24. I had this girlfriend and we were super horny for each other. She had just recently gotten off her period and we were trying to sneak one in real quick. I left my boxers on just in case someone walked in on us. I went home and fell asleep. The next day I woke up and looked down at my boxers and noticed the whole front side was bloody! So I took them to my bathroom and soaked them in bleach water. Then I forgot about them. Trying to explain to my mom what happened was awkward to say the least. I told her I had a nose bleed in the middle of the night and grabbed the first thing I could find. She said, "you just happen to put your nose right in the crouch?". I fessed up and told her the truth.


2/24. When I graduated boot camp and got to my training school, I asked my dad to mail out some civilian clothes. So I was on the phone with him as he's going through my dresser, when suddenly he goes "Oh, uh... I think I found something rather personal."

I immediately knew he was referring to my giant pink vibrating dildo. I started apologizing profusely for not remembering where I put that and that he had to find his daughter's sex toy.

It got even worse when he said "So uh.. You want me to send it out?"

"No dad, please, please don't even touch it."


3/24. While watching a movie (can't remember what movie it was)with my Mom, Dad and my wife, the word blowjob is mentioned in the movie. My Mom turns to me and says, "What's a blowjob?" I say that I'm not explaining what a blowjob is to my Mom. My Dad turns to her and says, "You know what a blowjob is, trust me."


4/24. When my dad showed me how to go down on a girl...


5/24. I was 14 years old. I had got back from a trip. I walked straight up the stairs to my room and I hear my mom scream,

"Get in here!"

I walked in to my parents room without the slightest idea of what was going on.

"Guess what your nephew found on your Xbox while you were gone" she said.

"What did he find" I asked with a puzzled look on my face.

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"Mom what are you talking about mom I don't watch porn... I uh... It's not me it was a friend mom!"

I tried to come up with an excuse but I knew I was in deep sh*t.

The rest of the conversation was extremely awkward so I'll save you guys from the cringe. She basically asked a bunch of questions like why I'm in to porn, if I look at girls butts and boobs in public and bunch of other stuff like that.

I never felt my heart sink into my stomach like it did that day. She ended up buying me some bullsh*t Christian book about masturbation and made me read it with her every night.

I'm glad my mom put me through that so I know how not to treat my kids in the future. All in all it was a pretty sh*tty time but the book had some good things in it about how to treat a lady in public and common etiquette that I use today. I just wish my dad would've dealt with this situation because it would have been less weird father to son.


6/24. Oh man..Had to be when I told them my girlfriend was pregnant. I challenged my old man to a game of chess like in the old days and broke it to him during. Was 19, he didn't seem super excited.


7/24. My dad yelled for me to see a news program about my high school principal getting caught in a police sting for soliciting sex in a park bathroom. He thought it was hilarious. After the news segment, he said, "What do gay people even do for sex? Stare at each other's wieners?"

And then I left, because I wasn't going to explain gay sex to my dad.


8/24. The conversation where they made it perfectly clear they were aware that my upcoming sleep over at a "friend"s house would include me having sex with him, and warning me to be careful. I obviously looked a bit blas about it and my dad got annoyed and told me about the trouble my aunt had got into at a party when she was a teenager, and the consequences.

And that's how I learned I've got a cousin out there somewhere who was put up for adoption.


9/24. I was by my dad, who was reading a Palahniuk book. He turns to me and asks: "What's a gloryhole?"


10/. At about 14 or 15, my mom decides she didn't like the fact that I was Jerkin off to porn online (I never told her, but she did my laundry, so I'm sure she could tell from the crusty socks).

She thought that porn was unrealistic and disgraceful to women, so she questioned me about my porn habits. Questions like "How often do you masturbate?" "What do you masturbate to?" and I gave her a bunch of canned answers that I'm sure any teenager would give. "A couple times a week, I don't know, normal porn?"

She told me that she would buy me a playboy magazine if I promised I wouldn't use my computer to watch porn anymore. Being the obviously extremely awkward conversation it was, I just went along with it and we drove to various different stores and gas stations looking for pornos. This was only about 4 years ago, mind you. No place we visited had them, and every awkward conversation with cashiers got her more irritated.

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We visited Meijer, a liquor store, Speedway, etc. By the time we're at the liquor store, which was like the 4th place we drove to, we were in and out so quick it weirded out the owner, who came out to question why the hell my mom was rushing in and out of a liquor store so fast without buying anything and had a teenager following her around. Awkward conversation about porn mags ensues.

We find out that the Barnes and nobles likely has them, so we drive there and go in, can't find the playboy section, and my mom asks the girl at the counter about them. She has them behind the counter. My mom let's me decide which one to choose of the three that were laid out on the counter in front of me, based off the lewd cover pictures of the magazines, in front of her and the cashier, and a few onlooking people in the place.

I awkwardly and embarrassingly choose one by pointing to it that had a girl in thin black underwear laying on an expensive bed sheet and looking seductive.

We were silent the whole way home, and the rest of the day and the next few weeks were rather awkward, and we didn't talk much.


11/24. When I told my parents that I don't care if they like my wife, they'd dang well better respect her, and if they had a problem with that then they can invite themselves out of my and my children's lives.

That was 3 or 4 years ago. Things are still a bit awkward.


12/24. I left my phone unlocked, my dad saw a bunch of sexts I'd been sending.


13/24. "What are these dildos doing in your drawer?"


14/24. After I told my parents I had a girlfriend. They panicked and asked me if I had already have sex with her (I was 19 at the time). Followed up by an awkward conversation about sex and STD's.


15/24. So I feel like it's practically cheating for this question, but I'm going to tell the story of me and my siblings playing Cards Against Humanity with our mom. It was generally going pretty well because my mom's pretty chill, and she often played the most shocking card of the round which was entertaining.

So then it's my turn to read the black card, and it's "Instead of coal, this year Santa gave the naughty children..." And the winning card by a mile is "a salty surprise", which it turns out was once again my mother's submission. We're cracking up, mainly because we're so shocked at her dark humour, but then...

Mom: I don't get why it's so funny?

Me: But...you submitted it! Did you just think it meant like pretzels and stuff?

Mom: Well, yeah, I didn't think it was very good. Why are you laughing? What does it mean?

Awkward glances between me and my siblings trying to decide which of us has to explain.

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Me: So you know how like...when you...when someone (gives up)

My brother: ...

My sister: When someone's giving a blow job.

My mom: ...

My sister: The result is... salty. Allegedly.

My mom: (completely unfazed) Oh! Is it?

Me and my brother: (laughing, a little relieved that our mother doesn't know such things) Yes!

Mom: OH! Really?


Me, brother, sister: MOM!!

Mom: (Still completely unfazed) Well you can only go on your own experiences, can't you! \()/

Me, brother, sister: YES MOM OK WE GET IT.

So yeah, that was probably the most awkward. Although it did make life easier when we later had to explain 'bukkake' and my sister defined it as "lots of salty surprises".


16/24. My parents gave me the sex talk in the car, with a pop up book.


17/24. My dad sitting me down and him giving me the birds and the bees talk when I was 11. We were religious and he used this book that talked about how masturbation made you blind and gay...


18/24. In high school my room was a floor above my dads. He worked shifts, and they regularly changed, so it wasn't uncommon for him to be asleep at 7 PM. One day my gf came over, and we proceeded to have sex. I was close to finishing so I stopped, and spent some time going down on her, before resuming sex for a good while longer. Turns out my dad was woken up by the creaking. The next day he had a conversation with me about how he was embarrassed for me for a second when the creaking stopped so soon, then seemed quite proud that it resumed and went for awhile. Then chastised me for waking him up.


19/24. My mum thought my bong was for crack - I had to "demonstrate" otherwise!


20/24. When I came out as gay.

We were all in the living room watching tv and looking at various electronic devices (phones, laptops, tablets, etc). I had already decided that it was time to come out but I really wanted to avoid the whole "Mom, Dad, I need to tell you something..." thing because I felt that that would be kind of awkward. So I was waiting for an opportunity to segue into it.

I had a laptop on my lap and my mom said "Put a pillow under that, I want to have grandkids someday." So I seized the opportunity and said "It's ok, it won't matter anyway. I'm gay". She and my sister both looked up from their computers and were like "...what?"

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I repeated it, and she nudges my dad and said "Dear, he said he's gay." He looked up and shrugged, and then said "Oh. Ok." My sister smiled and said "I always wanted a gay brother!" and I responded "...You've always had one, I'm not suddenly going to go shoe shopping with you."

My mom then kept asking "...really?" until my dad said "He said he was, stop asking him."

Just an awkward night all around, but I'm glad I did it. 4 years later I have an awesome boyfriend and I've never been happier.


21/24. My mom once borrowed my phone when hers was being fixed. I was 15 at the time and she read the whole text convo between me and my current girlfriend talking about how we had sex multiple times.

On her bed.


22/24. "Mom, we need to get you checked for dementia."


23/24. Not a conversation but watching the "Wolf of Wall Street" with my mom was pretty awkward.


24/24. I'm the parent but my son might answer this with the time we had a discussion about not wiping jizz on the back of my couch and don't try to tell me its glaze from donuts you were eating without a napkin. Having your mom tell you she has seen enough spooge in her day to know what she is looking at has to be awkward as f*ck. But seriously, wipe that sh*t on my couch again and I will end you.


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


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


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


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


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



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


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-


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


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


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


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"



It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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 Chocolate


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.


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.


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.


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 Multitude


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.


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.


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...


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.