'He Fell Asleep At Family Dinner': Skeptical Parents Share Questionable Things Their Children's Partners Have Done

I don't know about any of you but my parents sure as hell aren't taking no b.s from no significant other of mine. In fact, at that point they wouldn't even be significant to me (or my parents) at all. Rather dust particles roaming the earth...

The following Ask Redditors responded to the question,"Parents of Reddit: What is something your child's significant other has done to make you not like them?" 

Interested in more stories. Find the original thread at the end of the article. 


He tried to steal my car, dog, and VCR at about three in the morning. When I caught him about to pull out of the driveway, his excuse was:

"I have to run to my place really quick to grab a bite to eat. Would you like anything?"

When I asked about Sasha [my dog], and my VCR, he said he was worried someone would steal them while he was gone, so he was bringing them with him to keep them safe...

My little girl dumped him and I let him keep the VCR.

Nope__Nope__Nope

Step dad of a 16 year old girl here.

I tried to like the little guy she is dating, I really did. However, after just a couple of months together he got caught in enough lies trying to get into her pants that I didn't like the kid much. 

The latest shenanigan was threatening to break up with her unless she gave her virginity to him on short notice after calling her a whore and a slut over her Halloween costume. When we had his mother confront him, he admitted it and then he 'grounded himself' because he felt so badly about it. 

My step daughter has turned her back on her family for him and he is so beyond not worth it. When we had to move three hours away for work, she refused to go because of him and is now living with my wife's mother. Thankfully she is about as fond of the boy as I am so their contact remains minimal.

Bolshevikjoe

When my son was 15 to 18 he dated a young woman who didn't like me (single mom) and repeatedly tried to get him to disobey and disrespect me. 

Honestly, I never did anything to her, but she never let up. I would say to young people, never get serious with someone who encourages you to hate your family, unless of course the people in your family are abusive.

SSSS_car_go

My son and his ex-girlfriend had been dating for about three years. We needed help with our rent due to my husband's health problems and not being able to work, so they decided to build an apartment in our basement for them and their two young children. He had just finished the framing when she showed up, unannounced, with a u-haul full of her stuff, ready to move in.

She quit her job when she moved (we lived 2 states away) so she was 'looking' for a new one. My son would leave in the morning to go to his job, and she wouldn't get out of bed until at LEAST 2 in the afternoon. Meanwhile, I would go downstairs and get her two young boys out of bed, get them dressed, feed them breakfast and lunch, do their laundry, bring them outside to play and make them dinner. When she finally got out of bed all she would do was sit in front of the T.V and play around on her phone. My son was working double shifts to make up for her lack of a job, so he would get home around 9 p.m., right as my husband and I would be going to bed.

He would help her put the boys to bed, watch a little T.V while he ate dinner (which I cooked) and then they would go to bed around 10. I overheard her one night talking (lying) about how she filled out sooo many applications and even how she got a couple of calls back to set up interviews.

After a month of this my husband and I had had enough, and we told my son everything. He couldn't believe it. That weekend he asked her about it and she denied everything. I told her, I told him what she had been doing and how she had been acting and she started screaming and got in my face, calling me a names and threatening to kill me. The kids were crying, she was crying, I was crying and my son was obviously very upset. He ended up calling her mother to come get her and bring her back to live with her and then rented a u-haul and drove all of her belongings to her.

Turns out she had a drug problem when they started dating and had told my son that she had quit a year prior to her moving in with us, when in fact she was using even more while she was in our house. Obviously they broke up, which didn't bother my son too much when he found out exactly how she had been acting towards us all and how she wouldn't even offer to do the dishes or the laundry, never mind how much she neglected her children. 

The only thing that bothered my son, and still does to this day (they broke up about 2 years ago and he practically raised her children since their father never saw them) is that she won't let him to talk to her two boys, even a quick call to say happy birthday or Merry Christmas. She even returns the gifts and cards he sends in the mail.

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My sons, no problems with the girls they date or have dated. My daughter has attracted some odd ones. We always kept quiet about not liking them, trusting that she'll see them for what they were eventually and we have been lucky. 

The one before the current one (which we really like) was really a lost boy. He wasn't a take charge person and was totally helpless. Almost set our house on fire and when our daughter was seriously ill, he didn't get that she needed to rest and be left alone. She finally convinced him it was over when she moved across the country for school.

vjanderso60

Lots of things. But what really sent him over the edge was stranding her (she's American) in Prague alone for a week. I dislike him so much.

I still haven't heard the whole story. She was traumatized enough and she refuses to talk about it. Here's what I do know. They had a tumultuous relationship all through college. I thought it was finally over (sigh). But he went on a study abroad trip to Prague and invited her over. I groaned when she told me she was going, but she's grown and thus can make her own decisons.

She gets there. Within 2 days I'm getting alarming messages. At some point they fought (again) and he kicked her out of his flat. Luckily he comes from money (another nightmare) so he puts her up in a crappy hotel until she can leave.


I have infinite gratitude for the people she met there who were willing to help her. They seemed to know how much trouble she was in.

But if I ever run into him it will take a lot to not get physical.

miniowa

My son's relationship with his wife has been nothing but chaos for him and our family. They've been married four years this year.

My son and wife are the conspirators behind why my son was less than honourably discharged from the military a few weeks after graduating basic. I blame them both to some extent, but I think she caused him a lot of heart break and encouraged him to attempt to leave the military. Coming from a long line of those who served in the military, it makes me extraordinarily angry when she goes out of her way to "thank him for his service in the military."

Then during their third year of marriage, while they were trying to get pregnant, she was out of control. She cheats on my son with her ex-boyfriend, told my son she's been cheating for a month on Valentine's Day and moves out. Gets pregnant by this guy, sells (or he stole) her wedding ring, maxes out her credit card, and tanks her credit score. On the day they go to sign their divorce papers, she tells my son she's pregnant, lies to him and says it might be his, and asks that he take her back. He did.

To say the least, I'm angry. It's a lot of anger directed at her, some anger directed at him for being so pathetic  and lenient with her, but also admiration for him for choosing to raise the child with her. There's a lot more going on in their relationship, and their behavior towards the rest of the family makes it very difficult to help or give advice in any meaningful way.

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He Stole my wife's credit card and bought himself shoes and an iPhone. Also took $150 to go party. 

What made me not like or be able to tolerate him anymore was stealing $10 from his little brother's wallet. 

Steal from me all you want, I'm an adult. Stealing from your little brother just shows that you are a douchebag.

bwohlgemuth

Convinced her to sneak out of our house in the middle of night. Then cut work. Then cut school. Then drop out of high school and run away.

Eventually she left him and found a new person and got married in a month. Now mostly she sits around collecting food stamps and smoking. In my opinion smoke all you want, but if you don't have enough money for food, you shouldn't have enough money for drugs.

cvp_parent

My oldest son (in his 20s) brought his new girlfriend over to meet me  his dad and younger brother. 

She proceeded to advise my youngest son (14-year-old) to sign up for Sugar Daddy sites to talk to men for money. She didn't get invited back to the house and they eventually broke up a few months later.

Mi_Ofelia

She was 20, my daughter was 16. My ex thought it would be a good idea for the girlfriend to move in together. So she was living with her girlfriend.

 When they broke up, and the girlfriend moved out, she spread lies about why they broke up and screwed with my daughter's reputation. Then she damaged my daughter's car and threatened her friends. 

Now they're back together, and the girlfriend can't understand why I wouldn't have her over for Thanksgiving.

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He was a registered sex offender. Years before he met my daughter, he was seeing an underaged girl and chaos resulted. 

I hate that my daughter's life is difficult. I think I'm like other parents; I want her life to be bettered by her significant other. It's not and that makes me not warm up to him. 

tinainfl

Repeatedly infected my teenage son with lice. Every time he came home with them, he'd say they broke up, we'd go through the whole delousing process, then they'd be back together the next week. Repeat.

I've spent a fortune this year on pesticides, shampoos and combs. I wanted to report her parents to the Centre for Disease Control, but my wife didn't want to make waves.

I feel compelled to mention this isn't the only thing she's done that pisses me off. She also encouraged him to skip school and broke his phone. Frankly, he's not much better being a surly teenager with a constant attitude. Also, we're divorcing, he's my stepson (so no child support), I'm moving out this week and it won't be my problem anymore.

Heavy_Mikado

On Thanksgiving day, my daughter brings her new boyfriend over and they are dozing off at the table (clearly high). I offer to take them home saying "if you're so tired maybe you should go home." Her new boyfriend gets angry and starts swearing at me. I had to shove him out the door and as he tries to get back in I kick him in the chest. Then the cops came and took him away.

I couldn't stand that guy.

Robi154

They got together when he was 15, she was 19 at the time, every time they broke up she would sleep with one of his friends. My son is no saint, but she brought out the worst in him with drugs and booze all the time, they would fist fight non-stop. 

When he was 17 he moved out and got a place with her, a very nice place in the suburbs that she pays for with her exotic dancing and drug dealing money. She also got pregnant when he was 18, continued to dance and take pills. Had a miscarriage at 5 months, well not exactly, she actually gave birth and the baby lived for a few hours, then the passed. 

I just hate her, and I hate that we all have to pretend we like her or he doesn't come around the family at all.

Knot_My_Name

Starting when my son just turned 15 he would be persuaded to sneak out at night by a girl who was 18. What made me angry was that I caught him sneaking out one night and he eluded to having done things with her and never went into more detail. 

From that day forward I did not like her, but I wasn't mad at my son because she got him to sneak out possibly have sex and at the time I thought he was a boy and his hormones were raging so I just told him never sneak out again. However, being bias and not the greatest parent when he got older he explained that she forced him into having sex with her one of those nights, then persuaded him that this meant that they were in a relationship and continued on "dating" for a couple years. Ever since then, I've been upset and do not take things for granted.

My son is a great kid and he's pretty open with me now, but as he got older he realized his story was an outlier and his guy friends and especially some girls he dated later down the road made fun of him for his experience. They would say things like, "You're a boy of course you liked it", "She forced you? That's kinky, well sounds like your dreams came true", and "So you like when and older girl dominates you?" 

All of these remarks made me absolutely livid. However, I learned that when I brushed off my son's situation with his past significant other as just "raging hormones" I was no better than his friends and latest girlfriends mocking him and have tried my best to make it up to him.

Throw_Away_2020_

I might have one of the strangest reasons for disliking my daughter's boyfriend, it's actually not even his fault. My daughter is dating the son of a rival politician.

With most political rivals, I don't hate them on a personal level, but with this guy, my dislike for him is personal, he dislikes me on a personal level too. I think he's a treasonous jerk who'd sell out his country for the sake of his ideology, but that's not relevant here. Before anyone asks, I'm not American.

Anyway, they both go to the same school. The children of a lot of politicians go to that school, and she tells me they met in drama class. They're both completely enamoured with each other. I can guarantee you, every time my daughter sighs it's because she's thinking about her boyfriend, he's all she ever thinks about anymore. I think "puppy love" is what most people call it.

I hate the kid because of who his dad is. I know it's ridiculously unfair to him, but I can't help it. He does well in school, is well behaved, and keeps in shape.

The only think he's done that's caused me to dislike him is that balcony conversation b.s they pulled a few days ago. He snuck into my yard, and he talked to my daughter while she was in her balcony. Like it was Romeo and Juliet or something.  I chased him off and my daughter insists that it wasn't his fault.

I should probably have a face to face conversation with him one day. See how close to his dad he really is. Screw his dad though. I'm told he said my daughter was promiscuous and told his son not to date her.

basicallylordcapulet

Source

Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?

You're not the only one.

u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?

Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.

I Know What I Like

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My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.

The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.

- RazerWolf04

My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.

- Apples9308

Saturdays

My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.

We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.

- FormalMango

Iraq

I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.

- dontcryformegiratina

$40

With an ex:

"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."

She did not understand this.

I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.

"Now how much do you have in your hand?"

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.

- shicole3

Crayons

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I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."

To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.

- argofire

Emailing NASA

A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.

Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.

7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.

Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.

Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.

He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.

That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."

Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.

Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.

It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold

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Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.


I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.

This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.

- -justforclout-

Tomash

Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.

Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.


An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.

I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.

- kawaii_psycho451

Microwaves

Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.

He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.

He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence

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How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.

- JustARegularToaster

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"

"orange"

"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"

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

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?

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I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)


The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.

The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.

fox_boi2

Richard Nixon

I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.


I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.

Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.

grumblecakes1

Balloon to Heaven

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.

And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

Dskee02

Binder Clips

I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.

He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.

It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.

justantherredditgirl

Jewish

Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".

My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.

Aslkurloz

Nutella

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3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.

I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.

vault_tec_redditor

Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.

Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.

Meh75

Wicked Witch of the West

I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.

I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.

weirdatwork2017

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.

They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.

So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.

Frisby2007

Telekinesis

My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.

I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.

We didn't speak to each other for four days.

dude_bizarro

Ghosts

How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).


How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.

thebeststory

Dogs and Chocolate

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I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.

I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.

KlutzyHedgehog

Is water wet?

My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.

For the record, it is no to both questions.

SFCopperhead

Mission Trip

A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.

He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.

SirRogers

Dragon Tales

One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.

It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.

MistalQueensglaive

Green Or Yellow?

When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.

Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.

BugsRatty

Stars In Their Multitude

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