People Share How They Have Seen Someone Ruin Their Life In Record Time

In life the slightest wrong turn can cause the biggest impact and unfortunately a swift turn won't reverse the effects. Hopefully, we can all make the right turns more often than not. 

The following Ask Redditors shared their responses to the question, "What's the fastest way you have seen somebody mess their life up?" 

As a disclaimer, a few of these stories may be triggering or difficult to read - reader discretion is advised. 

Find the original thread at the end of the article.

I had a friend in high school who got a full ride athletic scholarship to a regionally-prestigious college. He was all set to go when his mom and girlfriend begged him to stay in town instead because they loved him so much and couldn't bear for him to be away. So he gave up his full scholarship and stayed home instead.

Within a year his girlfriend had dumped him and his mom had kicked him out of the house. The opportunity had passed and now he was living in town without the things he'd sacrificed that opportunity for.

Granted, it looks like he's happy based on current Facebook posts. But who doesn't look happy on Facebook, really? 

Things really went to crap for him quick.


A former teacher friend ruined her marriage, her career, and social life by sleeping with a student. 

A student who her and her husband had legally adopted together a few years prior.


A member of E-8, the Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System of the army got drunk and tried to have sex with my then fiance. He knew I was on the road that night as military police and that my fiance had been drinking and was in my barracks room. 

He got in the room somehow (still haven't figured that one out) and started performing oral sex on her while she was asleep on the bed. When she realized it wasn't me, she screamed at him but he kept trying.

Apparently, he was drunk because he was celebrating his retirement.

Instead of happily retiring with full benefits as an E-8, he was court- martialed, demoted to E-1 and dishonorably discharged. I also heard his wife divorced him.


A friend I met during freshman year of college came in with thousands of dollars saved from refereeing for youth sports which seems to pay pretty well. He spent all of that money in about a month because he did drugs nearly every day and had a 2 week heavy binge. Despite my and others' efforts to get him to get his stuff together, he was kicked out of the school with a .28 grade point average by the end of his first year.

From there he was kicked out of family homes for stealing money and prescription medicine and ended up living out of a yellow convertible someone sold him for $300. From all this was born some sort of eating disorder. I met up with him and bought him some food and he couldn't even fit 3 garlic knots in before he felt sick. His skin was basically purple with a yellowish sheen. It was awful. 

We lost touch because he kept being a jerk and did some pretty bad things on the friend-scale. But I ran into him a few years ago and he was actually doing pretty well, a girl had helped him clean up and he had some fat and life in his face again.


A kid in school decided to show off by jumping off the school roof on to a mattress. 

He slipped and fell 20 feet on to his head. He can't move anything below his neck now.


To preface this happened over a few months span. He was super successful working for an oil and gas firm and was 24-years-old. For some reason, he goes through a recruiting service to find a better paying job. He ends up finding one but the deal was not 100% done yet. He takes a few months off and decides to quit his job knowing that he's about to start a better paying one. He also buys a flipping house in the middle of all this, again still believing he's about to make more money. A week before he is supposed to start they say, 'oh by the way we filled this position so you should probably just stay put until further notice.'

He burnt bridges to leave his old job so he was not able to go back to work there. He had about $500 to his name with over $3000 plus in bills and a new mortgage. He had to work for a $10 and hour job and sell off all of his stuff to get back on his feet. Again this is just the worse I've seen personally, he seriously had it made before this. He didn't get an offer letter, he didn't get an offer letter. Let me repeat, he quit his job without receiving an official offer letter. 


I worked in construction when I was 19. This electrician would do drugs right before work in the parking lot (he was my ride and he would shoot it up right in front of me as if it was nothing).

He was such a professional at it, he would shoot the perfect amount to still be functional. The guy had almost perfected the art of sleeping (really passing out) on top of 14 ladders until one day he falls and destroys his spine. Now he can barely walk, lives in shelters, shoots drugs and his family and life are gone.


This girl I knew cheated on her husband and graduating one drug to the next.

She went from being queen bee socialite to outcast within 2 years.


One summer, my younger brother's friends were partying at a lake. They were all in their mid-20's. I think they had rented a pontoon or house boat, I can't remember for sure. But one guy dives off the boat into shallow water and hit bottom. He was instantly and now permanently paralyzed from the neck down. That's means he needs to be fed, bathed, clothed, everything and by somebody else. My brother and friends still take him out to movies and restaurants, hell even amusement parks, and they take turns pushing his wheel chair and feeding him.

My worst fear is being paralyzed like this. I am such a fiercely independent person that death would be better. Stay safe while partying, gang.


A girl I know overcame a household destroyed by drugs, did really well, and eventually became a physician's assistant. 

But then she had surgery and got hooked on opioids like her parents.  She started writing and filling fraudulent prescriptions with a couple other PAs at the hospital she worked in. 

She got caught, arrested, did her time, and then cleaned up. She got off probation and immediately started doing drugs again with people she met in a rehab program. 

When I knew her, she was such a kind, smart, funny person. It's really sad.


I've worked on and off as a line cook. And someone I worked with hurt his back and got hooked on painkillers. He lost everything and killed himself - all in about a year. 

There was nothing anybody could do. It was just a downward spiral.


This wasn't directly seen but my cousin got too drunk one night. His brother put him in a taxi home and told the driver he would get paid once he got dropped off at his moms. 

My cousin was so drunk that he didn't realize this and starts freaking out about having no money and demands the taxi driver let him out. My cousin got very angry about it so the taxi driver let him out.

The road he is out on is the M8, the biggest motorway in Scotland - quiet at night but still has cars coming down.

My cousin was walking ON the motorway and was all over the place. Two cars swerve round him, one of which pulls over and rings the police. While on the phone to police hears a massive thud and screeching breaks.

Some poor guy on the way home from work, on the same road he always drives down, at the same time, hit him.

My cousin is dead, if he hadn't of drank so much or reacted in such a way he would be alive. The driver who hit him will be scarred for life and the taxi driver will now also have the "what if" feeling for ever. My aunt is severely depressed, a recluse who doesn't go out, after 10 years she still hasn't cleared out his room. Four lives were screwed up quite quickly. 


My mom got a 'Driving Under The Influence.'

She's a Pepsi merchandiser who drives 60 plus miles a day.


I know a guy who decided to scare some people who tried robbing him in a drug deal. So he fired some warning shots at them. Only one shot went straight through a 17-year-old girl's neck and she died right there in a McDonalds parking lot in Gary, Indiana. 

He was 18. He gets out in 2063.


My cousin's husband got into a drunken fight outside a bar and punched the other guy pretty hard. The other guy fell, hit his head on the curb and died. 

My cousin's husband is now in jail, she took their kids and got remarried. What makes it even worse is that the new husband is a total jerk so not only did those kids lose their dad, they're now stuck with a loser as step-dad. 


My cousin had a kid when she was 15 and it was an accident. Then she decided to have another child when she was 17. 

Now she's very poor, can't hold down a job, and does some pretty heavy drugs. She lost one kid but still has her youngest.


My college buddy was a regular guy but got a little angry when he drank.

One night he went next level and a few of us were holding him back from a girl he was literally trying to fight. It went downhill from there and soon the cops came. He ended up swinging on a cop, wrestling his gun from him and managing to fire it.

I didn't know the guy well. We hung out and he was part of my weekend party squad but I can't speak to his normal mental state or any sort of issues he may have struggled with. He was basically a friend of a friend. 

On the night in question, I think the fight started with another guy defending his girlfriend's honor because the guy I knew probably bumped into her or something. That turned into a dozen of us trying to separate each other, and at one point the boyfriend actually got separated from his girlfriend, who was mouthing off pretty bad to my guy. So he squared up on her and raised his fists before a few of us damn near tackled him. I was not sure if he was gonna hit her or not, but in hindsight that seems like a safe bet.

A single cop showed up and tried to break everything up. At some point the cop and my dude were locked in on each other and I kind of don't know what exactly happened next. They went to the ground and he came up waving a gun moments later. A shot was fired. I have no idea if he was aiming at anyone or not. By now, more cops had arrived and gang-tackled him rather than shooting him dead. 

No one was hurt but the last I heard he was still in prison.

Numerous charges were filed, more charges were added while he was locked up cause he regularly fought guards and jail doctors. He finally got sentenced and from what I heard, got more attempted murder charges added due to several knife incidents in prison. I stopped following his saga over 10 years ago, but I can only assume things have continued to go poorly for him.


A doctor in an Emergency Department writing prescriptions for oxycodone and diazepam to be filled by their partner in crime who would then sell them for recreational use. 

They were caught when a patient in the Emergency Department shouted out "That's my dealer" as the doctor walked past.


A guy I knew from high school is in the process of screwing his life now. He just got engaged to a girl he met a week before the engagement. It's been 17 days and he has now:

  • bought a car with (for) her

  • bought a 7 karate diamond ring for her

  • moved in with her

  • taken several days off work spending time with her (we work for the same company so I've been seeing when he was last online).


A former friend of mine decided that it was a good idea to hide his phone in the bathroom to get a video of his girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter coming out of the shower. 

The daughter found the phone and needless to say he will be paying for that mistake for the rest of his life.


This guy brought a BB gun to school and was waving it around in the parking lot. 

He was a senior and just a couple months of school to go before he would embark on an athletic scholarship to a decent school. All of that - gone because he wanted to look cool with his friends.


A rich kid shot a parking attendant and killed him. 

The short story is he went to a basketball game and wanted to park in a spot for the disabled and then tried to bribe the parking attendant. The guy wasn't having it, so he got out of his car and tried to start something. The rich kid ends up getting beat up by the parking attendant, goes back to his car and gets his gun and shoots him dead. The dude had a young son.

Anyhow, he's in prison now but his old man owns a business. So, he'll get out in about 10 years and have a lucrative job waiting for him. His life is just temporarily on hold unfortunately. 



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.