People Share The Weirdest Way They've Bonded With A Complete Stranger.

Sometimes we need to be reminded that there are good people in this world. These strangers were there for each other when they needed someone most. They're not heroes. They're watchful protectors. Silent guardians... Dark knights.

Seriously though, check out these stories. 

The source link is at the end of the article!

I was crying in a stairwell one day when this girl sat next to me and started sobbing hysterically as well. We just sat together for a few minutes crying until someone else entered the stairwell, muttered "Oh God." and left.

Solvina

My mom died suddenly a few months back. I found out in the morning. I went to my sisters a few blocks away. On the way home late that afternoon, walking home in a daze I saw a homeless man pick up a cigarette butt from the gutter and try to light it with matches. So I walked up to him gave him my almost full pack of cigarettes and lighter. Just handed it to him and started to walk away when he said "Are you okay?" and I looked at him and said "My mom just died" and he grabbed me in a big hug, kissed the top of my head and said "I'm sorry sweetheart"

It was the best hug I got that day. I have not seen him since and I really want to thank him.

turbie 

I was driving down a two-lane highway, and there was dude driving very unsafe. The bad driver kept passing me and cutting me off, speeding and swerving all over the road, and just being a typical Maryland driver in general. I'm not one to succumb to the jerk drivers in my state, so I kept doing the same thing to him. At one point, I was in front of him, and glanced to my right to see if he was riding up on that side. Another car was next to me, and the driver, a male in maybe his 30s, rolled his eyes and pointed to the guy behind us. Suddenly, his expression grew serious and I knew what he wanted to do. We made eye contact, nodded at one another, and then proceeded to travel side-by-side so he could not pass either of us. I was satisfied when I checked my rearview and could see the anger in the guy's face as he threw his hands up in frustration.

fanggoria

Late night shopping run with my dad when I was probably 12 or so. On our way out, we were walking next to some random guy. He looked down at me and I looked up at him. Next thing you know, we both break into a speed walking race to the parking lot, where the stranger congratulates me on my victory and we part ways, never to see again.

I miss you late night speed-walker man. I miss you.

TLRLIVESON

I've posted this before but it fits here. About ten years ago, I was standing at a urinal when a guy came in with complete disregard to the "skip a urinal" rule. A need to assess this person and my surroundings left me making eye contact with him. Thinking back now a simple head nod (upwards of course) would have sufficed. I, on the other hand, took a different approach. When I realized that both of us had each broken two of the most important restroom rules, I said "cross the streams, Ray." Before I could feel any more uncomfortable, he replied "you said never to cross the streams!" this is the story of how my best friend and I met.

financial_sodomy

I was on vacation in Ireland, and at the end of one night a fight broke out in the bar I was at with some friends. The guy who I would have been "paired up with" to fight came up to me, and I told him that I didn't want to fight because I was on vacation (and just in general didn't want to fight anybody). We ended up sitting down, finishing our beers, and talking together for a minute or two while our respective friends beat the hell out of each other.

Bloomsday1922

While executing a very drunken college night, some friends and I ended up at Steak 'n Shake at 3am-ish. Not so uncommon considering that it's one of the closest sit-in restaurants open that late at night. Of course the place was packed with other drunk college students and so it took over half an hour to get our drinks. Drunk me challenges my friend to eat the hot peppers. He said he'd drink the juice if I ate the pepper. Challenge accepted. So yea, I eat the pepper and he drinks the juice. Within seconds we realize our mistake... Our mouths are on fire and we have no drinks to allay the pain. My only idea is to go to the bathroom and drink from the water faucet (still very drunk obviously). I slam the door open and what do I see? Another drunk girl splashing water from the sink into her mouth. She immediately looks at me and yells, "Oh my god, don't eat the peppers!" I cry, "I already did, that's why I'm here!" We then shared the sink. To this day no one has ever understood me quite as well as that girl from the Steak 'n Shake bathroom. I think she may be my soul mate.

freechipsandsuch

A few years ago I was out bar-hopping with some buddies & we decided to head over to the club. It was late summer/fall so I had a heavier sweater on, that had a lot of pockets. So we get into the entrance of the club & the bouncers give everyone a quick pat-down. I thought I only had my phone, keys, & wallet in my pockets. The bouncer starts my pat-down & pulls my dexedrine(ADHD meds) bottle out of one of my pockets. I usually left it in my dresser, but sometimes I would tuck it in a pocket of one of my sweaters that was hanging up. Just always felt like a good place to keep it.

The bouncer, who was this 6'8 fellow, gave me one of those "The heck you think you're doing"-looks. I was thinking I'm gonna get kicked out or worse, because it obviously looked like I was trying to bring drugs into the club. The bouncer pulled me to the side  [continued...]

And I quickly explained to him that it was my ADHD meds & I forgot I had them in there. He looks at the bottle then looks at me & says, "Ya know, that makes sense. No dealer would just be carrying these around in a bottle." He handed them back, I thanked him, then he asked me how long I've been on it & if it helped. Turns out he had a son who several doctors had diagnosed with ADHD, & he really wanted to hear a non-doctor's point of view. We chatted for about 20 minutes & I explained what I went through with school & different prescriptions throughout my life. Helped him give a outlook on how he would handle it with his son, & he thanked me for it. Went back to that club a couple times after that & we'd always have some good chats.

BrodyApproved

I was traveling forwards and backwards a lot to a hospital in Nottingham (about an hours train ride away) and as I'm leaving the station I can see an old guy in a wheelchair fall of the curb. The old fella ends up in a crumpled heap on the floor and I jog over to help him and check he's alright, some other guy had the same idea and we get there at the same time. Turns the former passenger of the wheelchair was fine but his wheelchair didn't fare so well, one of the tires had come off the rim. The other bloke who ran over to help spoke no English but we set about trying to get the tire back on, both of us pushing and using hand gestures to coordinate where to hold and push. This lasts for about a minute until the former chair resident suddenly proclaims, "Screw this!" stands up and walks off, leaving me and my new friend confused as heck and left with a broken wheelchair as we watch this guy walk into the nearest pub.

We both share a laugh, shake hands and part ways.

DenningLJ

I was at the grocery store buying steaks and this guy and I started talking about what a good deal these steaks were and how we would be eating them.

He is now a good friend of mine that I invite over to my area to have barbecues together.

First day of second grade. Accidentally glued a kids hand to mine. We're still friends to this day. Quite literally, "bonding."

theguywhopickedkirby

I went through a drive-thru around 11 at night, so when I ordered I went right up to the last window. I ordered a coke and a diet coke with my meal by the way. When I pull up to the counter, a burly man was holding my two drinks. He looks at me in a straight face and asks "which one is the diet?" in a voice actor, Morgan Freeman kind of voice. I randomly chose the one on the right, and apparently I chose the right one because he screamed, "Praise Jesus we have a saint over here! Oh Ho! I'm a happy man tonight!" The meal was on the house and I drove off. It made me quite happy.

toasty777 

Accidentally took the train the wrong direction from downtown. I got off at the first stop and went to wait for the next train going back (this basically added an extra hour onto my 45min journey).

An older gentleman got off the train as well and I heard him asking people about the same train. I went over to him, explained how long we were waiting and spent the next hour and a half talking to this amazing man who was originally from England, liberated a camp in WWII, moved to Australia and then to Canada and raised a family (7 kids, 18 grand kids and 5 great grand kids!!).

We spoke of politics, global issues, history...it was the most pleasant conversation I'd had in months- all because I took the wrong train.

emmattack

On a school field trip to a children's museum, my 7 year old daughter who is autistic and doesn't talk, kept gravitating towards an elderly man who was sitting alone in a corner with a small drum on his lap.

I kept pulling her away, as the man seemed not to notice my daughter and appeared to be in his own world. She kept pulling and pulling me towards him though.

Finally I relented. She went to the man, with me at her side, and stared at the man. He looked down at her, and they stared into each other's eyes for what seemed like an eternity. My daughter picked up one of the drum sticks that was resting on top of the drum, and the man picked up the other. Wordlessly, they played that drum together for several minutes. By the end, the man had tears streaming down his face. I noticed a young woman nearby who was also in tears, the man's daughter or granddaughter I assumed.

When they stopped playing the drum, my daughter and the man gave each other a hug. I said "thank you", and the man returned with his own, "no, thank you".

With those words, the young woman began crying excessively and explained to me: "my father had a stroke nearly a year ago, and hasn't made eye contact let alone talked to anyone since. He just sits with that drum. His thank you was his first words since his stroke."

I can't explain what happened that day, but it was magical.

chumwithrum

I got an abortion about a year ago and after I was sitting in the little recovery room with the row of twelve or so recliners and they were mostly full. A lot of girls were nibbling on crackers or sipping ginger ale and just in their own heads. The girl sitting next to me was crying really hard, really quietly, and usually I don't like interacting with strangers at all but I reached over and held her hand and she smiled at me and we just sat that way for a few minutes.

hastilymade

At an all you can eat contest for hot dogs, me and this other guy ended up eating like 30 hot dogs each.

About 20 minutes later we were in the bathroom puking our guts out. Afterwards we went and grabbed a beer together.

Bason-Jateman

When I was 18 I went to the mall by myself to pick up some new pants that fit me, and maybe catch a movie. I went and bought my movie ticket, then went down to the food court to eat because there was still another 45 minutes before it actually started. I got my food and went to sit down and the first open seat I saw was really close to this man. Maybe early 30's. I sat down and started eating and realized this guy was just spacing out and looked stressed to hell. I sat and fiddled with my food debating if I should talk to him. After a little bit I finally decided to ask the man if something was wrong. He told me his wife had just left him. This was right after my girlfriend of a year left me. While it doesn't compare to marriage, it certainly felt close to home. So I just started talking to him and asking questions. He was a little reserved at first but he ended up telling me how they had met, how incredible the beginning of their marriage was, and how they decided to have kids. By this time, I had already missed the beginning of the movie without realizing it. But I couldn't stop listening. After a while, he told me the reason she left. [continued...]

I don't know why he chose to share all of this with me. After a year of trying to get pregnant, they both decided to get a fertility test. Hers was fine. But he found out there was almost no chance he could have children. He told me at first she was very understanding, but after a while she grew to hate being with him because something she had always wanted wouldn't be possible. So she left. And now he is alone, with no family and no close friends.

After telling me all of this, he got up and so did I. He looked at me and said words I couldn't ever forget. "You could never imagine how much you just did for me." Then he grabbed means hugged me. A complete stranger. He thanked me, and told me his name. Then he walked away with a smile.

This is one of the single most defining moments in the man I am becoming today.

Fracturess

On a bus in Seattle, somebody kept pulling the chord and not getting off. So me and some other guy lead the investigation to try and find out who it was. Finally we found out that some 5-year-old in the back had his coat stuck on the chord and every time he moved the chord was pulled.

Satans_Jewels

There was a troop of smallish monkeys (like cat-sized) in the doorway of a lecture hall on the way to my class this morning, and these girls were too scared to walk past them to go inside.

So me and the guy walking next to me got past the monkeys and chased them outside so the girls could enter.

We spent the rest of the walk to our classes just laughing at the absurdity of what had just happened.

TheAbeLincoln

In my first year at university (after a night out) I was in a fast food shop counting my coins on the counter when some other guy came up next to me and started to do the same. We both realized that we did not have enough money individually, but together, we could get a burger! We hugged and high fived then bought a burger and boy was that the best tasting burger I had had that day.

mrg12

Waiting for a roller coaster. Kid gets off, pukes right between me and some other guy. Me and the guy look at each other for a moment, and both noticeably gag from the smell of it. Fortunately, we both manage not to ralph all over the place, prompting a high five and mutual respect.

I went to help my dad at one of his stores (he's an area manager) and while we're there, he's talking to someone and me and some other guy are just standing there. So we start making small talk and he asks me what I like to do. Whatevs. So we start moving this stuff around, which we came here to do, and he starts commenting on my work ethic. Then he says "You'd make a great boyfriend for my daughter." I'd known him for 15 minutes. I was 13.

itdontwork2112

I had gone grocery shopping and picked up a rottisery chicken. Then got stuck in a really bad traffic jam on the highway. this was before cell phones if that matters so no real way to find out what was going on. Sitting so long, people start to get out of their cars and walk a little to see how bad the jam is.

I started talking to a guy next to me who had his younger sister in the car. She was hungry so in the end, we all sat on the hood of my car and ate the chicken together.

I never learned their names.

wintercast

I once went to a bar by myself while I was getting over a 7 year relationship.

I ended up meeting a really nice older gentleman on a date with a woman. He and I started talking and about 20 minutes in, he sent his date home and spoke with me for about three hours. I still don't know why, but I spilled my guts to this guy. He just listened.

And listened. And listened.

At the end of my whatever-you-want-to-call-it, he gave me exactly the advice I needed. He hit the nail on the head.

Then after asking the bartender to bring him the bottle of a particular vodka, he showed it to me and started describing the shape and design of the bottle. At the end of his little lecture on the bottle, he revealed himself to be owner of that particularly major brand of vodka.

He paid for my drinks and I never saw him again.

HalfRetardHalfAmazin

I was on a train and this guy was making cheese sandwiches. I had salami and cheese in my laptop bag but no bread. I offered him some salami in exchange for bread. We both ate sandwiches that day.

ferociousfuntube

I went backpacking on the Appalachian trail one summer, and I noticed a guy with long shaggy hair, a full beard, basically no supplies and hiking in sandals walking past where I had set up camp. I recently just cooked up macaroni and cheese and offered him some. He took the bowl, ate it extremely fast then pulled out a recorder. The man played me his recorder for at least twenty minutes before departing. Weirdest part is, he didn't say anything. Not a single word was communicated between us, and somehow I felt incredibly close to this man.

Boboanator

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

Giphy

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

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

KlutzyHedgehog

Is water wet?

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

For the record, it is no to both questions.

SFCopperhead

Mission Trip

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

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

SirRogers

Dragon Tales

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

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

MistalQueensglaive

Green Or Yellow?

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

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

BugsRatty

Stars In Their Multitude

Giphy

I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".

I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.

theedjman

Colorblind

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

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".

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

droneb2hive

Hot Water

About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.

She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.

We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.

moniker5000

Biology Class

I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"

I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.

I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...

10d4plus8

Solid Or Liquid?

Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.

For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.

ScreamingPotoo