People Share Weird Encounters With Strangers That Blossomed Into Beautiful Friendships

Have you ever thought about how you and your friends met? I can usually never remember the exact moment but I do know that at the time, what may have been a few very awkward encounters didn't feel awkward at all.

In the following listicle, Ask Redditors share the oddest way they've made a friend.

Interested in reading more stories? Check out the original threads at the end of the listicle. 


In the first grade, I finally had a loose tooth and you can bet my hand was in my mouth trying to get that sucker out out of there all the time. My kindergarten class had this huge ceremony for when you lost your first tooth that I missed out on, and dang it, I wanted my teacher to do one for me.

We were standing in line to leave school and I was wiggling away when the girl behind me suddenly jerked back and hit my arm. My tooth popped out but it slipped out of my hand. It was stuck right behind my bottom teeth and I couldn't get it out. The girl in front of me turned around to say sorry and saw what I was doing. I told her I couldn't get my tooth and the next thing I knew, she stuck her hand in mouth and grabbed it.

We were best friends until third grade. Her dad was in the army so she moved a lot. We chat occasionally nowadays.

Also, when I showed my mom she took me to my kindergarten class and I got to show my old teacher. She gave me the little tooth certificate and the "treasure box" the other kids got to put theirs in. I was a happy camper.

Quirkybumblebee

First day of the last year of elementary school and there is this new Asian kid in my class. Cool, I'm not the only Asian now.

So after announcements were complete, the new kid scanned the room, noticed me and gave me a 'bro nod'. I proceeded to bro nod back.

We've been best friends for over 20 years.

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My friend was dating this girl and he introduced us at a bar. She's a boilermaker/welder and I'm a weld inspector so we were natural enemies. 

She instantly starts crapping on my career choice and we pretty much yelled at each other for 3 hours and irritated the heck out of everyone around us. 

But now we are best friends, I even got to test her very first pressure tungsten inert gas welds at a job we were both on. They didn't turn out the best but they passed.

OhAces

I went to a beach and started burying my friend in the sand. Some random dude comes up and asks to be buried too. We are all now friends.

The boy the boy also came to my (open) dorm and sits in my trashcan and mutters about memes. Friend.

MetalLava

"You checking out that girl too?"

"Yeah"

"Hi, my name's..."

We've been friends for 3 years now.

Hanzo__Main

A woman who I didn't recognize friend requested me on Facebook, so I looked at her profile to see how we were connected. She was married to a guy I went to high school with and hadn't seen in ages. I thought it was weird but accepted her request anyway.

The next day I got another friend request and message from her husband, my old friend. He said in the message that he requested me from his wife's account the day before by mistake. He thought he was on his own account. 

Five years later, I have little to no contact with the husband. But his wife and I have become really close online friends. I call her my "accidental friend."

Scrappy_Larue

It was the first day of preschool and I was shy. My mom drops me off and tells me that if I make a new friend school won't feel so scary.

I crawl under the first table I see (because I liked pretending to be a dog and, I guess, scared dog me hid under tables) and I bump into another girl crawling underneath the table.

I ask her if she wants to be friends and she agrees. Little me felt accomplished that I made a friend so fast and wouldn't be afraid of school anymore. She was my first best friend and she was genuinely awesome. I'm forever grateful that glad she was under the table that day!

We've lived far apart for almost 20 years now but are still friends.

dragonseye87

I was at a concert with my ex-girlfriend (she was my ex at the time too) and she dared me to give this girl my number that I briefly chatted with. I did, we ended up dating for three years and now we're getting married next year.

Once I proposed to my now fiance, I texted her and thanked her for staying friends with me otherwise she wouldn't have been there with me that night at the show. She was excited and happy for me. We talk every so often, but nothing too in depth.

clush

I sat behind this girl in the movies during a school trip. 

She wanted to use the bathroom and asked her friends if they would go with her because she was scared to go alone. None of them wanted to go so she turned around to me sitting behind her and I offered to accompany her. 

We've been friends for 6 years and are still going strong.

Yonipo

I farted and it reverberated off the chair I was sitting on and it amplified. 

A girl on the phone sitting beside me she stopped her conversation turned to me and asked, "Wait did you just fart?" I Said "Yeah"(I was tired and not really caring at that point). She laughed and we introduced ourselves.

Mixam_Max

I played world of warcraft 12 years ago and started talking to some dude, added him on Microsoft Network messenger. His older brother thought I sounded cool or something and added me. I'm Norwegian and they're Swedish. 

Three years or so later when we had turned 18, the older brother came to Norway to a festival with me and a few of my other friends. We are still great friends and I haven't talked to his younger brother in forever.

ItsTheMort

When I was around 10-years-old, if I was playing in the backyard I would bark back in response to any dogs I heard barking in the neighborhood. I guess I liked to think I was talking to them or something.

One day, I'm barking back and forth with a dog and my dad walks into the backyard to tell me to come around to the front to see who I'm barking with. Turn out it was another 10-year-old girl who liked to walk up streets and bark to try and communicate with dogs trapped in their yards. 

So then we (obviously) became super good friends until she moved away a couple years later. Totally weird, in hindsight.

Avesa

Scene: I was in 6th grade and a kid who never talked to me was talking to his girlfriend. I was talking with some of my friends.

The kid overhears me even say the WORD "Halo."

"Wait hold on." He leaves his girlfriend's side.

"You have Halo?"

"Yeah man."

"Can I come over so we can play?"

"Yeah man."

Scene: 10 years later, still buds.

PotatoPotahto

When I was 13, I bought a wheelchair at a garage sale for $20. One day I was trying to ride wheelies with the chair in my driveway. A random kid riding by on his bike saw me and asked if he could try.

20 years later, both of us were best men at each other's weddings and we can still ride wheelies like pros.

detectivesonnybonds 

Back in school I was bored in class - I forget which one, probably history (I love history, but most people suck at making it interesting). 

The teacher was droning on so I was swinging back on my chair looking around for nothing in particular and made eye contact with another dude who was doing the exact same thing. We smirked, nodded and the then next class sat next to each other. That dude became my best mate for 3 years.

True bros don't even need words.

Zeruvi

There was a guy in high school that we just called "God" because he was so beautiful. I mean Greek chiseled god kind of beautiful.

One day he asked me out. Holy crap, right? Wrong. I found out he had a girlfriend and she and I had friends in common. One friend was a drama loving kind of person and decided we should fight over him.

I am not a fighter. But I figured I had a good chance because the girlfriend and I were same size and build.

We went out to the parking lot with everyone chanting "fight, fight, fight." She looked at me and I at her. I was terrified, all senses aware. Hypersensitive - that is.

"Do you want to hug?" she asked. "Uh, umm.. What?" I counter. "Do you want to hug instead of fight?" she asked again. "Yes" as I hug her, "good idea."

We are best friends, soul mates even for 16 years now and counting.

frgglerocker

When I was 3-years-old, I went bowling with my family. I couldn't bowl because hey, I was just barely larger than the bowling ball. 

According to my mom, I was trying to push the ball when this other little girl came up to me and said "you're really bad at that." I went and cried to my mom and the other girl's mom, who made her daughter apologize to me.

She and I have been best friends for the last 17 years.

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I was in High school in America and some girl had some fascination with me. She tried desperately to get me to talk to her. "Oh wow your from the middle east? I love your accent!" She once asked me if I wanted to come over to her place and hang out. I laughed and said "No sorry. I'm going home to play Doom and eat hummus." 'Which doom?' "Uh. The original. For my personal computer." 'Can I come and play?' "Sure."

She came over and we played doom. Since then we became inseparable. She had lots of health issues and I'd visit her in the hospital and set up doom on my Super Nintendo for her. We would just drive in my crappy car for hours and have fun. Walk through cornfields. Ride horses. We lost touch right before I graduated. After searching for one another for many years we reconnected a few months ago. I flew to America to see her. That night we played doom.

ferretRape

I attempted to run away from home in the 9th grade. I went to school that morning and before class I approached one of the groups of people that hung out near where me and my friends hung out. I joined the circle and told them I was "running away" and asked if could stay with somebody. One person said yes, so we skipped school and became friends for 10 years. I was the best man at his wedding.

tatertots4u

I got an ex-boyfriend to help me move and his super jealous girlfriend insisted on coming with him. Half way through the move me and her started cracking jokes about her boyfriend, while carrying some boxes into the garage.

Being as uncoordinated as I am, I tripped and hit her wrist with a crow bar I was carrying in, It ended up breaking a bone in her wrist and I spent all night in emergency with her while her boyfriend finished up moving the boxes - while at the hospital we bonded. To this day I don't know how it works but we are best of friends 5 years later.

gingyRed

I laughed at a guy on a school bus.

He went to a different school than me and was always doing silly things, like burning people with a magnifying glass or climbing into the luggage racks.

I never knew his name but I always kind of liked him. I never said anything because I was so shy. One day he caught me laughing and then came over and talked to me. It turns out he was really nice, very intelligent and just a bit mischievous.

He ended up being my first boyfriend.

That was in 1997, we have long since broken up because he moved to England a year later, but we actually still talk to each other.

zenova360

I met my best friend on my first day of training in retail. She is boyish and very pretty. She was training me on a register and told me, "Your mom came through my line earlier."

Knowing my mom, I asked about what she said. Apparently, she tried to subtly hook me up with her not realizing she was a girl.

We had a good laugh about it and have been best friends since.

AlyGator69

Sources 1, 2.

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

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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