People That Have Worked At “Breastaurants” Share Their Customer And Work Experience.


This article is based on the AskReddit question "Redditors that have worked in "breastaurants" (e.g. Hooters or TwinPeaks), how were the working conditions for you and did any customers overstep their boundaries, what happened?"

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This guy came in with his friend. The guy was trying to make it fun for his friend who obviously did not want to be there. It looked like they had just gotten off of work or something. Anyway, so one of the waitresses walks over to take their order, and the guy says "I'll have the chicken breast, hold the chicken.

theedjman

Worked at Hooters about a decade ago. I don't actually have a lot going on up top, but I've got a pretty nice butt, so they hired me to "round out the staff." Most customers were perfectly nice and polite. I was surprised at how many families came to eat there. We used to have themed nights, and one evening it was all bikers. I was a little intimidated going into it, but can truthfully say they were some of the friendliest and most respectful people I ever served, and they tipped well. I only ever had a bad time once, and it was on another theme night, this one was for Marines. I was pinched, patted, manhandled, pulled onto laps, and called a tease or worse if I didn't go along with it. My opinion of the Corps changed a LOT that night.

Irrationalwoman 

I worked at a Tilted Kilt. Some patrons were a little creepy. Some were really cool regulars. Some were just awkward guys trying to learn how to talk to girls. We had families come in and were more sports oriented. We had one event where former Redskins player Chris Cooley came in to sign autographs.

Lick_The_Wrapper

I worked at Hooters for around a year and was surprised by a few of the dynamics. The girls were a lot nicer to each other than I would have expected, not nearly as much cattiness as you would expect on a staff of all women. Most of us were students, a few were moms, and we would sit out after work and talk about the good, the bad, and the jerks. Regulars are HUGE there (at least at my location). A regular would have his favorite girl, come in at the start shift, and leave at the end, and they made up 70% of my tips probably. Lots of phone numbers and gifts, but honestly not a whole lot more than I received working at a neighborhood bar. I quit one day finally when a customer pretended to be blind, (dark sunglasses, feeling the edge of the tables to get around) and asked me to sit beside him and read him a menu. Not that strange of a request, until he put 100 bucks down my shirt and attempted to feel my breasts inside my shirt. Told a manager, who said it was my fault, transferred the table, and I quit at the end of my shift.

Southshoreblondie

I worked in the kitchen of a Canadian chain that is known as a high-class-hooters. I was shocked at how incompetent the waitstaff and bartenders were. They literally hired models / actresses with 0 serving experience. Their only job was to take the order and interact with the customer; literally everything else was done by food-runners, bus boys, etc.

It was a little surreal to be honest. And I think they hype themselves as one of the top ten ranked employers in Canada.

clnthoward

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I thought it was a great job. This was a decade ago, and it was a very busy restaurant. There was no time for shenanigans and no incentive for managers to put up with unruly customers. I have to add, that I was one of the few girls working there who wasn't in college, or a recent college grad, or a mother who was taking a second job to better her life. I was really young and it taught me a lot about hard work, and how tough women can be all while having a smile on their faces. It was fun, but it was strict, long hours and physically demanding. I don't know if that is the general experience or my store was rare.

twix78

I worked at a wing house which is pretty much the same as Hooters except our shorts are a little bit shorter. Normally people are super respectful, but once an ex-firefighter pulled me towards him because I was really busy and wasn't giving him enough attention I guess. He wouldn't let me go even after I tried to pull away, which was mildly traumatic.

toomanystars

I worked at Hooters for a couple of years. Was actually not that bad. You would get your creepers and some guys get a bit handsy when they are drunk, but you learn to ignore it pretty quickly. I always made great tips (being one of the bustier girls certainly helped with that).

Amberxyz

Worked at Hooters for about three years when I first moved to the city. I had no job when I moved there and walked in to apply and got hired on the spot. It actually wasn't catty at all, the girls were great. Most of the girls were either in college or trying to break into acting. The regulars we had were a blast, the managers were great and honestly the girls there were so much fun to hang out with. It was actually a great experience. We'd get a few creepy guys but the managers would kick them out if you complained. We had this regular that was an older man, like 70-80 that would come in with a younger attractive lady. I figured she was like a niece or granddaughter taking him out. Why I thought this, I don't know I guess I'm super naive. They'd have a few drinks and tip well, super polite and everyone liked to serve them. They'd come in every few months. They were in my section one day and my shift was ending so they paid up and asked me if I would join them for a drink. Sure, why not? We often did this with regulars. They started taking about their cottage and stuff and I was like oh! They're a couple! I don't even know how they segued into but they started taking about how the old man liked to watch the lady kiss other women in their hot tub and would I like to join them at their cottage. I declined and left. 

Formalgrilledcheese

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I worked at a high end lounge called "The Redhead Piano Bar" in Chicago and even though it had a dress code and allowed cigar smoking, it was a classy breastaurant. My uniform was a red choker (before they made a recent comeback) a bustier, fitted tux jacket, black stockings and heels. No pants. Of course these rich old men would have a few scotches and get a bit touchy, but it was dark and the piano was loud. But luckily we had our "blink lights." Part of our uniform was a bright led pen light, and when we needed to get a bouncer's attention we would repeatedly blink the light in their direction. If we blinked because of you, you were thrown out onto the street in a matter of seconds.

Sewerpudding

I worked at Hooters.

It wasn't too bad actually, I only had a few men (and one woman) who ever got too explicit. Probably had a phone number left every other shift or sometimes two to three numbers a night, depending on what other girls were working. I made pretty good money, my last night (I made altogether 400$). I had one table with two men leave me 160$ but one of the men pretty much manhandled me before he left. It was a fun job all around though.

YingoYango

I currently work at Hooters and I've been there for about two years. Management is very important but I have honestly been treated better at Hooters than I have at any of my others jobs. The girls become your best friends. Everyone has this stigma that it's like a strip club but it's like any other family restaurant. It's fun and we are treated in a respectable manner.

I would say most customers are very respectful but then there are the few that definitely cross the line. I once caught a guy taking pictures of me and the other girls so I grabbed his phone and he was zooming in and had taken at least 50 pictures of our behinds and breasts.

saltyafsophs

I worked at Tilted Kilt for about a year during college and it was overall a much more pleasant experience than I had expected. I had worked in a restaurant prior but only had hostessing experience but I lied on my resume and said I had served before (figured they wouldn't look to much into it) so I got to start right away as a server which was awesome. Serving itself was harder than I thought but SO much fun most days. Costumers were usually men on work trips and we definitely had quite a few regulars who were all a little off but very nice and would bring chocolate or coffee for everyone. I had one regular actually give me a $20 when I had told him another table left me nothing on a $100+ tab. One regular apparently paid for a girls boob job.

Girls were shockingly nice and we all looked out for one another. Managers didn't put up with crap from any costumers and if we ever felt uncomfortable we were encouraged to let them know. We were also usually walked out to our cars by bus boys or bar-backs most nights. My biggest complaint was honestly the uniforms due to the fact they were really uncomfortable. Also had to wear little high heeled shoes that made me almost twist my ankles a few times running from table to table. Overall, I loved the experience and and I got to meet some really cool people. 10/10 would recommend.

meekoha

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I was a Hooters girl for 2.5 years. Did swimsuit pageants and promo work. It was a lot of fun and I made a ton of money. Couple of creeps and lots of guys thinking they can get your number. I liked the promo work the best though. Management was super cool and laid back. I worked there from senior in high school till I got a job mid college.

bitchinawesomeblonde

I worked at a place in Texas called Bone Daddy's, similar to Tilted Kilt, Twin Peaks, etc. They wanted you to be "model ready" and I had to get a spray tan before I started, and apparently my hair only looked good when it was curled and not straight. Like other similar places they'd tell certain girls they needed to step up their workout routine or put more make-up on during a double. We were told if any guy asks what's on the menu we had to tell them "anything they want," cue the "but I don't see you on the menu" times a million with creepy smirks. Some girls sat in guys laps and I know one who got a boob job paid for from her regular. Not that uncommon in a place like that. You could definitely tell which girls actually enjoyed the place and which only did it for quick money. I stayed there for a little over a month and it was the only job I no call no showed for because I had had it with their ideals. The money was the only perk obviously... you'd work two hours and make $150+ and call it a day. That was super nice. Other than that, nope.

Kat_Naps

I worked at a restaurant similar to Hooters but in the South. I helped open the restaurant so the first 2 months was just training before they opened so it was fine but once they opened it was miserable. I had a manager tell me on all separate occasions that I "needed to cut my hair because I had split ends" "do some crunches" (I weighed 100lbs) "wear more makeup" so I quit. The only job I no called no showed and no one even called me to make sure I was alright or anything. Also, whenever it wasn't busy they would make a group of girls go outside and do cheerleading moves in the middle of traffic.

WineEm

I worked at Hooters. You have to sign weight/beauty contracts when you start. If you change your hair color, gain/lose weight, get any surgical procedure done, you can be put on probation if it isn't up to their standards. I felt horrible for girls who had to deal with that.

Most of the girls are extremely catty. Your best tips come from regulars. There was always table stealing and the men loved it. A lot of intelligent girls work there to pay for school (like myself), so not everyone was raging all the time. You also have a ton of girls who strip/solicit on the side which is strictly forbidden.

The worst situation I ever had to deal with was when a man was caught masturbating at the bar. He was arrested and had sexually harassed a few girls during that shift. I quit after that. Also, there was a regular who would only tip you if you danced on him. It was gross.

The men in the kitchen were amazing. I befriended them all. They helped me with my side work and gave me free food (we had to pay for food there!!!). I would always tip them out for their generosity and they appreciated it.

My manager was a gay man who would occasionally put on the Hooters uniform and serve tables.

silverlinings88

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I worked at Hooters almost 10 years ago as a hostess and a waitress after I turned 18. The women I worked with were pretty cool and the job was okay, my specific location was always slow so we hardly ever had more than 3 waitress during "peak" hours unless there was a fight going on. I ended up getting the boot after I refused to continue picking up my coworkers so they could come in and work instead of allowing me to work for them. This happened at least 4 or 5 times and the managers refused to reimburse me for the gas I used to pick them up. That's when I learned the restaurant business was not for me.

sammtwhammyog

Currently work at Hooters. I've been there for 5 years. I have a love/ hate relationship with the job. I love the people I work with and a lot of the regulars. I make great money and it's a more laid back environment than any other restaurant I have worked at. However, I cannot stand how corporate is running the business. We are no longer allowed to sit with our customers (I get why we are no longer allowed to but as long as you're on top of your stuff and are spending equal time with each customer I don't see what the problem is) and they're basically turning us into robots with everything we need to mention to every table. We have to ID literally EVERYONE that orders alcohol. We have secret shoppers and if we don't ID and they're a shop we get fired. Imagine having to ID a 95 year old man. I've been accused of being an idiot because I'm not trying to get fired.

As far as customers overstepping boundaries, I've never really had too much of an issue. I've seen it happen. A girl had her behind grabbed and he got kicked out. Another had someone grab her breasts. She threw a beer bottle at him and he got booted out as well. And then there's the one or two regulars that think they're able to make moves "because they're regulars". Overall management has our backs when it comes to customers overstepping boundaries or just causing issues regularly.

The thing that irritates me (personally) the most is when people automatically assume that we're all a bunch of dumb girls that like to show our breasts. I absolutely LOVE when people ask if I'm in school and what I want to do (in a very condescending tone) and I get to throw back at them that I just graduated with a BS in Chemistry and am currently taking time off before looking for a job. The look on their face is priceless. Suddenly they start talking to me like I'm a normal human being.

Like I said, I have a love/ hate relationship with my job. For all the terrible parts, the girls and a majority of the customers make up for it. It's just the few that I mentioned that make me hate my job at times.

ThatCrazyPuppyLady

I worked at Hooters while on break from school for a year, and then while continuing in medical school for another year. Honestly, I loved it. I was always really nerdy growing up and it was really cool to be treated like I was pretty/sexy/hot. It helped my confidence a lot, too.

The customers were generally very nice. There are always a few creeps, but I feel like that's going to be true no matter what restaurant you work at. The regulars there generally tried to watch out for us too, and kept people from getting too out of line.

The worst part was probably the social stigma I got from people not in the Hooters line of work. My friends and family were pretty judge-y and lots of random people felt it was appropriate to start telling me how stupid Hooters girls were, or how that was such a bad job. They would always clarify "but I mean, you're different of course.

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One of my friend's uncles got mad at me for having Hooters as my employment on Facebook and told me I should change it because people wouldn't know how smart I was and would think I was "just a Hooter's girl".

Working conditions: the managers were all really nice, the girls could get a little sassy (but to be honest they were girls ages 19-21 who were competing for money on the basis of flirting and prettiness- it's pretty cutthroat), the kitchen guys were awesome. Lots of the girls are really good people. Most of my coworkers were either college students or moms of young kids, and I'm still closer friends with my former coworkers than I am with any of the people in my class.

MostlyHarmlessXO

Worked at Hooters for about 5 years, was a certified trainer and bartender and all that jazz - during that time I worked for three separate locations so I got a pretty good lay of the land when it comes to how the company runs.

1) Generally speaking the rest of the staff was awesome. I worked with a lot of great girls and while the BOH staff weren't always the brightest, as long as you treated them with respect they were great.

2) Management sucks. I probably dealt with anywhere from 15 to 25 different store and assistant store managers during my time with the company and there are maybe 3 that I would consider to be competent, ethical individuals. I know of at least 5 managers who were having sex with some of the not-so-great girls and would blatantly give whoever was going home with them the choice schedules.

3) Customers were a mixed bag. Regulars were how you made your money. Surprisingly a lot of families, and a lot of people who just wanted somewhere to watch sports and drink beer and couldn't have cared less who was bringing it to the table. Definitely dealt with a few creepy guys, but not as many as you might think. Had to kick a guy out for masturbating at the bar, and had to ban another guy for peeing in the corner every time he came in, but otherwise relatively tame. I did have one man actually brave enough to slap my butt once - I threatened to break every digit he had if he even so much as looked at me again and that was the end of my troubles with him.

I genuinely love some of the people that I met there, both staff and customers, and I wouldn't change that for anything. I should add why I left... Wound up quitting because I was burned due to one of the not-so-great girls' negligence and after returning from the emergency room was written up for accusing her of being strung out (even though my GM had called in that morning to ask me if she was messed up at work again) and they refused to drug test her because she was having sex with the regional manager, so I walked out.

alybeccage 

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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