People with OCD Explain What It Really Feels Like.

The following AskReddit users share what it's like to have OCD. From their obsessive thoughts to unusual rituals, it is truly a condition that affects day-to-day life. 

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I have general anxiety. Leaving the house in the morning takes like 20 minutes. I have to check that the doors and windows are locked, heat sources (toasters, etc.) are unplugged, and that my pets are where they need to be at least three times over. If my husband leaves with me, he goes through the process to help me feel less anxious.


If I touch something with my left hand- like a table, I HAVE to touch that exact same spot with my right hand. This extends to when I scratch one of my ears, I have to scratch the other one too (even if it's not itching) and for the same amount of time that I scratched the first one. Things don't bother me that much now, but as a child, whenever I put on a shirt and put my right hand in first, I'd remove it and then wear it again, this time putting my left hand into the sleeve first. For the coping part, I always seemed to distract myself from my weird habits earlier, but it just made things worse. So I sort of accepted it, and it gradually got better.


My OCD manifests itself in lots of different ways. Intrusive thoughts have always been the worst symptom. Among that, things always must be symmetrical, otherwise, I just don't feel okay. I've found myself rearranging shelves whilst shopping a lot of the time. I have to check that the bathroom door is locked at least three times or that the fridge is closed. I also compulsively check things like my work over and over again until I'm sure that it's okay. Food is eaten in color coordination, and I like things in even numbers like the volume on the TV or the volume bar on my iPod has to be dead center.

A big part of improving was controlling my anxiety. Once the intrusive thoughts started, my anxiety would kick in and it would just be a never ending cycle. I've definitely improved in the last six months. Most of my compulsions still remain, but a few have died down. I no longer make sure my sentences end at the same place on my written work. It came down to a lot of self-reassurance. It's still a struggle, but I'm glad to see the improvement that I've made.


Try having OCD when your symptom is a messy room. Not quite hoarding, but without treatment, I could easily see mine heading there. I avoid cleaning, opening mail, listening to voicemails, making important phone calls, responding to email, etc. I feel like if I do any of these things, I'll learn how messed up I truly am and how behind I am on everything (even when I'm not), and that my world will basically implode. But everyone laughs when I say I have OCD because my house isn't spotless (though it's gotten MUCH better since I started therapy).


"Chant" is a good way of putting it. I get fixated on how to say certain things and have to say it over and over again in my head until it's right. If it's just not happening, that's when I verbalize it. If I'm around others, and I say something out loud, I try to say it in a funny voice/way, just to make it more of a random outburst, but that just makes it worse.


I am a compulsive skin picker. It's awful. I will just look at my skin and see all of these flaws and impurities, and then I reach for my tweezers, and then it's 20 mins later, and I am all red and bloody. I fantasize about completely clean empty pure pores.

I hear a lot of the more ritual based OCDers. They feel like something bad will happen if they don't do it. I actually feel good when I successful get stuff out of my skin. Besides feeling like I have dirty skin, it is more just that I can't STOP thinking about it until I do it. I will also pull my hair if I am in public place because it's easier to do discreetly.

I have slight hoarding tendencies and attach emotion significance or personify objects. I bought a cute monster cake, and I felt too bad to eat it last week.

I do defy the stereotype of the tidy OCD sufferer. I am disorganized and really messy.


I have obsessive thinking. It makes it difficult to focus on other things or activities. I can be perceived as distracted, maybe self-absorbed and uninterested. I can't divide my interests. I get burnt out on things because I'll over do it. I've taught myself quite a bit. I've gotten suspended from my job multiple times because of having to check my phone. It's exhausting at times, but I know it could be much worse.


I am in the pure "O" category. I just have unwanted thoughts, no coping compulsions. Before treatment, I could not even look into a mirror. I thought I would surely see something like a demon, even though I am an avowed atheist. I could not go to bed with any knives or scissors out, in case I thought I would wake up and sleepwalk and stab everyone. I could not stand near an edge because, whoa, I could jump. I could not walk through a darkened room for fear of tripping over something horrible, even if I just shut the light out in that room. I could not ride in a car. I was sure that as a passenger I would fling myself out of the door in a panic. Unwanted thoughts like this. OCD is hard to talk about because people don't understand our extreme thoughts. But these are unwanted thoughts. You will never act on them, ever. But your handy dandy brain supplies them to the anxiety center. I suffer from profound panic attacks to the point of having several a day. I take medication (150mg sertraline and 80mg propanol), but they make me so unresponsive. It's the devil and the deep blue sea. Either live in anxiety, and I mean a terrible sense of panic or be so numb that you can't do anything. At this point, I would bargain for a heart, liver, or kidney problem. These people get help, a plan, a specialist, and a recovery period. At least in the UK.


My OCD stems from my anxiety over the safety of my younger brother. I check door locks and things like that, and I have to repeat in my head that he is safe. These mental compulsions are on repeat basically 24/7, which sometimes makes it hard to focus on one thing, like taking a test. I go to therapy and practice exposure therapy. This means that a couple of times a day, I have to tell myself that my brother is dead and not calm myself down with one of my mental rituals, thus desensitizing myself to the anxiety over my brother.


I used to wash my hands until they were raw. I had to wash my hands two times but in a perfect and precise way. I had to rinse them with hot water, scrub everything very well, rinse without touching anything besides the water, and then turn the water off with a towel or something. I mess up often by touching the sink somewhere. When this happens, I'd start the whole process all over again and don't stop until I do it perfectly. I would also go and lock doors multiple times and get up to make sure that they were, for sure, locked. Then, all of the cabinets and inside doors had to be closed at all times. Not closing them made me feel like something bad would happen.


Repeating words until they sound right. Rereading or rewatching entire parts of books/movies/TV shows. Forcing myself to watch things that disgusted and disturbed me. Avoiding the number 13 and knocking on wood in groups of three until my knuckles were bloody.

Obsessions range from family members dying, friends getting into hard drugs, to paranormal creatures, to suddenly waking up convinced I was "turning into" a lesbian.

How do I cope? Therapy, a handy OCD book, meditation, and Paxil. Haven't had bloody knuckles in years. 


Even numbers are the biggest thing for me. I constantly have to turn things down to zero and recount to an even number. Grammar is also really important. I'm not organized, but if something goes in a place, IT GOES IN THAT PLACE. That's one of the things that is the worst for me. People rearrange my stuff, and I can't get over it until I fix it. When I shower, I have to wash at least two times. Then, at an even number, if I do more than that. I also keep readjusting things to be at 90-degree angles or aligned with something else. I also keep redoing things that I know are right.


Just recently, my OCD has hit its peak with it being at its worst that it has ever been in years. I typically take five to seven showers daily and wash my hands so often that they are always dry and chapped. Although I don't fit the "neat freak" stereotype, some select things need to be perfectly organized or I will go crazy. I have also broken numerous phones, including my iPhone, due to obsessive cleaning. Living like this is terrible. I have started taking Luvox, and I am looking into therapy. 


Counting stairs when going up and down. I used to have to go back to the bottom or whatever and start over if I lost count. I work as a cashier, and I HATE not having my bills facing the same way. I hate not eating brand name foods (if that counts). Touching things a certain amount of times, doing things a certain way, and going places a certain way. I used to have a lot of bad ones, but I've gotten better.


I have a similar case where things need to be 'even', mostly when using a computer (and to a much lesser extent). For example, every once in a while, after using a computer with a mouse for an extended period of time, I have a need/urge to right-click the mouse. Naturally, the majority of mouse clicking is left-clicking, so I need a number of right-clicks to even things out.

As far as "coping" with it goes, it doesn't really ever distract me per say, just those who are watching over my shoulder. It probably also helps that often times when I'm right-clicking, I'm also reading an article or comments so I'm not really paying that much attention to it, and it would only look odd an observer. 

Then again, as I mentioned before, it's quite mild. So even not doing it is only a minor annoyance. (And for those of you wondering, it doesn't seem to matter if I'm using a touchpad, only when using a mouse).


I cannot walk around the front of a car, ever. There are certain books in my bookcase that I must make "eye contact" with whenever I walk by. Any drinking receptacle I use must be placed right next to my fridge, no exceptions. Doors must be left at certain angles. I used to have to look at each corner of my bedroom 64 times before I went to bed every night, but that one has died down. There are a bunch of others I can't remember right now, but medication has really helped.


Locking doors. If I lock a door then I test the door handle eight times. I have also had to go home halfway through a bus ride to Uni because I did not do this.

Counting things in even numbers. For some reason, this has manifested to my footsteps, and I will take extra steps to get to an even number. When I read things out loud, it has to be perfect, and I will keep reading until I have done so.

If I scratch my hands or foot, I have to do the same thing to the other one so that they are even and feel the same. Not doing these things make me feel very panicked and unsettled, especially the counting issue.


Tons of things apply to this, but one thing that stands out more than anything else is setting my alarm.

I set my alarm, check the time, check the volume, check the ringtone, and check that it's on. Repeat all of these steps over and over and over again. If I have one distracting thought while doing this, I need to start all over again. My record was taking 36 minutes to set my alarm, and this is only one of the countless thing I have to deal with day-to-day.

OCD is not fun. It's not some fun thing to pretend to have for internet points. It's not about liking things "even" or "clean". It's a terrible compulsion that drives you to do things that are not normal. I hate it with every ounce of my being.


I have a "Y" at the end of my name. If the "Y" doesn't look right on something, let's say a check, then I will rip the check and try again until it's perfect. I even keep my driver's license turned around in my wallet because I've decided that I'm not fully satisfied with the way that I wrote my name on it.


I used to get stuck in endless solitaire games because I could not end on a losing game or else something bad would happen. 3 to 4 am, I'd still be up playing solitaire.


Rereading text messages multiple times before sending them and same with phone numbers before hitting "call". Light switches need to make a satisfactory "click" noise or they will be re-flipped until that sound is achieved. I am often late for things because I have to check my house before I can leave it. When I sit down in a chair, if I don't sit "right", I have to reattempt the way I did it multiple times. I touch my face probably a hundred times a day. Basically, it all sucks!


My bed sheet has to be perfectly flat, without one single wrinkle or crease. This doesn't help when I then lay in the bed, therefore wrinkling it and forcing me out of bed. This can keep me occupied (unwillingly) for literally hours on end.


I have a really weird hint of OCD that I've never heard of someone else experiencing. Sometimes I imagine that there are strings tied to things, and I have to keep them from getting tangled.

For example, if I walk past a lamp post and then turn around, I sometimes have the urge to go walk around the other direction to keep the invisible string that is tied from me to who knows where from getting wrapped around the lamp post.


I found somewhat of a solution that helps with the amount of time that it takes to leave home. I understand that this may not work for everyone, but I take pictures of all the locked windows, doors, plugs, etc. By having physical evidence on my phone that I've locked and turned off everything, I'm able to calm my anxiety and cut back on the amount of time it takes to leave the house.


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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


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

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

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

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

- RazerWolf04

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

- Apples9308


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

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

- FormalMango


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

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

- dontcryformegiratina


With an ex:

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

She did not understand this.

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

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

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

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

- shicole3



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

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

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

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

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

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

- argofire

Emailing NASA

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

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

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

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

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

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

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

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

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

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

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

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

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

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

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

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

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold


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

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

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

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

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

- -justforclout-


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

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

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

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

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

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

- kawaii_psycho451


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

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

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

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

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

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

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

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence


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

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

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

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

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

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

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

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

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

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

- JustARegularToaster


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

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"



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

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?


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

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

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

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

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


Richard Nixon

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

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

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


Balloon to Heaven

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

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


Binder Clips

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

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

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



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

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




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

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


Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

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

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


Wicked Witch of the West

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

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


Keep Your Hands to Yourself

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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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


Dogs and Chocolate


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

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


Is water wet?

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

For the record, it is no to both questions.


Mission Trip

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

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


Dragon Tales

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

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


Green Or Yellow?

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

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


Stars In Their Multitude


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

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



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

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

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


Hot Water

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

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

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


Biology Class

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

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

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


Solid Or Liquid?

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

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