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Trash Collectors Share The Most Memorable Thing They've Found In The Garbage

One person's trash is another's treasure... especially if your job is to collect what people throw away. Anybody want to go dumpster diving?

vaultmaira asked garbagemen of Reddit: What's the most memorable thing you've found in the trash?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.


Lucky.

My cousin works for waste management and he found a freaking bouncy castle. He just needed a few patches and we got that sucker going every holiday.

jessica4389

We got a bounce house for my son's third birthday. Party was in my back yard on Saturday morning. They were short staffed for the weekend and asked if we wouldn't mind hanging onto it for an extra day. They dropped off the bounce house Friday afternoon and didn't pick it up until Monday evening. We bounced from the moment they dropped it off until we couldn't bounce anymore. My wife is convinced we need one as a permanent installation in the yard.

irishpwr46

Thats a good find, the prices of bouncy castles have shot up over the years, largely due to inflation.

evilamnesiac

It sucks because whenever the price looks like it's about to go down it always bounces back.

Browneboys

You literally could start an easy side hustle with that bad boy.

Coconutrugby

Poor little guy.

My dad found a live rooster in a trashcan once while working. The weirdest part about it is that there was other trash on top of it. Either that rooster was dumb and unlucky or someone was trying to get rid of it.

drpharmacist

Did he keep the rooster? What happened to it? I would have kept the rooster.

RicePuddingFan

Once he saw it in the can he just turned the can on its side and let the rooster walk out. I'm sure my step mom would have killed him if he brought home another pet lol.

drpharmacist

A fake dead body.

A corpse that turned out to be a Halloween prop. It scared the sh*t out of me.

MemeDeli

The reverse Elmer McCurdy.

NeverDrinkGilbeysGin

To be fair, reverse Elmer McCurdy is probably far more common.

Pulsar_the_Spacenerd

Make sure you wash it.

I used to work in a very high class neighborhood. I've found plenty of valuable items like MacBooks, $2k camera lens, hoverboards, etc.

The most memorable is probably the life size black male blow up doll.

beerbreak

"How dare you accuse me of racism. Some of my best friends are black. Hold on a minute..."

phwoooof phwoooof phwooof phwooof

Bone_Dice_in_Aspic

Free Hallmark stationary.

My dad was doing some work at a mall and noticed employees carrying box after box of stuff out to the dumpster. Apparently a Hallmark store was closing or moving or something and they were just unloading the stock. He filled his truck up with as much of it as he could and brought it home. What followed was one of the best nights of my young life. I got a TON of cool toys and stationary, but the jackpot was like dozens of these funny battery operated fluffy dogs, and these hilarious flying pigs. You could hook them to the ceiling and turn them on and they'd fly in a circle. We had them all going at once and it was absolutely hysterical! My parents gave them away as gag gifts for years afterward.

JigglyPumpkin

And they were gonna just throw all that stuff away? What a waste.

RaynSideways

I work for said company. We throw out roughly 5 grand worth of product out every 3 months or so, just in one store. We're supposed to slice through the product with a box cutter before tossing it away, to deter salvagers.

captainhowdydoodydoo

Talk about treasure...

I was about to drop off our weekend trash at my in-laws mountain cabin. The community shares a central garbage center and you have to stop there on your way out as there is no collection service.

Anyway this guy is about to throw a 55" brand new flatscreen into the compactor. I stop him and say hey man, what's wrong with it? He says, won't turn on - you want it? I say sure.

Take it home, unscrew the bezel. Power cord running to the back side of the power button on the bottom of the unit is not plugged in. I plug it in, TV powers immediately.

It's in my basement now - played Breath of the Wild in glorious 55" dumpster TV glory. It's lightweight so I also carry it outside for football in the fall.

ZachMatthews

Where's the meat?

A deer's ribcage is probably the most memorable, it was during the hunting season so not abnormal really.

Mjarf88

Ignorant non-hunter here. So what does one do with the remains of a bear, deer, or ? Does it do in the green waste (biodegradable), recycle bin or trash?

oceanbreze

Usually just bury it or dump it in the woods. Forest critters are incredibly efficient as long as you not dumping numerous bodies in a small amount of time.

WhalestepDM

Apparently people throw away cards containing cash.

Worked in several recycling centers last year doing some things. Apparently there are lines that are much preferred. The paper sorting line is the best. They find a lot of cool looking art stuff and stickers and such. They are stuck up all around the paper sorting booths. They actually look pretty cool.

One of my contacts at a plant said he used to work there and they always swipe out unopened cards. Most times nothing, sometimes checks (can't be cashed) and sometimes CASH. He said he found $275 in one card. The paper sorters are the top of the recycling world I guess.

sanka

Currently working at a recycling center. Actually called a MRF or material reclamation facility. Paper line is the worst. Its last on the stream so nothing interesting besides stickers and old porn. Now the container line is the spot you want. It is middle of the stream so most big paper and cardboard is gone. Easier to see the cool stuff. And it smells like laundry detergent rather than sticky soda or dog sh*t. (Apparently dog owner think sh*t is recyclable). I happened to find several wallets with cash. Most I have found in one was $400. Most memorable thing I have seen on the line is pre sort. The first stop on the production line. We had two horses heads come down the line. Yes horse head. Someone killed two horses. Severed their heads. Then thought let's recycle this.

swayzericcardi

Medical gear.

Ran a small town dump for a couple of years. Always fantasized about finding a suitcase full of cash. One day I see a medium sized, hard sided suitcase, upside down on the compaction pile.

Walk up, pop the clasps, the top drops like a rock and a cascade of brilliant silver rains to the ground and...HOLY SH*T! Is this from somebody's back room abortion clinic?

There, all a jumble, was a cornucopia of medical gear. Scalpels, bone saws, glass hypodermics, needles and stuff that looked like it belonged in Tourquemada's torture chamber.

Turned out to be from the estate of the town's first osteopath. When it was sorted, the then current osteopath sent the stuff to the first osteopathic school in the US, in Kirksville, Missouri.

Never did find the case of dough, though I did score an antique barbers chair and on a couple of occasions, subbing on the trucks, was totally amazed by the pr0n (it was the 80's, so all dead tree variety) that notable members of the community were fond of.

oDDmON

Assorted treasures.

I work at a landfill, so I hear all the gossip. Someone wealthy had a party and threw away unopened bottles of expensive alcohol. A jewlery store called one time saying someone threw away a piece of nice jewlery on accident...people accident throw away family heirlooms all the time.

AttractiveBug

Did the jewelry store get told "sure, go ahead, turn left at the broken glass and continue straight until you find the area with the higher-than-usual amount of used needles, should be somewhere around there"?

aaaaaaaarrrrrgh

Reminds me of the time I worked at a popular theme park and my coworker had to tell a lady who accidentally tossed her large DSLR camera into the trash with her leftovers that she may have already put it into the compactor. The lady didn't notice it was gone until 20 minutes after the event so we told her to go talk to the front desk about it. I feel bad for her but like.....how do you just forget the giant camera sitting in front of you?

tangledlettuce

That's it, I'm kinkshaming.

Oh boy strap in.

So the year is 1999. Star Wars 1 just came out and it was everywhere. As a garbage man in San Francisco in particular, I noticed a plethora of Star Wars themed trash. Nothing out of the ordinary, lots of toy boxes, plates and hats from kids birthdays, that kind of stuff. Well one day we're on the routine early morning pick up and we come across what looks like a body wrapped in black trash bags and duct tape next to the dumpster of a local night club. Me and this other guy pick it up together kind of cautiously and realize it's way too light to be an actual body and think it must be a mannequin or something. We unwrap it right there and realize holy sh*t! It's a life size Darth Maul mannequin. Score! However I look at my buddy and he has a horrified look on his face and just stares at Maul's Sith regions. There is a massive purple dildo glued to the front, and looks like they had drilled out a hole in his dark side buns to do their own trench run. And let's just say some proton torpedoes had definitely been fired in it. I gagged a bit and grabbed him by the boots and tossed him into the compactor. That was one I'll never forget.

Doc_Emmett_L_Brown

The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some may consider to be unnatural.

NeverDrinkGilbeysGin

"Can I learn this ability?"

"Not from a Jedi" *sheepish grin.

IfTheHouseBurnsDown

Rule 34 never fails. Sometimes it really should.

vaultmaira

Capitalism is wasteful.

I'm a little late to the party, probably get buried. I do commercial trash, so all my scores come from stores, some apartment buildings.

Candy, piles and endless piles of candy. After holidays is the motherload. One year after Easter I brought home cases of Reese's eggs. Also on the food front, you find alot of chips, cookies, beef jerky, etc.... Sometimes I don't bring lunch haha. Makeup, from high end at Ulta to an entire bag filled with wet n wild products, my wife loves those scores. Recently, I scored 9 boxes of franzia box wine. Unopened appliances, electronics, clothing. Also recently, I brought home a huge pile of free meal tickets to a local chain restaurant A lot of it is sold, alot of it is kept, even more is given away.

It's a great job, pays well, is different every day, no boss breathing down my neck. But ... I get up at 2 am every day.

trainriderben

So... about candy... Last Christmas they were storing the candy outside(because it was really cold) and a bunch of rats infested the candy. So we threw out 6 pallets of Christmas candy. Yeah sure it was in plastic but the rats had lived in the candy for a few days. Peed and pooped all over everything. No joke, one night we counted 60 rats and there were a lot more.

Anyway... just be careful. Pretty sure we created plague candy...

Inloveforever

My mother did the same thing with Instant Ramen in the basement. My friends played baseball with it and ate some of the hard instant noodle puck off the street. Then came down with 104° fevers.

Ah, to be young again.

WMpartisan

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

Giphy

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

Giphy

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

Giphy

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?

Giphy

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