"Yank That Pup Again And See What Happens." 18 Times People Had To Scold A Complete Stranger.
We sometimes cross paths with people who don't know how to treat other people, or are just arrogant by nature. Too some extent it's still okay if that person is just a spoilt teen, but sometimes they are adults who never really grew up. Well, in both cases, a little scolding from a stranger can go a long way. The situation might heat up, get awkward or even humorous, but it does put things in better perspective for everyone, just like in the following cases..
My little brother was at supermarket with mom and they were walking down one of the food aisles when they see this complete idiotic person following a woman wearing hijab, she was with her kids.
Then this idiotic guy starts calling her names and making fun of her, saying how she needs to get her crap out of "America" because she's obviously a terrorist. My brother, who was 15 at that time, was so angry that he stormed over to this man, who was probably in his 40s and yelled, "Mind your own business big guy and leave the woman and her children alone." I think it took the guy completely off guard. He couldn't respond and just walked away. I was really proud of my brother when mom later told me what happened that day.
I used to fly a lot for work, and often had to deal with the typical flying annoyances - crying babies, people who were too wide for their seat, obnoxious drunks hitting on the flight attendants, etc. But the one that sent me over the edge was when a 9-10 year old girl in the seat behind me began to kick the back of my chair repeatedly, simultaneously yelling at top of her lungs for no reason.
I turned around, glared at the girl and at her mother sitting next to her, and simply asked her to stop. The girl looked away and almost instantly resumed the kicking and yelling, prompting the flight attendant to come over and speak to the mother and her child.
Less than a minute after the flight attendant had returned to the front of the plane the kid started kicking again. I undid my seatbelt, turned around, and completely ignoring the kid, I ripped into the mother - "Is this your kid??"
"Then act like a parent and control your daughter. I've already spoken to you about this, and so has the flight attendant. Now I don't care how you deal with your kids when you're home but I'm not going to put up with your daughter kicking my seat and yelling in my ear for the next 3 hours. If you can't keep her quiet and behaved you shouldn't be on a plane."
Then I turned to the daughter who was smirking while her mom was being reamed out, "You think this is funny?" with a death glare until her smirk disappears
"Answer me. DO... YOU... THINK... THIS... IS... FUNNY...?"
The girl answers very quietly... "no."
"No. I don't think it's funny either. You're going to sit in your chair quietly, and you're going to watch TV or read a book or something, and NOT going to kick my chair or yell for the rest of this flight... understand?"
She slowly nods back at me.
I say "Good," and turn back around in my seat, put my seatbelt back on. The whole plane gave me a round of applause and the flight attendant gave me free drinks for the rest of the flight. The girl never made a sound louder than a whisper for the rest of the flight. I don't feel bad at all.
I'm fresh out of High School flying with my volleyball team to nationals. I'm fairly tall and already crammed into the middle seat when the lady in front of me puts the seat the whole way back. Typically this wouldn't bother me but the seat she leaned back was for her toddler, who she was currently holding.
I asked her kindly if she could move the seat back up. She immediately snapped at me in a very rude tone, "Don't you see that I have my baby with me, and my baby NEEDS all of this room."
My mother is a 2nd grade teacher and is sitting next to me. She quickly gets vocal when confronted with rude people. Without missing a beat she responds in her best 'teacher voice' and 'teacher glare', "Well, I also have my baby with me, he is 6'4'' and extremely uncomfortable with your UNOCCUPIED chair resting on his knees. Could you please move it back or are we going to have an issue?"
The lady looked a little shocked, realized her mistake, apologized, and moved the chair back up.
I went to a salad bar yesterday to get myself a delicious footlong.
Upon arrival I see three girls ahead of me in the line, probably about 17/18. The first two order and move forward, then the server asks the last girl what toppings she wants. This girl's on her phone, she ignores and doesn't answer.
After a brief pause the server asks again - not being impatient or rude - just asks. The girl snapped, "Can't you see I'm on the PHONE here? God, can you be more RUDE! Just wait till I'm done."
I was standing right behind her, offended and embarrassed for the server. Also, waiting for my turn. I couldn't help interrupting this conversation, "Hey! That was extremely rude. Don't yell at people for providing service you asked for. You came here to get your food - now just get off your phone, order your toppings and stop acting like a child, or move out of this line."
She looked at me with contempt and anger, but got off the phone and finished her order. She didn't say anything back. The server looked at me, smiled, and mouthed the words thank you.
One summer night, several years ago, my friends and I were walking around the town. Little buzzed and goofing around. As we were about to turn left inside a park we hear a guy yelling, and then what sounds like a puppy yelping. We turn and see our assumption was correct.
This guy had a puppy, not more than 10 pounds, on a leash and was yanking him around because the pup wouldn't poop on command - Everyone could hear him yell that to the pup.
I absolutely love dogs and could help but shout, "Yank that pup one more time and see what happens." The owner looked me dead in the eye and yanked the dog so hard that I thought he broke his neck. We spent the next 3 minutes handing him the beating of his life, left him on the sidewalk and my friend still has the dog.
I know what we did was fundamentally wrong, but sometimes you have to choose the lesser of two evils. The guy was ruthless to this innocent little pup.
I was in a convenient store making a purchase once when this raging lady interrupted my transaction. She angrily told the cashier that her coffee wasn't hot. The cashier immediately apologized and told her that he'll make another pot right away. She said, "No, I'm way to busy to wait for that!" He then offered her a refund and she went on again "No, I don't want a refund! I want a hot cup of coffee RIGHT NOW!"
I felt so bad for this cashier who, judging by his accent, hadn't been in the country for very long and was shocked by her rudeness. I snapped and said "Listen you stupid lady, he apologized for your not so hot coffee, offered to make you another pot and even a refund. What are you expecting him to do now? The only way for him to comply with your request is to get on a time machine and brew another pot before you get here. Does he look like some time traveling wizard to you!? You need to just shut up, get back into your ridiculous SUV and try to think like an adult!"
She stood there shaking. I couldn't tell if it was rage or fear, but after what seemed like an eternity she ran out of the store and took off. All the people in line clapped for me. The clerk was shocked at my outburst and told me, "It's good to know that some people stand up for strangers in this country."
I had to yell at a lady in a movie theatre.
She had two young children with her. After the lights went down and the movie was starting, the kids started running around like little maniacs. I just said, "Shhh." and she screams at me, "They're children!"
I was so taken aback that I yelled something along the lines of, "We didn't pay to watch your children run, shut them up or I'll have to ask the manager here to get you out of here."
I was at the theatres watching 300, and suddenly I hear some one pick up their phone. I see this chatty lady blabbing on her cell phone, disturbing everyone around. People aren't used to people chatting on phone like that, and everyone tends to be polite and non-confrontational in general so nobody said anything at first - thinking she'll get off the phone soon enough.
After a minute or so, a guy with down's sitting one behind asked her to shut up. She pulled the phone away, turned around and yelled at him "You shut up, you retard" and then finished her call. Nothing happened after that, everyone watched the movie quietly.
After the movie finished, as everyone was assembling on the stairs to leave the theatre, she stood in the middle of the stairway facing sideways, talking with her friend. I am thinking why "friends" don't ask people like these to stop being idiots, isn't it embarrassing for them to be seen with these kinds of people; when suddenly the Down's guy came down the steps, stopped a step or two above her and yelled out:
Then proceeded to lean back and kicked her in the chest, causing her to fall down the steps backwards, screaming!
About one year ago there was this blind man at my university. A really nice guy. He took full schedule of classes and was always somewhere on campus.
He used a white cane to help guide himself, but still, understandably, got lost on the large campus plenty of times. He was much older than others and didn't really have much of his family left, but he loved learning and said that's how he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Every time I saw him, I always greeted him and walked with him to where he was going - not because I thought he needed help, but because he always had the coolest stories to share.
One day I was walking in the hall of one of the campus buildings and I saw him accidentally brush against girl with his cane. He immediately apologized.
This girl reacted like a complete snob. Instead of being understandable to the fact that he is blind, she started screaming at him, telling him how big of a pervert he is. He keeps apologizing and saying he didn't mean to bump into her with his cane. The guy hadn't even physically touched her.
I've never moved so fast in my entire life, I sprinted across the hall and said "Hey, what is wrong with you?" She looked at me shocked, I guess she thought the hall was empty, and started saying how this blind man HIT her with his cane. All I do, in the most 'I am really disappointed with you.' tone I can utter, I tell her,
"That man has more dignity and self-worth than you will ever have. Apologize to him, and leave."
She, with an embarrassed look on her face, apologized without looking at him and walked away. Me and my blind homie graduated together last semester.
Last week I was at the supermarket.
There was a woman who had about 3 items on the belt and was speaking away on her phone when an old lady went over to put her stuff on the belt. The woman on the phone said, "What are you doing? This is my space. I'm just waiting for my husband to come with the rest of our stuff," Then strolls in her husband with a cart that was almost over-flowing with things. Turns out all this while this women had been hogging the space on the belt and talking to her husband on the phone, telling him what to get!
When I saw this I couldn't take it well. I told them to just go behind the line the long line they had caused. I was in the next line over, they both got upset demanded to see the manager. They called the manager and I explained how vile and selfish they had been. The manager sent these guys to the back, helped the old lady with her groceries and apologized for any inconvenience caused.
When I was in High School, one of the lunch ladies was deaf. She was always the one to cash the students out in the most awesome lunch line (Taco salads FTW).
Once I heard some dude saying how he pretends to not understand her, basically mocks her, and how he doesn't pays what he owes.
I got so mad at him and just went off on him from behind the line - telling him what a horrible person he was and how I hoped he loses one of his senses so he could see what it was like.
It wasn't much but I think I got my point across, as I didn't hear him talk about her anymore. She, the lunch lady, was super nice and was really pleased when my school started offering Sign Language courses. Some students could communicate with her later.
The look on her face when I started signing with her the first time almost made me cry. I could tell she was super happy seeing some people were making efforts to actually talk to her, instead of pretending she wasn't there.
We were in a theatre, waiting for the movie to begin.
A group of 13-14 year olds were throwing popcorn at people. I saw them but didn't didn't really do anything until they threw it at my girlfriend.
I warned them. After 5 minutes they did it again and sniggered. I stormed over to them ripped their drinks from them, took their popcorn and told them if I heard one more word I would kick the ghost out of all of them. Then I threw their drinks and popcorn in the bin while telling them they didn't deserve them.
I got applauses, and when they tried to get me kicked out everyone backed me up and they got kicked out instead.
I was at a coffee shop around the holidays a few years ago. This was shopping season and the coffee shop was next a shopping malls, so it was extremely busy.
I was waiting for my turn when I saw this older couple order coffee. The lady behind the counter gave them a to-go cup saying "I'm sorry, we ran out of clean mugs. The dishwasher is running now, but I don't want to make you wait," very politely. The old lady got furious and started screaming about bad service. She yelled, "I need a HERE cup, not a to-go cup!"
The poor girl behind the counter kept apologizing and saying they would be done in a minute but the lady just kept screaming.
Meanwhile another employee comes up to take my order, so I ordered my drink and said as loud as I could "And a TO-GO CUP IS FINE with me; unlike some people, I understand the drink will TASTE THE SAME!" The old lady freaked about how rude I was while I waited for my drink. The manager came out and gave me a free loaf of their holiday bread for being patient.
My buddy and I were at a movie theatre and there were these "dudes" who were bashing the movie, making rude comments, and laughing. Well my buddy tells them to "Keep their volume down" and they flip him off but quiet down.
After the movie we see the pack of 6 or 7 guys who being rude right beg=hind us. My buddy goes, "That was really rude to everyone how you were behaving" and the loudest one of them whips out his military ID, then says "Yeah, Well I'm a marine and I fight for your and your friend's freedom while you snack in these theatres."
My buddy, who just happens to be a military officer by the way, whips out his ID and says "This ID only gives you the honour of wearing a uniform and serving your country, it doesn't give you the right to be a worthless big mouthed douchebag ."
Then he made them stand at attention right at the door of the movie theatre and apologize to every patron exiting.
I worked at a high end store and it was Christmas time. A sense of entitlement was a little too common among people we served.
There was this guy who was being absurdly rude to me and my co-worker. I had already told him quite clearly that there was a line and that he should be waiting in it. He asked for my manager and called him an idiot after us having to re-ring the manger to get him to the front desk.
Suddenly a customer behind him, about half his size, taps him on the shoulder and says loudly "Would you mind shutting your big mouth up and let these people do their job, you are seriously getting on my people's nerves now."
The bigger dude threatens him and the smaller guy goes again"If you were as tough as you like to think you are you wouldn't have to be such a prick, just keep shut and get in the line like all of us."
I magically found a 50 percent off coupon for my new favourite person and thanked him.
I was at a grocery store on my lunch break when this older woman, who looked like was having some problem with walking, was moving towards a checkout like. Suddenly her salad fell out and opened up, going everywhere. She starts crying, apologizing for the mess and saying how she can't afford to buy another salad. A grocery store clerk and I go over and start helping her.
The clerk tells her this happens all the time and that they won't charge her, but the woman is still visibly upset and continues apologizing and crying. Then I hear two 45-50 year old ultra styled women - hair all done, expensive clothes, etc. giggling to each other and having little laughing outbursts every time the old lady said something. I was appalled, but didn't bother.
Soon they started openly mocking her, loud enough for all of us to hear, and flat out laughing at her.
At this point I stood up, grabbed my basket, walked over to them and quietly said, "Come on, quit it." They both stopped laughing, but were still giggling. One of them then says, "Excuse me? Who do you think you are?" I calmly replied, "She's upset, she can hear you over there, and this is embarrassing for both of you and her." This is when they both lose it and one of them said, "Don't ever talk to me like that!" To which I replied, "Listen, I know you're both really unhappy because you married a man for money and now he's cheating on you with a much younger woman, and your kids probably don't respect or like you because you're obviously not a likeable person, but that doesn't give you a license to be mean to strangers. If you want to laugh, laugh, but don't start mocking people. Try to contain yourselves and act like the adults you can never really become."
They were shocked, and just walked out, leaving their food behind. The checkout clerk just started laughing and I joined him. The guy behind me gave me a hi5. It was fun actually.
Some kid was in a restaurant where my mum and I were trying to have a quiet lunch. This kid starts to throw crayons at my mum, literally from the next table.
That kid's mum was too busy talking on her phone to care. I glared at them, but she couldn't care less. Soon I walked up to her to confront her and she gave me the "1 minute finger". That was it.
I picked up all the crayons on the floor, on the table and from in front of the kid, dumped them on her lap and gave her a stare she'd remember for long.
She left. The manager of the restaurant gave us a free meal. Apparently that particular woman was known for just letting her kid run riot.
I used to work at a fast food restaurant when I was in high school so I always sympathize with other teenage fast food workers.
Awhile ago I was in a local fast food chain. Although the cashier seemed to be doing okay, I could tell that it was his first day working there. He entered something wrong and asked his manger how to fix it. The manger came over and started tearing into him in front of all the customers, calling him "A worthless idiot" and "an inbred monkey" and so on.
After I received my order at the counter, I called for the manager to see me. Then I told him, "Just because you are a day shift manager at this resturaunt does not mean you are a superior human being. You have no right to treat others, especially your employees, like dirt. Do not talk to that cashier that way ever again." After I sat down another manger came over, brought me some apple pies and thanked me for standing up to that guy.
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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.
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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.
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.
My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
But ... Ice Floats
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.
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.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"
"no, it's red"
"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ChocolateGiphy
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.
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.
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 MultitudeGiphy
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.
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.
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.