What's the dumbest thing someone has gotten mad at you over?
Or the dumbest thing you've gotten mad at someone else over?
You can vent, but the funnier and stupider, the better.
I once used the 'wrong spoon.' I was helping My boyfriend at the time cook, and he asked for a spoonful of peanut butter. So I went into the drawer and grabbed an stainless spoon with a long handle as to not get my hands messy. Anyways, he looks over, sees I used his special spoon and proceeds to go into an angry rampage for about 30 minutes, berating me for not asking him which spoon to use, how it was wrong to assume I could use any spoon in the drawer.
Apparently he got it one time on vacation and it was special to him and he didn't want peanut butter on it.
Don't worry, we broke up less than a week after that incident.
Early into dating with my wife, we went to this video rental store. And she picked out a DVD and ran up to me all excited showing me the box and the story. Then I glanced at it and said, "This is a great film but we already watched it. Don't you remember? It was at that love hotel. The name was Hotel Princess. It's the one where I have a premium membership."
Then she looked at the box again and seemed confused and replied [translated from Japanese], "I never watched this movie! OMFG! I can't believe you! You mistook me for one of your ex-girlfriends that you brought to the love hotel."
So I thought for a second and said like, "What? No way. We watched it together. Remember? We ate the Oden after and drank lots of beers." Then she paused for a moment and looked back at the box and replied, "There's no way I watched this movie! You're mistaking me for one of your exes!"
Then I started to doubt myself and so maybe it was an ex-girlfriend. I really thought I watched it with her but you know, there was some drinking involved and naked ladies look and feel mostly the same in the dark. So I started to think she's right and so I started apologizing profusely. "I'm so sorry! Maybe it's because I like you so much that I thought it was you. Let's rent this movie and watch it together! "
Anyway, she was so cranky and we had the most awkward ride home while she was being all silent and cranky and I was like, "Hey, it's no big deal! This movie is going to be awesome! I promise! I'm really looking forward to watching it with you. It was awesome the last time I watched it with my ex-girlfriend." Then I get the silent treatment.
Finally, we get home and watch the movie all awkwardly while she's cranky. She's practically fuming watching the movie. Then, towards the last 15 minutes or so before the movie finally ended, her eyes lit up so bright and she got all excited and said, "Hey, wait! We did watch this movie together! I remember now! It was at the hotel!"
OMGGGGGGG. [Jump off a bridge]. I soon discovered that while my wife is very good at remembering things like upcoming events and appointments, she has something resembling borderline amnesia when it comes to films.
lolololol. You poor guy. All that for nothing. I hope when you have referenced it since, she calms down and acknowledges she could be wrong.
I had a mini version of this just a couple weeks ago, as my husband believes that we went to a threatre to watch Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but I don't remember seeing it in a threatre at all. It was very early on in our relationship, if we did (based on release dates), and the theatre he claimed, I also feel like I have never been. I said he must have been with some other girl, wasn't mad about it in the slightest though. I'm not the jealous type. Also, he's much, much better with dates, and remembering pronouns. We default to his memory on things like restaurant names, neighbourhoods we walked through on vacations... that kind of stuff.
I can remember conversation details, aspects of people's personality and preferences, identify voices sight unseen, and quote movie dialogue. And I'm terrible with direction and finding where we parked.
So in any disagreement, we default to each other's talents and knowledge. That doesn't mean everything goes smoothly, but it helps to not fixate for too long. (Although it is very annoying when he stops me from talking to correct or google some stupid minor detail which is in no way integral to the point of what I'm talking about. That one makes me want to smack him.) Nobody likes pedantic.
She has gotten much better about this! I think it was just so early in the dating process. I wasn't like one of those guys who talked about exes to my girlfriends (that's at least one context where I have some decency and filter). But for some reason, she thought I was a player type of guy. She rejected me two times when I asked her on a date for that reason, thinking I wasn't a serious type and just wanted to fool around with women. The third time, she kissed me, and then I asked her out in response and she finally agreed. Yet I think she was still worried at the beginning that I was one of those guys who just fool around. Those types of worries she had seemed to go away within months of being together.
As for memory, I'm extremely absent-minded about basic things. I'm like, "Where are my car keys? I'm running late! Did you put them somewhere?" Then she's like, "They're right there on the counter next to the door. I just saw you put them there." Me: "Whoops." But I can remember the films I watched at least!
I think it’s gotta be my distant relatives in the Chicago suburbs. They invited me over for Thanksgiving when I first moved to Chicago and I decided to bake them a vanilla cake. I used the entire bottle of vanilla extract instead of just a few drops and I think I gave some of them agita. Worst part was that I didn’t have a piece of my own cake. That was the last time I got invited there. While I’m not entirely sure that cake was the reason, I’m fairly certain they might’ve thought I did it on purpose.
When I was pretty young, I lived next to a fast food restaurant (e. g. Sonic) within walking distance of my house. On the occasion, I'd walk down with my sister to get food from there. With that in mind, "Santa" gifted me a giftcard to there around Christmas time. It was $40 if I recall correctly.
One day, I was going down to Sonic. I was carrying my giftcard in hand since I didn't have pockets in whatever shorts I was wearing at the time. Well, turns out, the giftcard was insecure in this sleeve it came in. At some point, it must've slipped out and fell somewhere along the path.
Of course, I'm pissed off that I lost my giftcard, but then my parents heard of it and were real upset. They decided from hearing me lose my $40 giftcard, that I somehow owed them $40. Even looking back now, it seems like the most stupid thing ever -- I lost a GIFT of $40, and I owe the gifter $40 for losing it. Now, $40 is A LOT for a kid whose parents don't believe in allowance (to quote: "rent and food expenses are your allowance"), and the only money owned is from yearly gifts / additional chores done. I complained and debated as much as I could against this topic. Me still believing in Santa at the time, I remember thinking "why the hell would my parents get the $40? They weren't even the ones who gifted me it." I'm pretty sure my mom agreed with me but was following my dad, and my dad was acting emotionally, because he felt like he lost $40 under the guise of "Santa" still. He ended all conversations with the thing I hate the most, which is the illogical "because I'm dad and I say so" phrase. I knew from experience -- once you push back past that phase of dad-anger, it often leads to corporal punishment.
So basically, for that Christmas, I owed my parents $40 for their decision to gift me money. It was so stupid, I remember it after all these years and I don't think I'll ever forget it.
Rrrrrrrrrr. This is sooooo stupid. The injustice of it all just makes me want to smack him so much.
When one parent is acting emotional or completely illogical, the second parent should not back them up. This is a common theme that the dads rule with an iron fist. No wonder some mothers rectify situations quietly, once they leave. I never would have made you pay. That's ridiculous.
I’m the youngest of three kids (the oops baby), both brothers are much older (12 and 15 years). Just a couple months ago, unbeknownst to me, she was rummaging through my bedroom while my dad and I were having a snack in the kitchen. She came into the kitchen holding an unopened box of condoms that were in my nightstand for “just in case.” She tapped them in her hand, then threw them at me and started screaming. “I 64 year old now, how I going to be grandmother if you have man wear baggie? You tell me how? Tell me!” When she’s flustered or furious, my Japanese mother’s English falls apart at the seams. She went into a tirade, half of which was unintelligible. My brothers and their wives decided not to have kids, I was her only hope, she wanted grandchildren before she met her maker, yada yada. The same woman who told me crap like I would get pregnant if a teen boy saw me naked, or that standing in a room of teen boys for too long would make me pregnant, was yelling at me for not trying to get myself knocked up! She was furious, sputtering and stammering, with voice raised and arms gyrating. I’d never seen her that angry at me. Dad finally took her home before her skull split in half. She didn’t talk to me for over a week.
Wow. That is some powerful emotions there.
I've never understood why some parents want grandkids so much. Logically, they had their day, they made their choices. They don't really get to enforce those on others. Some parents seem to think they perpetually own their kids (and their fertility.)
I'm not sentimental about blood lines continuing. Babies start out all innocent and pure, but no human being ends up being 'perfect' or easy. So it's really a pipe dream that everything will turn out great. It's all pretty random, actually; no guarantees.
Thanks for sharing the story. 👍
A colleague of mine recently got angry with me for "trying to reinvent the wheel." I had been analyzing the plans from the previous year and making sure that they were aligned to current goals and objectives. Alignment is essential in my field, both for functional purposes and because it is one of the larger criterion of our yearly evaluations. She told several other employees that I was wasting time with my analysis and making things difficult for her and that I must not like her. I wasn't trying to reinvent the wheel. I myself am a big believer in not wasting precious time. I'm given a list of job standards and I'm going to make sure "the wheel" is functioning at the greatest capacity, preferably with minimal time wasted.
Another scenario actually happened today. I was getting a pedicure and had chosen the color called Raspberry. The woman doing my pedicure told me insisted that I choose Ferrari Red instead. "More fancy." I told her that I preferred the Raspberry. She said, "No. You need Ferrari Red. For Ferrari woman." I told her that I have no interest in being a Ferrari woman. But thank you. Raspberry please. She sighed with deep disgust.
She painted one nail with Raspberry and I actually hated it. I apologized and told her that I actually don't care for that color either and went with Deep Scarlet. She rolled her eyes. Kind of gave me a chuckle anyway.
"... and that I must not like her." Ugh. That's so female. Those are not words that should breach the lips. Keep that crap inside. It's a business context!
I haven't been to a nail salon that many times, but I got really put off when I realized that no matter what colour I choose, and no matter which girl is doing my nails, they all play the same game of walking by and saying loudly, "Beautiful colour!"
Your situation is different. Talk about imposing her preferences. (Unless she knew one bottle was going to be trickier to put on, than the other?) Weird. (If that one sucks, like it's old or getting thick, then replace it. Don't have it on the shelf anymore at all.)
My mom once got mad that somebody I knew from school got suspended or expelled because she dropped paint for her art class on the way to school so she was late and a power tripping cool administrator got her expelled because of it. So I was just telling the story and then my mom flipped out on me because I guess she was like just that because I knew this person that I was going down this dark path of expulsion and paint dropping. I don't know but it wasn't it was really weird.
And then another time I was traveling in the Caribbean on my ancestral island and this man got angry at me for walking on the grass in the town square because something to do with oxygen and taking people's oxygen because I was walking on the grass. Anyway I think he was an Islamophobe because I was wearing a hijab because like so many other people were also walking on the grass and the garage was like yellow and dry anyway so I really don't know why he's so protective over the grass. But he was like the unsolicited grass defender suppose.
I was standing in my local BMW dealership pretty much minding my own business and had just been chatting to a guy looking at an M3 and I was go for the M4 etc.
next minute this guy with a very nervous looking woman comes storming up to me, he then starts ranting about how is 320d is and how I sold him a crap car and need to take it back etc. It was full on rage mode from him.
now being a twat, I let him continue,
Then I ripped in to him for being a pathetic individual, how he should be grateful he could afford a BMW, how some people are lucky to feed themselves. How it’s just a care and to chill the fuck out.
my god, he was literally speechless and really did not expect it.
I then went to move off and said ‘ by the way I don’t work here, I’m just waiting to collect my car’
okay not me but was on back of this when I was chatting to service desk.
a month or so earlier, a guy came in to have his car serviced and they could not find his booking, but could fit him in later in the day.
he was ranting and swearing at the. Service desk person.
then said fuck it, it will have to do, and threw his keys on the desk.
the service desk person looked at the keys and said.
’excuse me Sir, but these are Mercedes car keys, the Mercedes dealership is next door’
The dumbest thing anyone has gotten mad at me for has to do with covid thing. I've lost good friends for having informed views that run counter to the official narrative.
I have always refused to wear a mask. And merely sharing information about the covid thing (not trying to argue or push buttons) causes people to react in a way that reveals extreme cognitive dissonance.
But on a different note:
When my (future) wife and I were dating, we went to a Persian restaurant with some of her girlfriends. At some point, a belly dancer (who wasn't very attractive at all) came out to entertain.
I don't know why, but she singled me out to come up and dance with her in front of the crowd. I didn't want to. My wife, who is always willing to play along, kept telling me "Go on. Go on." At that point, I was really embarrassed. I didn't want to. I didn't see why I had to. But at that point I had no choice.
Afterwards, I was really angry at my (future) wife. I felt like she had humiliated me.
I told her to never EVER to put me in a position like that again by pushing me to do something that I clearly said I didn't want to do.
Having reminded myself of how willing my wife is to put herself out there and why she didn't understand my reaction, I have a story:
One of the places we visited on our honeymoon was the Trapp Family home in Vermont. Outside the home was a large, sweeping lawn. I had a movie camera and told my wife that she should do the Julie Andrews thing from The Sound of Music. Without hesitation, with all kinds of people around, she ran across the lawn and then spun around with her arms spread wide, enthusiastically singing "The hills are alive with the sound of music". ROFLMAO
Waaay back in the day when MySpace was popular I'd get bitched at for my top friends list, lol.
If someone moved from number 2 to 4 they'd go crazy.
In high school I was talking to one of my friends via IM and he flipped out on me. So apparently I didn't use a comma somewhere which changed the whole tone of my statement, lol. I called him because I was confused as to why he was mad and when I repeated what I said via phone he said "Oh.. well you said ______... WITHOUT THE COMMA" I didn't reply and was just like "..." and he realized how ridiculous the whole thing sounded, lol.
Ah. And another time my cocky friend tried to date me and didn't believe me when I told him I wasn't interested. He said he was going to kiss me the next day and I replied with "No you're not." Because I wasn't into him. He approached me and I smiled to acknowledge him then walked around him. Later that night he was bitching even though I already told him I wasn't interested and that it wasn't happening.
Me starting my period. I had set up a meet with a 'buddy' of mine the day before, but then the day of, I started my period. Well, I was spotting a bit and knew if he went to town, it was going to be a mess.
So I had to cancel due to inclement weather.
He was PISSED! He got mad because he claims he doesn't care, blood isn't going to hurt him, etc. etc. but I just don't do it. It grosses me out whether he likes it or not so I just won't do it.
He ignored me for a couple months, then apologized later. Too bad for him that men are sexual creatures and when one goes, another comes (pun intended).
I got my ass kicked while I was in the Marines after an argument over whether a trash can should be right side up or upside down as it was before rack time, and I had to empty the can anyway. Firewatch was being a dick though, I just wanted to smoke and not have to walk 50 yards to toss my cigarette butts.
Anyway when I flipped the can rightside up he uppercutted me in the face, then pinned me to the ground and choked me out. It was objectively the most ridiculous argument I have ever had, and the most silly reason to get into a fight.
He won the argument overwhelmingly though with how swiftly and easily he kicked my ass lol
I really don't know, it went from talking, to flipping over a can to staring at the sky too quickly to keep up with. It could have been because he was on firewatch and taking things too seriously, no idea.
Fighting is pretty common in any branch of the service though, we're young men who think we're masters of the world with a little primer into the murder game. You get lucky when you can hit or be hit and no weapons are involved. Another Marine in my barracks blinded a guy with bleach while fighting with him for not cleaning the room right for inspection. One I graduated boot camp with stabbed his ITB instructor because he just broke down.
Strong concentration of genuine bad-asses and boots, always with much fewer women than men to fight over. Personally I just think prostitution should be legal, especially around any military bases, and there would be a lot less infighting that leaves anyone wounded.
My husband got mad when I said instead of leaving work early to pick up the kids (I was offering to do him a favor so he could attend an event) I was going to take the day off instead. The end didn’t affect him either way. Just me and the kids. His justification: apparently I’m supposed to “think things through completely” before I open my “damn mouth.” That was the beginning of a long 2 years for me recovering from my body shutting down.
@AmandaYVR it was a tough few years. I am happy to say I was finally able to verbalize how that made me feel. He had no idea and he doesn’t do it anymore. Hence our repaired relationship.
@AmandaYVR it truly was. I am sooo happy that is behind us.
Off my mind, I think I can say two - on here, and IRL.
On here, I got insults in PM and a block because of the profile picture I currently have.
IRL, I got scolded - more like a 40 minutes rant - by a rando who didn't understand that an abacost is not like a suit - you wear it without tie and is often short-sleeved - because I wasn't wearing a shirt or tie underneath. The funny thing is that the guy was wearing tank top and shorts, with sandals... talk about dressing unappropriately!
What about you, if I can ask yours?
I used to hang out with a girl who would always insist that she was right and I was wrong when we had different views and one time she got mad at me for saying that I thought an annoying customer at work was a mystery shopper cause the customer contradicted themselves when she asked me to help her so it seemed like she was being unnecessarily difficult for non existent reasons and my friend started harassing me and saying I was delusional and imagining things in my head that don't make sense and she tried to force me to say that my idea was wrong and stupid.
I was invited to go snowmobiling with my 3 best girlfriends last winter and when I got to the meeting place they said there was a change of plans (something wrong with a sled) and said they were going to shopping instead. I had to say yes because it was my ride home. I'm not sure if you know what snowmobiling is but I spent the entire day dressed ridiculously and they were all glammed up for the mall. Needless to say I was boiling and so mad the whole time. I didn't speak to any of them for days :(
Which way the toilet paper goes on the toilet paper holder 😂
Dumbest thing I got mad about: my dumb sister took my smoothie after she drank her own and I went downstairs to grab it, but it was long gone. I’m still mad about it.
Dumbest thing someone else has gotten mad at me for: someone was mad at me for hating/not supporting pedophiles and racists 🤡🤡😂 like wtf It was weird
I have had a bunch of friendships end because I do what people tell me to do, and then they get mad at me when they change their mind. I also had some friendships and because someone disagreed with me about something to do with BLM. The person was making some claim that was provably false.
Honestly, I don't mind losing friends that way. Not anymore. I can't take anyone seriously if they call me a racist; my business partner is Black and I employ Africans
Flirting with my friends loser boyfriend at the time when in my early 20's. Went out with a groups of friends and ended up at my friends cousins house to hang out. I was sitting in the living room watching tv with some people and my friends boyfriend sat next to me talking to me and making jokes about tv we were watching. My friend caught us laughing at each other thinking I was flirting with him. I kept telling her I wasn't and she should know better that I will never do that especially when we have different taste in guys and I never liked that boyfriend. He always cheated on her and also verbally and emotionally abuse her. Thought that was dumb of her to get mad at me for that but were still friends.
A lady got mad at me for showing up ON TIME for a date. We were to meet at 6 PM at a restaurant for dinner and I showed up at, you guessed it, 6 PM. She was sitting there with a pouty look on her face saying, "Where were you?" I reminded her that the time that I said was 6 PM. I think maybe she showed up early but was frustrated that she had to wait. I don't know. Regardless, the date went well after she had a half glass of wine... LOL
I went out with a girl that hated her given name. She would get angry if I called her that. I mean really angry that she wanted to break up with me over that,
When I was in the ninth grade, a friend gave me a starburst. Another friend that I had snatched it out of my hand. I told her that we should just share it instead, but she just had it all for herself. After that she didn't talk to me for 2 years.
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Accepting other plans to go to the movies... had plans to hang out with a friend I called her no answer.. texted no answer... drove to her place knocked on her door no answer... waited abit then my man at the time wanted to go to the movies so I called her left a message said I know we had plans to hang out this afternoon well I didn't hear from you and I dont know why.. I am going to the movies.. giving you more respect than you gave me cause if you call or text I won't answer my phone will be turned off.. so you dont waste your time getting ahold of me were going to the early show so if you free afterwards we can do something.. but when I got out of the movies there were 2 voicemails from her saying she fell asleep and her friendship must mean nothing to me th3n she starts yelling at me... I didn't call her back or talk to her.. then during covid she reached out to me.. I was nice she asked why we stopped talking I told her.. she said she doesn't remember any of it.. she just wishes we stayed close she got married wanted to ask me to be a bridesmaid.. but didn't wanted to invite me but didn't.. thought I didn't want anything to do with her she said she posted about the wedding things on fb to try and get my attention to talk to her but I didn't... I dont scroll fb newsfeed cause it gets me depressed.. I go on check my messages thats it really.. I told her that.. she said ohh.. she said I was missed.. were talking now she said she was on new meds so me taking to offense what she said I was a horrible friend she deserves better friends in her life she doesn't remember saying it at all and me pretending not to see her I was gonna be late for an appointment I just wanted a bottle of water hurt her feelings.. She understood and I understood how each other felt even tho I haven't seen her cause of covid talking to her now is like no time has past.. she told me she missed my friendship and that I am her bestfriend and I probably always will be.. I said awwww thanks your a good friend too...
I am an extremely sensitive person someone hurts my feelings I can block them out... almost like they are dead to me even if I see them everyday still.. I guess I consider the source there's a few people I truly value their opinions those ones hurt there's other people I expect them to hurt me then there's others that are strangers that just do cause apparently its a lot cooler to be mean than nice..