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We all know it’s not healthy to sweat the small stuff, but we’ve all experienced arguments over the silly things at one time or another.
Whether it be someone you live with, a friend, or family member, when two people agree to disagree on something small and trivial, conflict can erupt pretty quickly!
You won’t believe some of these funny yet surprisingly common examples of what people argue about.
Read on for 12 comical items that commonly lead to bickering between individuals.
#1. All Water Tastes The Same
Actually, not all water does taste the same.
Depending on where you get it, from the tap or a bottle has a major impact on the taste.
So too does the place you are at.
Large city water will taste different from small town water.
Even different brands of bottled water tastes different.
#2. Putting a Service Dog Vest on a Non-Service Dog
Too many people want to take their dogs with them everywhere they go, so they decide to get a service dog vest for their pet.
They think it is harmless, but it is not.
Not only is there dog not certified, but many cities and municipalities have laws against doing this.
There is a reason for a service dog, because a person truly needs a service dog, not because it would be convenient to bring the animal everywhere they go.
#3. Highbeams Are Too Darn High and Need to Go
Drivers who live in areas where more drivers need to turn on their high beams understand the struggle.
Too many cars today are equipped with far brighter lights than they need to be.
Even worse, some will add kits to their car to get a much brighter view of the road.
The problem? Those drivers in front of them struggle to see as there’s glare in the car and every single mirror they need to have visible.
Most people think extremely bright car lights need to go, which is a hill many people would happily die on.
#4. I Feel Sentimental About This, So We’re Keeping It
There are two types of people: practical and sentimental.
Those who are practical throw things away as soon as they have outlasted their purpose and begin to look old and worn out.
If there’s a better version of something out there to purchase that could fulfill the role of something you have, why not go with that?
Those who are sentimental want to hold onto old things, especially if they still work.
One person talked about how they decided to hang onto their N64 even though their wife wanted them to throw it away, and that’s how they’ll keep it.
#5. Self-Plagiarism Should Not Be Considered a Form of Plagiarism
Self-plagiarism is generally a problem when publishing things or writing essays for class.
Some people think that the rule is ridiculous.
If you’ve written something in the past, you can’t plagiarize yourself.
Those are your words, and you’ve already created them.
You can’t steal them away from yourself like you can plagiarize words published or said by other people.
It’s a hill people will die on, but one that’s very unlikely you’ll change anytime soon.
#6. Some People Don’t Load the Dishwasher Properly
How one loads the dishwasher can be a major source of strain in any relationship.
Generally, the biggest gripe is with how people load the dishwasher is limited to loading it wrong, like dishes in the wrong place, dishes packed too tightly together or facing the wrong way, etc.
However, there’s another hill people will die on: people who load the dishwasher wrong by putting dishes in with food still on them.
Sure, some dishwashers are capable of getting the baked-on residue off.
But do you want to test it and leave your dishes coated in a film of whatever you ate last on them?
#7. People Loving Having Their Box of Cables (and Other Seemingly Useless Stuff)
If you like to hold onto things and never let go of them, you likely have a hill you’re dying on if you live with a partner.
Most of us have a box of junk or a junk drawer, but some have boxes of specific items, like cables.
These people argue that this is quite helpful as they may need these cables later if they lose or break another one.
This might apply to people who also hold onto screws, nails, batteries, or other seemingly useless but potentially helpful stuff.
#8. Push Your Chair in When You Leave the Table
People generally don’t like their homes in disarray.
But some minor things can bug people even if they don’t attract a ton of attention.
One such thing is when people leave their chairs pushed out rather than pushing their chairs back in after they’ve finished eating.
This can bug many people as the chairs are sitting askew and not back in their proper places after people have left them.
If you’re going to sit around a table, it’s generally good manners to push your chair back in once you’re done at the table.
#9. People Need to Move Out of the Way in the Grocery Store
The grocery store, to many, is not a leisurely place.
People want to get the items they need and get out. Still, some people feel compelled to take their time shopping around.
This wouldn’t be an issue, except that the same people who take their time also tend to lack spatial awareness.
These types of people tend to leave their carts in the middle of the aisle, where others have to wait or move around to the other side of the aisle via the next aisle over.
Overall, people need to be more aware of what’s happening around them and move when others are also trying to shop.
#10. Close the Cabinet Doors After You’re Done Using Them
Another minor annoyance that is a big hill for people to die on is people not closing cabinet doors after they use them.
This one can be very relatable. If a ton of cabinet doors are left open at a time, it gets in the way of navigating the kitchen and makes everything stored look messy.
At worst, you might even accidentally bump your head or arm on one of them while trying to get around.
Always push in your dining room chairs AND close cabinets when you’re done with them.
#11. Clear the Microwave Clock When You’re Done Cooking Something
Microwaves aren’t just valuable appliances to help you heat food.
Many people use these in their kitchen as a clock too.
This is why it can be mildly infuriating when they walk by only to see a flashing number instead of an actual time.
Some people don’t care whether or not a microwave is cleared, but others have a strict rule about clearing the remaining time on a microwave if you pull your food out sooner than you anticipated cooking it.
It’s a strange hill to die on, but it’s one that many agree with nonetheless!
#12. Not Knowing How to Use Words Correctly
You can’t fault people learning a language when they say something incorrectly.
However, there are plenty of native English speakers who still don’t seem to have a grasp on the language.
One excellent example is the confusion when using ‘they’re,’ ‘their,’ and ‘there.’
Another great example is ‘your’ and you’re.’
Plenty of people misuse these terms daily, which can be a massive pet peeve for certain people.
Some believe that others should know how to use these common words correctly, and it’s a very common hill for people who know how to use them correctly.
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