Stupid Things That Friends Fight About

Dumb Arguments Friends Have

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Arguing isn’t necessarily a bad thing in friendship. It all depends on what you argue about and how you do it. Healthy arguing about heavy stuff can help you grow closer as friends, but dumb arguments may just show that you’re so comfortable in your friendship you know you can tease and fight about stupid things without it ending your relationship.

Here are some of the really stupid fights that friends have.

Who Has It Worse

Having a friend listen to you complain about things in your life can make you feel understood, but what about when a friend tops you by telling you their life is way worse than yours. Do you amp it up a notch and relay some more of your problems? This game of “who has it worse” never accomplishes anything.

Sports Teams

I’m guilty of this one with just about any friend who doesn’t believe the Green Bay Packers are the best team in the league. Fights about sports teams are never really rational, they’re just filled with friends spouting statistics and forgetting about all the things their team lacks.

Your Favorite Band

There are lots of variations on this one, like who is the cutest in your favorite band, which band rocks harder, which is embarrassing to be caught listening to, and which needs to kick their lead singer out. You might even enjoy the same band and yet still argue about one of these topics.

Which Restaurant Is the Best

Where do you want to go? Isn’t that the worst question friends repeat over and over? This argument will be made bigger because you’ll be hungry (or hangry!) while you’re fighting.

Music in the Car and Who Should Drive

Cars are a mini-world of arguments all their own. Who gets to drive?

Who gets to choose the radio station while we’re in the car? Who accidently threw their best friend’s favorite CD out the window? Car arguments increase exponentially when you’re stuck on a long-distance trip.

Which of Your Crushes Is Better Looking

No one wants to think that guy or girl they’re digging isn’t as good looking as someone else. But while you’re arguing about the physical qualities of the people you’re crushing on, someone else is probably enjoying their company. Best to let it go if your friend doesn’t like your latest crush, and make your move instead. Ask them out. Your friend will just have to deal when you two start dating.

Broken Promises, Dishes, and Other Hazards of Friendship

Its bad news when a friend breaks a favorite item of yours, like that dish that was once your grandma’s or that necklace your ex gave you. Hurt feelings about broken things can last a long time unless someone has the courage to forgive and let it go. You’d be surprised at how frequently this type of argument can pop up when you’re arguing about something else entirely.

Whose Fault It is That Something Happened

Did you get lost? Fail to get the concert tickets in time? Or how about the bus you missed because your friend stopped to tie their shoe?

  Friends love to argue over whose fault it is but it’s best to let this go as quickly as you can. If you start blaming your friend for things, they’ll remember a few of your past sins they let once go upon a time.

Being Late

No one likes waiting for another person, and when one person makes it a habit it can be very annoying. But chances are, you take turns being late. Your friend might be running behind one day but the next you’ll be the one who didn’t get there on time. You’ll probably both argue about it and you’ll both be right.

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