I got into an argument in someone else's post yesterday

United States
March 19, 2017 1:08pm CST
I try not to get nasty in here - some of you I am afraid of LOL!...but Facebook is a different world. A 'friend' of mine started a topic on the healthcare issues going on in our country. There were nasty words being slung every direction and I kept quiet. The only time I chimed in was to mention - RAM - Remote Area Medical. This group was founded in Tennessee - all volunteers, hundreds of them. They travel to different parts of TN and do two-day sessions. Anyone needing healthcare, dental or glasses can get it all for free. They service thousands of people in two days. It is quite an organization all volunteers and all donations keep it going. Someone I don't know jumped down my throat saying I didn't know what I was talking about and that RAM is only in TN and that I should be talking about things I don't know about. What the ???? My blood was boiling. I went right to the RAM website and looked up the schedule and they are going to NY, OK, MI, VA and of course TN. So I left her the following comment. No YOU are wrong - here is their schedule and as far as I remember from geography VA, MI, NY and OK are not in Tennessee. She has not responded, could be still looking it up on the map.
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51 responses
• United States
19 Mar
You are such a trouble-maker, especially making her look on a map to learn geography! I normally check things out before contradicting someone. I am sure there are times when I haven't due to the fact that I was sure I was right, but I hate being proven wrong. I also try to contradict someone in a nice way, especially since we are all wrong at one time or another.
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• United States
19 Mar
Believe me, that was nice - I had to calm down before responding. She evidently had not done her homework.
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@Mike197602 (13054)
• Worcester, England
19 Mar
I generally look stuff up before commenting too as quite often I've thought something that was utterly wrong
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• United States
19 Mar
@Mike197602 I have put my foot in the mouth many times so I try to be more careful now.
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@Happy2BeMe (55625)
• Canada
19 Mar
Good for you for standing up for yourself and putting her in her place!!
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• United States
19 Mar
She thought she knew it all - told me all about how TN is the only state that sessions like that can take place in....I knew it was wrong as soon as I read it. Heck, I live here...they will be in the next town over in a few weeks.
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@marlina (52170)
• Canada
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill I just checked their site and they are in different places, you are right.
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• United States
19 Mar
@marlina I know - I knew about a few of them from last year so I knew I was right - turned out I was even more right!
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@Mike197602 (13054)
• Worcester, England
19 Mar
When someone is factually incorrect it annoys me and is the source of many arguments for me. When I'm wrong I just and say thanks for correcting me. Some people just don't like being wrong and continue the debate even though the facts are there for them to see. What particularly annoys me is when I give link after link and they still don't believe me
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• United States
19 Mar
I think this one read the link and realized she was in deep doo-doo and got off FB fast.
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@Mike197602 (13054)
• Worcester, England
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill I'd always say thanks to someone who set me straight...if I didn't I'd certainly be seen as stupid and pretty rude
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• United States
19 Mar
@Mike197602 I didn't think this woman would say thanks,...I imagine she had a few other choice words for me under her breath
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Mar
I don't like when people try to make me feel stupid when I know what I'm talking about. I'm glad you defended yourself.
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• United States
19 Mar
Thanks - if I am not 100 percent sure I would keep out of it, but I knew I was right.
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@jstory07 (53299)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Mar
Maybe she was to stupid to realize she was wrong and you will never hear from her again.
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• United States
19 Mar
She she isn't my friend I hope she won't bother responding and believe me I have nothing more to say to her.
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@CoralLevang (25263)
• United States
20 Mar
You didn't get nasty. You just much better at the argument than she was!
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• United States
20 Mar
I had the facts she had the BS.
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@CoralLevang (25263)
• United States
20 Mar
@rebelann (23829)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Mar
Isn't it odd how some people just want to tell others off all the time? I've done it too, but in my defense I was perturbed that someone who is not a US citizen would condemn the new President of the US: as a veteran I know put it "he is the president and we should respect his office" ..... I'm waiting until he's actually had time to screw up, then if needed I hope they put the screws to em.
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• United States
19 Mar
Like I can make fun of my husband but you can't type of thing right. I try not to get involved with our own politics and I have no desire to comment on the government of other countries.
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@rebelann (23829)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Mar
That's about right @AbbyGreenhill it's insulting when foreigners put MY president down before he's even had a chance to show his true colors.
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@mysdianait (63983)
• Italy
19 Mar
could be still looking it up on the map. So the dust hit the fan yesterday?
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• United States
19 Mar
LOL - something hit the fan and we can't use the other word LOL. I dusted a little while ago - you must have esp.
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@mysdianait (63983)
• Italy
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill Yes my famigerated sixth sense
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• United States
19 Mar
@mysdianait LOL - I consider myself lucky then.
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@crossbones27 (11224)
• Redlands, California
20 Mar
I usually just talk around people like they are not even there because they are just looking to argue about nothing. That is only if I feel people are believing their stupidity. lol
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• United States
20 Mar
I was not going to let her tell me I was wrong..sorry, she was wrong.
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• Redlands, California
20 Mar
@Billrena (183)
• Arusha, Tanzania
20 Mar
But I think that, sometimes you cannot get the full knowledge about something unless you argue against another person.
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@JudyEv (83769)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar
This is what gets me about FB. Why do they have to be so nasty?
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@VidaVida (130)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
20 Mar
People do triggered easily these days... I always get into hot argument on youtube videos. But maybe they just in not a good mood n condition. That's the disadvantage of online friendships n arguments. CMIIW. :)
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@JudyEv (83769)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar
@VidaVida I think people are just rude. They mightn't be quite so rude to your face but they think they can say what they like on YouTube or whatever. And I had to look up CMIIW. I'm glad I know another acronym now.
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• United States
20 Mar
@JudyEv I think more people show their 'true colors' when they hide behind the computer screen.
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@boiboing (12561)
• Northampton, England
19 Mar
People forget their manners on facebook.
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• United States
19 Mar
They also think if they throw out some numbers and stats it makes people think they are smart.
@boiboing (12561)
• Northampton, England
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill Even if they've just made them up. I have a FB friend who makes up more numbers than Donald Trump. But we all know they are totally unreliable.
• United States
19 Mar
@boiboing I think the other in the discussion would have believed her since she came across as all knowing!
• United States
20 Mar
Sometimes we need to really teach the stupid . . . Good for you and she'll learn now and hopefully curb her tongue @AbbyGreenhill !
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• United States
20 Mar
I hope so - I did think before I commented..I didn't want to be stupid like her!
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• United States
20 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill well you did the research, you found the correct information so you are not the one sounding stupid . . .
• United States
20 Mar
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@fishtiger58 (27180)
• Momence, Illinois
20 Mar
Some folks just think they are right all the time when they haven't a clue. It's really a shame that this person has no clue but still felt they could disrespect what you had to say and you live in Tenn. Amazing the nerve. I don't blame you for getting a bit teed off.
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• United States
20 Mar
Thanks...I a familiar with the organization, we see/hear about them on the news all the time. They will be in our previous town soon and then they will be at the next town over from us.
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@fishtiger58 (27180)
• Momence, Illinois
20 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill I know you know about that organization you live in Tenn for heaven's sake. Some people just have big nerve.
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• United States
20 Mar
@fishtiger58 Yes, that's for sure. Maybe she is off telling someone else how smart she is !!!
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@LadyDuck (94798)
• Switzerland
20 Mar
My blood boils too when ignorant people jump into a discussion to write something wrong. They could at least take the time to check first, but of course this would remove them from the list of "ignorant people".
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• United States
20 Mar
That list gets longer by the second. Maybe she will think twice from now on.
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@LadyDuck (94798)
• Switzerland
20 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill I do not know, but she needs a brain in order to think.
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• United States
20 Mar
@LadyDuck LOL - that's true.
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• United States
19 Mar
I like to show people proof and have then shut up
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• United States
19 Mar
She shut up for sure and that was after a tirade of many many paragraphs.
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• United States
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill Probably she learned her lesson to not blab on information she does not know about
• United States
19 Mar
@infatuatedbby I hope so, it will save feelings for her down the road.
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@Daljinder (19156)
• India
19 Mar
I put someone in their place too. It was a contradictory statement by someone who has "preaching" about peace and yet demanding a separate country for their religion.
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• United States
19 Mar
That's certainly wasn't a peaceful so!Utkln was it.
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@Daljinder (19156)
• India
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill I would have been a little annoyed if the person were of different religion and would have ignored it. BUT this person shared my religion i.e. Sikh. So I was doubly annoyed! I don't tolerate extremists or separatists.
• United States
20 Mar
@Daljinder There are ignorant people in every walk of life and it's a shame when people with similar basics disagree in such a way.
@amadeo (36580)
• United States
19 Mar
you always get those one of a kind.You probably will not hear from her again.You are a bad woman there.(kidding)get out the boxing gloves
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• United States
19 Mar
Boxing gloves..I need to get some!
@amadeo (36580)
• United States
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill yes,you do not want to hurt your hands.
• United States
19 Mar
• Bournemouth, England
19 Mar
There is a pleasure in being able to silence the dogmatic and arrogant by using accurate detail.
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• United States
19 Mar
Absolutely - well put!! some politicians need to learn that lesson!
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• Bournemouth, England
19 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill Accurate detail from THEM? Oh, please!
• United States
19 Mar
@asfarasiknow lol that's a dream!
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@GardenGerty (84302)
• Marion, Kansas
19 Mar
And similar programs with different titles exist in other states. I hate it when people treat me as if I am stupid, and I am sure you do too. She should have said "wow, I did not know it was so widespread" then she would not have looked so dumb.
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• United States
19 Mar
Well, it's all over now and I think I got my point across..I am also staying out of discussions unless I know most of the participants.
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@GardenGerty (84302)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill I am that way a lot.
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• United States
21 Mar
@GardenGerty They were talking about how the poor will not be well covered and I provided information on how the poor are taken care of around here and that's when it hit the fan!
@Jessicalynnt (48232)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Mar
well, I am going to note that is a cool program I hadn't heard of, and I hope they are able to spread out to more states
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• United States
20 Mar
I would hope there are other organizations doing the same thing.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill I'd never heard of it, could use the dental help atm