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Have you ever been in an argument that brought out the worst in you?

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Have you ever been in an argument that brought out the worst in you?

Jeff Chipian: In high school, I got in a huge fight with my friend while playing dunk ball. Fists were thrown, names were called and I drove off like a Formula One racer. Fifteen minutes later, he called me to apologize and I came back with Slurpees. I hate buying other people Slurpees. So difficult.

Ylish Merkley: I wouldn’t say it brought out the worst, just my best at being mean. I think my true worst hasn’t been exposed fully ... yet.

Scott Renshaw:
Constantly. The only thing worse than trying to reason with someone who doesn’t seem interested in being reasonable, is the person you turn into when you realize your definition of “reasonable” is usually pretty self-serving.

Colin Wolf: All the time—and on a related note, I really miss the days when people could get in good old-fashioned argument and not settle it right away with a smartphone. I once got kicked out of a bar for arguing with my friend about that super annoying song from The Last of the Mohicans—the song with the repeating violins. Anyway, he said the song was also in Braveheart, which is false. So naturally, things were said, beer was poured on faces, and I won $100. Those precious moments just aren’t possible anymore with stupid smartphones.

Michele Barton: Sometimes my greatest accomplishment is just keeping my mouth shut. Because, yes, I’ve been known to let the bitch out on occasion.

Kolbie Stonehocker: Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are two of my favorite book series, which makes them touchy subjects for me in debate. Engage me in an argument about either of them, and you’ll get an earful.

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