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By Anonymous - / Saturday 22 August 2015 05:49 / Canada - London
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I absolutely HATE people who have to one-up. I had a friend who would one-up almost everything I said. If I said I went to California, she would reply with how she went to Hawaii twice. If I said I sprained my ankle, she had story about a broken wrist. It was honestly so exhausting.

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#24, The difference between a story vs one upping someone is that one upping is gloating about yourself and making the conversation about yourself, whereas a story is relating to the original speaker's story with your own story. One up - Person 1: Yeah, I had just visited New York for business, but I stayed a couple extra days to see the attractions. Person 2 : Oh yeah, that's a little cool I guess. I went to Hawaii. Twice! Story - Person 1: Yeah, I had just visited New York for business, but I stayed a couple extra days to see the attractions. Person 2: Wow, I have always wanted to visit New York! Actually, when I visited Hawaii recently, this couple told me about their time living in New York, and it sounds really exciting. See the difference?

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Yeah I understand the difference. I feel like it's usually in the tone. But I could tell this particular friend was trying to one-up me. I enjoy when people share stories to add to the conversation but that simply was not the case.

Don't let her drive you mad. Just let her live her fantasy and try to keep your cool. You're not lying and you still have the memories from New York, that's all that matters my friend,

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Agreed. The whole communicating through the TV is a definite red flag for a possible mental illness. I sincerely hope I'm wrong about that and, if I'm not, that she gets the help that she needs.

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I'm from New York, theres really nothing special about bright billboards, hobos asking for change, tourist standing in the middle of the way and arrogant rich people pushing and shoving you, thinking you're inferior to them.

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