You’ve probably heard the expression, “well that escalated quickly” when a conversation goes from 0 to 60 on the confrontation scale in no time flat.

The comment can diffuse things, actually. It can earn a laugh when we really, really need to break the tension – which is why I hope someone was there to say it in these 11 hilarious situations.

1. A very short story.

But one with all of the necessary components.

Kill it with fire from thatescalatedquickly

2. Just something to consider.

Because something definitely isn’t right there.

son is taller than dad from thatescalatedquickly

3. Whatever blows your skirt up.

Except for that.

Wait… no, that’s not what I meant. from thatescalatedquickly

4. I, too, would take a goat on drugs as payment.

Or a plain goat, as long as it could live outside.

This sign from thatescalatedquickly

5. Then he REALLY knew how girls feel.

I hope he became an activist, honestly.

Finger from thatescalatedquickly

6. Just wear your mask.

Because this place is done fooling around.

That took a turn… masks required. from thatescalatedquickly

7. Not just a question but an existential crisis.

As one does in traffic.

How am I driving? from thatescalatedquickly

8. One of these things is not like the other.

I suppose they’re all sort of embarrassing, though.

Top 5 in the world… from thatescalatedquickly

9. That took a turn.

It was so beautiful to start with.

I’m sorry, what? from thatescalatedquickly

10. I was ready to go after “no sugar.”


30 days you will be unrecognizable from thatescalatedquickly

11. Not exactly a feather in your cap.

I have to think people reconsidered their next surgery with this guy.

0-100 in record time from thatescalatedquickly

Y’all. People are really something, aren’t they?

Have you ever witnessed something like this? Tell us the story in the comments!