First, someone puts out an idea. I think we should have a plant in our office.
In theory people could just agree or disagree. Or not care! "I don't think we need a plant, but I will support whatever the team decides."
But instead we get...
1) The attack.
"Having a plant is the worst idea ever. Truly awful."
2) The personal attack.
"Whoever suggested a plant is a total idiot."
3) The mountain out of the molehill.
"We could have been the greatest team in the universe, conquering the world and becoming billionaires, but if we get a plant this place is going to explode and we will all die or go to jail."
4) The history dredge up.
"I have suggested a cactus 5,000 times a year for the last five years and nobody listened to me, now all the sudden we want a plant?"