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Whiners Anonymous - Part 195 ~ " Whiny For No Good Reason"


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Thank you for the new title, Hevyn and Venus!




W.A. Preamble!

Whiners Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,

strength and hope with each other,

that they may solve their whining problems and help others to recover from whinerism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop whineing.

There are no dues or fees for W.A. membership;

we are self-supporting through our own contributed whines.

W.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, institutions,

TV, radio, or Oprah Book of the Month Club!

does not wish to engage in any controversy, yeah right!,

neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stop whine'n and help other whineaholics to achieve non whineity.

Whiners Anonymous Help (WAH!)

Do you whine, complain, or snivel? Are you a grumpy old fart?
Do you seek out others in taverns or internet chat rooms to whine about things?
Do people ever tell you to "like it or lump it"?
Are you asked, "What are you crying about?"
Do friends or family seem less likely to talk to you as the years go by?
Do you constantly tell other people they whine too much?

If you do any of these things, you may be in need of the WAH! 12 step program.
Whining is for tiny tots! Do you want to die a lonely old man/woman and whine about the prospect?
Stop whining now!


The WAH! 12 Step Program:


1. Admit you whine.

Just say, "I am a whiner."


2. Admit your whining is a problem.

It's not enough to know you whine--you have to realize it interferes with your life. Tell yourself, your spouse, and a friend that you have a problem with whining, that all you have ever done is whine. But don't whine to God! He already knows, all too well. God just sat back while you whined away the years. It's not His fault, after all, so don't go whining to Him with your problem.


3. Seek help to cure your whining.

Whining is but one of your many shortcomings, since you are a miserable excuse for a human being. Another shortcoming is you can't do anything for yourself, otherwise you would not whine. Go whine to somebody to help you--that's all you know how to do, remember?


4. Laugh at your whine.

Made a decision to turn your constant whining over to your sense of humor and learn to "lovingly and wholeheartedly" laugh at yourself each time you whine. Be prepared to be given the nickname "Loony Tunes," however.


5. Step out of your shoes.

Put your whine in perspective. There's a woman in Africa living in a mud hut with a grass roof and NO indoor plumbing. She lives off of $27 a year. She is totally blind and collects sticks for firewood, hoping the next stick isn't a snake. Now, what was your whine again?


6. Eat something nasty.

Eat some vegetable you hate without whining about the taste. And don't hold your nose or cover it with cheese!


7. Listen to other whiners.

Get a part job in a complaint department and listen to other peoples' whines 8 hours a day. But don't complain about your job! If you do, go back to step 3. Go a whole week listening to your wife/husband complain and just say "yes dear." If you can't, go back to step 2. Have kids and listen to them whine--that's how you sound to others. Pay back time! What goes around, comes around!


8. Make a victim list.

Make of list of all persons you thought you had harmed and hope to hell that they'd forgotten all the minuscule crap you'd blown out of proportion. Ask them if you ever whined, and then be prepared to take the return whine.


9. Beat the crap out of your parents.

After all, they raised a whiner. Yes, you started early, but it is not your fault!


10. Beware of falling off the wagon.

Resign yourself to the fact you are going to whine each time you try to stick to your guns when you know you are right. Once a whiner, always a whiner, they say. So either just admit your are wrong or go back to step 1. Cripes, you mean you really want to go back to step 1 after getting to step 10?


11. Whine to your dog.

They love you no matter how much you whine. It's called unconditional love. Unless of course they sense your foul mood. Disguise your whine by mixing the words "good dog" in every sentence. They only know so many words--those two they know. Otherwise, your dog would hate you like all the people you know.


12. Help others.

Help some other whiney-assed ******* with his whine problem. You get to whine about their whining. It's great.

so have at it!

whine, snivle, rant, bitch, and rave away!!!

W.A. Disclaimer; just be prepared for the results


12 Promises of WA

If we are painstaking about developing our whining techniques, we will be amazed at how proficient we become at expressing our dissatisfaction with people, places, and things that irk us.

1. We are going to know a new freedom of expression.

2. We will realize it's phony to pretend happiness when we just aren't feeling it.

3. We will not regret our whines nor wish to deny their validity.

4. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know the peace of unburdening ourselves by sharing our whines at WA.

5. No matter how far down in the dumps we feel, we will see how our experience can benefit our fellow whiners.

6. That Pollyanna feeling of "la-dee-da, la-dee-da" will disappear.

7. We will set our own whines aside as we realize someone else's whine may be more deserving of our emotional support .

8. Self-centeredness will not be as prevalent, as we share and compare whining.

9. Our whole attitude and outlook upon ordinary blahs in general, and whining in particular will take on a new meaning.

10. Fear of being recognized and/or ostracized as a Chronic Whiner will leave us.

11. We will intuitively know that healthy whining is not to be stifled, but shared with others like ourselves.

12. We will suddenly realize that sharing a good whine can be very cathartic and we no longer need to whine alone.

Are these unreasonable promises? We think not. Whining has become our way of dealing with adversities--sometimes major, sometimes petty--and knowing our whines will not go unnoticed will work towards reducing the tensions produced by life's little speedbumps.

The Twelve Traditions of Whiner's Anonymous

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon W.A. unity.

2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—the owners, Administrators and Moderators, Greeters and Members of this site as they may express themselves in our group conscience.

3. Our leaders are but trusted servants;but they do govern. The only requirement for W.A. membership is SR membership and a desire to share some whiny ESH.

4. This group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other whiners or W.A.as a whole.

5. Each group has but one primary purpose—to whine about things in a safe environment, have fun, blow off steam and then let it go while moving onward in recovery.

6. A W.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the W.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise,lest those who do not wish to whine or read other people's whines divert us from our primary purpose.

7. Every W.A. group ought to not to be fully self-supporting, and gratefully accept this venue given to us for the purpose of whining.

8. Whiner's Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our all of our whiners shall remain as special workers.

9. W.A., as such, ought never be organized; because they need to whine about the ups and downs of their lives.

10. Whiner's Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; because most people on the outside ignore whiners anyway.

11. Our public relations policy is based on whining rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of real life if that is what we choose.

12. Anonymity of screen names is optional for those who choose to use real names ever reminding us to place principles before personalities, and respect those from other fellowships. What we whine about here stays forever on the internet.


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Thanks for the new part Opi.

I am having a great day and it's still early in the morning.
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Nice title, Hevyn! Thanks for the new thread, Opi dear!

Love the video, too, Suki. Sometimes I feel like that

Pondy, I am so glad little poodle girl is doing well... she will feel so much better now.

Ann, I love the avatar. Darn it, I wanna go on vacation somewhere sunny and warm and sandy, someday! Never seen the ocean, and maybe its time to make a bucket list?

Least, maybe little overbite pooch "Thipth it twoo a thtwaa"

hope all have a wonderful day! good luck on house selling, Nabby
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Thank you Opi :-) I love the new title !

Ames, What a day you had! Check with your mechanic to see if he has any ideas about getting money from your old car....scrap metal, parts etc? I remember when they didn't want Mr. D to drive...who knew that would come full circle and you'd be driving it. He'd approve

My whine? I'm tired of spending money on things that are no fun at all! Downed trees, surgery for my tiny poodle and now TAXES !! YIKES!

Well, the sun is shining, I have water class and a therapist appt this afternoon. .....I'm sure I'll whine in therapy - LOL
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My yard service guy called and is planning to mow next Monday. Not a minute too soon. So I went out and picked up all the branches that were in the yard.

It's a gorgeous day here. I asked Jack if he wanted to go for another walk but he didn't, so I just took Greta. Of course when I got back, he then wanted to go out and then stood on the porch for five minutes and didn't do anything.
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Least can you do a walk for me?
I have zero energy.

Kim so glad your poodle is doing better. I hope he continues to improve.

Amy wishing you good luck with your new van. I hope you get a call from the doctor you met with you dad for an interview.

This morning we had a knock at the door. A realtor had a couple coming to see our home but he never out into the system he was doing so.
Luckily we were all dressed and the house was all cleaned up, even the dishes!
We counter offered on the very low offer we received. Our realtor said their realtor was making comparisons with homes in less desirable areas and is very new and young.
The vet called to say Sophie's ashes are ready.
Wishing all a beautiful day.
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Thanks for the new part and all you do, Opi.

And Suki, I hope when I die that I just finished dancing all night.

Chic, I am feeling the vacation itch, it's been a while since I packed a suitcase to go anywhere but to a hospital. I am hoping to go west to visit my niece on Vancouver Island, maybe late summer if we can swing it. But even a decent day trip, the kind where you leave early, spend the day some place wonderful (eating lunch and dinner somewhere swell) and returning late in the evening. I must make a plan and then let Bubba know when it's all ready planned. I still like the St. Lawrence River jaunt idea.

Least, we are supposed to get the warm weather this weekend...I'm ready. The little overbite dog is Phteven, my favourite pooch.

NAB, I am crossing my fingers that you get a good price with a decent closing date. I am glad you got Sophies ashes. We had Toby's scattered on one of the small mountains overlooking the bay where we used to live.

Pondy, enjoy your water therapy.
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Jack has walked twice and Greta four times. It's gorgeous and warm and sunny. 60 F and supposed to warm up this weekend.

I might be tempting fate, but I took the snow brush and ice scraper out of the car this morning and put them in the back hall to store. I hope that doesn't bring us more winter weather...
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ooh, you done jinxed it now Least.

I'm honored to have my whine used as the title.

Amy - That's such good news about the van. If it's been taken good care of it could go on for a long time.

Ann - I used to not mind driving forever to get to a vaca destination - but I don't feel like it now. Many great places can be found within a few hours drive. I'd still like to visit Ireland & return to England though. Was drinking on my last trip years ago - what a dummy.

Suki - Video looks like my next high school reunion.

Nice day here - finally. Sun and everything! I want to plant some stuff.
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Tomorrow will be Queeny and Bubba's Excellent Adventure. We are going to a little town by an inland lake with an island in it that you can drive (or walk) around, about an hour north of here. There are bald eagles there and they have been sighted recently, and all sorts of migrating birds...so I have mapped out a plan of 3 areas for Bubba and I to hike through.

We will have lunch before we go and have an early dinner at an inn that is said to be haunted...I love haunted places...and then after dinner we will drive over to my niece's and give my little great nephew his birthday pool a couple of weeks early because it's supposed to be warm this weekend and also we need to take the sandbox on his birthday, and if this one is up there he will find it anyway so may as well have fun with it now.


Finally, a road trip!!! Just what I need!!


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That sounds wonderful Ann!!!!

Of course, now I have Bill and Ted in my head. Gosh that was a funny movie from my youth.

Whiny good morning. ♥

And....80+ here today.....what on earth????
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Thanks, Venus, I think I really need a day away like this. I have charged my camera battery and also my spare and hope I can come back with a few good shots. The weather is supposed to be sunny and warmish, so it will be perfect for hiking and good light for shooting.
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Oh Ann, that sounds like fun. Be sure to take your camera so we can see the sights too. I was posting this before I read your post.

For all that I love the US postal service, I have a whine about them. I'm tracking a pkg and it's late in the day and the notification still says it was "accepted" at my post office. Good grief! That was this morning!! It should be nearly there by now!!!
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The fluffalinas are coming with you I think Ann.....

Did you call them least? Maybe a little push....
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Well...at least there's something beautiful in Washington, D.C.

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For all that I love the US postal service, I have a whine about them. I'm tracking a pkg and it's late in the day and the notification still says it was "accepted" at my post office. Good grief! That was this morning!! It should be nearly there by now!!!
I'm mad at the USPS, too, least. I had a package coming international mail and on Tuesday, the 5th of this month, I came home to a pink slip saying that no one was home to receive it, so I could pick it up at the post office or sign the other side of the form and check the box that it's okay to leave the package in my mailbox. So, I did that, asking that the package be redelivered on Thursday, the 7th.

Came home on the 7th...no package. Came home on the 8th (Friday)...no package. So, Monday morning, I called my local post office and explained what happened and they couldn't find the package. She said they would keep looking and call me back. Well, I never heard anything the rest of Monday, so on Tuesday morning (a full week since I got the notice), I called back and was told they couldn't find the package. Finally, on Wednesday, she called and I was away from my desk, so she left a voice mail. She said they had the package and I could come pick it up. I called and said I didn't want to pick it up because I would have to take off work to do so. I said I wanted it redelivered. She said...we can't do that unless someone is at home to sign for the package. UGH!!! No where on that pink notice did it say a signature was required because I checked for that. The box signifying a signature was required was not checked.

So...I was so exasperated by this time I said to redeliver it on Saturday since I would be home all day. Then, I remembered I was taking off work early tomorrow (Friday), so I am going to go up to the post office and get my freaking package... a full 10 days after I should have received it in the first place!
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:39 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Our post office is no better, and their courier service Priority Post is worse. That would have made me crazy, Suki. Hope it's there for you Friday.

Venus, your Fluffy adventures just took off, lol, crazy cat ladies that we are.
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I know Ann ~ awesome! I was working on something else, and came back and laughed big time!!! s

OMG suki.....that is UNBELIEVABLE!!!! And incredibly whine worthy. Lordy.
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