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Whiners Anonymous ... Part 223 ~ "Flight Whine Fever"


The Whines Continue From Here.

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...whines-25.html

Thank you for the new title, Least!




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 basstard 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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Well, I brought the dogs and their supplies to the vet in the rain. Jack was trembling in the car cause he knew where he was going.

Luckily it stopped raining so the drive to Cleveland should be ok.

I'll be back very late next Saturday and will have a lot of catching up to do.

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Suki- I have always thought thems fangled horseless carriage things were unwhilosome.
Apparently there is a certain president of a certain country who has said he has the power to pardon himself and family with his special spidey powers, if convicted of law breaking things.
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Thanks for the new thread, Opi, you're the best.

Safe travels to Least and MK, we will miss you both and hold your seat.

Chic, hope you have the weekend off!!

Hev, hope the bears are rare this year. Glad you like my neck of the woods, nature is plentiful all around here.

I went to a First Choice (chain) salon for my haircut because it is near me and I didn't need an appointment. My stylist was a young girl, 21 she said, and I was nervous wondering if she new what she was doing....best hair cut I have had in a long time. Short and sassy, perfect cut and $21 after senior's discount instead of the $60 I usually pay at a salon. I tipped her $10 and got her card and will definitely have her again.

My place is pretty much done. A couple of things to go to the locker and a couple of big antique items that I have no room for and may take to an auction house and split the money. One is a large jardiniere with a matching stand and the other is a large jug and washing basin in perfect condition. I just don't have room for them and if I am wise I will take the potties I have as well and just embrace the space.

Saturday night hugs to all my whiny friends.
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Ann - I'm glad you found a good stylist.
I definitely need to get rid of some of my darker, heavier furniture. Bought decades ago, it isn't even my taste anymore.

We have a new pet. A little brown toad has been living in a plant pot on our deck - & even though we put him in the yard, he keeps returning. I hope Jackpot doesn't decide to have him for breakfast. I put a saucer of water out for him - I guess he's living on insects.
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The only toad's of public awareness here are Cane Toads. Some rocket scientist a long way back introduced them to eridcate a pest that was a threat to the Q
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to eradicate a pest that was a threat to the Qu-land sugar cane industry. Problem is- they thrive and are poisonous, so anything that eats them- dies. Including native mammals, snakes, fish- they have no natural predators. By way of road networks- in pineapple crates for example, they have spread to the NT, NSW and one day will probably cover the whole country.
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PJ - Cane toad looks a lot like our toad. Hmmm.
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Toads!
I love toads.
I have one, maybe two, this year.
I have rock terraces, which are perfect for toads.
I would sing to them if I knew the songs they like.
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Toads!
I love toads.
I have one, maybe two, this year.
I have rock terraces, which are perfect for toads.
I would sing to them if I knew the songs they like.
That is lovely Maudcat, very much like a poem. I like toads too.

The foxes were back at 3 am last night, I didn't know foxes were so vocal. Mostly a small bark that sounds like a dog with laryngitis but I think there is some discord with these foxes, perhaps a new male that wants to join the pack and is not well accepted. I must read more about foxes since we will be sharing this neighbourhood.

It's a lovely day, the humidity is gone and I may take a day outdoors and let the little bit that is left wait another day.

Good morning to all my whiny friends, here and abroad.

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Thank you, Ann, for the compliment.
Foxes sound weird, don't they?
Kind of a strangled bark.
We had a family of foxes at our other house. I always felt they were talking to each other when they barked.
Like, "hey, there's a buncha mousies here. Cmon over."
I had an aged, extremely frail cat who loved to be out on the deck at night.
I worried about the foxes ganging up on her, but it was fine.
Everything I read said that foxes don't like to tangle with the teeth and claws of cats, even frail ones.
My dil insisted that one of her cats had been killed by a fox,but I don't think that was it.
I think it was a coyote.
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