I don't have to see God to know He exists.

You, however, are a different story.

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I'm 6 years sober and I want to quit going to alcoholics anonymous.

I've never had a drinking problem but addictions are usually a result of an engrained pattern of behavior.

The accountability you hold is to yourself - ultimately to God in the end, but if He's not going to get in your way, there is nothing AA can do to prevent anyone from drinking.
I'm not going to knock AA, but I liken them to Dumbo's Feather - Dumbo already had the ears to fly, he didn't need the feather.
I also liken AA to pharmacological placebos wherein the belief of the pill itself brings the cure.
As I see it, AA is a necessary placebo program to help fortify a person's accountability for their actions. Through the implementation of spiritual and psychological stratigum, they provide an internal balance of self-control.
So. It's been six years. You need to be sure of yourself and KNOW you have what it takes, X 1,000 to leave the program.

- written - voted for by aeolian, Araz, Max, ๐•อคอญอฅฬ‡๐•–๐•ฅ๐•šใ€‚(Yeti.)
How do I build my self esteem?

I feel worthless.

But, you're not.

Iโ€™m overweight (I just joined a gym and am doing a good job going).'re a full figured gal.... Something wrong with that? (bites off a sandwich) I can watch people exercise all day. Keep up the good work!

But, Iโ€™ve been having rough days and I use food to make me feel better.

(Takes another bite of sandwich) - MMmm, I know what you mean - I'm feelin' better about myself already. like food. A man likes a lady who can cook....

I know Iโ€™m not the prettiest girl and so any time a guy gives me attention I give up my own values. I am a people pleaser and wonโ€™t say no to anyone bc I want people to like me.

- now, this is a problem. "Not the prettiest girl." Pretty? By what standard are you measuring beauty? Hollywood and Esquire magazine?

A good guy will enrich and fortify your morals, not tear them down - only users will do that and you ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO PLEASE USERS....

Even the best people can't always please all of the people. Personally, if you haven't made a few enemies in life it's a sign you're not really living to your full potential.

It's nice to have people appreciate you. It's NOT nice to have the wrong people like you.

We understand there are trolls in every social media forum, but the trolls in life are called "Succubusses," and their sole purpose is to drain the life right out of you - you don't need them liking you.

Iโ€™m starting to fall back down the slippery slope of depression and I just got out of that hole.

It's okay to experience defeat, but prepare for a day of success - it only takes one time, just one, then it's forever.
Keep trying.
All my best.

- written - voted for by **PamelaAnn**, Evansent, Mya
What would you do for a Klondike Bar?

Kalinihta wrote:
your questions always confuse me! now I'm like: "is he talking about the chocolate? or maybe a gold bar? or maybe a bar at Klondike? or???"
over here we don't have the chocolate, and neither gold bars.
bars on the other hand, we've got plenty...

Mya wrote:

No-Account wrote:

Come on up...I'll take you to the bar, myself

So, it is a bar?! In Alaska..?

- written - voted for by ~CaraMia~, Kalinihta, Mya
Gift card guilt.

I wend grocery shopping one day. Total was 60-something dollars and change. Paid with exact change in cash.
But when the brainless cashier began counting, she came Canadian quarter...
"I'm sorry we don't take Canadian coins."
I said, "Sure you do -"
"No, sir, I'm afraid we don't."
I said, "If it makes you feel better, I can take my U.S. currency back and leave you with the honor of putting these groceries back...."
She said, "Please wait a minute." She picked up the phone and began talking to her manager. A couple minutes later she hung up.
"We've decided to honor the quarter," she said as she gave it back.
"Oh really?" I said. "Okay, you do that," and then I took my groceries and went out to my truck to put them away.
I sat in my truck looking at this Canadian quarter and I blew my stack. I began fishing around in my change and grabbed a handful of pennies.
I found myself back at the cashier requesting to talk to the very manager she spoke to.
Soon the manager and I met at the customer relations counter and I explained to him that I was a long time shopper that had spent thousands on their overpriced goods. I told him I didn't appreciate how the cashier made a big deal over the foreign quarter.
"Let's just stop the show and make a spectacle of it and waste my time!"
"Well, sir we honored the quarter!"
"You're missing the point. First, she holds up the show over a quarter, secondly she makes a spectacle by making a phone call to you look like a crisis rapeline call to S.T.A.R. and thirdly, you just reduced all the *******fucking money I ever spent here, down to nothing, makinkg me look like a welfare case, by 'honoring' my quarter - but, you didn't even have the decency to keep it." And I slapped the Canadian quarter down on the counter.
"Sir, the Canadian quarter has less value than the U.S. quarter -"
"So you're saying the Canadian quarter does have value, but not as much?"
"Then why give it back? Instead of taking a loss on an entire 25 cents, the difference would have only been 2 or 3 pennies..."
Then a look came over his face, and I continued talking as I laid out three more pennies on the counter.
"I am not here because of a Canadian quarter, I am here because of the ****shit you sent me through over three penny difference and you're looking at someone who is willing to share every moment of this dread with you. Make sure you play this video at your next board meeting and get it worked out."
And pointing at the change on the counter, "Meanwhile, I owe you 25 cents....I suggest you take it."
....And he did.
I'm sorry. What was your post about?๐Ÿ˜‹ Just kidding.

I brought you this story for a reason - you weren't unreasonable. What people dislike the most are those people who always accept the kinks of the system which was decided upon by people.
What all the CEO's and managers would like you to believe is they are a victim and it's outta their hands. But the system isn't a mindless machine - it is decided upon by people every day.
So...what determines a 'bad guy?'

- written - voted for by ~CaraMia~, DocteurRalph, CarolineFCY
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- written - voted for by DocteurRalph, ~CaraMia~
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boyfriend is annoying the shit out of me....

What would I do?

The trouble is, you haven't kept legal track of your hours - which also happens to be the very proof your boss is practicing bad business behavior(s).

Had you documented your hours, you could contact the BBB (Better Business Beauro) OR the the Board of Labor.

Your boss is committing small-town larceny (and/or a number of other "light" crimes). She needs to be warned/sued and pay up and start flying right.

But, all is not lost.
I would keep the job you have while looking for another job. That could take a while. In the meantime, start keeping better records of your hours and pay. Also keep track of your deductions - some of them may be felonious.

After a month or two...confront her. Because at that point she's not just a "Boss" or Overlord that owns you - criminals come with dramatic themes.
Let her have it her way.
Then sue her.

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boyfriend is annoying the shit out of me....

There are three points of view in this story.
You need to ask, who is finally right.
Your boss is using you and stealing from you and you aren't keeping up with the legal paperwork regarding your hours??? Yet, you're pissed and ticked with your boyfriend?
Your boss is *******fucking you over on a daily basis and you won't confront, have no problem rolling your boyfriend to the other side of the bed, nightly, when he wants to ***sex you but you're not in the mood...
Sure. It's easier to find another job, but you're going to let the next person who takes your place, get screwed?
Sorry, but I agree with your boyfriend because when your boss screws you, she's also screwing the both of you.

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What's the best way to deal or accept people disliking you as a result of ignorance?

As a rule, people will not dislike you without a real reason.
What have you done to give someone a reason to dislike you?
Truth is you may have a view (one of which they have already seen from your ***pov) which is completely unsolvable to the original problem...
...the very problem you're not speaking about right now.
Again, people don't generally dislike without a cause.

- written
So I've started writing a new thing...

Just a thought.
1. The Captian isn't going to announce something they don't already know (other than the arrival of the ship to the planet, your need to convey a history lesson will need to come from a different character source). Further, these people are already busy gearing up to go to the surface - much busier than they've been in nearly a decade. Personal opinion? If you want to convey a history lesson, maybe begin at the begining - such as a Colony Child in space class, listening to his/her teacher drone on until...the story dissolves into his/her young adult years when they finally make orbit.
Or...(Part B), explain the back history in bits and pieces as the story moves along. Without the need to crunch it in, you can be more considerate of your characters, environment, cosmology, discovery, solutions - etc...
Just sayin....
2. Higher C02 levels??? I wouldn't play too far into that thought. Green things tend to thrive in higher C02 environments....resulting in more oxygen production....
Just sayin....
Over-all, a fair start. Sounds good.

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Suicidal or not...

Anon wrote:
- there's nothing else going to happen in life but death.

As I look around, in this life, I see nothing but life going on. Death doesn't end life - it transcends life. Too bad you are focusing only on the cosmetics of something that is miniscule compared to life itself.

Anon wrote:
That is all there is to look forward to.

What a shame. I'm looking forward to ice cream.

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