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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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Ok, so my life is full of misery & I'm hoping to one day finally shut the heck up about it.

I just lost my one & only best friend.

My words behind his back which I shared with my ex have been exposed. Everyone has something negative to say about someone, & I made a few comments about his sexuality that kinda bothered me, & spoke about the bad times we have had when we hang out, & how there are some times he just irritates me.

He just gave up on getting married this year, & now I know why. He's crawled under a rock & I can't do anything about it.

My friend is a pain sometimes, & everyone knows it. It just didn't bother me as much as the next guy, but for him to know that it still did, upsets me.

My friend can be a soar loser, narcissistic, & most of the stories he tells are made up b.s, which he just wants attention from, because he can't come anywhere near them in reality. I'm not saying this in a bad way, I understand he has a confidence problem & doesn't mind putting people down to feel better about himself. The fact is, I have known him long enough to understand him completely, & why he does these things.

It's all the truth, & everyone has bad things to say about him. The only difference is, he's always been there for me. Sure he says some crap about me, it's understandable, everyone does. Though he was hit with a shower of hate from me, & I have no way to take it back.

I'm stuck with my lawn service, I have lost everything. 21 years of friendship man, & I don't think that gives him the strength or reason to get over this.

When I last saw him, I didn't know he knew about all of this... All I know is he's done with his idea of marriage, because he thinks I don't like his fiancee. He's also planning on moving to Alberta very soon.

I'm one lonely friggen guy right now. The only people in my phone are my customers.

There's no reason in killing my ex, what's done is done.

Though she plans on running me out of business & will stop at nothing. She told me she's going to spread a bad word to every one of my customers & ruin my life.


Time to fix up a nice drink & build a snowman to talk to. Then I can punch it's head off.
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Though she plans on running me out of business & will stop at nothing. She told me she's going to spread a bad word to every one of my customers & ruin my life.


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I'm not gonna move just yet.

She may have won the battle, but I will win the war.

This is how I'm thinking right now;
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I believe that's illegal of spreading a bad rep about someone, especially a company. Do your customers even know her? I agree with the other guy about sending a warning letter to your customers. That's an awful thing to do to someone! If you've had your customers for a long time, and they KNOW you, I wouldn't worry, but if they're new, I would.

Sorry to hear that things aren't working so well for you. No one is really, truly happy in this world. Everyone is out to cut someone's throat, and no one is honest anymore.

Losing your best friend of all people is really important. Can't you just talk to him? That really sucks.
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I just remembered I know my friends passwords, but I was too late.

I saw what she wrote to him, & he responded,
"thanks for telling me, are you okay?"

NO!

I will not take legal action, I have better ideas.








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