99 Rules, Part 13

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13. It’s okay to forgive, as long as you don’t forget.

Forgiveness is where you are able to look past someone’s misdeed and move on with your life. That does not mean you need to open yourself up to risk that misdeed from occurring again.

Once, I had a friend from high school. He was kind of a bum, but he was pretty cool. He had a wife and baby at the time his car died. I had a ’79 Camaro worth a couple thousand just sitting at my parent’s house. I had a ’69 Chevy Pickup that I drove at that time. When his car died, he came up to me and asked if he could buy this Camaro from me. I told him $2000, and he gave me $50, and said money is a little tight at the moment, but will pay me as he gets caught up on his bills.

That $50 was the last of the money I saw from him. Six months later, after a bunch of excuses, he skipped town and sold the Camaro. I should have got the car repo’d. Being a college kid, I was counting on that money.

This made me mad for a number of years. He is still somewhere around Portland, not doing much with his life. From what I heard, he is not doing much with his life, and I finally stopped holding onto that grudge. Funny thing is, the anger cost me more than losing the money. I moved on, but I won’t do business with him again.

Author: Jim Johnson

As a man in his early 40's, I grew up on a dairy farm in an irreligious home. Disgusted with the choice of women out there, I looked into religion to find a worthwhile mate. At 23, I joined the LDS (Mormon) faith, married, became a civil engineer, and now have six children. My favorite things are puppies, long walks on the beach, and the color blue (not really).

239 thoughts on “99 Rules, Part 13”

  1. Oh oh. This is perfect.
    Was johnny whosehisface your friend? No? Then it cost you 20 bucks to get rid of him.

        1. Just the other day i saw a guy using one of those gub issue mobile phones. it was plugged into a street side usb charger and he was sitting on the floor surfing the web. Ok, fine. BUt at least say thank you to me right?

            1. You can plug your whole house into a streetlight if you know what you’re doing and are not afraid to die.

                1. Queens Central Booking has a rotary pay phone. The Yale club has rotary courtesy phones in old fashioned closets. Hmmm, booking and the yale club.

        2. You get to ride around on them. And they present a fee for their services, far less than what it costs.
          After all, they are communists.

      1. All my own fault.
        I chose to play Capt SaveaHo and got what I deserved. Never again. I hope…

  2. In another step towards making it illegal to be a man, the american psychological association is saying traditional masculinity is harmful and oppressive.

    They are going to say, with full backing of “medicine” , that you are ill and need “help”.
    It will be very official.

      1. You are on a roll. first, “Valhio,” and now “Toxic Literacy.” I’m definitely naming one of the chapters in my autobiography toxic literacy.

        1. “naming one of the chapters in my autobiography toxic literacy.”
          what is the interest to my family?

          1. I’ll offer you a handsome percentage on my royalties. What portion of my $0 return seems appropriate to you?

        1. I knew Benjamin Disraeli. Benjamin Disraeli was a friend of mine. You, bem, are no Benjamin Disraeli.

    1. I saw that too. It’s not long before I start mounting on the barricades, a Molotov cocktail in one hand and a rag held over my face with the other.

    2. From the APA Center for workforce studies: “The gender gap in the psychology workforce has widened.
      More females and fewer males have been entering the psychology
      workforce. In 2013, for every male active psychologist, there were 2.1
      female active psychologists in the workforce.”

      The truth is, it’s probably the male feminists in the field behind this fuckery.

      1. There are plenty of crazy women in all the other fields. No reason to seek them out as a specialty.

    3. reminds me of an english friend of mine i used to know a million years ago. he was one of the toughest dudes i ever met. WE are in some bar and some drunken mick was going on about 800 years of oppression 800 years of oppression. He said “you are about to get 10 more minutes of oppression if you don’t shut the fuck up”

      They want to talk about masculinity being harmful and oppressive, to paraphrase my dear old dad, ill give them something to think is harmful and oppressive

      1. I very well might have sided with the mick .
        Cram a biscuit in the limeys craw and a swift kick in the arse.

        1. In this situation might made right. Also the mick was ruining a fun time of drinking because he couldn’t manage to not talk about mick politics for 5 minutes

  3. Forgiving is the right thing to do, as is not putting yourself in the position to get fukked a second time.
    That’s what it’s all about. That’s what the atheists could never understand.
    What Jesus and the Church does……is protect people who are tempted to go full revenge fantasy. That’s it.
    They’re like a check valve for imbeciles.

    1. the thought of having so much free time, that I tattoo myself with my own feces in prison, tends to deter me.

    2. It doesn’t matter whether you forgive the person or not, if you forget about them it doesn’t matter anyways.
      Case in point: my former spouse. She was a cunt, and she destroyed our relationship for no reason, and I’ll never forgive her for it. But I’ve done a great job of FORGETTING her, so it doesn’t matter!

  4. Forgiveness? jajaja I dont know no forgiveness

    Im a hombre with T levels higher than the cliffs acapulco. I attribute this to the fact that I can trace my bloodline back to the Aztecs. I was hanging out at the Pyramid of the Sun one day (My family used to live here), and this mucho caliente 18 year old seniorita, doesn’t just come up to me, but actually *demands* my attention, (which is cute in a way because of my booming 193.59 centimeter appearance, jej)

    Anyway, she is looking at me, vagina flowing with more liquid than Montezuma’s revenge, and says to me

    “Senior, you look exactly like the man in that painting”

    Behind me stood a mural of a fierce Aztec warrior, and I have to say the resemblance was uncanny.

    Just then a tour guide comes up and agrees with the girl, then announces to the tour that due to my extensive knowledge of every language in the world, I was to going to be finishing the tour.

    It was natural to me, since I just picked up Salsa dancing and am used to literally *thousands* of people watching me.

    It was kinda weird at first but came natural, as I can only assume that is just what people do when you’re old school Mexican. Jej!

      1. I’m pretty sure that is almost exactly a quote, just with all the Scottish shit changed to Mexican shit.

      1. I suppose I don’t have an eye for these things. Would you expand on the “Girl gangbanger makeup”?

        And I ask because, out of the guesses so far, you are the closest. Which is surprising for a number of reasons, but especially because it doesn’t sound as if you were actually attempting to guess…

      2. Don’t forget the red bra showing through under the white top. But that’s the kind of slut-tell that gives me a soft spot for a girl.

        1. “You go right back up there and get me a toddler. I need a baby, Hi. They got more than they can handle.”

        2. Ain’t no comparison. A white baby got more options, more money, more — better future, better looking, more schooling for education, more money

          1. Price. A fair price. That’s not what you say it is, and it’s not what I say it is… It’s what the market will bear. Now there’s people – and I know ’em – who’ll pay a lot more than $25,000 for a healthy baby. Why, I myself fetched $30,000 on the black market. And that was in 1954 dollars.

      1. She is from Tijuana. And although you’re probably correct, that isn’t what she is in jail for.

              1. Meet Nancy Moreno, “Drug Gang Honey Trap”.

                2 counts kidnapping for ransom
                Conspiracy to commit kidnapping for ransom

                Further,

                “Moreno committed the crime for the benefit of, in association with, or at the direction of a criminal street gang and was a principal in the offense and at least one principal personally used a firearm in the commission of the offense.”

                She ran off back home to Mexico, found and extradited three years later, convicted, and is currently in Central California Womens, with a projected release date of never.

                https://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/cops-california-teen-mistress-set-drug-gang-honey/story?id=16727094

                1. Making her stay in Mexico would have been a worst punishment than bringing her back here to live in a country club prison in California.

                2. I like her thighs. Means I’d probably like the rest of her. I think the kidnapping scenario sounds like the makings of a porno. Or even a romance.

                    1. Nope. She’s a poser. You can tell.
                      You could strip her of that weapon in ten seconds, endure the shriek, then wait for her to fold like a warm taco.

                  1. Tiny tits
                    Which arent bad on a tiny chick.
                    But those thighs and tiny tits dont go well together

          1. some are so crazy that the order doesn’t really matter.
            stab-fuck-cook
            cook-stab-fuck
            fuck-cook-stab
            All possible scenarios.

  5. So… is Trump really going to declare a State of Emergency tonight to try to get the wall built by the military?

        1. Just no randomly kicking people in the nuts. It demeans the kicker more than the kick-ee.

      1. Agreed. I’m guessing he detects the stalemate, and wants to build up some public support for his position and put a little pressure on the house Dems. Nothing serious or immediate will result.

          1. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say there will probably be some discussion of the matter on the internet after all is said and done.

            Terms like “racist” and “Nazi” might even show up. It ought to be a swell time. And very enlightening.

            1. Yeah, but I want the God Emperor to get all fiery, start spouting out shit like “clear and present danger” and then take of his shoe and beat it on the podium for emphasis.

                1. Exactly. If we’re going to turn into a 3rd world country, we should at least get some of the 3rd world country fun.

              1. Does trump strike you as a guy who will only watch movies where the title of the movie is said in the movie like peter watching clear and present danger?

                1. As a kid watching “predator” i was disappointed it didnt happen. Billy said hunter once. As an adult, im glad they werent too on the nose

                  1. The new “The Predator” has a whole conversation about the name “predator” and how they came up with it.

                    1. They even acknowledge, in the dialogue of the movie, that the Predator isn’t really a “predator” and is actually more of a hunter.

                1. If he was actually Russian, he’d have better manners… but I’m glad you at least recognize that he is your leader.

                    1. “He already sees the present-day European states as will-less tools in his fist, whether indirectly through a so-called Western democracy, or in the form of direct domination by Jewish Bolshevism. But it is not only the Old World that he holds thus enmeshed, the same fate menaces the New. It is Jews who govern the stock exchange forces of the American Union. Every year makes them more and more the controlling masters of the producers in a nation of one hundred and twenty millions; only a single great man, Ford, to their fury, still maintains full independence. With astute shrewdness they knead public opinion and make it into an instrument for their own future. Already the greatest heads of Jewery see the approaching fulfillment of their testamentary prophecy about the great devouring of nations. Within this great herd of denationalized colonial territories, a single independent state might still wreck the whole work at the eleventh hour. For a Bolshevistic world can exist only if it embraces everything. If only a single state is preserved in its national strength and greatness, the world empire of Jewish satrapies, like every tyranny in this world, must succumb to the force of the national idea. Now the Jew knows only to well that in his thousand years of adaptation he may have been able to undermine European peoples and train them to be raceless bastards, but that he would scarely be in a position to subject an Asiatic national state like Japan to this fate. Today he may mimic the German and the Englishman, the American and Frenchman, but he lacks the bridges to the yellow Asiatic. And so he strives to break the Japanese national state with the strength of similar existing formations, in order to rid himself of the dangerous adversary before the last state power is transformed in his hand into a despotism over defenseless beings.”

                  1. Youre getting quit a bit of quality mileage out of that.
                    Brevity is the soul of wit and all.

      2. A coworker was flying recently and asked a TSA agent if he had to take his shoes off. TSA guy says “Idc Im not getting paid man” No more TSA bullshit at the airport. At least we have that

        #MAGA

          1. Or dont report back. No one cares.
            How about you just never post here again. Everyone wins..
            And take the taco with you.

      1. I hear that. We need to get that shit up and running. Fucking China is already trespassing all over the moon — the moon is clearly ours, we planted a flag on it and everything.

            1. That is … genius.
              Has it been done? There’s no way I’d be able to keep quiet about that.
              Just picture what happens to the creampie leakage lol

              1. Women have been going up in space for years, and AWALT, so I’m willing to bet good money there has already been sex in space.

    1. >Cortez crazy eyes bitch just becomes congress member and Left love her (shes fucking retarded, of course)
      >Trump “causes” govt shutdown
      >Trump wants money from congress, including Cortez, for wall
      >Eventually congress gives in, give Trump wall money

      Tfw a mexican actually allocated money for the wall

          1. Trump says he needs between $5 and $25 billion to build the wall.

            If we could figure out a way to make Mexico actually build the wall, they would build it for like $2.5 million and 16k tacos.

            1. Politics aside, who are his fucking estimators?

              If my bosses wanted me to do an estimate for a construction project and i told them between 5 and 25 billion i’d be fired

              1. First, it’s “government money” so no one cares.

                Second, that depends on if we want a slatted fence, or an actual concrete wall with all the bells and whistles of drones to patrol the border and shit.

              2. Yeah.

                Just government it and say it will be 4 mil knowing it will be 25 mil then keep charging for unexpected expenses until you hit 50 mil and also go bankrupt while still not having the work complete.
                And that’s my secret.

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