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Tribal Ninnies: A Taxonomy

Discussion in 'Life After Scientology' started by Alanzo, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. PirateAndBum

    PirateAndBum Gold Meritorious Patron

    No, no cookies for you
  2. Glenda

    Glenda Crusader

    I know this word. Ha! My mother and grandmother used it. Sometimes they used it to describe me. Oh what a bad childhood it was, sometimes. :dramaqueen::overreact::holycow:(learning about the available smilie things. Sorry.)
  3. tesseract

    tesseract Patron with Horrors

    Yes please. I'm famished. Late-night cheesecake is best cheesecake. :drool:
  4. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    Guys, long ago, addressed this issue with an invention called "pockets".
  5. Glenda

    Glenda Crusader

    I do try to put my phone in my pocket but when I am gardening (for other people, on the clock type thing) it becomes difficult to move with a phone digging into my side. Or bottom. There I said it. Out loud. :eek:

    I climb, I crawl, I heave and haul. Then there is the risk of some stupid hose connection throwing a hissy fit (it is a conspiracy I tell ya) and ending up like a drowned rat. My phone takes a hammering in these conditions so I try to put it "somewhere safe". Huge problem. I spend hours of my life trying to resolve this. Not. Usually I get someone to phone me and follow the noise until I find my phone. :)
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  6. He-man

    He-man Hero extraordinary

    So. Tribes.

    You forgot to mention the Alanzo-Omerta Tribe. I decided to name it meself since you wouldn't engage after I asked you about your tribe.

    Anyways, reading up on the Watchful Navigators blog, your own, I realized you have the exact same thoughts on everything.

    I got some more names and that deprogramming FB page. I started to read.


    I switched it all off after some hours, I have to say, my realization left me a bit weak in the head.

    Alanzo is a tribal ninnie. He comes from another tribe and is trying to communicate their existence to us.

    I didn't before, but now I think I'm beginning to understand how an anthropologist feels when making a new discovery.

    First contact.

    Tribal ninnies do exist. I just didn't realize it before now.

    I wish we had more time to discuss this, but the board closes down in three days. I am going offsite to help close down a datacentre.

    Why didn't you tell me you were a part of another tribe? Did you think you'd be rejected?

    Is there some shame attached to being in the Alanzo-Omerta?

    How did you get to become a tribal ninnie of it? Does the tribe allocate people to be ninnies or do ye take turns?

    So many questions, so little time.

    I wish you had focused on this instead of your crusade. It would have been a way more fascinating story to tell my grandchildren if I am blessed to have any. God, I do hope so anyways, but in the end, no matter, you went on a crusade instead.

    But I suppose that's what tribal ninnies do.

    Kind regardings

    P.S. Since you never made any apologies to anyone anywhere what I could see, ever, I'm revoking my offer of a beer if you do come to Stockholm.
  7. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    You have reached the EP.

    Would you like to write a success story?
  8. He-man

    He-man Hero extraordinary

    Cant I write a lamentation instead?