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I manufacture and distribute electronic cigarette liquid. I've been in the business for only two years, and business is great. I made 60,000$ last year, and about 70,000$ this year thus far. This is strictly profit.
My flavors recipes are valuable. To those not in the know, popular flavor recipes are kept hugely secret so as to not have forgeries and thus lost profit. I have six flavors, all original creations that were made through strenuous R&D and focus group testing.
A larger vendor has offered me 1,250,000$ for my six flavor recipes, and as an added stipulation, I am to cease production of liquid entirely. That million plus is nothing to this guy who makes around 6 million a year. He stands to profit off of my work if I sell, and I wouldn't be surprised if he makes return on his initial investment in only a year.
Should I sell my recipes to this guy? I figure I can push 100,000$ every year from now on (maybe more), but that will take ten plus years to hit a million dollars. I'm tempted to sell but I'm not sure if this is a foolish decision. The profits I've made thus far have paid off my college debt and I refurnished my parents house. 1.25$million would make me set for a long time.
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Ok /adv/, here's something fresh for you guys to laugh about and I got to say I am still dumbfounded by what happened.
First a little context:
>Meet girl 2.5 years ago
>Be in preparatory college for university
>She has boyfriend, I don't giva a shit
>Boyfriend leaves her
>I see her more often and realize I am interested in her
>Later she tells a friend she doesn't want me
>Friend tells me
>Be like ok, whatever summer's coming and I'm off to Europe
>Spend this summer in Europe
>Meet here at bar in hometown chat for 5 mins
>Move to new town for uni, she is going to the same uni
>Don't talk at all
>Get huge facebook message about how it's been a month since we seen each other and I should be talking to her
>Wrangle out a meet last night, say I'll invite some guy friends that she can meet
>We go to bar
>We talk a lot
>She is mildly interested in other guys
>Then tells me they are pussies
>chat a lot more
>People wanna go home
>Not enough room in car
>She lives close by
>My house-mate says she can just walk
>She says she doesn't feel safe out
>Friend says no-prob, Anon will walk you home
>Leave and walk her to her apartment
>talk all along the way
>get to stairway to her door
>she says: "So, what's the plan now, I didn't quite get it at the bar?"
>I say, and I shit you not:"You go up and I fuck off"
>She seemed surprised
>She gives me a hug says we should see each other again and says bye
>I walk around the corner and repeatedly bash my head against a tree
What am I even supposed to feel /adv/?
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How high are chances of recovery from severe depression, alcoholism and suicidal thoughts?
One of my closest friends is in a state of depression for over a year now, cutting himself occasionally and admited to have suicidal thoughts a lot. Now he also started heavy drinking since a couple of weeks/maybe even months.
I know for sure I can´t help him a lot but I try to check on him a few times a week so nothing worse happens and give him the feeling he is needed and apreciated.
He goes to a therapist, but refused to take any kind of medication, and stopped going to the fitnesscenter today.
I can´t help but worry that he will never recover, because I know most change needs an impulse from within.
I´ve read that most people with depression recover, but together with the alcohol abuse and self harm, it seems very unlikly to me.
Can someone give me some relief, be it personal succes stories of overcoming alcoholism/depression or statistics or any other kind of arguments?
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I've been single for four or five years now (been so long that I can't even remember exactly when my last relationship was), and I'm sick and tired of it. I purposely stayed out of the dating game for a couple of reasons - 1) I was sick and tired of getting manipulated, dumped or cheated on. 2) I always had a very tough time even getting dates due to not being all that attractive and lacking in confidence as a result.
Right now, I basically have no means of meeting single women for the purpose of dating them. I'm 32, work full time, and I don't really have any friends that can introduce me to new people. I've considered online dating sites, but from what I've read here, they're not all that great for guys like me.
What do you guys suggest I do? I realize I'm probably older than most of the folks here, but maybe you have ideas anyways, or maybe some older dudes might have some wisdom to share. Either way, help is appreciated.
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When I was a frustrated virgin, I thought that sex was a good thing in any case.
Now my first girlfriend is a Christian girl, and she is a virgin too.
At first she was very shy about sex, and I did not push her, but slowly, on her own, she started to be more daring. After one month we ended up in her bed with only our underwear on, she asked me to touch her breasts and then she jerked me off.
She felt guilty, but then, after talking with some people and a priest, she now thinks that sex is a wonderful part of love.
However, she still does not want vaginal sex. She is soon leaving for some months to study abroad and she's afraid we could mess things up and she could end up pregnant. So we keep doing oral sex, mostly.
For some reasons... I feel sorry for her. She gave up part of her religion for me. When she will become a bride, will she wear her white dress and go to the church without regrets?
Should I... say no, when she will say ok, we are not married, but let's have sex? I am asking this because I love her a lot.
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Okay. So, I'm pretty unhappy with my girlfriend. In college, but currently living with one parent (can't afford an apartment yet).
Here's the problem: I am and she is emotionally attached to each other. AKA, I know I'll regret breaking up with her minutes after, no matter how unhappy I am. And I know she's going to sob and it'll make me feel like shit.
But, the real reason why I feel like I can't break up with her is because our lives are too intertwined. She works for my mom. My mom loves her, probably more than she loves me. (She always wanted a daughter and treats her like so). Her parents love me, and all of her siblings love me. And they're all I talk to, and yeah.
The downside is that she's emotionally abusive and I was very popular but now I have no friends because I've effectively been isolated. I see no one but my girlfriend, my mom, and her family, ever. I hate it, because I'm a social person, or I try to be. I have the happiest moments with my girlfriend (of over 1 year) but those only last a few hours. I feel like there should be more. Sometimes I feel like this is how life is, whether I like it or not. I love her though, for the happy moments.
What do I do? How do I do it?
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I apologize for the wall of text, I sorta need to vent.
When you guys were younger were you ever embarrassed by your personal life? Stuff like who your parents were, what they did, your financial stability, etc. And if you were, how did you get through it?
When I was younger I was absolutely terrified if my peers ever found out my personal life. I'll green text it.
>parents didn't work
>didn't have a car
>dad was older than most other dads
That's basically it. My parents never really worked so when somebody asked me "What do you're parents do? I usually blew it off by jokingly answering. Which worked most of the time. I was even embarrassed to be seen around them. I did my best to attempt to not be around them as possible. I love them a lot, especially my dad, but I just did not want to be seen with them. I didn't want my peers to know who they were either.
Since we never had a car we always took the bus or occasionally got a ride from some friends. I hated it, In middle school I had to wait at the bus stop while all my other friends were in their cars passing by me.
To get around questions about my personal life, I lied, lied, and lied. I buried my lies with more lies, I didn't like doing it but at the time it had to be done. Here's an example
>be at bus stop with friend from school
>see dad, talk to him for about a minute, then go back to friend
>"Do you know that guy?"
>"Who is he?"
>"What were you talking about?"
>"I borrowed his lawn mower and he wants it back."
>ended with him asking more questions and me lying more
I hate to sound like a whining bitch, but you get the point I guess. I know these problems were petty at best. I know I should have been happy I had parents who weren't dead, And I really was. I am also aware that there are far more worst things than my first world problems. I would just like to know if anybody experienced the same and I would like to here their story.
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I'm 22, female, and have started getting grey hairs.
I've found one or two on occasion (months apart) for years, but now it's obvious to others.
They're all around the front of my head, in my fringe, bangs etc. (also, my pubes are getting grey/white hairs now too)
How much of a problem will this be with finding a husband in a few years? Also, how uncommon is this? It makes me feel old, but mostly it just makes me feel weird. You can't dye pubes, and I don't want guys to freak out. I already look really ambiguous age-wise and this will just make people think I'm actually older than I am.