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I'm a disgrace to my family, not sure I can live with this guilt

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Joe Helpful, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Joe Helpful

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    Hello Everyone,

    I was born into an Amish family, we believe the lord put us on this world to live a simple life. People who mess with technology are moving the world away from where the lord intended it to be so we live with the tools we have and let the world be.

    I live on a farm with my 4 sisters, 6 brothers. I spend 95% of my time on the farm itself and once a week I head into Lancaster to sell our products at market. The problem is we don't grow organic vegetables and since the modern folk (hipsters) took over that's all they want. This has driven the price we used to get way down, literally 70% down. This hurt our families income so much I cannot tell you.

    We used to be able to live from just our weekly trip to the market. While we don't need much money to live because we are mainly off the grid we can't grow everything. We still buy meat, we still need medication, we still need to travel and do things.

    To try and fix this I suggested we open a farm shop. Me and my brother Adolf built the shop on our eastern border (right on a busy road with lots of foot traffic) where we sell fresh veg, pickled veg, eggs and fire wood. We literally invested 80% of the money we had in this thing to work the land, build the shop, built the parking facility.

    It was a total failure. In our first 14 days we had 5 customers and sold $35 worth of product. Bother Gabriel was very upset and he threw a cucumber at my head calling me a fool for suggesting such an idea.

    That week I headed into market and while dropping off a weekly order with a customer they asked me why I had a black eye, I explained what Gabriel did and said it was because of my stupid idea to own a shop.

    This person owns their own grocery shop, they spent 45 mins with me talking about how he grew his shop from nothing and how we were going the right thing, but we needed to advertise more. I didn't know how to do this so he literally opened a note book and showed me the facebook.

    He set up some adverts for me, he was advertising our shop for us and it worked. We went from no money to making $400 the next week, then $600, then $960........ it absolutely took of and Gabriel apologised for throwing the product at my face at great speed and I apologised for killing his chicken in revenge.

    I spent more and more time with this outsider, father wanted to know why I was taking 4 hours longer than normal on my rounds. I was spending time at the library learning about google, learning about the internet and the world. I set up more adverts on the google, I built the website and facebook page.

    I hootsuited and set up automated tweets and the facebook posts. The shop still grows today and is going well, we are feeding our family, making money but every day I wake up with guilt that people only know about our shop and we sell so much because of my sin.

    If this got out in our community then our family would be a disgrace in our community, my father would probably kill me and bury me next to Isaac who stole a gameboy as a child and hid it in the barn. I am scared BHW, I don't know what to do.

    Who has advice for me?

    God Bless,

    Joe Helpful
     
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  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED

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    Oh BHW, please never change.
     
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  3. MusicMedia88

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    You have just received the Amish virus. Since we have no electricity or computers, you are on the honor system. Please forward this message to everyone on Black Hat World and then delete all files on your hard drive.
     
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    so you took a cucumber to the eye? sounds like some crazy amish porno
     
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    part of me believes this is real, a part of me believes this is an elaborate gag profile.
    Either way it's a sensitive case you've posted. i'd say come clean but im not from your world. but in this case the very thing you consider sin has saved your shop, your family and by extension your community from harsher times.
    Who knows what life would be like without the money?


    you've now made me start thinking about all things i've done in the past that are sinful in the eyes of the amish or those moderately religious.
     
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    Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh.
     
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    Amish pornos involve wearing zippers instead of buttons and women showing off their ankles and elbows.
     
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    Is Twister allowed?
     
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    Fucking lmao cucumber to the eye
     
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  12. anon7

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    Technically, you can use cell phones and power tools because they are on battery and not plugged in. It's also acceptable to charge them at an outsider's house using their electricity.

    This same loophole should also apply to a laptop running on batttery & wi-fi, so you should be golden.

    The part about your brother wacking you with his cucumber, and then you choking his chicken in return sounds a bit incestious to me. :p
     
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  13. michaelch

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    Write an ebook called the Amish Guide to Offline Business Mastery and move the hell out of there.
     
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    lol. To be honest, all religions and cultures cheat. Like I'm sure the pope fasted but ate something here and there. I'm sure priests have children. I'm sure the U.S. has done some illegal stuff to become the world's superpower.

    The point is, you advertising your family's shop via websites isn't so bad -- and it's cheating yeah, but man it's just normal compared to what other people do.

    It would probably be a different story if u had a hidden factory in your barn that makes furniture instead of "hand-made"
     
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    You have got a dirty mind! :):D
     
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    you murdered his chicken because he hit you with a cucumber lmao. You'll be fine , just lie and play dumb if facebook is ever mentioned.
     
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    You should watch this movie then you will find the answer: https://123movies.is/film/kingpin-4890/watching.html
     
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    You taking a cucumber in the eye then choking his chicken reminds me of a famous ebook... Screenshot_20161213-100210_1.jpg
     
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    9/10 troll --(title could have been a little more click-baity)

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