Thursday, October 6, 2011
Funny young woman
A young woman approached me after a meeting last night. It went like this.
"Have you got a minute?"
"Sure, my name is Pam."
"Yes I know, I want you to know that you can be my sponsor if you like."
"How long have you been sober?"
"I have various sobriety dates. I've been off of pills for three weeks, off of weed for ten days and I have not had any alcohol for three days. So I guess I have three sobriety dates."
"Well it doesn't quite work that way darlin'."
"Oh, I can see this isn't going to work out between us. I need someone more supportive."
"Would you like my phone number and we could talk about how the program works?"
"Sure, but I don't have a pen or paper."
"Do you want to see if someone has a pen before the room empties out?"
"No, not really."
I laugh "you're kind of funny."
"You're kind of mean."