Wednesday, February 27, 2008

One drink a week? How and why do/would you do that then?

Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic. If anyone who is showing inability to control his drinking can do the right-about-face and drink like a gentleman, our hats are off to him. Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people! P31

Again in my job, I process some applications
where one of the questions is around a persons alcohol consumption

Here's one I got given to action
The answer to Question 3 is One
And the Answer to Question 4 is No

Q3. What is your average weekly consumption of alcohol in units?
(A unit of alcohol is equivalent to half a pint of beer, lager or cider, one standard glass of wine or a single measure of spirits)
Q4. In the last 5 years has your average alcohol consumption ever been higher than your current average?

no read it again!
did you laugh?
Did you ask yourself why only one a WEEK?
Did you say whats the point of having one a WEEK?
I dont accept normal drinkers drinkers!
Nor do I understand them

I will pray for them!

Average 1 a week

I checked with someone nearby
They saw nothing funny in it
so I shut up!
and carried on processing it

Greatful non drinking alcoholic
I know one is not enough for me
Thinking about it
It never was

God bless them normal drinkers

We have tried every imaginable remedy. In some instances there has been brief recovery, followed always by a still worse relapse. Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing a making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic. Science may one day accomplish this, but it hasn´t done so yet. P31

They really dont know
what terrible consequences they are missing!?

well this person may
in her job, she more than likely sees the consequences
of the first drink
oh to well on a Friday and Saturday evening

FOR MOST normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship and colorful imagination. It means release from care, boredom and worry. It is joyous intimacy with friends and a feeling that life is good. But not so with us.... P151


dAAve said...

As you know, not everybody is like us.

Shadow said...

i compare it to a food i don't like. i eat it every now and again for whatever reason, but it's not something i'll go looking for. i think that's how normal people drink...

Ingenue, Interrupted said...

One is too many and a hundred's not enough, eh? Ahh the disease of MORE.


molly said...

i don't understand how non-alkies don't get "our" jokes.. they get that blank stare like "huh??". lol

i like the saying one drink is too many and 400 is not enough. i have NO CLUE why ANYONE would ever want one six ounce glass of wine per week? That is just WIERD! :)

love ya

Syd said...

Glad that you recognize how unique you are.