April 6, 2009
I forgot to mention! Last night I was taking a walk and there was a little knot of young people walking behind me, having what turned out to be basically a mobile intervention.
Three young men were trying to convince a young woman to seek help for her apparently heavy drinking. It involved a lot of oddly-charming exchanges like this:
I am not an alcoholic!
An alcoholic drinks EVERY DAY. I drink ON OCCASION.
You smoke weed every day!
That’s true, I do smoke weed every day.
OTHER YOUNG MAN
It’s true, you do.
That is what I am SAYING.
(mumbling in a kind of “Touche” way.)