Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This Past Weekend's Awkward Moment, Sponsored by Alcoholics Anonymous

I saw an old co-worker of mine this past weekend, while waiting for the 4/5 train at Grand Central. He had lost a lot of weight and looked great. I told him so and asked him what was his secret.

He replied, "Oh I just got out of AA."

What the hell am I supposed to say that?!?! The inappropriate part of me kind of wished I had a drinking problem to get rid of because he made it sound so easy. The other part of me wanted to ask him since when was he an alcoholic because it was news to me. Was I supposed to congratulate him? I suppose when I told him that I thought he looked great, that served that purpose.

This doesn't really have anything to do with anything, and there's not much more exposition I can provide. Just thought it was worth mentioning.


Ming the Merciless said...

I have a friend who is in AA. He's now addicted to his AA meetings.

But seriously, alcohol has a lot of empty calories, esp. beer.

tim said...

I am so joining AA... oh wait, that means no more wine? :)

Soul Seared Dreamer said...


... 'well thats great'.. would prob have worked... that and a dash for the nearest exit.

teahouse said...

I heard somewhere that if you have 2 beers a week, it adds up to 15,000 extra calories a year!!