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PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE

Even a Pandemic
Couldn't Have Stopped Me

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ack in the day during my active addiction, if there was a snow storm
coming, a three-day holiday around the corner, or some other routine
interrupter that impacted my access to the liquor store and the beer
distributor, NOTHING kept me from making sure I got my liquid supplies
in, come hell or high water. Even one time during the beginning of a snow
storm that eventually laid down 24 inches of snow, I risked life, limb, car
and pedestrians to get out of my now-snow-covered driveway and to the
State Store before they closed. The fear of getting there before they closed
naturally forced me to drive over the speed limit and with abandon. How
could I possibly survive a day or two without Johnny Walker Red Label,
Beefeater Gin and a few bottles of Mouton Cadet Red Burgundy and Moet
Chandon Champagne? I had to survive maybe 2 ½ days indoors with a
bitchy wife.
As I checked out with my box of cheer, I suddenly realized that I needed
beer. As Lady Luck would have it my favorite bar was next door to the
State Store (no luck required, I already knew that, after all I am a strategic
drinker). So, looking at the accumulating snow I figured I had about time
for two shots and beers, a small talk and then get two sixpacks here rather
than drive all the way three blocks out of my way to the distributor for a
case........beer is beer !!!!!!!
So, into my car the good stuff went and then into my bar I went !!!!!!! I
always thought it odd when the patrons looked at me like I was God when
I walked in. Most times they said, " Are you here again !!!!! " By the time I
got to my favorite barstool around the corner, where the regulars hung out,
there sat my double shot of Windsor Canadian and a tall glass of Miller !!!!!!!!

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