Wednesday morning

…so I’m up at about 6:30 or so, padding around the house while TBK sleeps on the couch, right? Not much going on and I’m about to go outside to get the paper when there’s a quiet but persistent knock at the door.

I open it and there’s one of my neighbors, also usually an early riser like myself, standing at the door shirtless and holding a bottle of creme de cassis that’s about 2/3 empty. He says, “I hate to disturb you so early, but I just found my girlfriend down the street smoking crack. Can I get some whiskey to calm me down?”

So he comes into the kitchen and I go get my (well-hidden) stash of bourbon and ask if he wants a glass or a go-cup. He says he wants the glass and he’ll bring it back. So I start to pour and he says, “fill it to the rim,” which I do. He thanks me and says now he needs to call his sister to get her to talk him down some more. I warn him to keep it between the lines. He promises to do so then he leaves, glass of whiskey and cassis bottle in hand, leaving me to ponder what’s going on in his mind.

Good luck dude.

Never a dull moment, I tell ya.

4 Comments so far

  1. Jack Ware (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 8:24 am

    Any time I’ve ever been shirtless, swigging Creme de Casis at dawn while hunting whiskey its cause I’m still up, not because I’m an early riser.

    But hey it was nice of you to give him a tumbler of whiskey. A sippy-cup would have been awesome though.

  2. Tyler Curtain (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:07 am

    NOLA has some good AA meetings. There’s also a 800 AA hot line that can help folks connect to those in their area who may be able to help.

  3. Jack Ware (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:44 am

    heh heh….A.A.

    How optimistic.

    I’m just playin’. There are a lot of people that need help with that kind of thing. And honestly, it’s good to know they’re here to help.

  4. DanF (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

    I’m with Whitney Houston….Crack is whack

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