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    Quote Originally Posted by NuYawka View Post
    Unless you try to walk down some stairs (my wife still laughs at me about that one, lol).
    A friend of mine quit drinking when he fell down a flight of stairs drunk while carrying his infant son. That was the defining moment for him. I've met dozens of other drunks who were old and never had a defining moment. That's Karl. He doesn't want to quit drinking, has no intention of quitting drinking, but thoroughly enjoys what he finds here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Ryan View Post
    It is best to do that at an AA meeting, but I am no one to talk. I am the one who got a DUI driving home from an AA meeting and then seven years later got hit by a car walking home from the bar because I could not drive. A car in motion packs a punch. I am big and also had some "protection". It did not fare so well, but it probably saved my life.
    What was the "protection"? A suit of armor ? A motorcyclists bullet proof outfit?



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    Quote Originally Posted by NuYawka View Post
    Unless you try to walk down some stairs (my wife still laughs at me about that one, lol).
    Not enough practice living in NYC with all the "walk ups"?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Retiredat50 View Post
    Just a suggestion, but why not just buy enough when you are at the store, to last you a while? I buy a few cases of beer when it is on sale, and then when I feel like drinking I have plenty. Once it gets low I buy more to replace it.


    Seriously, I don't buy enough oranges for just one day, I buy enough for a couple weeks, why would you not treat all things you consume in the same manner? Especially something that has a really long shelf life such as beer, or whatever you drink.
    I love your idea, but here is my answer.

    I am trying to cut back.

    Any alcohol in the house, I will drink.

    I may not be an alcoholic, but I am a problem drinker.
    Last edited by Shane Ryan; 09-15-2018 at 12:04 AM.
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