Two of my favorites for ingenuity, told by the guys themselves in online AA:avaneesh912 wrote:I would go to the gas stations with those long straws and as soon as I got into my car, i would suck up a good amount of those high octane beers. I thought, I was the only one who drank beer out of straws. One of the meetings 5 other members raised their hand. We all think we are unique.
1. The man put a cork in a bottle of whisky and inserted a tube. He put the bottle in the trunk of his car and ran the hose deftly up to the driver's seat. When he wanted a hit, he took one.
2. The man bought a new water hose, filled it with booze, and hooked it up outside his house. Would tell the wife he was going out to do yard work.
The only bright idea I ever had, didn't work out so well. After getting drunk for the first time at 16 at a New Year's party at my house, the wheels began to turn. Washed out and filled a perfume bottled that had a tight plastic cork in it. I found high school stressful and this just might be the key. Well, mixed with the residual perfume scent, that booze tasted horrible. It took all my willpower to get it down over the course of the day. Fell asleep in class; teacher told me to get more sleep at night. Scared me so bad at the thought of getting caught that I didn't drink in school again. It was a parochial school and my parents would probably not have recovered from the shame of a 'wayward child' - and I couldn't imagine what the punishment would be. Took me until 40 y.o. old to enter all-consuming alcoholism, but the writing was already on the wall at 16. And I couldn't see that until AA. Ever grateful.
Rule of Thumb I was given in AA for various 'outliers' - If I didn't get drunk off of it, don't worry about it. If I drank mouth wash to get drunk, find an alternative. Pure vanilla extract? Same. Some folks in AA go 'radical left' about everything. I followed the voices of wisdom that AA was supposed to be a warm cloak I never took off...not a straight-jacket.