I wish I could say that is was the “gift of desperation” or the rabid desire for a new life that kept me coming back to the rooms when I was new. I am still envious of the young newcomer girls who are pulled aside by other women and warned about the predatory old timers who wait in anticipation for the next wave of fresh meat. I became best friends with another hot newcomer girl and together we went through the 13th step mill, at times sharing some of the same old timers. I was a willing participant, although at 45 days or even four months, you’re so hungry for attention and distraction that you think you can handle things that you’re clearly not able to in retrospect. And, if it wasn’t romance taking me out, it was the lack of romance—the ache of terrible loneliness.
She didn’t date straight girls, newcomers, or crazy people.
And considering I was all three, there wasn’t a chance in hell she was going to turn me out. That’s a sanctity I can’t violate.” None of the men in AA had ever said that.
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You both go to the same trendy diner after meetings to eat French fries and fellowship.
But when it goes bad, as it inevitably does when you’re dealing with two crazy selfish alcoholics, then you’ve accidentally shat where you eat.
I was the only white straight Jew in the room and I’d sit in the back cowering, scratching at my stitches.“Why you sittin’ in the back, Sugar Plum?
” my sponsor asked me one day.“Because I’m scared,” I answered honestly.“Well,” she told me, “be scared in the front.” But the desire to escape ourselves is so strong that we can often find a distraction no matter how slim the pickings.
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