Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fail!

Dr. Grumpy: "What time was your seizure last night?"

Mrs. Etoh: "Around 10:00, as we were leaving the bar."

Dr. Grumpy: "I thought you'd stopped drinking?"

Mrs. Etoh: "I did, but last night we had a round after our AA meeting."

22 comments:

BatGirl said...

There is a bar near where I live that will give you a free beer for each AA sobriety chip you bring in.

Something about that is just messed up.

Donkaloosa said...

You stopped for a drink after your AA meeting????? This is just wrong.

Kate said...

Oh Donkaloosa - it happens ALL THE TIME! I went to AA meetings for four months before I realized that I actually had to STOP drinking for any of it to work. Hahaha!

Helen said...

Please tell me she didn't just say it with a straight face.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Helen- she was serious, and didn't understand why I was surprised.

terri c said...

Hmmmmm

Guess people have different definitions of "stop."

Donkaloosa said...

I'm sure it does happen a lot, i.e. the drinking but still going to AA meetings. It's still a bit of a shock to me, I guess --- and I know I sure as heck wouldn't admit it to anyone, much less a doctor, if I was doing something so moronic! (Sorry, Kate, not trying to imply you're a moron!)

Li'l Azathoth said...

"One of the guys just got his one year chip, so we all took him out to celebrate."

Amandalyze said...

People. Are. Seriously. Stupid.

On that note - I'm never sending my husband to a sex addict meeting...

bb said...

Wow! Okay, now you've shocked me. Unless, of course, it was a court ordered mandate that she attend AA meetings due to a DUI. If it was court ordered, that I could understand as those folks have no intention of quitting -- they're going because they have to. Was it? Here's hoping you say yes.

If not, all I can say is WOW.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

bb- sorry, was voluntary.

Square Peg Guy said...

Reminds me of how I treat myself to a donut if I manage to lose weight.

Kim said...

Ummm. Ok. So I've been to AA meetings for school...I was taking a class on counseling alcoholics and we had to attend several open AA meetings. I'll tell you what, after attending some of those meetings I needed a drink! They were something! So perhaps I can understand where she was coming from! ;)

Suzanne said...

Maybe she means she stopped drinking in private ? ;-)

Rusty Hoe said...

Unfortunately you can't sure stupid.

It's like the patients who sit out the front of the hospital in their gowns, complete with IV pole and oxygen tank and a cigarette in hand. Or in the case of one hospital I used to work at, a can of beer so the cigarette didn't get lonely.

the observer said...

LOL! One step forward, another step backward...

@Rusty Hoe: That last hospital you mention--was it a VA hospital? Cause it sounds like it could be!

Anonymous said...

r hoe- some folks have seen enough that a smoke and a brew is just fine, thank you.

Lipstick said...

This made me laugh. I feel kinda bad about that.

(love the name though...Mrs. Etoh. *giggle*)

Anonymous said...

In our downtown historic district, a church has sprang up right next to the best bar in town. I often wonder if the AA attendees milling about waiting for their Friday night meetings to start outside are in any way a deterrent to business, or vice versa.

Hospital Lab Tech said...

Rusty Hoe - I recently went through the hospital entrance where I work to see a woman in labour screaming "here comes another one" and taking a BIG inhalation of her fag to help her through the contraction pain.

Tasteful huh?

CrownedwithVictory said...

My dad told me once that he always met his best drinking buddies at AA meetings.

TranscriptionistTia said...

And I wonder why her seizure meds weren't working? Oh, you should't put your Depakote Sprinkles straight into your vodka. Note to self...

 
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