OK, yesterday I was at at my sisters house for Christmas with my nephew, both sisters, my nephews wife, my brother-in-law, my brother-in-laws parents who I had just met and my step-mom and step-dad.
It was dinner time and we had all gotten our plates of food and were sitting around the dinner table and my brother-in-law who is very spiritual, was saying grace. He had everyone around the table join hands, then he blessed us, he blessed the food, he thanked god for our health and prosperity, he wished for world peace, and help for the poor. It was all very proper and solemn. He took about two minutes and than he wound down and said “Amen, and thank you god”.
There was a split second of silence from around the whole table and then I thought I would be
funny and I blurted out the mantra that we say at the end of every AA meeting: “And keep coming back,” .
Everybody at the whole turned and looked at me table and I think only three people got it. The three people who got it squirmed in their seats in embarresment for me.
You DO NOT mention anything having to do with drug addiction at your family gathering where your 65 year old step-mom and 70 year old step-dad is and there are people you’ve just met. The rest of the people who didn’t get it just kind of looked at me like, “What the hell is he talking about”?and looked at me like I was from another planet.
At the time, II was totally embaressed and I wished I could disappear but when I got home later and I was telling my roommate about it, I thought it was pretty hilarious.
It is funny! Today I have a christmas lunch with my sisters, my mom, my uncle and my cousins. One of which just landed of a year of rehab and is now functioning without cocaine, it fits right in my alley.
Have fun at the lunch, Minnii.
I’m noticing that you have a fantastic sense of humor! And I think that comment is hilarious too! People need to lighten-up!
That’s funny. If they didn’t get it too bad.
My family give me some leeway because they know my history.
I think it was a minor gaffe. They’ll probably quickly forget it.
Ah, ■■■■ it. Used to be that I was the guy passed out in my own puke at family gatherings. Everyone in my side of the family knows I attend 12 Step programs and they’re grateful for it because the older ones remember what I used to be like. I can get away with reading ‘How It Works’ around them. No worries, man.
Thank the Lord I wasn’t there cause u would of so laughed and then it would of been a huge faux pas I’d call this a mild slip up I bet if you asked one of them they wouldn’t even remember you said it xxx
well at my xmas dinner i basically just made fun of everyone including my mum who can hardly see and hear, but it was all good,
we don’t say grace but we thanked my sister for the meal and asked her if we could help and complimented her on how good it tasted because she put a lot of time and energy into making it,
Well I went to that lunch and I didnt talk about my addictions but my now in recovery cocaine addict cousin did and talked about NA. We ended up going one by one reintroducing ourselves and saying our accomplishments of the year. It was cool.