Monday, 12 August 2019

The Eye Opener

Many of the uninformed non-alcoholics looked upon us of the Drinking Fraternity as lazy bums. They do not know the planning and scheming required to raise the price of a bottle when you are broke. They fail to realize that a twelve-hour shift of panhandling frequently didn’t produce enough to keep us in booze, a little food and a flop for the night.

We resent the charge that we were lazy – we worked much harder and received much less appreciation for our efforts than those who were on somebody’s payroll. No, it is hard work, small pay and lousy living conditions.

Hazelden Foundation
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