HI…my name is MATTRESS…and i am friends with an drunk
17 years is a pretty good long term relationship with a friend…i think
i’ve stayed friends with them thru thin and thick and thicker...regardless what people say about them or think of them…becuz you (that would be ME) know they are a good person down below...
all the spectacular disaster
that they made you laugh thru the rough times…plenty of times…and pissed you…and many around you…off during a lot of the good times in recent years
(wait a minute…strike that last one)
i’m pretty sure good times should not begin with pissed off
i don’t need to name names…cuz this could apply to any one of us really that have experienced situations of despair/regret/sadness/loath’n to any addiction of a family member…a friend…an x (not in any particular order) due to some sorta physical....emotional....mental...or substance abuse
i know there were plenty of times i thought i had control of my 21+ beverage of choice…and had made numerous bad decisions…that luckily…suffered no casualties to anyone except my own stupidity one nite years back
i woke up and made the decision to learn from my mistake and change any future outcomes
from turn’n into a massive mistake
i never considered myself dependant of any harmful “crutch”
and the only one gett'n hurt’n there is my piggy bank...
i’ve always been a social drinker…
though many times in the past…i knew i was being a bit TOO social
i never keep alcohol chill’n in my frigid air
i see how out-of-control people in general can get…
i see how out-of-control some people have turned into abuse’n a socially acceptable situation.
i’ve witnessed for years now how someone can go from
a party person…
to a parody…
to a painful mess!
i am guilty of perpetuate’n a possible situation…but i am not guilty of the situation being perpetuated!
i need to break the cycle and hope they get it someday.
i want them to get off my dress and get help!