AA doesn't suck

And I haven’t even been there yet.

But I’ve been planning to and talking to people. And I can’t believe how decent these people are. How…if you don’t mind the expression…Christian. Not that they;re necessarily Christian. Or that that has anything to do with being decent. But the idea…what it usually means to be “Chistian”…not the Jerry Falwell/Pat Robertson Chistian but the real kind…decent.

Anyway I’m impressed with the AA people (who may or may not be Christian) have been so decent. Going out of there way for someone they don’t even know.

That’s what you’re supposed to do. All of us.

And made me less afraid of going to actual meeting. Good for them!

Huge respect to you, betenoir, for preparing to go. My big sister has been where you are with this, so I have an inkling of an idea of how much strength it takes to move forward. My heart is with you.

My first meeting was almost a traumatic experience. I had to admit to myself, “I guess I really am one of these people or I wouldn’t be here.”

My best wishes from someone who’s been there.

Scary stuff – but we’ve been where you are, and so we’re happy to extend a hand.

And if you don’t feel at home in the first meeting you go to – try another. Different groups have different personalities.

Good luck!

twicks, clean and sober through the steps of AA for 20 years

You know you’re playing too much poker when you open this thread thinking its about pocket aces.

I was going to say, “Damn right the Automobile Association doesn’t suck! Free maps, discounts aplenty, and if your car breaks down, the nice breakdown bloke comes out and fixes your car for you! You’d be a complete tool not to be a member”, when I see this thread is about the other AA :smack: .

Carry on…

Dude, that’s AAA.

Not in New Zealand, where I grew up- it’s just AA. (For the record, Alcoholics Anonymous in NZ call themselves AlcAnon, since the Automobile Association was there first).

I thought it was going to be American Airlines. Do they still suck?

Sorry - it was not apparent by your post that you’re a kiwi, and I’ve heard plenty of Americans make that mistake, so I thought you were mocking them. Which elicited my response, as I had a mometary flash of believing I was in a “Pearls Before Swine” comic.

Except I don’t have sticks for arms and legs.

Carry on.

This was my thought was well.

I’m glad you’re preparing to go, betenoir. I wish you the best of luck.

Don’t feel too bad… I’m actually a Dual Citizen NZ/Australian, which confuses the hell out of people when trying to explain where I’m from.

For all intents and purposes, I consider myself Australian, though…