From the November 2010 magazine.

At Wit's End

Spirit of rotation

A circuit speaker was about to land at a small Texas airport in a ferocious thunderstorm. He had told his seatmate that he was going to tell his story to a thousand people at an AA event. Now, their shaking plane seemed about to crash. The neighbor, trying to ignore the turbulence, kept talking and asked what would happen if the speaker didn't show up.

"It's an AA meeting; they'll get someone else," he replied.


New York, N.Y.

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