March 2014: The guy in the back corner
He was a man of few words, but when he spoke someone up front listened
My ego came into the program before I did. Even though I was at my bottom and just out of jail, I was angry at the world. I walked through the doors of AA and announced myself as an alcoholic. I knew I was an animal and I didn’t care about anyone else. I saw that the people in AA and I were different, but I couldn’t tell what it was. They told me to get a sponsor and I did. I didn’t use him, but at least I could say I had one. They told me to work the Steps, so I started on that.