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From the October 2012 magazine.

October 2012: At Wit's End

His New Best Friend
An alcoholic had just gotten a divorce, lost his children, been fired from his job and was facing eviction when he noticed a case of beer bottles in his trash. He took out an empty bottle and smashed it, and swore, “You’re why I don’t have a wife!” He threw a second bottle and said, “You’re why I don’t have my children!” Then a third … “You’re why I lost my job!” Then he discovered a fourth bottle, still sealed and full of beer. He took it, tucked it into his pocket, and said, “Stand aside, my friend—I know you were not...

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