From the April 2017 magazine.

Bird trouble

He was in a jam alright, but it wasn’t over feathers. This time liquor had him locked up good

As I stood in the center of the drunk tank, I thought about how I had known this day would eventually come.

My drinking buddy had recently been arrested twice for DWI. His solution was to leave California to escape his troubles. My situation was different. I had a wife and three children. I knew that my arrest would take away my best argument for drinking. Since I worked and paid the bills, I therefore had a right to go out drinking now and then. But now I had been arrested.

-- Woody R.

Stockton, California, USA

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