When Is an AA Meeting Not an AA Meeting?
EIGHTEEN YEARS ago, I thought I was the brightest newcomer who ever walked through the clubhouse door. In only a month or so, I was asked to be the chairman of a weekly AA discussion meeting. I was thrilled. I wanted to be different; I wanted to be outstanding. I made photocopies of some "tests" from a national magazine: "Do You Have a Temper?"; "Do You Feel Sorry for Yourself?"; "How Normal Are You?" I passed the copies around as the meeting started and announced we would all read the tests and discuss our answers.
Huntington, West Virginia