At the 2005 International Convention, an old-timer began to tell his story onstage at the closing meeting. He did not say, "My name is _____ and I am an alcoholic." Audience members called out, "Who are you?"
The old-timer couldn't hear what they were shouting, and he began again. Again the audience shouted at him, "Who are you?"
He became flustered and lost his train of thought. He couldn't regain it, and he was ushered off the stage. I was so sad that we missed this treasured member's story due to formality of introduction.
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