January 2020 Cartoon
January 2020 | Spiritual Awakenings

At Wit’s End

Late entrance

The bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve time travelers here.”

A time traveler walks into a bar.

Paul C.
Oceanside, Calif.

Weighty reminder

After joining AA, I gained quite a bit of weight. A friend told me it was because I didn’t get as much exercise as I used to. 

“But I never exercised while I was drinking,” I protested. 

“Sure, you did,” he countered. “The exercise program you were on had a number of routines: hitting the bottle, bending the rules, stretching the truth, running into trouble, jumping to conclusions, stepping on toes, dodging responsibility, pushing your luck, carrying a grudge, throwing fits and picking up the pieces.”

Bob M.
Green Valley, Ariz.


It’s a five-minute walk from my home to the bar, but it’s a 15-minute walk from the bar to my home. The difference is staggering.

Bob M.
S. Euclid, Ohio

A skeleton sits down in a meeting and discloses...

”I’ve been trying some controlled drinking,” he says, “but I’m really having a hard time holding my liquor.” 

John D.
Big Lake, Minn.


In AA, I have learned to take inventory often. Sometimes I even take my own!

Andy T.
Grandview, Mo.

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