012 AA PREAMBLE ( A PARODY )

 

AA PREAMBLE

(A PARODY)

In case you didn't know, Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship designed to administer to a bunch of ex drunks whose only qualifications for membership is that they cannot hold their liquor and don't want to learn how. It has no rules, dues, or fees, no nothing that any sensible organization seems to require. At meetings the speaker starts on one subject and ends up talking about something entirely different concluding by saying "I don't really know anything about this program except it works." The groups are always broke but always seem to have money. They are always losing members but always seem to grow. They claim Alcoholics Anonymous is a selfish program but always seems to be doing things for others. Every group processes laws, edicts, and pronouncements which everybody bitterly ignores. Members who disagree with anything are privileged to walk out in a huff, quitting forever only to return as though nothing had happened and to be greeted accordingly. Nothing is ever planned more than 24 hours ahead yet great projects are born and survive magnificently. Nothing in Alcoholics Anonymous is according to Hoyle, how can it survive? Perhaps it is because we have learned to laugh at ourselves. God made man, He made laughter too. Perhaps He is pleased with our poor efforts and makes everything run right no matter who pushes the button. Maybe He is pleased, not with our perfection, but with our sincerity, maybe He is pleased because we are trying to be nobody but ourselves.