FOR GOD'S SAKE...


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Posted by Simon (195.171.234.29) on December 31, 1999 at 13:02:55:

In Reply to: that's either very stupid or very sick: your call posted by Been There Done That on December 30, 1999 at 23:57:00:

Go for it Mitch. I for one will be joining you. If one cannot have one drink without the
entire CHMB coming down on you like a ton of bricks, I really donít know why we
bother living.

Others seem to have been quoting you line by line and criticising, but have missed out the
most important phrase you wrote:
ďi'm not going to let these damn things control my lifeĒ
That to me is the nub of the issue.

I have a medication called Imigran (some people may have heard of it!). I know that if I
have a drink it MAY cause an attack (itís not an automatic trigger, as we all know). I
know that if I have an attack Imigran WILL cure it. Whatís the logical choice if I fancy a
drink?

Before anyone calls me an alcoholic, donít (we do have libel laws here as well!).
However, there seems to be a large number of people here who wish to air their
additional problem, alcoholism, (with which I do have sympathy - donít get me wrong),
and project it onto those of us who just wish to get on with our lives.

Lets change your proposition and see the point:
Assume that attendance at Church, or being nice to your wife, or giving money to charity
brought on an attack. Assume further that you enjoy these things, and said that to
celebrate the Millennium you were going to engage in such a high risk actitivy. Is it likely
that people would criticise you for your choice?

EVERYBODY JUST COOL IT AND ENJOY YOURSELVES IN WHATEVER WAY
YOU WANT - AS LONG AS IT ISNíT CRITICISING THOSE WHO THINK
DIFFERENTLY!

Thank you - and Have a Happy New Year all of you.

Simon

PS I shall probably knock it down with a cigarette and enjoy a piece of chocolate too!




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