13. DU I Don’t Have A Problem
DUI Dave, as he came to be known, told the group bad luck rather than drinking was his problem. He blamed his first DUI on road construction. If he hadn’t been detoured through a small town, nobody would have known he had been drinking. He got his second DUI in his driveway. The police spotted him sleeping behind the wheel with the engine running. He’d turned his headlights off. ‘Just bad luck they spotted my exhaust,’ he claimed. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time caused his third.
Group members told Dave he set himself to be a victim of bad luck by drinking and driving. He told them they didn’t understand how luck works. I agreed with the group, and Dave crossed his arms and said nothing more.
Today I will avoid situations where I might be a victim of ‘bad luck.’
Sober Not Somber © 2015 by Ken Montrose
(Just a reminder: Sober Not Somber is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone you might know is purely coincidental.)