This morning found me down at the shopping center. It was cold, but with a brilliant sun. I bundled up in a jacket and found Big S sitting out front of the grocery store. Big S was wearing his overalls and a fleece jacket. Upon his head was a baseball cap which is something uncharacteristic for him.
"I'm thinking about looking for jobs," I told Big S as I sat down.
"You haven't worked in years," Big S said, surprised.
"I worked at this grocery store for a few weeks a couple of years ago," I replied.
"What brought this on?" Big S asked.
"I am tired of sitting around all day with nothing to do. I want to support myself."
Big S laughed.
"You've been brainwashed," Big S said with a chuckle. "Work isn't going to cure what ails you. You will grow tired of it quickly."
I shrugged. I know not to listen to Big S. Big S is a man who spends all his time sitting down at a shopping center wasting his time.
Soon, George came pulling up. I was overjoyed. I hadn't seen George in weeks and have sorely missed my interesting friend.
"What's up my brotha!" George exclaimed from his car sitting in the fire lane.
I walked over and got in his car.
"I was just telling Big S that I was going back to work."
"I heard there is good money in delivering pizzas," George said. "You have a good car."
"I just can't see to drive at night," I replied, daunted.
George went on to tell me about his days and how his mother has been doing. Mrs. Jones' spat with dementia passed and she is doing well. I was very pleased to hear that. George is still drinking lots of beer and ruining his liver.
"George, I wish you would go to A.A. with me," I said as I got up to leave.
"I've told you before that A.A. is nothing but a religious cult," George said excitedly and negatively.
I just smiled and walked off for home noticing this beautiful day -- full of cool breezes, brilliant sunshine and the fall color of leaves. I do think I am going to be okay -- that my life is going to end up well. Me and my higher power are going to work together to get my life on track. Let me get ready for my noon A.A. meeting.