Twittering Tales #144 – 9 July 2019 — Intervention


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It was Gin’s turn to make dinner for the club. The entree was almost done as they chatted in the kitchen. It was more than chatter. The other six had planned the intervention for Gin, who drank too much, for weeks. She listened and smiled, thinking of the rum cake dessert.
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35 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Good one, Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje, glad you liked it.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😊

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  2. I hope the family is able to convince Gin that she has a problem, but it is sort of their fault for naming her Gin in the first place.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol This isn’t her family, these are her friends.

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  3. Kat Myrman says:

    Nothing like rum cake to ease the intervention! I remember attending an AA picnic and one of the ladies made a rum cake! It was the favorite dessert of the night! I remember thinking, what an odd thing to bring to an AA picnic. (I was al-anon, my ex was the recovering member).

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    1. msjadeli says:

      This tickles me. Truth is always stranger than fiction. The epitomy of denial.

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      1. Kat Myrman says:

        Absolutely! The baker of the cake assured everyone that the alcohol had burned off during the baking, but I can tell you, it was oozing rum!!! Haha

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Another rationalization on their part…

          Like

  4. badfinger20 says:

    I don’t think Gin thinks she has a problem…
    I’ve never been to one before.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I haven’t been to one either. When I saw the picture, it looked like she was the center of attention and then I saw all of the alcohol on the table.

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        yep! That is one thing I’ve never craved…I am very lucky

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You don’t drink alcohol? Or you don’t crave alcohol?

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          1. badfinger20 says:

            I’m not a drinker at all. I mean yea I would drink…uh…what we used to call fufu drinks like Pina Colada and drinks that taste good…but real drinking? Not really. Don’t get me wrong…It doesn’t bother me…I just never go into it.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              That’s awesome. My dad was never a drinker, but mom and stepdad both alkies. Neither of my kids drinks alcohol. Older son has tried it a few times and younger was never interested in it.

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              1. badfinger20 says:

                I have tried it. When we were playing bars…like from 8 at night til 3 in the morning on summer nights…we would all be sweating and I would drink beer like water because beer was free to us…I would sweat it all out…that is the most drinking I ever done.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  That sounds like heavy drinking to me!

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                  1. badfinger20 says:

                    Yea but I couldn’t feel a thing because it was gone…It would be over 80 in the bar. That was my foray into drinking…it didn’t suit me….cokes cost us but beer was free and we all were poor

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                    1. msjadeli says:

                      Well you could have drank….. water, unless the water was polluted or something. I’m glad it didn’t suit you.

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                    2. badfinger20 says:

                      I was just amazed I never got drunk. That is how hot it was…after that I never wanted the stuff. I’ve probably drank a six pack since my 20s….that is it.

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                    3. msjadeli says:

                      Fabulous, Max. That is amazing you never got drunk.

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                    4. badfinger20 says:

                      Not my proudest moment though lol. I

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                    5. msjadeli says:

                      I logging off and going to watch a movie. I have an 8:30 dental appt in the morning, and I hope this tooth is taken care of. I’ve been babying it for a week now and this is for the birds! Glad you are OK now Max. Have a wonderful evening and good luck back at work tomorrow (if you feel well enough to go.)

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                    6. badfinger20 says:

                      Oh…it didn’t get taken care of yesterday?

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                    7. msjadeli says:

                      No, dentist was still on vaca, but his staff was back on Monday, taking appointments. I just got back from dentist. He had to pull the tooth 😦

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                    8. badfinger20 says:

                      Are you not hurting now? Can you eat now?

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                    9. msjadeli says:

                      Still numb. Soft foods for next 24 hours.

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                    10. badfinger20 says:

                      I hope you are better now…it sucks being under the weather.

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                    11. msjadeli says:

                      Thank you, Max. I’m pretty good now and tomorrow will be fit as a fiddle again.

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                    12. badfinger20 says:

                      Thats good…we both need to be well! I’m on my way.

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                    13. badfinger20 says:

                      I hope everything turns out alright Lisa…Thank you

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                    14. msjadeli says:

                      Thanks Max. Hoping you’re ok back at the office?

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                    15. badfinger20 says:

                      Yes I am today… first day

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