Gut Rumbles

November 20, 2005

For The Blog: Rec Therapy

One of the daily activities here that I truly hate is "Recreational Therapy" (or "Romper Room," as I call it.) Where my fellow inmates and I gather in the presence of a perky, young girl to play idiotic games. The games somehow are supposed to teach up lessons about how to stay clean and sober, but I am unable to see the connection between activities that would bore the shit out of a size year-old and my sobriety.

In fact, the very thought of going to Rec Therapy today makes me want to pitch a good, old-fashioned drunk. Besides - I don't trust ANYBODY as perky as our instructor.

The only times I've ever felt THAT perky in my life was when I was taking amphetamines.

On course, I learned early on never to ask "why?" when told to do something here that made no sense to me. I just shut up and do it. I'll shut up and do Rec Therapy again today.

But that doesn't mean I have to like it.

(Posted by Acidman though letters from rehab)


Personally I find it truly amazing that ANYONE could remain PERKY in YOUR presence!

You hate wimmens, and now you hate wimmen "camp" directors!

Rob may be sober but his evil alter-ego, who also happens to be sober, has survived. Apparently grumpiness is more a state of mind rather than a state of inebriation.

Thank God.

Posted by: Maggie on November 20, 2005 05:36 PM

This is MUCH more interesting than death.

Posted by: robert on November 20, 2005 05:51 PM

Heh. Been there, done that.
I had to sing a song balancing on one foot.
I can sing, but not what they had me do.
I sympathize.
The next guy had to pull his pants up high and do "Urkel". That was amazing, he actually pulled it off.
The shit "counselors" have you do. A few years of college, a BS (it ain't called that for nuthin') after your name, you get hired to teach drunks how to mimic "Urkel". Jeezus....

It had nothing to do with sobriety then, and nothing to do with sobriety now (3 years later).
Get names, numbers, and SSN's.
Post 'em when you're back. Maybe it'll shame them into actually doing what they're paid to do: help drunks get and stay sober.

Posted by: Anonymous Old Goat on November 20, 2005 09:59 PM

I hate perky people. I just want to slap 'em silly.

Posted by: Maeve on November 20, 2005 11:44 PM

Am I the only one that sees rob as that indian fellow in "One flew over th cuckoo's nest'?

Posted by: Yogimus on November 21, 2005 09:21 AM

Haha..I thought of "One Flew Over the Cukcoos Nest" as well.

Posted by: Mrite on November 21, 2005 07:15 PM
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