A guy recently asked me if he could have a free taxi ride.
How did this conversation come about?
I was talking to him about AA and his recovery.
“How did you get to six months? I asked.
“Belief in God,” he said.
“What was your religion growing up?
“Penecostal,” he said.
“Oh I grew up Methodist, I said.
“Yeah faith can really help you can get you through anything,” he said. “Hey, do you think I can get a free ride sometime?”
I hesitated for a second, before I said “Where would you go? Let me guess your girlfriend’s house.
“How did you know that?” he said.
“Yes, we’re actually heading there right now, he said. “Although I don’t know what our status is. I’m going over there to discuss that with her right now.”
“Relationships take a lot of work,” I said. “A lot of compromise and boundaries. It’s good to have our boundaries and know what we want,” I said
“So, are you serious about the free ride?”
Sure, I said.
And then I gave him a guy friend’s number to call.