I volunteered last evening for a group called Happy Hour Heroes (that provides sobriety support to concert and festival goers, mainly events associated with the band moe.[or as blackstone
calls it, helping the hippies stay sober]). The woman who volunteered with me was obviously not comfortable. It was her first time volunteering at such a thing, and she didn't like the lack of anonymity; she was constantly worried that some acquaintance was going to see her behind a table announcing that she is clean and sober. I'm wondering how the hell she expected to volunteer in a place with over a thousand people and remain anonymous. She was also one of those 12 steppers who openly disapproved that I didn't work the program exactly like the traditional way in which she did. She also, despite being hung up on anonynimity, gave up part of mine.
Halfway through the first set, she asks if I can give her a ride home; it wasnt as if a ride called and cancelled, she previously told me her cell phone battery died. Being a gentleman, I could not say no. So at 1:30AM, I tacked another 30 minutes to my ride home.
Among the things we do is have bumper stickers with sobriety slogans for people to take, with a suggested donation of $1 per sticker. This young couple wanted to donate $2 for 2 stickers. The guy only had a 20 and asked If I had change, there was only $12 dollars in the collection, but she really wanted the stickers so I threw in 5 of my own money (got 3 of it back from subsequent donations) and he was fine with getting 17 back.
The table also has a bowl of candy for anyone to munch upon. On the way home I stopped in the 24 hour Wal-mart to replenish the candy supply. I went to pay with the 20, and found hout it was counterfit; a good one, but obviously fake when not in the dim light of a club. Who the fuck rips off a donation jar?
A block from home (really one block), blue and red lights. The officer ran the tags on my new truck, and they came back as belonging to my old truck. Everything checked out, and I was in bed 10 minutes later.edited for grammar error.