Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Others Like Me

I have only known you for a couple of years but in that time I have grown to enjoy your company, appreciate your sense of humour, your beery palate and I'm not the only one. Others like me feel the same.
So it gives me no pleasure whatsoever to take you to one side and talk to you, it's not a conversation I ever want to have again either but others like me feel the same.
I love that you love craft beers and craft beer bars, I like the fact that you always have nice things to say about the staff and that you have a passion for craft beers, the same as I have. Others like me feel the same.
I want you to look in the mirror, I want you to like what you see, we do, you see others like me feel the same.
I want you to take a week off the booze, I want you to get your head straight. Others like me feel the same.
I know you have a lot to give, I know you don't feel it right now, I want that second statement to change. Others like me feel the same.
I want you to get a job you like, I want you to enjoy your life, I want you to wake up in the morning and not have to apologise to everyone you might have seen the previous evening. Others like me feel the same.
Like I said, it's a conversation I never want to have again but if you need to talk then I'm here for you, as are the others like me who feel the same.

13 comments:

Baron Orm said...

I'm confused - is this something that you've had to say recently or something that was said to you recently?

Anonymous said...

Well, I can guess who this is directed to. Best wishes to him but he needs to start taking care of himself. And consider the others around him. I've known from personal experience with a friend that behaved in exactly the same way that they can lose all their friends from this behaviour.

Rabidbarfly said...

Baron - It really doesn't matter, it has to be said.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully I'm digging myself out of the hole I fell into for a while. Things are on the horizon. I was in a job I hated and was using booze to be able to keep soldiering on. There is light at the end of the tunnel and for once it's not an approaching train.

Rabidbarfly said...

Anon - Good luck with that, whoever you are and whatever you do. People shouldn't drink great beer to forget the crap in their lives, they should drink great beer to enhance the great stuff in their lives.

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Cooking Lager said...

Pot, kettle, black?

Ghost Drinker said...

Brilliant piece of writing. All that need be said.

Mark said...

Nice words.

Anonymous said...

Really nice sentiments. There's a lot of love out there.

Professor Pie-Tin said...

I have decided to take you up on your advice " I want you to take a week of the booze. "

In fact it's advice I have been following religiously for at least three decades.

Thanks old cock !

Rabidbarfly said...

Cookie - I would like to think that someone would tell me.

Rabidbarfly said...

PPT - Thanks buddy. Not today though, it's my birthday.