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I'm just irritated that such a young man is wasting his life an potential and doesn't even care (he could have killed someone!). I'm furious that he thought he had to right to assault me.
Just be thankful this guy isn't a part of your family, or somebody you care about. Just about the hardest thing I've ever had to do was babysit a friend of mine who couldn't handle his booze. It's still amazing to me how the nicest person in the world can turn into the biggest A**HOLE when they've had too much to drink. I eventually had to join a support group that taught me you can only do what you can do, then you have to leave the rest to God. You just have to. Easier said than done, but you've gotta stop thinking about this guy, because the truth is, he probably doesn't even remember
you. When this same friend of mine got his 3rd DUI last summer, all he remembers is being at the bar, then waking up handcuffed to a hospital bed. Police said he was a complete jerk the entire time. Friends of ours said he was even yelling at them
when the police turned him over to them b/c they couldn't handle him anymore. Doesn't remember any of it. You never hear a drunk say, "Yeah, the cop/nurse/doctor was being a jerk! So I refused to sit still for the CT, then I hit one of them!" What you usually hear is, "Yeah, I don't know what happened...I guess I refused to sit still & even punched somebody!" Reminds me of this episode of Scrubs
where 1 Dr is getting frustrated b/c this young guy, a smoker, was admitted for pneumo & the Dr. unsuccessfully tried to get him to quit smoking. Another Dr. finally said, "So, we'll treat this guy's pneumonia today & when he comes back with lung cancer, we'll treat that, too." You can only do what you can do. You can't live people's lives for them, unfortunately.