Quote for the day -- the plague
At the Church of Good Shepherd across Main Street a daily meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous had ended and several people stood on the sidewalk talking and smoking cigarettes, some looking as if their immediate future was simply the long day ahead, an agonizing wait before the next meeting when they would again fight temptation together. One of them, Eddie, a 26-year old-unemployed machinist, walked across Main Street to Joanne’s Kitchen & Coffee Shop, where he sat, sipping his coffee, reading the sports page.
"Heroin," Eddie said. "That’s one of the biggest problems here. It’s all over the place and it’s cheap too. I used to do it but not anymore."
I'm willing to bet that the irony sailed right over the heads of 99% of the people who read this -- and over the head of the author, too.