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A collection of some of the witty, wise, and wacky things heard in meetings.

If you’re coasting, you’re probably going downhill.


My God box is becoming so full, pretty soon it will be a God crate.


My sponsor had me doing so much service, that for me, the a,b,c in How it Works stood for ashtrays, brooms and chairs.


 I was asked under oath if a half empty bottle was mine. I replied, “If it were mine, it would be empty”. 


I was so mad at the meeting that I filled the sink and washed the ashtrays first, then washed the coffee cups.


I grew up in a small, rural town where very little was expected of us—and I delivered.I could have used a sponsor in kindergarten.

  What have you heard in a meeting? Send in your favorite quotes and we might use them in next month’s newsletter (they will be published anonymously). Send to newsletter@eastbayaa.org

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