I'll never be a cucumber again!

By Antique-Dave Latest Reply 2009-04-06 13:50:06 -0500
Started 2009-04-04 10:34:16 -0500

Finally figured out what has been nagging me in the back of my mind.

I spent most of my career working in the addictions field. Early on I met this old AA guy who used the following anaolgy when explaining alcoholism to people that were having trouble wrapping their head around the concept and it revolved around cucumbers.

He would say you can take a cucumber and pickle it, you can take the pickle out of the juice and dry it out BUT no matter what you do it'll never be a cucumber again, its been changed forever.

Thats whats been eating at me.

9 replies

Sarguillo 2009-04-06 13:50:06 -0500 Report

True, but you can now do a few things to that pickle, like dice it, slice it, grind it, eat it, play with it, use it as a football. It might not be a cucumber anymore but it still has merit.
By the way, I do like the way that was put by your old AA friend.

lipsie 2009-04-05 09:33:33 -0500 Report

I have NO idea what I want to say but I have the overwhelming feeling to write now, lol. You …um yeah that… Love yas Sheila

rbergman 2009-04-05 07:45:31 -0500 Report

Interesting analogy…no wonder I have the hiccups all the time I've been pickled for over 7yrs by diabetes! LOL


Judimar 2009-04-04 13:19:25 -0500 Report

Hey Dave,

I can understand that feeling and why it's been bothering you, but any and everything we encounter in life changes us forever. Sometimes it's for the good other times it is for the bad. It is up to us what we do with these changes.