Jim, 10 years sober, travels back home to attend his old drinking buddy Steve's funeral.
Jim to Steve's mother: I was very sad to hear about Steve, he was so young
mother: yes, well you know Stevey loved a drink. His doctor warned him from a few years ago that he should cut down, but you know, Stevey loved his drink, and then his liver started playing up and he had to go to hospital a few times, and they warned him then too, but you know Stevey loved his drink, and then eventually his liver packed it in (sobs)
Jim: Did he ever try AA?
Mother: Oh he wasn't THAT bad!
Forwarded by Brad S.