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GalinaP
16-08-2012, 20:51
Ok, here goes, as promised.

One day, a few months ago, after some heavy drinking-detoxing-drinking etc., my drunk finally came up with a perfect solution which, to his mind, would help him quit drinking for good.

What do you think he decided he needed?

Inola
16-08-2012, 20:54
Switch to drinking urine and imagine it's his favorite brand of vodka or whatever he is on?

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 20:56
No, but I can imagine urine actually was what he had for brains at that moment, for he declared he needed a car. What make?

Leda
16-08-2012, 20:57
A kind he would have to spend all his time with - a Lada! No?

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 20:59
Heroin?

No, but the thought of amphetamines also crossed his mind once as a nice coping-with-hangover option.

Inola
16-08-2012, 21:00
No, but I can imagine urine actually was what he had for brains at that moment, for he declared he needed a car. What make?

Because he intended to be a responsible always sober driver?

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 21:03
Exactly, Inola, exactly. Drunks do tend to make the most responsible drivers, you know. And no, not Lada, nothing as fancy.

Just a brand new shiny Toyota Corolla. And guess who would have to buy it for him, him being too busy to work throughout the year.

My response to this humble request?

Inola
16-08-2012, 21:05
Exactly, Inola, exactly. Drunks do tend to make the most responsible drivers, you know. And no, not Lada, nothing as fancy.

Just a brand new shiny Toyota Corolla. And guess who would have to buy it for him, him being too busy to work throughout the year.

My response to this humble request?

"I'd rather buy you a Lamborghini"?

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 21:07
"I'd rather buy you a Lamborghini"?

Alas, to his greatest disappointment, it was, of course, 'NO WAY!!!!!'

His reaction to my denying him the request?

Inola
16-08-2012, 21:09
Go grab a beer* in disappointment?

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 21:11
Go grab a bear in disappointment?

Almost, but no cigar. It was grabbing vodka in disappointment, and asking me to leave as I'm not part of his 'team' anymore, whatever that means.
Nice, isn't it? Me-money, him-team mananaging.

My actions?

Inola
16-08-2012, 21:15
Buying that Lamborghini?

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 21:19
Buying that Lamborghini?

So we could live happily ever-after? No, asking my friend Olga to put me up for a couple of days in her spare flat in order to have some peace and quiet.

And what do you think the reason for my especially needing some peace and quiet at that moment could be?

Inola
16-08-2012, 21:23
So we could live happily ever-after? No, asking my friend Olga to put me up for a couple of days in her spare flat in order to have some peace and quiet.

And what do you think the reason for my especially needing some peace and quiet at that moment could be?

Because he started making pirouettes everywhere in the flat not leaving you any space?
Don't tell me he tried to take revenge by using your kid...

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 21:28
Because he started making pirouettes everywhere in the flat not leaving you any space?
Don't tell me he tried to take revenge by using your kid...

If he had touched my kid, he would have needed coroners, not a car or anything else.

I just had a scheduled surgery the following week, and needed to do some preparations and stuff. So there we went, all the way to my glorious home-town Klin, somewhere in the outskirts of Moscow Region, as you may know.

Oh, and by the way, why to Olga-the-friend's place, and not where I'm permanently registered? (Just to add an exotic touch to the story).

Inola
16-08-2012, 21:46
Oh, and by the way, why to Olga-the-friend's place, and not where I'm permanently registered? (Just to add an exotic touch to the story).

16th floor and lift out of service?

Lost in moscow
16-08-2012, 21:48
Because obviously he knows where your registered, but has no idea what friends you have or where they keep their spare apartments

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 21:55
16th floor and lift out of service?

Oh, I'm fit enough for this to be a problem, what's living with difficult people and all.

No, that's because my ex-husband lives there now, instead of his permanent registration place in Zelenograd. That much for life in Russia, Wonderland, isn't it?

Ok, back to the story. Having made it to Olga's place, I spent all Sunday sleeping it off (because the discussion on brand-new Toyota was quite lengthy and took 30-or-so hours, without any sleep breaks), and waking up only to answer his phone calls (every half an hour), in which I was verbally abused in very colourful language, threatened, the usual.

Next day, Monday, I went about finalising my hospital arrangement etc plus helping Olga solve her drinking son's problems, and that was when we happened to speak to some 'specialists' helping drunks get sober by 'intervening', or talking them into going to detox.

How many phone calls do you think I got from an apple of my eye on Monday?

Inola
16-08-2012, 21:59
None? (Hopefully..) He went off to get some sleep too?

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 21:59
Because obviously he knows where your registered, but has no idea what friends you have or where they keep their spare apartments

Excellent idea, may use it for future, thank you.

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 22:05
None? (Hopefully..) He went off to get some sleep too?

Right in the bull's eye! None, but not hopefully, rather to my bewilderment as this kind of silent treatment behaviour is not very typical of him.

Tuesday morning came, and still not a single phone call! My bewilderment deepened somewhat, and probably got me a bit more focused as I remembered that I owned his SIM-card and could easily trace his phone calls. If had been wise enough to get an on-line 'mobile private office', which of course I hadn't, feeble-minded.

So the only solution was to go to my office where I needed to teach that day anyway, use the office mobile to call him from a different number and see if he answeres it. Which he did or didn't?

Inola
16-08-2012, 22:15
He didn't, and you had to go back to Moscow to check if he's still alive?

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 22:20
He didn't, and you had to go back to Moscow to check if he's still alive?

Inola, you and I haven't been separated after birth by chance, have we? Only I phoned Olga-the-friend first, and, true to our women's nature, we used our vivid imagination to draw cold bodies and unpleasant smell in each other's heads and guess what kind of plan we worked out (all in-between my lessons and her book-keeping work)?

MickeyTong
16-08-2012, 22:25
Galina - in what ways do you benefit from this relationship? Or are you just his nurse-martyr?

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 22:28
Galina - in what ways do you benefit from this relationship? Or are you just his nurse-martyr?

The relationship is basically over, but of course you're right, hard not to see the obvious. I'm also a Russian, if it explains anything.

TolkoRaz
16-08-2012, 22:41
Inola, you and I haven't been separated after birth by chance, have we? Only I phoned Olga-the-friend first, and, true to our women's nature, we used our vivid imagination to draw cold bodies and unpleasant smell in each other's heads and guess what kind of plan we worked out (all in-between my lessons and her book-keeping work)?

You really love this guy? :eek:

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 22:44
You really love this guy? :eek:

He was just really good at hiding his true colours.

yakspeare
16-08-2012, 22:55
My housekeeper is married and I have heard her sad tale. Up to 2 years ago she had a great marriage. They has a house together and were building a new one. Her husband worked hard, often in Siberia, and they have two great kids. Then for no reason she can think of, he started drinking. Now he is a complete drunk, hasn't worked for a year and she has 3 jobs. She wants a divorce but with the new house unfinished, she can't right now. He is now regularly in hospital with bad heart and liver, all from drinking. he won't stop. She still looks after him. He has tried to get the youngest son, still in school, to work so they can have money. A tragic situation. She is heartbroken because she has been married for almost 20 years to a man she loved who suddenly changed. And she still can't leave. It's a mess.

TolkoRaz
16-08-2012, 23:02
He was just really good at hiding his true colours.

Oh Dear, I am sorry for you both - its tragic when a lengthy relationship breaks-up!

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 23:03
My housekeeper is married and I have heard her sad tale. Up to 2 years ago she had a great marriage. They has a house together and were building a new one. Her husband worked hard, often in Siberia, and they have two great kids. Then for no reason she can think of, he started drinking. Now he is a complete drunk, hasn't worked for a year and she has 3 jobs. She wants a divorce but with the new house unfinished, she can't right now. He is now regularly in hospital with bad heart and liver, all from drinking. he won't stop. She still looks after him. He has tried to get the youngest son, still in school, to work so they can have money. A tragic situation. She is heartbroken because she has been married for almost 20 years to a man she loved who suddenly changed. And she still can't leave. It's a mess.

It is, isn't it? Poor woman, I understand it's her children who are the bright side in her life.

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 23:05
Oh Dear, I am sorry for you both - its tragic when a lengthy relationship breaks-up!

I wouldn't call a two-year relationship lengthy, well, just a prolonged life lesson. But I have something to boast too - look at my ex, brought him up nice and proper!

TolkoRaz
16-08-2012, 23:14
Oh! I misunderstood - I thought this guy was your husband of many years!

Sorry, I must pay more attention next time! ;)

GalinaP
16-08-2012, 23:18
Oh! I misunderstood - I thought this guy was your husband of many years!

Sorry, I must pay more attention next time! ;)

My mum, sadly, had this kind of husband all her life, funny how round and round we go, stepping on the same rakes. If I could ever learn from somebody else's mistakes, not my own.