Friday, July 08, 2005

A Stiff Upper Lip?

Organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous provide valuable support to people addicted to alcohol and other drugs respectively, but I was not, until the other day, aware of the existence of Viagraholics Anonymous.

"I'm John, and I'm a viagraholic." just doesn't sound right, and telling people you're a member of Viagraholics Anonymous carries a significant risk of sniggering. AA provides participants with a buddy that you can phone up who will try to persuade you not to take a drink. The equivalent situation with VA conjours up all sorts of bizarre thoughts. Would your VA buddy rush to your house, and throw a bucket of cold water over you and your bemused partner?