By dypshyyt - United States
Today, I went to my weekly AA meeting. It was a huge crowd and I was the guest speaker. Not 5 minutes into my speech, I was booed off stage and banned from further attendance because I accidentally wore a Jack Daniel's shirt. FML
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  chinaski7628  |  32

To be fair, OP may not be an alcoholic. I've spoken at my dad's AA meetings and I'm not an in AA. It's still a terrible, and completely disrespectful, shirt choice, though.

  BobbieH  |  19

This OP's weekly meeting and they were the speaker for that week. OP is in recovery and is an alcoholic. If they were attending in support of someone they would be there to speak for that weeks meeting and they wouldn't say "my weekly AA meeting". Also you shouldn't be going to AA. Unless you're there for help and support in recovery. Only on the occasion that the alcoholic is celebrating a milestone should anyone come as support for the alcoholic. There are other groups for the family to attend.

  interesting33  |  36

There is also al-anon groups for families :) i don't know what country you live in but in the UK there is the National Association for the Children of Alcoholics, Alateen and Children of Addicted Parents and People

  christian1509  |  21

But seriously it's a freaking Jack Daniels shirt. How do you let it slip from your mind that it would be an inappropriate wardrobe choice when going to speak at an AA meeting.

  LalaDee561  |  8

Maybe he was in a rush and put on the first shirt that didn't look dirty or wrinkly, without actually paying attention to what was on it. I understand how he could do it but he still deserves this. If you're going to be hosting a meeting you should at least take 5 seconds to look in the mirror and make sure that what you're wearing is really ok.

  amisenho  |  11

I had something similar happen when I went to a ball game. I was wearing my college hoodie at a competing college's home game, and I was glared at the entire time. They weren't even playing my college that night, and I still got the stink eye! It was the only long-sleeved top I had at the time; give me a break!

But there's no excuse for wearing an alcohol-related shirt to an AA meeting here.