While sitting here reading today’s post the local City Wide Disaster Warning System test are being conducted. The sirens blare and the announcement is made to all in the community over loudspeakers. This time it is only the monthly test but it gets the attention of most who hear it.
In addition to these public service warnings for disasters, we in the States are bombarded with warnings on cigarette packaging and ads, warning on alcohol, warnings on wearing seat belts and helmets, even warnings and notices to "Save the Planet"; but the only warnings we have that vaguely advise us of the perils of gambling, are subtle announcements and notations from the gambling establishment themselves — no clear warnings of the Clear and Present Dangers of Gambling.
I may or may not have heeded any more stimulating warnings, if they existed, before I was trapped; but I do now listen to and follow the prominent warnings that we who have fell into that trap receive from those who try to help us recover after the fact.
Thanks to these Fellow Gamblers and organizations, I am doing OK, nearing my three month milestone, and enjoying a better life; so thanks to all of you for your warnings and help.
"Day Two Is Another Day Away" – With the help of a Higher Power, My 3G’s – God, GA, and GT, I will not have to relive a Day 2.
— 11/2/2009 10:17:39 PM: post edited by paul315.