My husband and I were sitting at a table at my 20th anniversary secondary school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink, as he sat alone at a nearby table.
My husband asked: "Do you know him?"
"Yes," I sighed. "He's my old boyfriend.
I understand he started drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since."
"My God!" says my husband.
"Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"