They text me from work, on the sly -- it's not the kind of gig where you can close an office door and make a few personal phone calls. On the one hand, it's nuts to try to address some of this via texting, on the other, they're reaching out -- and work with what you got, right?
Them: Hey. Day 5.
Me: Congrats! How r u doing?
Them: Terrible. Don't think I'm going to make it.
Me: !!! Drama txt or True txt?
Them: Don't know. Maybe True. Scared. Don't think I'm going to make it.
Me: Shut up.
Them: Big help.
Me: No. Really. Stop saying that u r just scaring yourself with a lie.
Me: U have been sober for 24 hours before, yes? Yesterday, in fact?
Me: So stop psyching yourself out. U can be sober for 24 hrs. Today half over. U only need to be sober for another 12. Easy.
Me: U know what I think u should do?
Them: DON'T say pray. If u say pray I will scream.
Me: If u scream they will catch u txting.
Me: Pray to take your mind off of scary "I can't do it" think. Got to think about something, right? Think prayer instead of scare.
Them: LOL that's good.
Me: Just came up with it right now. Just for u.
Me: Call me at lunch.
Me: Just take it 1 hour at a time.
Them: Ok. But u shut up now.
Me: Ok. Call at lunch.