Posted by: Blue
Three nights ago, we took a drunk out of a bar. She had lost her whole welfare cheque on the VLT's and was asking other patrons for change.
On the way to her house, we asked her how much she had lost.
"I'm on all week on evenings and next week I'm on nights. I don't want to see you in any of the bars. Your kids deserve better."
She broke down crying. "Everything I do is for my kids."
I looked at her in the rear-view mirror. She looked back at me then looked away. She knew I didn't believe that. Neither did she.