I thought this could be a thread where we share AA survival tips. Please contribute as you think of them. I'll start:
1) Offer to read whenever possible. Every meeting begins with the reading of laminated cards, the longest of which is usually "How it Works." Some members read more quickly than others. If you are the one reading, you control how fast the shit gets read. Pausing for commas and periods is totally optional. Indeed, I can read "How it Works" and "The Promises" as one long run-on sentence. This tip is esspecially useful at Big Book meetings where everyone takes a turn reading. Feel free to read more than one paragraph before passing.