Those of you who haven't delved this deeply into your addiction may scoff at this. "Nobody really does this," you say, "at least not on a regular basis. I might have taken a book or article of mine into the bathroom once, accidentally, but I would never do it intentionally, and would certainly never leave it there for my next visit."
Remember that, whenever an addict says "never," that is the next thing s/he will do. Anything that you claim you don't do--especially when not doing that thing is construed as evidence that you aren't an addict--should have an unspoken "yet" added to the end of it. Addiction is a progressive and fatal condition, and if you continue upon your current path, you will discover just to what depths the academic addict can sink. The testimony of thousands in our fellowship is painfully clear.
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Copyright 1993 Doug Robinson and Bill Kaul