Remember the other day when we all stopped into the pub for a beer, and you guys all proceeded to tear up our friend who slipped into the VLT room? "He has a problem" you all agreed. "I would never be owned like that" you all said. Is that right? Well, I know for a fact that the only reason that we all went into the pub in the first place was because one of you had to have a drink as soon as work was over. And, another one of you made us stop at Tim's to grab you a coffee, because we can never pass a Tim's without doing so. Oh yeah, and remember two of you popped into the store to get your lotto tickets for that night's draw (you both have been playing the same numbers every week for how many years?). One of you is a compulsive shopper, one of you is a compulsive cheap ass, three of us smoke and one of you cannot eat ice cream without virtually finishing off the whole bucket.
You may not be ruining your family, screwing your credit or losing your job over your compulsions, but don't act all virtuous and holier than thou because he (like you) gave into his compulsion that night. When you all can say no to alcohol, gambling, unnecessary shopping, free rides, nicotine and sugar, than you can point a finger at him.
Although, if you were truly good friends, you would try to be a little more understanding that your good friend (for good reason) is in trouble. At the very least, I think that we could use a VLT free pub next time.
---Action not Reaction