Humor for Writers – The Drunken Writer
After promising to register for rehab, an alcoholic writer was given a last chance by his publisher. The deal with his publisher is finalized with a lawyer: the writer gets a nice advance for a novel but has to pay it all back if he drink a single sip of alcohol before handing over his completed manuscript. As soon as he’s out of rehab, the writer goes back home and writes beautifully, never even thinking about having a drink.
Four months later, he’s almost finished the first draft of the promised novel and is sitting in his kitchen preparing a roast beef sandwich when the phone rings. His four years old daughter answers the phone just as he begins trying to put ketchup on his sandwich. “It’s the publisher, Dad,” the child said to her father. Then she adds, “Daddy can’t come to the phone right now. He’s hitting the bottle.”