Let's cut to the chase. That famous Bar Car on the Metro-North commuter train from Connecticut to Grand Central could be shut down, forever. In fact, it already has been eliminated on the commuter line to Long Island and Westchester. All in the name of cost-efficiency, reports Josh Duboff in NEW YORK Magazine.
That is lousy news for drunk lawyers who live in Connecticut and have to get to Manhattan to work. The Bar Car has been the centerpiece of speaker tales at Connecticut Alcoholic Anonymous meetings. The greatest number of those sagas are probably recounted at AA meetings in Greenwich, Connecticut. In my novel THE FAT GUY FROM GREENWICH, those AA meetings are depicted as great networking opportunities. Unfortunately, they are not fully utilized because not enough drunks sober up to make and leverage contacts. Incidentally, COSMO has rated AA meetings in upscale communities like Greenwich as a fine place to find a wealthy husband. One doesn't have to be a drunk to go hunting there.