It’s been a while since I’ve contributed here, but I have a great traumafession to share.
When I was in junior high school, HBO frequently aired their “Video Jukebox” program. One of the videos they would sometimes show was “Demon Alcohol” by The Kinks.
That video scared me! I had never yet at that point tried alcohol, and I was afraid to, thanks to all of the after school specials and educational propaganda they fed us during our health class. Yet watching this video, with Demon Alcohol’s sinister laughter scared me that I would somehow become an alcoholic.
The video scared me of what might become of me if I ever dared to drink. On an ironic note, the health teacher I had with the anti-alcohol scare tactics later worked in a liquor store after retiring from teaching. Also ironically, I might have to watch this video sometime while enjoying a Guinness (in moderation, of course)!
Cheers (and fears),
Dustin in Minnesota