Glad to have reached the 10 week mark, I attended my drop-in smoking cessation group which forms every Friday morning for an hour or so. Two local health workers presided and it all got off to a good start where people were offloading, discussing fears, concerns, relapses etc. However, there is one bloke who has been stopped for over a year now and was still drunk from last night and had a hair of the dog this morning. Every time someone started to share with the group, this guy persisted in interrupting, believing himself to be the best comedian on the planet and both health sector employees tolerated this throughout. I looked around and saw some folk were struggling with all this and left the group prematurely before my vocal opinions got the better of me. This is a group I have attended for a couple of months now and I always had reservations about this character which were reinforced today on a grand scale. I am seriously considering avoiding this group in future because of one disruptive influence. I am normally a strong character who puts people like this firmly in their place but even officialdom seem to be tip-toeing around him and I get the feeling I would be the bad guy if I did. I welcome all your opinions on this because this is the most uptight I've felt in 10 weeks............Phew!!! End of rant.