Jesus, Bob, you never told us anything about not mentioning dogs.
The reason nobody mentioned dogs, Rick, is that to mention the dog would have been a hex in itself.
All right, well, now we are on the subject, are there an other stupid things we aren't supposed to mention that will affect our future?
Well, to begin with, nobody, and I mean nobody, can talk a junkie out of using. You can talk to 'em for years but sooner or later they're gonna get ahold of something. Maybe it's not dope. Maybe it's booze, maybe it's glue, maybe it's gasoline. Maybe it's a gunshot to the head. But something. Something to relieve the pressures of their everyday life, like having to tie their shoes.