A ship is marooned on an island in the Pacific.
One man finds himself alone to fend for himself.
He's a recovering alcoholic so he decides to set up an AA meeting.
Every evening at sundown, he makes a fire and hangs handmade scrolls of steps and traditions from branches on a nearby tree. He repeats How It Works from memory and then he does his chair. After, he shares back with himself about how much he enjoyed listening to the chair and thanks the secretary for taking the meeting.
Twenty years go by and every day this man stays sober with this same ritual.
Then one day, the island gets put on the path of a cruise ship. The cruise ship arrives at the island and people get off. The captain of the ship looks down the beach and sees the man and his scrolls so he walks over.
"What are you doing?" the Captain asks.
The old man says, "I'm an alcoholic and every day for the last twenty years, I've held a meeting here. I share my experience, strength and hope, that I may stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety."
The captain looks at him aghast! "D'you realise there's a man a the other end of the beach doing exactly the same thing, every day for the past 20 years?!"
The old man looks down the beach and then up at the captain...
"That's the friday meeting. You don't wanna go there."