Crack Addiction Bitter Friday Giftures

As this stupid pandemic slowly dies like my dreams of making the NBA, I think it is time to start examining some of the really harmful side effects. Yeah, there is the debilitating lonliness (that I will never have) and the depression thing, and the publicaphobia thing that some people have as well. But for me, the most damaging side effect of this pandemic is my current crack addiction.

Before we get into that non-sensationalized, non-provocative statement, let’s take it all the way back to my junior year of high school. We might have to look at some history books to verify this, because this era is what we call the “Pre-internet” days, which millennials, Gen Z and the new Alpha babies can’t comprehend. Since I didn’t have anything other than TV and the outdoors to distract me from learning and being productive, I decided to do sports. Since I was a bulky 160, I knew I was destined to be a football player. But those dreams died quickly because my mom didn’t like violence (apparently she didn’t see how much we beat up my little brother).

So I ended up in basketball, because I was 1 or 2 inches taller than average, and it was slightly less violent (at least that is what I told my mom). Unfortunately, being coordinated was also pretty necessary, so that put a serious dent in my NBA dreams.

One of the requirements of playing sports was that you had to get a physical. You know, everyone’s favorite “turn to the side and cough” activity. So while I was distracted with turning and coughing, the doctor performed the rest of the routine and he discovered that I had this condition called scoliosis. He said I would live, but it could come back and harm me someday. If you don’t know what scoliosis is, it is the sideways curvature of the spine. That means it isn’t straight. You’re welcome for describing the difference.

Snap back to the present day in which I complain daily about all my different ailments. Bad shoulder, bad knees, bad neck and other things that I blame on my stellar basketball skills. Most people would blame it on my much more regular couch sitting habit, but what do they know? Are they amateur doctors like me?

My biggest pain in the neck is actually the pain in my back. So recently, I haven’t been dreaming about going on a cruise or visiting Europe, but something even more exotic. I want to visit a chiropractor. My dream is coming closer to reality, but while I wait, I happened upon a group on Snapchat of all places that features videos of people getting their back cracked.

Thus began my instant crack addiction.

There is nothing like seeing chiropractors cracking other people’s back. From the satisfyingly loud cracks to the surprised, elated, euphoric or horrified looks on the faces of people that get their backs cracked, I can’t think about anything else now. Some people flock to the comedy, or the memes, or the makeup tutorials on social media. Not me. I need my back cracks. It’s starting to effect my work, and my home life. I constantly try to make my neck or my knuckles crack, but the itch that can’t be scratched is my back crack addiction.

Now my fear is that if I ever get my back cracked, I won’t be able to stop and I will be homeless in the streets looking for just one more fix.

It’s almost as addicting as Bitter Friday Giftures are for other people. Speaking of which…

Some go to Tik Tok dreaming of…

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…dancing like this.

Others wish to make touchdowns…

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…and celebrate like this.

Still others…

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…have big skateboarding dreams.

Some people daydream…

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…about love…

Other just want…

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…a big family.

Others dream of…

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…white picket fences…

Or dream of…

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…super fancy cars.

Some dream of…

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…relaxing vacations.

Some dream of…

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…early retirement.

Some just dream of…

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…relaxing in a hottub.

Others dream about…

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…being in the Greek isles.

The only thing I dream about…

chiropractor GIF that sweet, sweet crack.

We all have dreams, but mine is much more important than any of yours. So feel free to donate to my crack addiction, using my real life Venmo @ben-gardner-18. Save a crack addict today.


Bitter Crack Addict Ben

13 thoughts on “Crack Addiction Bitter Friday Giftures

  1. I understand the crack addiction. I was in an accident last year and had a few stints at the chiro. and those neck and back cracks sure did help me – the element of surprise wasn’t always pleasant though, the results, yeah!


  2. Ack! The idea of someone purposely cracking something in my back is a no. I fear it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. I’m also a big fan of not being addicted to anything, but who am I kidding? Like everyone else, I compulsively check my phone. 😵‍💫🥴


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