Coming early, making coffee, cleaning up and staying late were crucial to me early on as I was trying to learn the sobriety lifestyle and meet the local AA members.
I also went out for a lot of after-meeting desserts early on.
One of the reasons I don't hang around out front after meetings these days is the preponderance of smokers.
I don't care to hold my breath just to talk to someone.
I also don't stand around afterward if it's cold outside.
I'm good to grab a bite of food afterward in a smoke-free restaurant and continue the meeting there.
“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” - Ernest Hemingway, Green Hills of Africa