As startling as this may sound to some members, AA has no first-, second- or third-class memberships. A sober member is in good standing if he has been dry for twenty-four hours or twenty-four months.
Of course, no one means to discriminate, but some of us just naturally gravitate to a certain person or group of persons within the group. The “low-bottoms” are just as guilty as the “high-bottoms” in this respect. After all, we were all drunks and all of us smelled the same when we came in.