A friend and I were discussing New Year's resolutions when the conversation turned to a pledge his company used to impose on all employees who traveled on company business. Appropriately, it was called the "Traveler's Pledge". The long version went like this: I will not drink. ...but if I drink, I will not get drunk. ...but if I get drunk, I will not stagger. ...but if I stagger, I will not fall down. ...but if I fall down..... I.