Me and the bottle have always been friends.
But me and George ain't ever been friends. So I wish George would stop. If you can't be a good bartender, you can't be a good friend. As the song says, "They'll say he (George) had a problem, dealing with his mind, he just couldn't seem to make it, serving customers on time."
So it is not so much that George stopped drinking today but it is more that I stopped drinking because George is working today.