Don’t Judge Me!

from Google

I walked around my house judging them. All of them. I laughed. Oh, how I laughed at my whole family. As the news stories of people filled my newsfeed on social media, then made national news, local news, and even showed up on my favorite show @midnight, I mocked them all…those silly Pokemon Go players.

And then it happened. Everything fell into place for me to succumb to its sickening grasp! I came home from work with a migraine. My immunity against the pull of the game lowered. Then, the power went out, leaving us with no air conditioning in the middle of a heat wave…but lots of data on our phones left to burn and plenty of gas in my car and its glorious A/C! (Turns out, it doesn’t use as much data as I thought - the game...not the A/C)

It wasn’t long before the curiosity set in. What were my children playing? What battle at the park? What the heck is a Charmander? Maybe I’ll just download it and take a quick peek. Two and a half hours later an alert came over my phone that the power had been restored at my house, but I quickly dismissed it. I was too close to getting to level five. No way we were leaving the gym now. Not when I could join Team Valor! Not when I could be just like everyone else I had been judging the last few weeks.

This damn game.

Hey, did I mention I’ve been playing for less than a week and I’m almost a level eight? No, I’m not enjoying it at all. Not one bit.

This damn game.

Are you playing?

TEAM VALOR FOR LIFE (or until I'm bored of the game)
(from Google)