Hi. My name is Jo and I am a Candy Crush addict. It’s been 156days since I last played.
I was in deep. I can remember.. That feel of power when I leveled up, the disappointment when I didn’t, and the way I pumped my fist in the air when I finally got through a really tough level. My BFF Ronnie got me hooked on the stuff… one day an innocent “please just play one time so I can pass to the next level” was all it took. I guess I was vulnerable in my need to be liked, my curiosity as to what had captured this intelligent man so much and it had the word “Candy” in it…. CANDY! Before I knew it.. I was playing daily… I never went to sleep without those little pieces of candy dancing in my head. I had it bad.. The Candy Crush Fever.
One morning… I woke early for work.. It was 4am. I’d been struggling to level up. So I… (please don’t judge) … purchased “extras” to make it through my level. I know… I KNOW! When I saw the charge on my I Tunes bill… That was MY rock bottom. I’m too frugal for this addiction.
I don’t judge you for continuing yours though… I just worry. I see you on FB…begging for lives… your little cartoon notifications on your FB status of how you leveled up. I know all too well the side effects… Your husband saying,” Tell me you are not playing that game” and your kids hungry but you “let me finish this game first” . Your fingers tingling from constant candy play. Trying to figure out if it is strategy or just dumb luck to the whole thing.
Now.. With all my extra time, I’m a more productive member of society. No longer playing reindeer games while waiting on my food at a restaruant, watching the 10 o’clock news or using the restroom (Oh.. Don’t even pretend to judge.. You know you do that!) NOW… I browse Reddit, People of Wal-mart, and stalk you (and your friends) on FaceBook. No more do I think of the lil crush of hard candy or soft dissipation of jellies, the satisfaction of unlocking a sweet treat…. and oh.. The crumble of chocolate blocks. *sigh*
I do wonder though… how many levels ARE there in Candy Crush.. And are the makers struggling to keep up with the addicts leveling up?