NO, I’ve never done crack but from what I understand, it’s addictive and once you start you can’t stop. For months my Facebook friends crowded my newsfeed with Candy Crush updates that were completely foreign to me: Julie shared a life, Shelly completed a level…. and I thought, “Jesus, don’t these people have better things to do? What a bunch of losers.”
Now I’m a loser. I started playing two months ago… and I can’t stop. You know you have a problem when the best part of your day is waking up with FIVE new lives. Before I get out of bed, I
waste spend 30 minutes playing this absurd game. There have been days I’ve set my alarm to go running only to end up crushing candy instead. I’m thankful some games go fast because of bombs and/or time AND they limit me to five lives — otherwise… I’m not sure I’d ever stop. I mean, even a crack junkie needs a break, right?
But I digress because we all know ways around those five lives. You might be an ass-clown and sit around with your boyfriend and continuously giving / getting life. OR you can switch devices because your iPhone lives are separate from your iPad lives. Then there’s connecting through Facebook and asking “friends” for help. Now… do I feel like a jackass asking the kid who sat across from me in homeroom 20 years ago (and I’ve never seen since) for Candy Crush lives? You bet. Do I still do it? Absolutely.
It’s bad enough I’ve sunk this low, but like a true junkie, I dragged others down with me. I even taught my mom how to play! What kind of daughter gets her mother hooked on this junk? It’s like drinking…. nobody wants to drink alone, I prefer crushing candy with friends.
It took a full week to pass level 125, now I’m waiting
patiently for two more friends to give me train tickets to advance to level 126. On extra difficult boards – I google clues. It’s sad that I can type “Tips….” and TIPS FOR CANDY CRUSH is the #4 search… I guess I should feel better knowing there are other Candy Crush addicts out there… but I don’t.
Ok, gotta run, maybe someone responded to my request and I can finally move to the next level. If you have any Candy Crush tips, I’m listening…..