I am officially addicted to Angry Birds, or as I now like to call it “the great time suck.”
If you aren’t familiar with Angry Birds it’s a silly little game on the iPad and iPhone that is as addictive as it is dumb. Literally you sling birds out of a slingshot into different scenes and try to propel them or other props to kill snorting green pigs. (I told you it was dumb! But if you want to go download it, click here.)
IT IS NOT that I have a problem with playing all time. I still somehow manage to get up in the morning, go to work, and enjoy time with friends and family without even giving a second thought to killing those snarky little pigs.
IT IS that when I start playing I have a very difficult time quitting. I gently coax myself, “just one more level.” Then luck strikes (and it is all luck), I annihilate the green guys, pass the level, and have this overwhelming need to see if the next one is also attainable. You see how this can be a problem?
And my new “addiction” has me scratching my head. Why do I have such a hard time stopping? Who is the tempting little voice that lures me in every time? And what is up with this gaping hole in my self-discipline?
What do you have a hard time quitting?