I have successfully avoided having any video games .on my phone for several years.
But then a couple of days ago, in a moment of weakness, and for no justifiable reason, I decided to download a Solitaire app.
And it didn’t take long before I became addicted.
I would tell myself, “just one more game”, or “I’ll keep playing until I win, and then I’ll stop.” Well as you might have guessed, I didn’t listen to myself.
I would win, and instead of calling it quits, I would then see if I could win two in a row. And of course, since that rarely happened, I would then jut keep playing until I finally won again.
And perhaps the worse part of this is that since I am using the free, ad-supported version of the game, I am stuck watching an ad every time I want to play a new game. And one of the ads is almost two minutes long. It’s painful, and you think that would be enough to make me just quit right there and do something productive.
But it isn’t.
So hopefully by putting all of this down in writing, I will realize how foolish I am being, and I will just stop cold turkey.
Quick follow-up – the post seemed to do the trick. After I went back to edit this before hitting publish, I deleted the game off my phone…