Friday evening, I was waiting in my vehicle outside of the Perry County Public Library with my windows rolled down. My air conditioning isn’t functioning right now so I have to do that to keep from dying a swift death in the summer heat.
I had my phone out fiddling around with it while I was waiting and there was a constant flow of cars pulling in. I had never seen the library this busy. People kept pulling in and walking around and the parking lot was packed. Everyone had one thing in common: they had their phone out.
I was just about ready to finish up and head out when a group of three guys walked out the door with their phones and stopped by my car. One of them stopped by vehicle and leaned in to tell me, “Gotta catch em’ all!”
Why is it that everyone has to assume anyone with their phone out is playing Pokémon Go?
If this were a couple weeks ago no one would have thought anything of me being on my phone. Sure, I went by after work and dropped a lure at the Pokéstop so I could try to hit level 14 before I got home… But why does everyone have to assume?
Ha! I got ya. I’ve been playing the game since the day it came out and I have really enjoyed it. I dropped by the library after work the other day and played the game with about a dozen people, I was part of a group that took over the Dwarf gym and built it to what we thought was an unconquerable level the other night (only to be dethroned hours later) and it has inspired conversations with a few people that I would not have talked to otherwise.
The only thing I don’t like about the game is the comments on Facebook from people that feel like they have to take a shot at people that play the game. My favorites are the posts that say, “Hey go get a job – Pokemon is for kids” or some other unoriginal and mildly insulting comment. If people went after God or their career the way they go at groups of people they don’t understand on Facebook, we would all be in good shape.
So to all you haters out there, I have a job, family, a lot of responsibilities to my church AND I play Pokémon in my spare time. You’re just jealous my Jolteon is pushing 1000CP right now.