Published on November 3, 2005
I got off my shift yesterday with only one thing on my mind: playing some World of Warcraft.
It is my hobby. Some people may scoff at that, considering that I deal with computers and games every day of my life. If that is the case, how could I go home and sit in front of the computer and play for five or six hours? Easy. It is an addiction, pure and simple. I have logged in more hours than I care to count, fully enjoying the new patches and discovering the fun of playing different classes. Unfortunately, a few people think that it is unhealthy. 31 of them to be exact.
So, going into the door of my near empty apartment, I find a bunch of friends surrounding my computer. I was a little surprised, considering that I didn't realize that 31 people would come to my apartment uninvited. My boyfriend had let them in, and they were at my computer for one reason: a Intervention.
They all had the best of intentions, but there are a few things that you never do for me, even if it for my own good. One, first and formost, is password protect my computer.With the most earnest voice, it was explained that I could use the computer, but I had to ask. That leads me to the second thing, having to ask permission to use my own stuff.
I am sure my reaction is better left to the reader's imagination instead of trying to describe it.
So, 31 of my friends (apparently a bunch couldn't make it) were there to help me get over my World of Warcraft addiction. SOme of them had expressed fear, due to some of the incidents that have happened in Asia, and didn't want that to happen to me. Some expressed that they never saw me anymore. Some just thought I should do something better with my time.
To be honest, I am really tired of people telling me what is good and bad for me. My boyfriend smokes, which is worse, yet I don't tell him what is good for him. He is a adult and is capable of making his own decisions. I expect the same.
The conclusion to the story: I asked everyone to leave, cracked the password on the computer, and got 200 + HKs in Arathi Basin.