You Might Be An Addict….

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So way back before level 34 hit I had this idea for a post about being addicted to Tapped Out.  It all started on Tapped-Out.co.uk when one of my friends posted, “You know you’re addicted when you wake up in the middle of the night to go to bathroom and grab your phone because you’re thinking: ‘Well I’m up now so I might as well collect rents and grab tickets while I’m up.'” I thought it was so funny and so true and it got me thinking to what some other signs might be.  So I asked other members of Tapped-Out.co.uk to answer the question “you know you’re addicted to Tapped Out When…” Their answers, as I expected, cracked me up!  So similar to Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be A Redneck…” series I’ve come up with the “You Might Be An Addict…” series, with a little help from my fellow Addicts of course!  So with out further ado I present to you….You Might Be An Addict:

If you’re at Sprawl-Mart and you have to get out of an aisle and go sit on lawn furniture to collect rents and tickets before you can finish shopping….You Might Be An Addict  (Shelfcleaner)

If you refer to Wal-Mart as Sprawl-Mart….You Might Be An Addict (Shelfcleaner)

If you keep talking to your spouse about the game, knowing they don’t give a rats @$$….You Might Be An Addict (Shelfcleaner)

If you can play the game using only 1 hand, so you can multitask….You Might Be An Addict (Shelfcleaner)

If you refer to 7-11’s as Kwik-E-Marts….You Might Be An Addict (Laura Mac)

If you answer notifications in the middle of sleeping….You Might Be An Addict (Mags)

If you pull off the road in order to reset jobs…..You Might Be An Addict (Mags)

If you check for all new information (about TSTO) when you wake up….You Might Be An Addict (Mags)

If your fingers, hands, wrists & arms hurt from trying to design the perfect town….You Might Be An Addict (Mags)

If you join a social network and check regularly in the name of TSTO…..You Might Be An Addict (Mags)

If you spend more time with the Simpsons than your own family…..You Might Be An Addict (Bunnydud)

If you play TSTO in your sleep…..You Might Be An Addict (Bunnydud)

If you’re setting up your bbq and can only think “I really need more propane tanks for my 2D work.”…..You Might Be An Addict (Bunnydud)

If you giggle and snort at comments from your Tapped Out neighbors in a crowd of strangers….You Might Be An Addict (Bunnydud)

If you get so excited about winning $200,000 from Downs you shout really loud and scare the crap outta the stranger sitting by you on the train….You Might Be An Addict (Bunnydud)

If you start scheduling your real life daily tasks to coincide with the game tasks, so you can finish both at the same time….You Might Be An Addict (Bunnydud)

If you burn your dinner on a regular basis because you take your device to the kitchen…..You Might Be An Addict (Em)

If you spend 18+hrs a day on TSTO and TSTO sites….You Might Be An Addict (Em)

If you can answer obscure questions (about TSTO) without looking them up….You Might Be An Addict (Em)

If you keep a journal of your and your neighbors towns, and monitor the changes….You Might Be An Addict (Em)

If you automatically wake up five minutes before your tasks are complete….You Might Be An Addict (Barts Friend Laura)

If you set timers for when your tasks end and buildings are complete….You Might Be An Addict (Mikezilla)

If your 14 year old daughter stages an intervention….You Might Be An Addict (Wookiee)

If you’d rather play TSTO and go on your social site than hang out with people….You Might Be An Addict (Wookiee)

If the game stops being enough for you so you stage mini drama and mini games to increase your fix…You Might Be An Addict (Wookiee)

If you’re logged into Tapped-Out and offering advice/replying to comments (or liking photos) when you should be working….You Might Be An Addict (Cleckers)

And Finally…..

If you decide it’s  just not enough to play the game….so you decide to blog about it….You Might Be An Addict (Wookiee and all of the Addicts Writers)

How about you?  How might you be an Addict?

9 responses to “You Might Be An Addict….

  1. … when you’re at work and you pretend to be texting but secretly your’re playing tapped out because it’s less embarrassing if you get caught texting.

  2. When your 3 year old daughter sees The Simpsons on TV and calls the show Tapped Out.

    When you visit your son’s town multiple times a day to make sure he is keeping up with his character’s jobs/ buildings/etc.

    Whenever someone mentions donuts everyone in your family automatically assumes that they mean game donuts.

  3. You know you’re addicted when you’d rather collect rent on break than talk with your coworkers who are at your table.

  4. You know you’re addicted when you associate the real world decorations with your Springfield and not the other way around.

  5. When you give out 8 hour tasks to everyone just before going to bed and sign on first thing after you wake up to collect and start new tasks for all

  6. When you’ve read all the email for tsto posts and ignored all the others

  7. ….you’re going on a two week vacation and all you can think about is missing Halloween stuff.

  8. If when you tell your daughter that you planted corn, she just assumes that it was in your Springfield town and is surprised to find out it was in your real garden.

  9. Great addition to your site. Carries the name perfect. Cracks me up.

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