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Candy Crush Fever

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Anyone who has an electronic device that is two years old or less has either heard of Candy Crush or is addicted to it. I think it’s safe to say that if you’ve ever tried Candy Crush, even once, you are probably addicted to it.

I’m sure if a group of scientists did a study on Candy Crush, they would find that is more addictive than crack and Oreo cookies. (What, not mixed together. That’s just gross.) The great thing about it is that it won’t make you fat like eating a bag of Oreos a day will. It will also not cause your hair to fall out, your skin to decay or you to go crazy.

Yes, you may act crazy sometimes, especially when you run out of lives and have to wait for them to build back up. Or if you’ve been too busy with frivolous things like work or sleep to keep up with Candy Crush.

There always seems to be one person that you’re playing tag or catch up with. It make you irate when they get a level or two ahead of you. So you play and get ahead of them and the next time you check then they have somehow plowed their way ahead of you.

My husband is one of the few people I know who has not succumbed to the Candy Crush curse, well, him and my sixty year old parents. Perhaps he is just too old to catch the fever. He somehow was born with or has gained an immunity to it. Perhaps we can create a vaccine from his blood and start giving to severe addicts? Or maybe not.

The biggest problem with that theory is that addicts have to want to change. They have to want to give up their addiction in order to beat it and move on. I’m pretty sure most of the Candy Crush addicts out there don’t want to beat their addiction. If they’re like me, they want to revel in it.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.

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