Candy Crush: Not As Sweet As You Think
The impossible has finally happened. Just when I thought she was going to be left behind, my mother purchased a smart phone. I was thrilled. Finally, pictures of the grandkids, granddogs and funny text messages could be exchanged and conversations “on-the-go” with her favorite daughter (fingers crossed) could happen at an instant. Imagine my disappointment when I found out the real reason this smart phone was purchased: an app to her addiction of the game that everyone (except me) is playing…..CANDY CRUSH!
As much fun as the game can be (or so I’m told), here are some disappointing facts of the game you may not know:
1. The addictive app makes roughly $633,000 per DAY, which equals more than $230 million a year.
2. People are so obsessed with this game/app, many change the date on their phones….just to get more lives!
3. Candy Crush has 132.9 million monthly Facebook-connected users.
4.The need for the game has become so bad, the United Kingdom has opened a residential rehabilitation program for people who just can’t get enough.
I’m just hoping that after reading the disappointing facts, Weez (my mom) will remember that she does have a daughter that loves her in Tea and maybe…use the smart phone to…..call?