Really, I didn't think I had an addiction. I thought I was fine, that I could handle my e-mailing and surfing. But then a big storm hit on Friday. And my Internet access went down. I've been without it for 48 hours. Oh my God. I was freaky. What's going on? I can't look at the traffic reports, or the weather reports. I can't talk to my friends or read my loops or check out my favorite blogs! All the while, I was chewing on the inside of my cheek wondering about the e-mails I was missing. What utterly important thing did I NEED to know that I didn't know because I had no e-mail!!!???
So I now realize that I am addicted to my Internet, my e-mail and my cellphone. When did this happen? 10 years ago we didn't even have Internet at home, I only used it at work. And I only got my family cellphone plan about 3 years ago. How have these instruments become so important in so short a time? Gosh, I can't even go to the grocery store now without calling up my husband on the cellphone and asking him to check the fridge to see if we need milk.
Honestly, what did we do before Internet and Cellphones? It was truly the dark ages. Are there any other addicts out there? Please don't tell me I'm the only one.
Jasmine Haynes, The Fortune Hunter
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