My husband and I own one lap top. That’s it. We don’t have a desktop, in fact never have. One, single lap top. It hasn’t always been this way, but circumstances changed…now we have to share!! Oh the horror!
We are usually very courteous about it. Obviously work or school trumps playing around.
“I need to finish my paper for class tomorrow sweetheart.”
“Oh, well by all means, please have the computer. I’ll just go clean something.”
“I really wanted to make up a worksheet for my lesson.”
“Of course, I was just reading stuff on ESPN. Your lesson is obviously more important.”
The problem comes when neither of us has anything “important” to do and both want to play on the computer. We’re addicts I tell you, ADDICTS!
“Can I use the computer?”
“Sure, when I’m done.”
“And when will that be?”
“After I revamp my myspace, update my blog, check all five emails, upload some new pictures…”
“That will take ages!!!”
“Oh and what you have to do is sooo much more important!”
Normal, loving human beings suddenly turn to sarcastic animals!
I know I am in the cycle of computer addiction when I stay up until 1 am just to have uninterrupted time on the computer. Not having a job has not helped with this. Honestly, when I have something to distract me I can go days without doing any more than checking my email. Now I have so much time on my hands and so much internet to explore! If only my selfish husband would stop hogging it to do stupid stuff like catch up on sports and play online games. Honestly!