Click, click, click

“I thought you’d given that up,” my wife said as she caught me trying to sneak in a few minutes of Mafia Wars.

“I did,” I said.

“And yet there you are: click, click, click.”

I’ve actually given up Mafia Wars several times over the past few years, and, believe it or not, this last time has largely stuck. I may have mastered the New York, Cuba, Moscow, and most of the Bangkok job tiers, acquired more weapons, vehicles, and armor than one could ever reasonably hope to warehouse, but several months ago I went cold turkey. I de-authorized the application from my Facebook account, and I stopped requesting and accepting energy packs, mystery bags, and random “limited time” items from friends and strangers.

I gave it up.



It took me a while to figure out why I would want to log in to Facebook ever again.

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