Monday, July 18, 2016

Pokemon Go For Those Who Don't Walk

The newest craze is Pokemon Go. In case you have been living under a rock this is where you get your butt off the couch and go out into the world and use your phone to find little virtual monsters. In addition to the expected items, people have found dead bodies (here, here, and here, gotten robbed (here, here, and here), and crashed into a pole (another reason not to use your phone while driving).

Now people like me, who aren't very good at walking around these days, are never going to to play Pokemon Go. Yes, sigh, another fad will pass me by.

I really like the idea of getting people up and outside. Too many people spend their lives sitting on the couch by choice. I would be happy getting up and outside instead of sitting on the couch but I sit on the couch because I am resting to recover from getting breakfast.

I mean I can walk but I don't go for walks outside anymore. A big walk for me is from the parking garage at the hospital to my doctor's office. Don't laugh. Sometimes that is a good ten minute hike and includes waiting for the elevator. If I could find some little monsters on the way, I might bring them to my doctor to be examined as well.

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