I’ve never been much for mobile games. I’ll get into one for a brief window of time (see: Words with Friends), but then my interest will wane precipitously. I’ve played Angry Birds once on Andy’s phone. I’ve never played Candy Crush.

Recently, though, I was introduced to Trivia Crack, and I’ve been in the “mildly obsessed” phase for a few weeks. (I think I’m approaching the Cliff of Losing Interest, though, as I’m starting to realize that most of the questions are pretty dumb.)

When you win a game, the final screen that pops up gives you the option to share that you’ve won on Facebook or Twitter or to start a new game.

And here’s the part where I realize I am a neurotic introvert.

Should I start a new game immediately?
What if they’re upset that I won?
What if they don’t want to play me again?
Does it look too needy if I start another game right away?
Should I wait for them to start a game?
What are they going to think of me if I start the next game so soon?

Seriously, Laura, it’s a game. If they are so upset that you beat them that they don’t want to play again, they have bigger problems. Also, if they don’t want to play you, they don’t have to accept the game. The game is meant to played. It says nothing about me if I start a new game when I’m presented with the option.

And yet, there my brain goes.

Now that I think about it, what does it say to my friends if I HAVEN’T started a new game?! That is probably a more worriesome sign to them. My NOT starting a game might send them down the pathway of self-doubt, if they’re as neurotic as I am.

…but they’re probably not.

Laura Lindeman

Laura Lindeman