Man Addicted To New App Fails To Notice Wife Has Left Him
FLORIDA native Gregory Hamlin is believed to have gone a full week without noticing his wife of 12 years Veronica had left him, due to his attention being consumed by an addictive new app.
Having downloaded the new Bombercode app, a simple game which involves diffusing bombs by aligning the correct code in a row, Hamlin slowly became addicted to solving each and every new puzzle presented by the game on his phone.
“You don’t really notice where the time has gone until suddenly it is dark outside,” Hamlin explained to WWN.
The 35-year-old accountant’s wife began to object to all the time Hamlin spent playing the game when he announced he would be taking two weeks off to concentrate on playing the game.
“I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know she was annoyed,” said Hamlin, “it was only after about a week I started to query whether or not she had just gone to the shops or not”.
“It was a little embarrassing at first because I wasn’t sure when exactly she had left or if she had left at all,” Hamlin added, “so when I was talking out loud about joining the bomb disposal unit and she was silent, I got really annoyed. But, I was just shouting at no one as I played Bombercode I guess”.
Addictive apps which consume the time and energy of millions of people around the world are now listed as the primary cause of divorce in 30% of divorce papers filed.