I first heard of Pokemon Go sometime at the end of last week (you know … surfing somewhere).
So Saturday night when JP’s son tried to explain it, I knew what he was talking about.
Then Monday afternoon I was walking from my car up to my office. And I saw a slacker guy walking while staring at his phone, followed by a nearly identical guy, in turn followed by a provocatively dressed woman who was smoking. Both those latter features are a rarity in southern Utah, so they really caught my attention. I walked past the three of them. When I got about 20 feet past them, it dawned on me, and I stopped and asked them if they were playing. Sure enough, the answer was yes.
I went upstairs and told JP about this, and he remarked that he’d brought his son up to campus to play the night before and there were dozens of people playing.
This was the main topic at dinner. The vXgirl (who is 14) had already played the game. So we all downloaded it. Later, the rest of the family went up to campus to play. I guess I missed out.
P.S. There are no Pokemon on our nature trail.
P.P.S. This is very good exercise for the vXpatient, who was pretty sore afterwards.