You Are An Internet Addict When...

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  1. You step out of your room and realize that your spouse has moved...and you don't have a clue as to when it happened.
  2. Your bookmark list takes 15 minutes to go from top to bottom.
  3. Your nightmares are in HTML.
  4. You start introducing yourself as "Jim at aol dot com."
  5. Your heart races faster and beats irregularly each time you see a new web site address on TV.
  6. You turn on your intercom when leaving the room so you can hear if new e-mail arrives.
  7. All of your friends have an @ in their names.
  8. Your dog has its own home page.
  9. You can’t call your mother…she doesn’t have a modem.
  10. You check your mail. It says "no new messages." So you check it again.
  11. You write your homework in HTML and give your instructor the URL.
  12. Your husband tells you that he has had the beard for 2 months.
  13. You wake up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom and stop and check your e-mail on the way back to bed.
  14. You tell the kids they can't use the computer because "Daddy's got work to do" -- even though you don't have a job.
  15. Your wife says communication is important in a marriage…so you buy another computer and install a second phone line so the two of you can chat.
  16. As your car crashes through the guardrail on a mountain road, your first instinct is to search for the "back" button.

January 2007

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