To me, Pokemon Go is like the g-spot. I hear a lot about it, but I have no idea what it is or how to find it. I can’t tell you anything about the most popular app in history, and that probably makes me a terrible person.
The only thing I know is that it’s destroying the world one download at a time. A mother in Pennsylvania is warning other parents about the app after her 15-year-old daughter nearly died while playing the game.
Tracy Nolan claims her daughter asked to use her phone on Tuesday so she could play the game. Nolan was reluctant, but ultimately she gave in because parents are afraid of their children now. Less than 30 minutes later, Nolan got a call informing her that her daughter had been hit by a car.
“The Pokemon game took her across a major highway at 5 o’clock in the evening, which is rush hour. No game is worth a child’s life.”
Of course, you can’t blame the game for the teenager’s stupidity. If the app told her to walk inside a burning building…would she do it? You don’t just do stupid sh-t because something or someone recommends you do it.
The good news is that the girl is expected to make a full recovery. She did have to stay in the hospital overnight to treat a collarbone injury and an injury to her foot.
Nolan says parents shouldn’t let their children play this game…
“Parents, don’t let your kids play this game because you don’t want to go through what I went through last night. I really thought I was losing my daughter.”
Or you know, you could remind them they have a brain and the ability to assess potentially dangerous situations. You can have fun and be smart at the same time.