How To Know You Are Addicted
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You know You Are Addicted When.....

You Know You're Addicted When...

Someone at work tells you a joke and you say "LOL."

Or……You begin to say "heh heh heh" instead of laughing.

You are on the phone for a minute and need to do something else so you say "BRB" or "BBL."

You watch T.V. with the closed captioning turned on.

You keep begging your friends to get online so "we can hang out."

Three words: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

You want to meet someone new and your first impulse is to turn on your computer.

You have to get a second phone line just so you're mother in law won't call the police, thinking you're dead.

You find yourself lying to others about your time online, and when they complain that your phone was busy you claim it was off the hook.

You have a vanity car tag with your screen name on it.

Or……You begin to say "heh heh heh" instead of laughing.

Someone at the office says, "What did you say?" and you reply, "Scroll up!"

You find yourself sneaking away to the computer in the middle of the night when your spouse/parent(s) is/are asleep.

You find yourself lying to others about your time online, and when they complain that your phone was busy you claim it was off the hook.

You have an identity crisis if someone else is using a handle similar to yours.

You would rather tell people your bloodshot eyes are from partying too much instead of being online all night.

You change nicknames so much that you have to get your profile to see who you are.

Your dog leaves you.

You look at an annoying person offline and wish you had your ignore box handy.

You bring a bag lunch to the computer.

You have withdrawals if you are away from the computer for more than a few hours.

You use online lingo in real life (applies only to those who still have a real life).

Your notify list has over a hundred people on it.

Your best comeback to someone in real life is "Whatever!"

You wake up in the morning and get online before you have your first cup of coffee.

You don't know where the time has gone.

You end sentences with three (or more) periods while writing letters in longhand.

You get up at 2 A.M. to go the bathroom and turn on your computer to see who is on from Japan and Australia.

Or worse, you are STILL ON at 2am, and stay on until sun rise.

You don't even notice typos anymore.

Twenty-three people greet you with {{{Hugs}}} or ***Kisses*** when you enter a room.

You get mad when twenty-three people don't greet you with {{{Hugs}}} or ***Kisses*** when you enter a room.

You stop typing whole words and use things like "how R U?, o i c, Yeap, or worse of all, "Yeppers"

Your voice mail message is "BRB, leave your screen name and I will TTYL."
You type faster than you think.

You got your psychiatrist addicted to the internet and are now undergoing therapy in private rooms instead of at the office.

You actually enjoy the fact that you are addicted.

You dream in text.

Being called a newbie is a MAJOR insult.

There is absolutely no interesting chat in the room and you are really bored - yet you don't want to leave in case you miss something.

You double click your T.V. remote.

You can now type over 70 W.P.M., with only three fingers

You are on the phone for a minute and need to do something else so you say "BRB" or "BBL."

You check your e-mail and forget you have real mail.

You go into withdrawals during dinner. (Note: This does not apply to single people, who take their meals at the keyboard.)

You spend at least five minutes making sure you say goodbye to everyone in a room, then you don't want to leave.

You stop speaking in full sentences.

While cooking dinner, you "just wanted to check your mail," and while you were there you "just wanted to see who was on." The resulting fire caused $12,000 in damage. (this was true….was in the news in NJ)


Another internet addicts' test:

Can you resist "the Green Button"?