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Gotta Catch Em All... Pokemon!

Hi all,

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last month you might have seen the world become obsessed with Pokemon Go! (I'm a fan and love it!). Literally the world has gone Poke crazy, with news stories everyday about people causing mobs to try and get that oh so coveted Dragonite or elusive Gyarados. There have even been stories about how it has become the new Grindr (people have been updating their profiles with their team affiliation and asking people out on Pokewalks). You go looking for a Likitung before getting a... ;). That being said there are people out there who don't get the obsession. People who have forgotten the joy of being a child and trying to collect all the Pokemon you can.

One of those people is V. He started off a believer and fan, but after changing phone (meaning he lost his progress) he has started to turn on it. He sees it as 'a waste of time.' I pointed out that the whole premise of a game is to 'waste time.' You play games to de-stress, have fun and more importantly escape from the real world and any problems you might have. Pokemon Go is essentially a fitness app as well, which is benefitting a lot of people. After laying out my arguments for it V had to relent. He lost this battle. But as he wants to be hipster he still proclaims it to be something he won't do again (but I secretly think he will).

So today after finishing up in the office I went for a long walk to play the game. I have been using my regular walks, but been changing the route to see if I can catch different types of Pokemon. The beauty part of the game is that it gives you a map, so you can hardly get lost, especially in London. I decided to go via Regents Park (I haven't been in a while and saw that there were lots of Pokestops). There were lots of lures around, as well as some alluring guys ;). I caught a few Pokemon but sadly no-one caught my eye.

I decided to leave the park and make my way back to my station by catching the bus. As I did however there was a guy who definitely caught my attention (and not for the right reasons). He was standing at a bus stop, reading a newspaper. It sounds innocent enough, but he was standing and had the newspaper on the seat. he was leaning over to read it without picking it up, even turning pages without bringing it closer to him. He wasn't quite all there if that makes sense. He was dressed in what looked like dirty clothes and gave off the vibe that he was a mental patient. My bus came and he got on as well. Its no big deal he seems harmless. Anyway he sits a few seats away from me. Im reading news on my phone so don't really notice. He gets off at Edgware Road, but before doing so stares at me. Im sitting next to the window and see him staring, but I quickly look in another direction. As he gets off however he takes out his phone and tries to slyly take a photo of me (but the flash goes off). I realise what is happening and look down (I don't want some random person having my face on their phone). Im on the bus and he has now disappeared from view, with what must be a blurry photo of me. All I can think of at this point was 'did anyone else see that?' 'am I imagining things?' but he really did take a picture. It was odd and made no sense.

So whoever you are I just wanted to say you are officially the oddest person I have met on a bus in a long time. I hope I never see you again lol.

Anyway I am off for a Pokewalk (maybe I will lure in something interesting ;) lol).



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