ALR- DO NOT FIND THIS CACHE
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Here is your chance to prove to the world that you aren't hooked on Geocaching.
How? DO NOT LOG THIS CACHE!!!!
*** Warning: Log Requirement! Read Bottom of Page! ***
Some people are just natural born geocachers. If you're the kind of person that spent your childhood playing stealthy spy games, exploring the woods behind your house and turning over every rock to see what you could find, hiding everyday objects in out-of-the-way places, where nobody would know to look, chances are you were born to cache. Many cachers just naturally have personality traits that lead them to our easily addictive game. Maybe it's the thrill of taking part in something that the average 'muggle' never has a clue about; maybe it's the chance to get out and explore the world. Let's face it, whatever the reason, geocaching is addictive.
But, are you hooked on geocaching? This is a chance to try to overcome your addiction.
How? DO NOT locate this cache, even though it is right here in front of you begging to be found! If you can drive within one mile of this location and are able to pass it by, please, share your success story by LOGGING A NOTE BELOW !!
I can think of several local cachers who will see this cache at the top of their "nearest caches" page, and their first reaction will be to go out and find it (I know who you are, you know who you are…we all know who you are). But, it's not an addiction if you don't want to quit, right? Well, what if you wanted to quit? I bet you couldn't do it. Experts on the subject (forum participants) have identified a number of warning signs.
Take a look.
-You are familiar with words like, 'gerr', 'ybt', 'fghzc', 'ebpx', 'gur', 'yvsg' and 'oruvaq'.
-You know the zip codes of all your out-of-town relatives off the top of your head.
-You actually look forward to visiting the in-laws.
-You no longer talk to your friends about geocaching; as none of them will allow it.
-You find yourself having to explain to your significant other why there is a sudden shortage of Tupperware containers in the kitchen.
-Your driveway is covered with spray painted cache box silhouettes.
-You begin making grocery purchases based on the items' usefulness as cache containers.
- You have missed class or work because of geocaching
- You have trouble refusing an FTF
- You need geocaching in order to have fun at a party
- You use geocaching to build up your self-confidence.
- You use geocaching to help you relax.
- You tried to give up geocaching and failed.
- You crave geocaching as soon as you wake up.
- You get into trouble because of geocaching.
- You crave geocaching at a specific time daily
- You lie to others about how often you partake in geocaching.
- You have gotten into financial difficulties because of geocaching.
- You often wish people would just mind their own business about your geocaching habits.
- When you are in a store you look at every hollow object as a potential cache container.
- You spend most of your time in a dollar store looking for swag.
- Everywhere you go, you are always looking for a hiding spot.
- You get really excited when you find a new park.
- You check the Geocaching.com web site more than once a day.
- Your GPS has been confiscated "for your own good".
- You no longer think of the city in terms of streets and addresses but rather cache locations.
- You start giving out coordinates instead of map directions to a particular location (like your house).
- You’ve had more “conversations” on your Garmin than on your REAL cell phone.
- Your wedding invitation features a Difficulty / Terrain rating.
- You realize you can now read the hints without clicking “Decrypt” or looking at the key.
- You get distracted watching movies because you keep scanning the background scenery thinking: “That’d be a GREAT place for a cache!”
- The clerks at McDonald's are getting suspicious.
- You name your youngest child "Micro."
- Your boss takes you aside and asks you about the smell of DEET when you come back from a long lunch; you lie and claim its cheap gin.
- Your significant other calls you to dinner through the forums.
- The police follow you home after another of your massive Ziploc shopping runs.
- Everyone else puts a quarter in the coffee fund jar in the office break room, though you TAKE a quarter and LEAVE a Travel Bug, then cover the jar with pine straw.
We all know that there are those among us (and you know who you are) who, when looking at the page showing their 25 nearest caches, see nothing but a perfect page full of finds. Then that new cache comes along and spoils your pristine page. It sits there at the top of the list, taunting you, staring at you like a giant unblinking eye. It calls out to you, "Fiiiind meeee..." You comply, even though the sun is barely peeking over the horizon. If you're lucky, you score a First Find, and then race back to log it in and remove it from your top 25 list.
If this describes you, chances are you have an addiction to geocaching. This cache is here to help. In order to prove that you do have the willpower to resist locating a cache, if you want to, I've put out this cache for the sole purpose of not being logged.
There is no "mystery" or "puzzle" to be solved but the listing requirements from Geocaching.com require this to be listed as such because of the "found it" log in requirements.
You are not looking for an unspecified micro. It is not very hard to find, if anyone will give in and decided to look for it.
There is little of interest here. There is no interesting history lesson, no awesome trade items, and little-to-no challenge. The idea for this cache is not even my own. Even the text is blatantly stolen from several similar ones. In fact, there's nothing to be gained from finding this cache except another smiley and a single number added to your stats. So, there's really no good reason to locate this one, except…"because it's there".
Good luck not finding this cache! Show the world how strong you are. You can stop geoaching anytime you want. Really you can! If you can't, bring your own pencil and please be stealthy.
To claim this cache:
1.) Find the Cache
2.) Sign the Log
While not necessary to claim a "find" on this cache those who wish to may choose to do the following ALR actions.
Additional Logging Requirements:
FTF gets to be the first to sign the Maryland Cacheaholics roll sheet and must provide a 50 word essay when they log into the website to register the find, as to why he/she is NOT hooked on caching.
ALL other cachers MUST post a 30 word essay on why he/she is NOT hooked on caching.
While this is noted as being an " Additional Logging Request" (ALR) Geocache, that moniker is only for those who choose voluntarily to take on further task. The only true requirements are the first two. Treat it like an ALR, but its got a container and a log to sign as well.
Most Important Enjoy your Geocaching :-)
Acknowledgements: This cache idea is not original to me. I must give credit for this cache idea to Team Cheesehead, the creator of the original "Do Not Find This Cache" (GC7086), and all of those thereafter who have been innovators on this theme (see "Hide and Seek A Cache" and search: "do not find this cache"). To date there are 26 with this theme spanning the United States and Canada. This cache description is pretty much an amalgamation of most of them. This has been copied from Dedmedic from Cincoteague Va.
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First to Enter ... "Hello my Name is KG8GN and I am a Cacheaholic"