Do you have a problem with geocaching?
Only you can answer that question for yourself. However, taking the following quiz may help to put your relationship to geocaching in perspective.
If you end up answering "yes" to five or more questions, you may want to take a good look at how your life is affected by geocaching. There is help out there - all you have to do is take the first step……………
1. Has geocaching ever interfered with work or school?
2. Do you return from lunch with twigs in your hair?
3. Are you called Caroline?
4. Do you have irrational reactions when you see the FTF slot has gone to Gaz, Briggs, BigLad or Heather W?
5. Do you drive miles out of your way on a journey just to add one more cache to your total?
6. Do you get into trouble because of geocaching?
7. Do you carry a little torch, walking boots, an extra pair of socks and 6 AA batteries in the car?
8. Do you look at every hollow object as a potential cache container or hide?
9. Have you ever run out of the house in sandals and pyjamas to attempt a FTF on a winter night?
10. Do you check geocaching.com web site more than once a day?
11. Have you have considered applying for a job with MI5 because of your experience with decryption and satellite imagery?
12. When asked to provide directions, you think in terms of cache locations?
13. Do you have conversations with an imaginary friend on your Garmin?
14. Do your party invitations feature a Difficulty / Terrain rating?
15. Do you get distracted watching films because you keep scanning the background scenery, thinking, “That’d be a GREAT place for a cache!”
16. Do you have one whole shelf in the kitchen cupboards filled with swaps, containers and other caching paraphernalia?
17. Do you plan your family holidays around geocaching hot spots?
18. Have you tried to give up geocaching and failed?
19. Have you ever put your dependants in care for the day and gone caching instead
20. Do you crave geocaching as soon as you wake up?
21. Do you crave geocaching at a definite time of day?
22. Do you lie to others about how often you partake in geocaching?
23. Have you got into financial difficulties because of geocaching?
24. Do you often wish people would just mind their own business about you and geocaching?
25. Do you go to bed and lie awake if a new cache is 'out there'?
Did you answer yes to five or more questions? Go on, admit it. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem……...
Your goal is to NOT FIND THIS CACHE.
We all know that there are those among us (and you know who you are) who, when they look at the page showing their 20 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 "Fiiind meeee..." You comply, even though it’s 5 miles away, it’s 11.30pm, it’s pouring down and you have to be up early to attend a meeting. If you're lucky, you beat Heather W to the FTF and then race back to log it and remove it from your top 20 list.
The question is, how strong are you? Can you resist searching out this cache? Show the world how strong you are. You can stop geocaching anytime you want. Really you can.
To post a find here please include a reason why you are NOT hooked on caching . Let's have fun with this and see how good the excuses are. We all know we're not addicted don't we?