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  1. 1Fish2FishRedFishBlueFish's Avatar
    This is my friend Mike, passed out with his Crackberry in his hands:


    The 13 Steps to Breaking a CrackBerry Addiction

    1. Admit we were powerless over our CrackBerries — that our lives have become unmanageable without the little gadgets and that, like Pavlovian dogs, we are slaves to its bleeps, vibrations, buzzes and rings.
    2. Admit to the universe, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our CrackBerry addiction. Admit that while you might look like you’re praying you are really just texting someone about that chick in HR/guy in the mail room. That you don’t respond to your children unless they vibrate first. That your spouse communicates with you during lovemaking through e-mail -- ‘To: Bob Smith. From: Wife. Subject: Left a little bit.’
    3. We must come to believe that only the greater power of wireless-lessness can restore us to sanity.
    4. We must make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the power of unconnectedness and eschew knowing if someone is mailing us at this very minute.
    5. Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of our CrackBerry use – do we shamelessly put our BlackBerries on the table in a bar to present a false sense of importance; do we drive and compose e-mail at the same; do we rudely ignore our co-workers, loved ones and children in order to take that “important call” from Ron, the lounge lizard from accounts?
    6. Make a list of all persons we have harmed through our rudeness, inconsideration and pretentious self-involvement, and make amends to them all. Sincerely and in person, not via text message -- ‘sory 4 bng a rde bstrd. wnt hppn agn.
    7. Turn off the CrackBerry. Now. No “I’m expecting an important call.” No “My life depends on Shirley getting me those numbers.” No “I’m almost finished my Sudoko game.” Turn it off now. Stop looking at it expectantly. Seriously, stop.
    8. Realize that you are not the center of the universe. If someone can’t get a hold of you they will have to wait. That waiting is a natural state. That failure to reach you 24/7 will not mean the end of the world. The universe will not implode, the apocalypse will not happen if Ron/Jeanie doesn’t get a hold of you and has to wait until lunch time to find out if you got lucky with that chick from HR/guy from the mail room.
    9. Set limits on BlackBerry use. Use only during business hours. Lock it up when on vacation – you can’t do anything from Cabo anyway. Turn off the vibration feature. Yes girls this means you too. Set a time to review e-mail. Don’t set that time when you are operating a vehicle.
    10. Turn off the BlackBerry during all meetings, classes, presentations, weddings and funerals. No one wants you to interrupt the eulogy. Especially if you are giving it.
    11. Know that the world actually functioned before BlackBerries and that people managed to survive with ancient tools like phones and desktop computers. While it was a long time ago (circa 2005) there are people still alive who remember this time. Seek out these people and ask them about life back then. And take their advice and learn from them.
    12. Having fulfilled these steps know that you control the CrackBerry. It does not control you. That access is a two-way street. That it is a tool, not a chain. That you can relate to actual human beings too.
    13. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, carry this message to all CrackBerry addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
    08-09-09 09:55 PM
  2. Ohm4's Avatar
    Well I can see that my addiction is not going to be broken anytime soon...I can't comply with any of these! lol
    08-09-09 10:32 PM
  3. 1Fish2FishRedFishBlueFish's Avatar
    08-09-09 11:01 PM
  4. wth1973's Avatar
    I'm in same boat addicted for life.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-09-09 11:04 PM
  5. agdetrick's Avatar
    I am having hard time letting go. Do the daily cleaning here and there. It is definitely hard to break.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-09-09 11:04 PM
  6. klsmalls1's Avatar
    So i made it to 5 and was like the H-E- Double Hockey Sticks with this
    *Picks up BB and Kisses it*
    08-09-09 11:07 PM
  7. happygirl7973's Avatar
    Number 7 is going to be a little bit of a problem...
    08-09-09 11:11 PM
  8. TRUExCARNAGE's Avatar
    I will not put down my BB!!!!!!!!
    08-10-09 12:01 AM
  9. mattyg151's Avatar
    the chances of me making it through all the steps is VERY SLIM
    08-10-09 12:06 AM
  10. 1Fish2FishRedFishBlueFish's Avatar
    I can't even admit that I'm an addict to my Berry.
    08-10-09 12:37 AM
  11. b.asagba's Avatar
    this seems to difficult. ill stick with the easy way out and keep up bb use.
    08-10-09 01:44 AM
  12. AaronWasHere's Avatar
    I just can't do it! It's got me and it won't let go! lol
    08-10-09 04:47 PM
  13. GenuineHelp's Avatar
    Ha that's great!
    08-11-09 11:54 PM
  14. cafejunkie's Avatar
    I am happy being addicted. Ever since I picked up my first blackberry my life has been so much easier lol

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-15-09 11:28 PM
  15. Sara_cakes's Avatar
    Haha to point 7 and 10.

    Impossible.
    08-16-09 03:36 PM
  16. TheSultan's Avatar
    08-16-09 03:48 PM
  17. crackberrylover2012's Avatar
    MODS! REMOVE THIS NONSENSE IMMEDIATELY!!

    I'm sure I can speak for everyone here, when I say this is extreemly hurtful. I may be traumatized after reading this!

    Would someone send me virtual hugs by SMS/email/BBM please??

    [QUOTE

    7. Turn off the CrackBerry. Now. No “I’m expecting an important call.” No “My life depends on Shirley getting me those numbers.” No “I’m almost finished my Sudoko game.” Turn it off now. Stop looking at it expectantly. Seriously, stop.

    You can turn it off

    8. Realize that you are not the center of the universe. If someone can’t get a hold of you they will have to wait. That waiting is a natural state. That failure to reach you 24/7 will not mean the end of the world.
    lol! That's a good one!
    Last edited by crackberrylover2012; 08-18-09 at 12:14 AM.
    08-18-09 12:05 AM
  18. KiD SiSTeR's Avatar
    hmmm that picture is me every nite... i fall asleep with Lola (my bb) in my hand with cb on the screen.
    hmph... guess my addiction will never end.
    10-08-09 03:11 PM
  19. clitrenta's Avatar
    Apparently the first step is admitting you have a problem.
    10-08-09 03:17 PM
  20. HerRoyalDykness's Avatar
    addiction is fun!!! I never realised how much i did not use my fone b4 i discovered the wonders of blackberry and internet/facebook 24hrs!!!
    10-09-09 12:29 AM
  21. HerRoyalDykness's Avatar
    in fact i actually have checked my facebook on my blackberry, via the app, the mobile site and also had my own laptop sittin in my lap and was on facebook there.... i know, I'm addicted *sobs* but I just love seeing "replied from facebook for blackberry" hehe
    10-09-09 12:32 AM
  22. Housemuzik's Avatar
    lolol too funny i get withdraws when i dont have my phone..
    10-09-09 12:38 AM
  23. mjizzle's Avatar
    It seems this set of 13 Steps revolved around a Crackberry provided through an employer on the BES.

    Try carrying 2 BlackBerry devices, one from work and one for personal use. I fight my addiction everyday. It's not easy!

    Oh, and I'll be switching between my Tour and Pearl Flip on my personal line. I can't even decide on which BB to stick to. I got a problem!
    10-09-09 01:23 AM
  24. HerRoyalDykness's Avatar
    You know you're an addict when have a blackberry for work, one for home and one for the car, and a *spare* incase the others fail....
    10-09-09 06:37 PM
  25. Stacks156's Avatar
    i rather give up food than give up my bb
    she loves me as much as i love her lol
    10-11-09 05:15 PM
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