My breath caught in my throat yesterday when I opened up my email, and saw a message from my mother with that subject line.
It seemed to take hours for the email to load, although it was really only seconds. My mind went to the worst places in those seconds.
It had to be something bad. My mom is not usually prone to hysterics, and she certainly would not want to worry me unnecessarily.
I thought her house had burned down, or she was in the hospital, or my Grandma was sick, or she had been in a car wreck.
The subject line screamed at me. I was terrified.
The email opened, and this is what I saw:
EMERGENCY! HELP!.....my friend has passed me and is on 108 now….PLEASE HELP!I felt momentarily confused.
LOL…but if you get a chance, I would love to get out of this section and pass her again!
Was she emailing me about a Candy Crush emergency?
Is there such a thing as a Candy Crush emergency?
What do you do with an email like that? I tweeted about it. Instead of sympathy, I had people ask me if I would beat their Candy Crush levels for them.
(No, I will not beat your Candy Crush level for you. No one came to my house to beat Candy Crush level 97 for me when I asked.)
After my heart stopped pounding, I responded to my mom's email:
Oh my goodness, crazy woman.Surely she would write me back, and apologize for scaring me, right?
You scared me with that first line!!
I tried to pass it yesterday, but failed. I will try again today.
Wrong. It did not even occur to her to apologize.
This was the response I received this afternoon:
Did you read *Margie’s post today about the dirt?What would make my normally kind, caring mother do something like this?
Also I passed it this morning, but still need help to catch up to her…..please, please….
Candy Crush. Candy Crush is evil.
It is becoming increasingly clear that my mom needs a Candy Crush intervention.
Anyone who is having a Candy Crush emergency needs an intervention.
And possibly a 12-step program of some sort.
My mom is stuck on Level 105.
How do you pass Level 105 on Candy Crush? I have a tip for you:
Don't give a heart attack to the person whose help you want.
I am not feeling much sympathy for her. Those moments of terror I felt while that email loaded were awful. Also, I am stuck on Level 162 of Candy Crush, and a friend just passed me on her way to Level 164.
Look at this board:
|Candy Crush Level 162 (those brown circles spit out chocolate)|
Clearly I am the one who needs help. I don't know how to beat Level 162.
Hey, can you beat Candy Crush Level 162 for me? It is an emergency.....
Maybe I need an intervention of my own.
Do you need a Candy Crush intervention?
*Margie's post about the dirt? Our friend Margie was on facebook today, referring to a story about the time my mom made me water dirt. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.
**I love you, mom!