Over on Thinking Play I discussed the pros and cons of buying a certain game in a rational fashion. That’s the logic, but the emotion was a little different. The internal conversation was a bit like parent and child, and went something like this…
Little Pasduil: I want this game!!! Can I have this game???
Adult Pasduil: Oh, what do you like about this game?
Little Paduil: Umm... urr... I don't know... it's cool... and all my friends have it...
Adult Pasduil: But you have lots of games like that already, and you never play them.
Little Pasduil: This game's different. I will play this one! I really will.
Adult Pasduil: But that's what you said about those other games!
Little Pasduil: But this time I really will!
Adult Pasduil: Hmm.
Little Pasduil: ...
Adult Pasduil: Don't you have too much work to do right now to have time for more games?
Little Pasduil: I suppose. But it's a game that's really good for fitting in around work! I'll be able to work better that way, with nice breaks!
Adult Pasduil: laughs
Little Pasduil: That's not fair.
Adult Pasduil: If you still want it when the next sale comes around, we'll see. In the mean time be a good boy and get on with your work.