Stage one: I have an iPhone! Yay, me! I am going to play Words with Friends! As soon as I get some friends, that is! Ha ha, I have friends! Here I go!
Stage two: Oh. I see there’s a free version and the 99 cent version (OMFG, you’d think in this shit economy, we’d get the cent symbol back!) (Oh, here it is: ¢.)
Stage three: On the one hand, 99¢ seems very affordable. But on the other hand, can’t beat free! Choosing the more expensive option is why America is in the financial trouble it is now (AND BECAUSE OF THAT ASSHOLE GEORGE W. BUSH. Hey, it’s my blog, I can say mean things about him. Also, look again at what I found: ¢.) I’ll go with free! TaDa!
Stage four: OMFG, what’s this?
Is there going to be an ad every single time I play a word? How could it possibly be any more fucking annoying? And what, I’m saving 99¢? I’d pay ten thousand dollars at this point. That’s what’s wrong with America these days–everyone wanting something for nothing.
Step five: Go to the App Store. Search for Words With Friends Will Pay Good Hard Cash for It.
Step six: See that the version you want is $2.99. This seems more expensive than 99¢. Like $2.00 more.
Step seven: Review budget. Splurge. Continue to lose at Words With Friends to everyone you play with, without the inconvenience of ads.
One year ago ...