It’s safe to say that a lot of Filipnos are hooked on Clash of Clans. It’s a brutally addictive game and people of different ages are spending not just their time, but their money on it as well (gems!). There’s a fine line though between casually enjoying something and being too addicted to it. In the last two weeks alone we’ve heard the opening audio of COC in places where people shouldn’t be playing games. In most of these situations, it was downright disrespectful and we were tempted to grab the phone of the person and throw it to the gutter, hehe.
In a Taxi… While the Driver was Driving
We were riding one of those ride-sharing app services and while in the middle of EDSA we suddenly hear the opening theme audio of CoC start. We initially thought it was the ring tone of the driver until we heard the sounds of elixir and gold being redeemed. Seriously? I wouldn’t be surprised if we bumped the car in front of us because the driver wasn’t paying attention to the road! We called his attention and the driver sheepishly put the phone away.
Church Service 🙁
Now this is just sad. We were in church and while the sermon was going on we hear that oh-so-familiar “tun dun dun dun”. What’s funny is that a lot of people actually recognized the sound and there was nervous laughter in the congregation. The preacher ignored it though (like a pro) and continued with his message. We never found out who that person was.
In a Press Conference While the Resource Person was Speaking
We were attending a press conference and in the middle of the spiels of the resource person, the camera man beside us from a TV network pulled out his phone and started playing CoC. He didn’t put it on silent prior so the opening theme played again. We could see that the resource person was irked just by the expression on his face, hehe. We asked the camera man why he started playing and he just said “kailangan umattack malapit na mawala shield”. Homaygosh.
In a Bar… Seriously? Just Drink and Chill Dude
One of the those speakeasy bars in Makati. We were having a fun time drinking, eating, and chilling when we heard not one… but two CoC opening themes in succession. Apparently the people on the table beside us were clan mates and they were about to go to war.
While We Were Giving a Presentation
The ultimate insult! We heard the CoC opening theme in the middle of us giving a presentation. What’s sad is that it didn’t even come from the people who were hearing our presentation but from one of our colleagues, hahaha! To be fair to him it wasn’t a case of him starting CoC, it just so happened that his message alert tone was the CoC theme and he just forgot to put his phone to silent. Still annoying though.
All of these 5 experiences happened in the last 2 weeks alone. Crazy eh? Crazy stupid. >_<; So yeah, if you guys want to play CoC, do it in your free time and not when you're in the middle of something important, much less if you're taking part of a communal activity like Church! Lastly, if you really, really, really have to check the game, the least you could do is to put the friggin' phone on silent before you start it up. Anyway, how about you guys? Have you ever had the same experience when someone fired up CoC in a place or event that he/she shouldn't? Let us know in the comments section below.