This post probably reveals a bit about my inner nerd.. 🙂
When I was about 22 years old, I had bought my very first computer from Dell. It was a goal I had been wanting to achieve for the past 4+ years. There was some great excitement when it arrived, and my friend at the time, Darcy, helped me get everything set up so that I could use it. It was great! I even had internet! whoo hoo! With my computer I had received a complimentary “The Sims” game as part of the package. This was the simple original one, long before any of the many expansions and sequels that are out now for that game now days. The game itself was described as a “strategic life-simulation computer game”
I remember loading the game, and actually sort of enjoyed playing it off and on for a couple months before I got too busy to mess with it. The thing I most remember about it was that the people in the game would interact with each other, and when they did, depending on if the encounter was positive or negative, you would see a little +++ (plus symbols) or — (minus symbols) above their heads. You could effectively see what that persons reaction was to a situation or a person.
I haven’t thought about this game in a real long time until today.
The remembrance was inspired by the fact that I had received an e-mail today from someone, and after reading it, I sort of pictured a few minus symbols appearing above my head. I was really disappointed in another’s reaction to a situation. I know that there isn’t a graceful way of expressing my opinion, so I will try and keep my thoughts on the matter to myself and maybe God will be the only one who sees the little minus symbols floating above my head today.