So you’ve promised that you’ll take out the garbage and hang out the washing… after a few quick rounds of Starcraft, that is.
Well, please just take a moment to evaluate whether this is really the best choice you could make in the current situation. Key points to consider:
Amazing argument for doing the housework #1
Wouldn’t you much rather quickly taking care of the housework with the knowledge that you have the amazing reward of gaming to look forward to once you’re done? Housework is always going to be much worse if you’re having to tear yourself away from one of your favourite hobbies in order to get it done.
Amazing argument for doing the housework #2
Spare a thought for those around you. To you, the twenty minutes you have just spent building up your army of zergs to defeat your opponent’s base may go by in a flash, but for someone not engrossed in your game, that’s twenty long minutes that your dirty socks have remained strewn across the bedroom floor.
Amazing argument for doing the housework #3
It’s likely that may get so engrossed in your games that you completely forget about that promise you made about the housework. Be ready for a lot of nagging from your other half, including a hell of a lot of I-told-you-so’s. Why would you take that chance? Why would you ever wish to put yourself in that situation? You’re just handing her more ammunition.
Amazing argument for doing the housework #4
Maybe you just need to consider the housework as… “training”. In the same way waxing a car can actually teach you the foundations of being a karate master, perhaps cleaning the bathtub will give you that edge that you’ve been needing to finally defeat those darn Juggernauts.
Amazing argument for doing the housework #5
“Waaait a minute”, I hear you say, “…isn’t cleaning just like a video game in the real world??!” Why yes, wise gamers, it is! All you need is a little imagination (read: alcohol). Melanie of Gameolosophy suggests:
…To make things more exciting, consider each room to be a dungeon, and each pile of clutter an epic boss. Learn the most economical mechanics to get the work done quickly, and pwn that mess.
Conclusion: Wipe the floor with a mop before you figuratively wipe the floor with the baddie’s face.
Soon you’ll be like this guy, combining his two great loves: vacuuming and Kinect: