10.5 Places You Don’t Want To Be Caught Checking In
by Kathleen Mongero on 06/24/2010
Ah, location-based apps. Face it – you’re addicted, I’m addicted. When traveling to various destinations in life, we want credit where credit is due.
I am proud (and slightly possessive) of my standing Foursquare mayorships and TriOut keys, among which include the gym, my Pilates studio, a small café in downtown Wilmington and yes, that’s right, my apartment complex (well, the clubhouse). But where do we draw the line?
Joining me on the bandwagon of this unwarranted obsession are fellow MMI staff members Anjelica Locklear, Bobby McDonald, Jake Potter and intern extraordinaire Jim Schlegelmilch – all of whom, in the name of fun, collaborated over a return car ride from lunch to come up with this list of top places you don’t want to be caught checking in:
1. Jail – You have just become the mayor of the Wake County Correctional Center (547 check-ins in 18 months)! Congratulations?
2. Chuck E Cheese’s (if you don’t have children) – We don’t care how good their pizza is.
3. The OB-GYN’s office – Especially if you’re male and don’t work there.
4. Anywhere, After Calling in Sick – Checking in to a bar at 10:30 on your self-proclaimed “mental health Monday?” You have more common sense than that, right?
5. Entertainment Venues Of The Adult Variety – Do you really want the mayor’s discount that bad?
6. Your Therapist – We’re all a little crazy, and it is more than apparent in plenty of other non-location-based ways (not this blog, of course).
7. Individual Stores at a Mall around Christmas, Hanukah, and Anniversaries (and other gift-giving occasions) – I still believe in Santa, don’t ruin it for me.
9a. At Home – Are you trying to get kidnapped?
9b. At the Home of an Ex-Significant Other – Even less brilliant of an idea than 9a.
Join the fun. Let us know some of your location-based no-nos!
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