Man Quits Job To Make Pokemon GO His Full-Time Ambition
It is currently impossible to go anywhere - online or offline - and not see someone talking about or playing Pokemon GO. It is the current massive phenomenon. And, now, here is a story about a man who quit his job to pursue his dreams full time.
It's exactly what Tom Currie from Auckland, New Zealand has done and, as stupid as it sounds, he kind of has an argument that sounds half reasonable.
In an interview with The Guardian he mentions that he's worked full time for six years. He says: "I wanted to have an adventure... I was desperate for a break. And Pokemon gave me the chance to live that dream."
Just had an interview with The Guardian UK! www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/15/pokemon-go-man-quits-job-to-become-full-time-pokemon-hunter #pokemon
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He'd already caught 90 of the 151 monsters in the game after traversing parts of the country on buses all week but he's determined to catch 'em all.
He will now embark on a two-month tour of the country as he aims to fulfil his quest.
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"I think the most exciting experience so far was in Sumner, Christchurch, which has become a hot spot for Pokémon hunters," Currie added.
"There were about 100 people there hunting. And some of these people would usually be shut up at home and really reclusive. Hunting for Pokémon is bringing them into the real world. It was such a buzzy atmosphere, when someone spotted a rare Pokémon they would shout out to alert the crowd."
Mostly, Currie has been sofa surfing and staying at friends as he looks to continue his journey as cheaply as possible.
We wish him the best of look.
Words by Matthew Cooper
Lead Image Credit: Tom Currie