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JAM
02-10-2006, 03:43 AM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool.
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool.
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool.
6. Playing pool secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool.
8. Think about playing pool when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool.
10. Trembling in the morning.

If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p

Now let me substitute the word "posting" for "pool." :o

1. Post on forums alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to post on the forum.
3. Daily or frequent forum posting, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop posting on the forum.
5. Violent episodes associated with posting on the forum.
6. Posting on the forum secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about posting on the forum.
8. Thinking about posting on the forum when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of posting.
10. Trembling in the morning. :D

I passed the first pool addiction test with flying colors. I'm not addicted to pool. That's the good news. :o

JAM

Mr. Wilson
02-10-2006, 04:11 AM
Hi.

My name is Dave, and I'm a poolaholic.

pooladdict
02-10-2006, 04:26 AM
With the username I have, I had to take the pool test. And yes, it was positive.

Fortunately, the posting test didn't show the same results.

hemicudas
02-10-2006, 06:11 AM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool.
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool.
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool.
6. Playing pool secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool.
8. Think about playing pool when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool.
10. Trembling in the morning.

If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p

Now let me substitute the word "posting" for "pool." :o

1. Post on forums alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to post on the forum.
3. Daily or frequent forum posting, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop posting on the forum.
5. Violent episodes associated with posting on the forum.
6. Posting on the forum secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about posting on the forum.
8. Thinking about posting on the forum when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of posting.
10. Trembling in the morning. :D

I passed the first pool addiction test with flying colors. I'm not addicted to pool. That's the good news. :o

JAM



OK, JAM, you caught me. I'm addicted but have taken the Methadone of choice cure, Bumper Pool.

flushman
02-10-2006, 06:27 AM
I answered yes to ever single question so I guess I am addicted to pool!

Donovan
02-10-2006, 06:40 AM
Yeah, ok, I answered yes to most of these on both surveys, but

HEY! I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM! :D

Ky Boy
02-10-2006, 06:41 AM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool.
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool.
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool.
6. Playing pool secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool.
8. Think about playing pool when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool.
10. Trembling in the morning.

If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p

Now let me substitute the word "posting" for "pool." :o

1. Post on forums alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to post on the forum.
3. Daily or frequent forum posting, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop posting on the forum.
5. Violent episodes associated with posting on the forum.
6. Posting on the forum secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about posting on the forum.
8. Thinking about posting on the forum when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of posting.
10. Trembling in the morning. :D

I passed the first pool addiction test with flying colors. I'm not addicted to pool. That's the good news. :o

JAM
You don't have any idea the sh!t i've done to catch time for pool. i have taken the wife to dinner and movie on friday just to stay out all day and night on saturday. I've helped do laundry and load the dishwasher. I've helped vacuum and mop floors. Why, I've even babysit my own kids!! Ha , Ha!! So, if doing all these crazy irrational things just to play pool is not a definition of a sickness I don't know what is. Hi, I am Gary and I'm a poolaholic!! There I said it are you happy now. Well, I've got to go now I just heard the washer kick off.

Gregg
02-10-2006, 06:47 AM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone. Yes
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool. Yes
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function. Sort of.
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool. Yes
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool. Clearly
6. Playing pool secretly. No
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool. No
8. Think about playing pool when at work. Yes (I'm at work right now)
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool. Not my problem.10. Trembling in the morning. No, because I like to play in the morning.
If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p

Now let me substitute the word "posting" for "pool." :o

1. Post on forums alone. Goes without saying.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to post on the forum. Yes.
3. Daily or frequent forum posting, needed to function. No.
4. Inability to reduce or stop posting on the forum. Yes
5. Violent episodes associated with posting on the forum. Never
6. Posting on the forum secretly. Yes
7. Becoming angry when confronted about posting on the forum. No.
8. Thinking about posting on the forum when at work. Yes, again, I'm posting from work
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of posting. No
10. Trembling in the morning. :D No.

I passed the first pool addiction test with flying colors. I'm not addicted to pool. That's the good news. :o

JAM

Hello, my Name is Gregg, and I'm a pool-a-hall-ic. It's been since last night I played my last game...

Black-Balled
02-10-2006, 06:48 AM
You don't have any idea the sh!t i've done to catch time for pool. i have taken the wife to dinner and movie on friday just to stay out all day and night on saturday. I've helped do laundry and load the dishwasher. I've helped vacuum and mop floors. Why, I've even babysit my own kids!! Ha , Ha!! So, if doing all these crazy irrational things just to play pool is not a definition of a sickness I don't know what is. Hi, I am Gary and I'm a poolaholic!! There I said it are you happy now. Well, I've got to go now I just heard the washer kick off.

You stole my post!

I can quit any time I want...

CaptainHook
02-10-2006, 06:54 AM
1,2,6 & 8 for me. LOL

jjinfla
02-10-2006, 07:10 AM
I don't have time to take the test - the pool room beckons.

pharaoh68
02-10-2006, 07:45 AM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone. All the time. Most people don't like me. :confused:
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool. Always. Most people just don't get it.
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function. Almost daily. It probably would be daily but certain people in the local pool halls piss me off so I try to avoid them.
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool. Uh-huh.
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool. Punch things, throw things, break things, etc. THough not so much anymore. But yeah!
6. Playing pool secretly. I lie to my girlfriend because when she finds out that I'm playing pool instead of spending time with her, she gets pissed!!!
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool. See answer to number five. It applies here too.
8. Think about playing pool when at work. I'm at work now and I'm on AZ so, yeah.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool. See answer to number seven.
10. Trembling in the morning. I'm epileptic so that kinda comes with the package anyway! :D

If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p

Now let me substitute the word "posting" for "pool." :o

JAM

I like to think of it more as a hopeless devotion moreso than an addiction. :D

NittiFan
02-10-2006, 08:06 AM
HI!

My name is Mike, and I am a pool-a-hall-ic, it has been 11 hours since my last fix...

And I'm "jonesin" RIGHT NOW!! :) :)

Jaden
02-10-2006, 08:20 AM
It's been 7 hours since my last session.....

I answered yes to all of the questions except it's been a while since I've had any outbursts....

I once went 5 years without playing but went back to it as all addicts do.....

Cane
02-10-2006, 09:06 AM
Yeah... well, ANYONE could have answered yes to 3 of those... besides

I'M NOT AN ADDICT! I CAN QUIT ANYTIME I WANT TO!!!

Bob

runscott
02-10-2006, 09:43 AM
I passed the first pool addiction test with flying colors. I'm not addicted to pool. That's the good news. :o

JAM

I failed the test and will be checking myself into a pool room soon for rehab.

supergreenman
02-10-2006, 09:44 AM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone. yes
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool. yes
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function.yes
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool. yes
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool.do I have to answer this one
6. Playing pool secretly.yes
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool.maybe
8. Think about playing pool when at work.most definitly
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool.If I was still married I'd say yes, in fact I'll say yes just because I don't have time to chase women anymore
10. Trembling in the morning.Yes but that's because I've got the heat way down so I can save money to play pool

If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p

Ok I'm addicted to pool. Where is the next PHJ(pool hall junkie) meeting and do they have nice tables

Now let me substitute the word "posting" for "pool." :o

1. Post on forums alone. what am I supposed to have someone hold my hand while I make a post
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to post on the forum.no
3. Daily or frequent forum posting, needed to function.needed to function? hmmm how about preventing me from functioning because I'm posting
4. Inability to reduce or stop posting on the forum. I haven't tried stopping
5. Violent episodes associated with posting on the forum.um yes
6. Posting on the forum secretly.this is secret isn't it?
7. Becoming angry when confronted about posting on the forum.:mad: whats it too you!!!!!!!!!
8. Thinking about posting on the forum when at work.where do you think I do most of my posting
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of posting. um I'll get back to you on this
10. Trembling in the morning. :D covered that, the heat is turned low to save money for pool my primary addiction

I passed the first pool addiction test with flying colors. I'm not addicted to pool. That's the good news. :o

JAM

Would I be kidding myself to say I've got this under control? Who cares, I'm going to play pool.

Jaden
02-10-2006, 09:46 AM
I failed the test and will be checking myself into a pool room soon for rehab.


Is that a Titlist that that dog is using as a chew toy?

runscott
02-10-2006, 09:51 AM
Is that a Titlist that that dog is using as a chew toy?
Hey, my dog failed the test too.

AuntyDan
02-10-2006, 10:31 AM
Fortunately there is now an organization that can help all you pool lost souls. Just go here (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001BVWTQ/104-9111277-5747944?v=glance) and buy the t-shirt. (It says "One shot at a time" around the edge of the rack.)

The first step is realizing that you have a problem. The second step is realizing that quitting is for losers.

bznsharkie
02-10-2006, 11:29 AM
Well I guess I am addicted, at least I am not in denial;)

dmgwalsh
02-10-2006, 11:44 AM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool.
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool.
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool.
6. Playing pool secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool.
8. Think about playing pool when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool.
10. Trembling in the morning.

If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p

Now let me substitute the word "posting" for "pool." :o

1. Post on forums alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to post on the forum.
3. Daily or frequent forum posting, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop posting on the forum.
5. Violent episodes associated with posting on the forum.
6. Posting on the forum secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about posting on the forum.
8. Thinking about posting on the forum when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of posting.
10. Trembling in the morning. :D

I passed the first pool addiction test with flying colors. I'm not addicted to pool. That's the good news. :o

JAM

my brother just informed me he was allowed to put his pool table in the living room in their new house rather than wait for the family room to be refinished. He also got permission to buy a cue from me for a $1000.00 only if he agreed to take ballroom dancing lessons.:eek:

supergreenman
02-10-2006, 11:48 AM
Ballroom dance classes :eek: :eek: :eek: see the extent that pool players will whore themselves to feed thier addiction. It's just criminal that people take advantage of us addicts to get things like dance classes. sheesh.:mad:

Solartje
02-10-2006, 11:49 AM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone. I am guilty
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool. I dont need excuses, i can play whenever i want3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool. Guilty i cant live a week without playing , if im injured i just clean my gear over and over
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool. Not quilty
6. Playing pool secretly guilty
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool. not guilty, pool just does the opposite, check my post about pool in life8. Think about playing pool when at work. SO guilty
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool. had it but solved it, i just made them play pool too on competition level
10. Trembling in the morning. not guilty depends how much sex i had just before, but i dont tremble from pool

If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p


JAM


Hi, my name is silly solly and im a poolaholic too :o

Snapshot9
02-10-2006, 12:03 PM
Any hobby is an addiction ... What matters is whether you can make money at it ...... really, that the difference .... really ..... lol

Eric.
02-10-2006, 12:17 PM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone.
You can go blind from that
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool.
My friend forced me to play Pool
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function.
Just to take the "edge" off
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool.
I can quit anytime
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool.
I don't remember any of it
6. Playing pool secretly.
See answer #1
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool.
I don't have a problem, it's only 1 or 2 games
8. Think about playing pool when at work.
..and after work, at home, while showering, during sex...
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool.
They think I have a problem
10. Trembling in the morning.
I need a game to steady the nerves

If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p

Now let me substitute the word "posting" for "pool." :o

1. Post on forums alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to post on the forum.
3. Daily or frequent forum posting, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop posting on the forum.
5. Violent episodes associated with posting on the forum.
6. Posting on the forum secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about posting on the forum.
8. Thinking about posting on the forum when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of posting.
10. Trembling in the morning. :D

I passed the first pool addiction test with flying colors. I'm not addicted to pool. That's the good news. :o

JAM


Eric >recovering

hustlefinger
02-10-2006, 12:42 PM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool.
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool.
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool.
6. Playing pool secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool.
8. Think about playing pool when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool.
10. Trembling in the morning.

If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p

Now let me substitute the word "posting" for "pool." :o

1. Post on forums alone.
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to post on the forum.
3. Daily or frequent forum posting, needed to function.
4. Inability to reduce or stop posting on the forum.
5. Violent episodes associated with posting on the forum.
6. Posting on the forum secretly.
7. Becoming angry when confronted about posting on the forum.
8. Thinking about posting on the forum when at work.
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of posting.
10. Trembling in the morning. :D

I passed the first pool addiction test with flying colors. I'm not addicted to pool. That's the good news. :o

JAM


Sorry Jam, ……I’ve never done any of those things. I’m squeaky clean.

Rick

MO4
02-10-2006, 12:47 PM
I am not a poolahalic. Poolahalic's go to meetings I go to pool halls!

bruin70
02-10-2006, 12:48 PM
actually, i think the BIGGEST indicator that you have a problem is if you go to the poolroom, AND DON'T PLAY POOL,,,but just sit and watch and waste time.

that's when it's time for reflection.

RSB-Refugee
02-10-2006, 01:53 PM
What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):..........
..........If you answer three or more, you are addicted to pool. :p


1. Play pool alone. YES
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool.YES
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function.YES
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool.YES
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool.NO
6. Playing pool secretly.NO
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool.YES
8. Think about playing pool when at work.YES
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool.YES
10. Trembling in the morning.NO


If this means, I have a sickness, I don't want the cure. ;)

Tracy

CaptiveBred
02-10-2006, 02:14 PM
I borrowed the 10 warning questions for alcohol addiction and substituted the words "pool" for alcohol.

What are ten warning signs of addiction to pool? Here are addiction signs listed (in no particular order):

1. Play pool alone. no
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool. no
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function. no
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool. no
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool.no
6. Playing pool secretly.no
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool.no
8. Think about playing pool when at work.no
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool.no
10. Trembling in the morning.no

JAM

My wife just told me I am still in the denial stage

jnav447
02-10-2006, 02:25 PM
If one of the 12 steps in PA is repaying those you have hurt financially, does that mean I gotta pay back all the money I hustled for all those years? How about if I play them some one-pocket for the dough I previously won off them...does that work? No? OK, let's see, if I leave now, I can get to Trick Shots for the early bird special.......hey, gave it my best shot.

I rack balls
02-11-2006, 10:59 AM
1. Play pool alone. yes
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool. yes
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function. yes
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool. yes
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool.no
6. Playing pool secretly.yes
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool.no
8. Think about playing pool when at work.yes
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool.yes
10. Trembling in the morning.yyyy y y ee e e esss s s s


I just spent my student loans on more cues, it feels so good.

Ghosst
02-11-2006, 11:20 AM
1. Play pool alone. Yes
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to play pool. Yes
3. Daily or frequent pool playing, needed to function. Yes
4. Inability to reduce or stop playing pool. Yes
5. Violent episodes associated with playing pool. Yes
6. Playing pool secretly. Yes
7. Becoming angry when confronted about playing pool. Only if asked to refrain.
8. Think about playing pool when at work. Yes
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of playing pool. Does divorce count?
10. Trembling in the morning. This has more to do with malt withdrawl than anything else...

Now let me substitute the word "posting" for "pool." :o

1. Post on forums alone. Yes
2. Making excuses, finding excuses to post on the forum. Yes
3. Daily or frequent forum posting, needed to function. Yes
4. Inability to reduce or stop posting on the forum. Yes
5. Violent episodes associated with posting on the forum. No
6. Posting on the forum secretly. Yes
7. Becoming angry when confronted about posting on the forum. See Above.
8. Thinking about posting on the forum when at work. Yes
9. Problems with family and/or loved ones because of posting. See Above.
10. Trembling in the morning. See Above.


The worst part is, it's all true. Even worse is that this isn't the only forum I post on, I even work for some companies that have their own boards...