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Somebody Quit Their Job to Play Pokemon Go

If he needs a Zubat, Currie can find a few at SEC Media Days.

BBC

It’s the headline we knew was coming.  Tom Currie of Aukland, New Zealand quit his job as a barrister/bartender to play Pokemon full-time.  Shocker; he didn’t provide two-weeks’ notice.

“When I resigned, I didn’t tell my manager I was going out into the world to hunt Pokemon,” he told the BBC.  “But after my story got picked up I gave him a courtesy call to update him just in case the media contacted him.”

Most of Currie’s friends support him on his quest, but his parents aren’t quite on the same page.  His dad is using humor to deal with it.  “I always knew you’d be famous,” he told his son via text.  What a way to be famous.

The nerdiest line of the article…

“When you and your friends have to physically go for a walk or run to catch a rare Pokemon in the area and you all catch it, that is definitely a highlight.”

Currie has been pretty successful so far, catching 91 of the 151 characters throughout New Zealand’s countryside.  He plans on returning to work when his trip is done, but can he catch ’em all?  I sure hope not.

If he needs a Zubat, Currie can find a few at SEC Media Days.

If he needs a Zubat, Currie can find a few at SEC Media Days.

[BBC]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for Somebody Quit Their Job to Play Pokemon Go



  1. 25OR624
    6:35 pm July 16, 2016 Permalink

    Hmmmm: “quit his job as a barrister/bartender”. A Barrister is a type of Lawyer. If he was practicing law and tending bar, at the same time, he gave up a splendid gig. Perhaps he was a Barista/Bartender.



  2. binarysolo
    7:26 pm July 16, 2016 Permalink

    “Yo Tai Wynyard, you know him?”



  3. Fern Daddy
    2:12 pm July 18, 2016 Permalink