"Halo Flu" Similar to "Star Wars Effect"
How many people didn’t go to work today? Chances are, they felt fine, cuddled up next to their Xbox 360s.
The “Halo Flu” has spread faster than any virus known to humankind. But then the question is, how long will this flu last?
Obviously, Star Wars was a one day event and those who saw the film only cost the economy a predicted $627 million in losses. Halo 3, on the other hand, will stop when you want it to stop.
“I haven’t told them yet,” Rich Thompson, a Maryland restaurant worker, said last week in a recent article in The Baltimore Sun. He was going to ask for three days off to devote his life to the game.
“Whether they give me the time off or not, I’m not going to be going to work,” he said.
It would be interesting to know how many people will get fired this week.