i only hide at work because i don't want the managers thinking i'm "too distracted", "playing" with a tamagotchi, when you honestly don't really "play" with the tamagotchis that i know of atleast , v1-v3. You raise them. You play pokemon games, you play mario games, you play crash bandicoot games at a constant!! Tamagotchis?? You feed them, love them, nurture them, watch them grow, sleep, smile, frown, cry, birth, even die just to be real. Which is a lot, but they do spend a good chunk of idle time in our pockets/lanyards yes?? That's what's cool about them, unlike games they're on all the time (tamagotchi connections atleast [left unpaused]), lololol stupid and yet they don't require our full, undivided attention like a game-game. Especially when you have an adult, they only drop a heart like every 2-3 hours and honestly don't need you as bad. It's so chill to have an adult..Back to the point, when i'm on my breaks i honestly don't care, so i take them out, but the guys who notice and say something usually follow up with a story about their giga pet or nano pet, so i think tamagotchis are not as ridiculed by dudes where i live atleast.
ah i know what you mean. and tamagotchis are different to other games, for obvious reasons. they are great! its awesome how you can have them ANYWHERE, not only when you are on the computer or have a tv near or anything like that. and the batteries last forever