Adrenaline junkies, don't you just hate them? We all know one. He's the guy with the tan lines who carries his passport everywhere so he can show you all his immigration stamps, forever wittering on about being chasing by bulls whilst tightroping across the Grand Canyon, and bungee jumping off the moon.
But the joke's on him - he knows nothing of the rush that you get when you hit the vending machine double bubble. So read on, as we take a look at ten tech things that shouldn't be that big a deal... but we all know they are.
1. A fire alarm at work
As soon you hear its piercing call you’re in “school break” mode, un-tucking your inkstained shirt, using your tie as a bandana and drawing a Biro tattoo of a penis on your hand. You and your office mates gang up, giggle your way down the stairs and lark about on the pavement outside of the office for ten minutes. Which wouldn’t be so bad, but you’re blocking the ambulance trying to carry off people suffering third-degree burns and the effects of smoke inhalation.
2. Your home town being on TV
You grew up there, and you can go there any time you like, but seeing a one-minute clip of the place on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding gives you an almost sexual thrill. Bonus excitement points if your street is on the news due to a grizzly murder. Minus points if you actually perpetrated said murder.
3. Films you own on the telly
Great Scott!! What luck! Back to the Future Part II is on Syfy on a Sunday afternoon, and it’s only halfway through! You momentarily stop reciting every single line to tell your partner, yet again, that Needles is played by Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but before you can even say, “Why would they have a fax machine in the toilet?” you realise she’s left you again.
4. Instant e-matiness
There are few tech things more thrilling than hitting it off with a stranger over email. You’ve sent off your CV and covering letter, and you get a near-instant reply from an HR representative, or even better, the potential boss. You sense an opening and reply back with an off-the-cuff joke or cultural reference, followed by a flurry of exclamation points. The radio silence that follows is more powerful than a kick in the balls.