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1.Q Tell me about the first time you remember being thrilled.
1.A Not sure whether fear outweighed the excitement. Crossing a dam on the family's property in a leaking canoe. My brothers and I could just get to the other side before the canoe sank.
2.Q What’s the slightest thing to have thrilled you?
2.A Seeing someone after 10 or more years and remembering their name and where I met them.
3.Q What’s the most frightening yet thrilling thing you’ve done?
3.A Giving birth.
4.Q Tell me why you’re not completely sensible.
4.A I continue to do things or say things when logic/sense/risk management tells me I should stop.
5.Q What’s the most uninhibited thing you’ve ever done?
5.A Giving birth.
6.Q What have you considered doing for pleasure but were too concerned about the risks?
6.A Nothing. I consider bungee jumping is too dangerous but I have never considered doing it as it would not give me pleasure. So the answer is nothing.


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7.Q Describe the event in one sentence (there’s time to expand later)
7.A Horses riding near the pyramids outside Cairo.
8.Q Tell me a bit about yourself around this time.
8.A An exciting, fantastic holiday experience. I had never been to Egypt before and cruising the Nile was a dream come true.
9.Q List the sequence of events leading up to your thrill. Try to remember how you felt at each stage. The smallest detail could be important (this is your chance to expand).
9.A Our friend said "What about a ride? " Feeling of pleasure and excitement. Horse riding around the pyramids! Hey!! Lawrence of Arabia and all that! "The riding establishment has been recommended by a colleague although he has fallen off. The horses gallop on the way home." Fear. I know what this will be like. No duty of care. Horse riding is a dangerous activity and this is a scenario for a serious accident.
10.Q What were your thoughts and feelings at the precise moment of thrill?
10.A Great pleasure overcame the 'knowing' that it was a dangerous moment...or two!!! It is so exciting you are not aware of breathing.
11.Q What did you do afterwards?
11.A I relaxed totally. I was relieved and very happy.
12.Q What were the risks?
12.A Very high. So many horse-riding accidents are fatal. The leader was not controlling the group at all. Two fairly competent riders and two beginners. None of us could have brought our horses to a stop (in case, for instance, someone began to fall off or was being dragged along with a foot caught in the stirrup). Something happens with one rider and the other riders should be able to stop, ride back, or whatever, in order to assist the rider and quieten all the horses.
13.Q What did you imagine other people thought of you during and after the event?
13.A I can ride but I'm a wimp and a killjoy!
14.Q How often do you think about the event, and why?
14.A Not often. Maybe a couple of times a year. It was exciting and a really memorable occasion (the condition of the horses, the companionship, the incredibly exotic setting). And I must remember what it was like and improve my riding so that, if I wished, I could walk my horse while others gallop past. My horse does not make the decision to gallop, I do!
15.Q Some people probably don’t understand how such a thing can thrill you; explain it to them.
15.A A 'thrill' contains some fear and horse riding is potentially very dangerous. The pleasure and excitement is in moving with a very large animal, to feel the rhythm of the movement, to feel as if you are on a swing, and to be traveling at different paces over the countryside. The pleasure is learning a skill (horse riding) but unlike, for instance, driving a car, your mode of transport is alive and therein lays the danger. A car has to travel on roads; a horse can take you almost anywhere. The thrill derives from the scenery and the mode of transport. The more skilful you become (the better you ride), the more thrilling it becomes.
16.Q What three changes could have made the experience better, and why?
16.A I don't really think anything could have improved it. I think this question is important for your design but I cannot really think of an improvement to the thrill. I would have enjoyed a repeat to see the difference in the riders and the horses the next time 'galloping point' was reached! But the fear component of the thrill would have been less the next time around.
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