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1.Q Tell me about the first time you can remember being thrilled.
1.A Being lost in Marks and Spencer in Sheffield at the age of 3. Very scared, remember chasing around shop looking for my mother!

2.Q What's been your most frightening thrill ever?
2.A Every time I land in an airplane is exhilarating for me….I'm one of those people who claps on touchdown.

3.Q What's the smallest or slightest thing to have thrilled you?
3.A Like the personal attention you get from visiting the Dentist, doctor etc. The feeling of being made to feel special.

4.Q Tell me why you're not a sensible person.
4.A I'm not a sensible person because I married your sister! (Joke) Because I enjoy being under pressure and having to make decisions when not having all the facts - why am I doing my current job?

5.Q What were you doing the last time you were really bored?
5.A Sat at my desk filling in a half year review for a member of staff…..however, it could have been one on any number of other pointless tasks!

6.Q What's the most uninhibited thing you've ever done?
6.A Dancing at parties in my underpants.

7.Q What things have you considered doing for thrill, but were too concerned about the risks?
7.A Tattoo….pain! Sauna …… being unfaithful!

8.Q I always dreamt about being a paramedic, driving an ambulance and saving lives; what about you?
8.A [no response]

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To answer these next 14 questions, you should think about a particular time you were thrilled.

9.Q Describe this thrill in a nutshell, in one sentence. (there's time to expand later)
9.A Felt exhilarated after seeing my tribe (Wednesday) beat their biggest enemies (United) against all the odds.

10.Q Where and when did it take place?
10.A September 4th 2002 - Hillsborough.

11.Q Tell me a bit about yourself around this time.
11.A Long suffering football supporter, the victim of many jibes from enemy tribe.

12.Q How did the moment arise? Was it planned?
12.A Being at the event was planned but the result is always unplanned.

13.Q List the sequence of events leading up to your thrill, and how you felt at each stage. The smallest detail could be important (this is your chance to expand).
13.A Days of nervous anxiety as I would always accept a draw for such a game because the fear of losing is so great. Prior to the game went for a pre-match drink to steady the nerves. United were clear favourites to win the game and for the first half of the game played Wednesday off the pitch - perhaps the most exhilarating parts of the game were when our piggy opponents contrived to miss guilt edged chances, too numerous to mention or our goalkeeper managed to make one unlikely save after another.

Wednesday improved in the second half and eventually scored an undeserved goal after 70 minutes, to make the moment even more sweet the goal was scored by our new striker who had just come off the bench and scored with his very first touch in a blue & white shirt. This was followed by other easy chances for United to stick one in the onion bag but they didn't……..and incredibly Wednesday managed to get another to seal the win. Euphoria!

14.Q At the exact moment of thrill, how did your mind and body feel?
14.A Lots of thrills along the way but when we first scored I was uncontrollable, screaming, shouting, jumping, hugging etc.

15.Q What thoughts were going through your head?
15.A Oh god can we hang on?

16.Q What did you do immediately afterwards?
16.A Hugged Dad, scream etc. etc.

17.Q What were the most likely things that could have put you off going through with it?
17.A Fear of failure makes you not want to attend such matches

18.Q How were other people important to your thrill?
18.A 30,000 other people felt exactly the same way - 9,000 on the other end felt sick. On a more personal level I was at the game with four friends and my Dad and it was a great feeling to share.

19.Q What do you imagine other people were thinking throughout your thrilling episode?
See question 18 - either the same or the opposite!

20.Q Some people probably don't understand how such a thing can thrill you; explain it to them.
20.A Tribalism, sense of belonging

21.Q Why were certain objects or equipment important to your thrill?
21.A A football, full stadium, couple of pints…...

22.Q If you've done something like this before, how does the last time compare to the first time you did it?
22.A It actually gets better as you get older….

23.Q If you did it again, what things could be added or changed to make it even better?
23.A Nothing really, most of the factors are outside of my control. I suppose I could start supporting another tribe which stages bigger games but don't think this would work…..




what do you find thrilling?