after a hard days work repairing Macs, and talking on the phone with “technically challenged” people who shouldn’t be left unsupervised using a toaster much less a sophisticated electronic device, i tend to be rather…grumpy
the half hour drive home where i invariably get stuck behind some moron who can’t find the sodding gas pedal doesn’t help either…
so, how do i blow off all my pent up rage and agression?
usually playing a couple of hyperviolent video games does the trick…
i boot up the PS2, load Burnout 3; Takedown, and enter the “Road Rage” mode, i then proceed to ram all the other cars off the road, into oncoming traffic, into concrete pillars, etc… until my car falls apart, it’s such a satisfying game
i then play around in Vice City with the sniper rifle and the minigun ;), i carjack the tour bus (busjack?) and drive it around on the beach, running over sunbathers, i grab a motorcycle and just go cruising around, popping wheelies and driving on the sidewalks, i get bored and then run someone over with the bike (typically some annoying prat in a suit, i hate suits ) and then i park the rear wheel of the bike on their face and proceed to do a burnout…
ahh, i feel much better
the thing is, i feel it’s better to get my anger out in a virtual world where no one gets hurt, video games aren’t reality, it’s just fun to be able to do things in a game that i’d NEVER do in real life
so, how do you blow off steam after a hard days work?