Have you ever been walking down the street, minding your own business, and suddenly look down to find something you hadn’t expected? It might be money, it might be a decoder ring, it could be anything. But the almost universal reaction is pleasurable.
That’s a nice surprise » you think as you stoop and pocket whatever good fortune has dropped in your path.
The same thing can happen in the strangest places. For example, a recent post on our message boards inquired
« What’s your favorite flag in bzflag? ».
Not being familiar with the game, I had to ask « What’s bzflag? »
Little did I know that such an innocent inquiry would result in an almost indecent obsession with a very cool game.