This one almost exclusively, I’d have to imagine, is a male-centric feeling. Maybe I’m just not in touch with the female perspective enough, but I just get the sense that more men are doing this sort of daydreaming.
Either way, if you’re not sure what I’m talking about, here’s an example…
I was driving home a few days ago and I got behind a big, flat bed truck carrying these really long poles. Of course, the poles (I’d guess they were about 20 feet long?) were securely strapped in… But what if one of them came loose? What would I do?
First, I had to decide how the pole would be hurtling towards me on the highway. Would it simply slip off the back of the truck and go end over end? Or, would it roll down hill, perpendicular to my car? I settled on the latter.
So, I figured, the best way to avoid certain death would be to time where the pole was going to hit next (keep in mind, it’s bouncing rapidly towards my car at this point). Then, I’d stop my car a few feet in front of that point, let the pole clear my car and instantly rev my engine back up and get moving so I wouldn’t get hit by any cars behind me.
Keep in mind: none of this nonsense even came close to occurring, I drive a Toyota Corolla, and I would never be able to a move like this even if I had to.
But hey, it’s fun to pretend.
Polar Opposite of this Feeling?: Actually having to do any of this shit.