The game: Driving games are usually brilliant, but when you’re hooning around the land in a massive truck, smuggling goods and taking on other wacky missions, it’s heaps of fun. Plus, your truck is nippy, and surprisingly manoeuvrable so you can swing the back-end around with total abandon and dodge cars. Honk the horn, wear a massive beard, be a real man!
The reality: Ok, opinion is divided on truck driving. Many truck drivers love being out on the open road, seeing the world, wearing massive, manly beards. Others, though, find it a bit dull. Again, it’s all about getting stuck in traffic, waiting around for hours while your trailer gets loaded up, and politely declining the working girls that climb--unbidden--into your cabs (I know a former truck driver, and his assures me this happens with alarming regularity).