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“Hello, it's Pope Francis”, was what one 19 year-old Italian student heard from the other end of the phone a few weeks ago – it wasn't a prank, it was really the pope. Stefano Cabizza had written Pope Francis a note about his life, hopes and dreams and much to his surprise, the pope called him on it, literally. I love surprises, and I believe part of the attraction is tactical advantage. It can gain one both courage and confidence, but can else enhance both pleasure and pain. Aristotle once said, “the secret to humour is surprise”. That gels well...

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