I gave my boss (structural engineering firm) a ride in my WRX the other week up to a construction site and he was acting like a little kid. Just amazed how much I've done to the car, that I've done all the wrench work and all the of research myself, and how much I knew about cars.
When I told him how much hp it previously had, and what it has now, he goes "gtfo of here!" ...which was right about the time the road opened up and I was able to punch it in 2nd and row through the gears.
When he finally stops laughing / cursing he goes, "You know, I used to be just like you. I don't know what happened... This thing is ridiculous though."