Some people's introduction to curry begins with them ordering the hottest dish on the menu. They discover the dish is beyond their curry-capacity and they can't finish it. Amazingly, they often repeat this behaviour. Lots of curry goes to waste. Dishes are frequently only half-eaten. Curry velocity remains at zero.
Other people's introduction to curry begins with them trying something nearer the cooler end of the Scoville scale. They find the dish is below their curry-capacity. They finish it! No curry is wasted. Their curry velocity is above zero. The next time they may decide to try something a little hotter. But they are in control of the curry, rather than the curry being in control of them.