“We had just gotten Mario Brothers 3. At the end of each level, you jump to hit the block and get either a star, flower, or mushroom. If you get three of the same thing, you get a prize in the game. We could get the mushroom and the stars, but no one ever managed to get three flowers. My older sister told me that the first person to get three flowers would call up Mr. Nintendo and would receive a Super Nintendo, five free games, and, like, $100. Days, weeks, and months passed, but no one ever got three flowers. Then one magical day, it happened! THREE FLOWERS! I FREAKED out. ‘Oh my god! You did it!’ For, like, five minutes I was running around the house in such joy that we were going to get a Super Nintendo; I couldn’t believe it! Finally, my sister asked me what I was doing and why I was acting stupid.
“So I reminded her of all the cool things we were about to receive. She had told me this to get me to stop annoying her and go play Nintendo instead.”