Shannon Stacey

Generational Mario

I’m sitting in the car while my guys are in the hobby shop buying some model railroading stuff and I’m bored so let me tell you a story.

To get here, we had to spend 30 minutes on the highway (interstate/thru-way/whatever you call your 70 mph road) and there came a situation that caused me to say to my husband: “You do know the brakes work, right Mario?”

That was followed by SK: “Totally Mario. Are you looking for a level-up?”

I think it’s rather funny that for both SK and I, Mario is the shorthand for you’re driving too fast. But I meant Mario Andretti and he meant Mario of Mario Kart fame.

3 comments to “Generational Mario”

  1. Shannon
      · September 20th, 2010 at 2:54 pm · Link

    If I say Marco, he’ll say Polo. :)

  2. Jean
      · September 20th, 2010 at 2:43 pm · Link

    I got a good chuckle out of this one. Now if you’d called him Marco, would he have gotten it? (I’m betting no)

  3. Annmarie
      · September 21st, 2010 at 3:12 am · Link

    Well *I* knew who you were talking about. I’ve never played Mario Kart. True Fact.

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