CNN- Any "Price is Right" fan has probably dreamed of one day going on the show and being summoned to "Come on down!" while simultaneously fearing the worst-case scenario of never making it on stage to meet host Drew Carey, or going over on the showcase showdown.
Or worse: not spinning the wheel hard enough to make a complete rotation.
Danielle Perez's trip to "The Price is Right" looked like the dream scenario in an episode that aired Tuesday. She made it on stage and met Carey. She even won her pricing game, sending her home with a sauna and a treadmill.
Which would've been great, except that Perez has no legs and she uses a wheelchair.
I need to take a lesson from literally every single person in this segment. Let's be honest, everyone has been a situation similar to this. Everyone has gotten a gift they don't want. Whether it be a ugly sweater from your grandparents or a shirt that doesn't fit from your aunt. Everyone has also given a gift that they know is less than stellar. A gift so half-assed that it's blatantly oblivious it was purchased mere hours prior. We have all had to do the fake smile and show fraudulent excitement, and we have all had to watch on as people did the same in response to our gifts.
However, I can say with certainty that every person on this set did a better job than I ever have. Is that lady in a wheelchair an Emmy winning actress? There wasn't an ounce of disappointment in her voice or expression despite being faced with a potential gift that glaringly mocked her disability. Jesus Christ, that was like the most elaborate handicapped joke of all time. How about Drew Carey? Business as usual. Just tiptoed right around the elephant in the room. Not a hitch in the voiceover explaining every great feature the treadmill possesses. The eye candy just smiling and posing like she wasn't in the middle of the most awkward position of all time. If they didn't show this woman wheeling her ass on up to the stage I would have never realized that this group was faced with the most cringeworthy of situations. There's a right way to avoid awkwardness and a wrong way. Safe to say these guys have it down to a science. This woman won't beat me in a race, but she flat out puts my ability to interact socially to shame. For that, all parties should be applauded.
P.S. Maybe a good idea to keep a backup gift off set. Not saying you're going to face a situation like this regularly, but it's better safe than sorry. Don't want to end up giving a midget a full size basketball hoop, or god forbid giving an Asian woman a car. That's a no win situation for everybody.