This was first posted in 2009. A few of you may remember it, but it will be a first read for most of you.
We got a Wii and Mo often played the boxing game on it. I never had but she thought it would be good for us to have a match.
It went something like this…..
Mo: Jab, jab with the left, uppercut to the body with the right….WHAM!
Babs: Thwump! flat out on the floor…. One….two….three…. gets up to her feet….jab, jab, uppercut….jab, jab…….. (Nothing is happening) “My Mii’s not doing anything”….
Mo: Jab, Jab, WHAM!…..
Babs: “My Mii won’t work!” Jab, jab, uppercut to the……..er…….Bowl of nuts! CRASH! Nuts and sweets fly everywhere! “Oops” “My Mii won’t work” jab, jab…..
Mo (laughing): Jab. jab. WHAM!!!
Babs: Thwump! Flat out again… One…..two….three…..four….. “Why won’t my Mii work?” Gets up…..
Mo: “You can’t be doing it right….WHAM!!!!!!!
Babs: Jab, jab (slowly working her way across the room to the television, in her frustration and attempts at getting in closer to hit this elusive Mii) “I am, look it won’t do anything” Jab, jab…
Mo: Jab…jab…. “Hit me upwards to the body”
Babs: “I AM! Look” Gets low down, arm back ready for a neat ‘upper thrust’ Babs is very focused. WHAM!! CRASH! SPLOSH! “Oops” “SEE! she did nothing! She didn’t hit your Mii at ALL! Mi remote isn’t wor……..”
Babs: Thwump….One…two….. gets up. “But it isn’t wor………..”
Babs: Thwump….One….two…. nine….TEN! It’s a knockout! Game over!
Babs: (looking around at the nuts and sweets all over the floor and the pools of tea soaking into the rug) “Oh look at the mess!”
Mo: “You were supposed to hit my Mii, not thump a mug of tea across the room! I hope it doesn’t stain the rug”
Babs (armed with cloth and carpet spray) “I don’t think it will (giggle) My Mii wouldn’t do anything …….. Oops! There’s tea all up the wall too!”
Mo: (calm as you like) “Well she can’t hit my Mii while I am jabbing at you. You have to wait, and hope I stop for long enough to get a hit in”
Now she tells me.
Note to self: Remember that the little Mii on the television screen isn’t what you are supposed literally to hit!