You find out you need to paint your house, get your car repaired, pay for new clothes for work
Figure Skating World:
You need to replace your blades with Gold Seals because you're *this* close to getting triples
Phase 1: "Ooh, triples"
Phase 2: But you realize you have no money
Phase 3: "But, Ooh, triples"
Phase 4: "Oh, well, it's only money...and hey TRIPLES!"