Life is short and cruel and then you get on the Price is Right.
Case in point: Danielle Perez, a woman in a wheelchair who made it on the show Tuesday only to scoop up a brand-new treadmill.
She said the strangest thing about her win was the reaction of the staff members on the show.
“I kept thinking that it was a really big joke,” she said with a laugh, “But there was no irony in their cheers or applause.”
Despite a collective and awkward pause from the audience that she said was edited out of the show, “Everyone at CBS seemed genuinely excited for me that I won.”
According to a spokesperson for the show, “Every member of The Price Is Right studio audience has a chance to be selected to play... Prizes are determined in advance of the show and are not decided based on the contestants.”
Perez tells CNN she’ll probably just use the $2,400 treadmill as a “piece of furniture.”