Sometimes called trebling, the Rule of Three is a pattern used in stories and jokes, where part of the story is told three times, with minor variations.
The first two instances build tension, and the third releases it by incorporating a twist. The third of three brothers succeeds after his older siblings each failed.
The first two appearances are practically identical.
There are stories of women making $9,000 a year going on dates with men or sugar babies falling in love with their sugar daddies — and then there's the complicated question of whether this is sex work or dating with benefits.
Rarely, however, does one get to ask a sugar baby questions about the financial side of these arrangements.
Counts of three elements are used widely in rhetoric, writing and myth: "Ready, aim, fire", "Veni, Vidi, Vici", "Lights, camera, action", "Reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic," "rhetoric, writing and myth".
Just try and think about how many times you've heard the phrase "On the count of three..." A constructed phrase such as "Veni, Vidi, Vici." that has three grammatically and logically connected elements is known as a Tricolon.
The third time they see the event in question, it is different, so the audience knows that this is a deviation from the norm.