"Here, Hold my Beer and Watch This!" as you reach down and yank the transfer case shifter. (We'll ignore the 'beer while driving' part right now.)
The idea is "Gee, this is getting bad, I'd better head to firmer ground so I can get where I'm going" not "Yeeee-hah!!" You save that for Saturday afternoon at the Mudhole where you have 4 people ready to pull you out.