Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash

We place expectations on a variety of things that wind up letting us down.

Remember when Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) was released in theaters? We all know what that heavily anticipated movie turned out to be – a critical flop. (Seriously? Aliens?)


Or how about that new restaurant you wanted to try (pre-pandemic) and wound up having the dry heaves after initially drooling over the menu?

And that new job where you realized it was not at all what you signed up for – "Welcome to your first day at Juicy Lucy's – here's your mop and bucket."

To find out the things people were disillusioned by, Redditor CipherShade asked:

"What's never as good as people think it's going to be?"

Working With Wine

"I work in the wine industry and constantly have to disappoint people who want in just because they like to drink wine. There's a common misconception that all we do is drink wine on the job. I wish."

tossaway587

Breakfast Blues

"The second bowl of cereal."

Mydaley

milk infomercial GIF Giphy

Romantic Fail

"Getting back together with your ex."

bestvenom

Absence Doesn't Always Make the Heart Grow Fonder

"Reunions. Whether it's a family reunion or a school reunion, you go to them looking forward to catching up on the last many years."

"Once you get there, you realize why it's been so many years you haven't talked."

NewRelm

After Santa

"Christmas day. i find the leadup to it all through december always turns out to be way more fun than the actual day."

sk8-or-cry

Hanky-Panky While Hammered

"Sex when filthy drunk."

SchwiftySqaunch

"Ain't THAT the truth. Everything is hella spinning and the other person looks f'king weird. They just lay there not even trying. You can't think straight."

Billy-Mays-Ghost

Having Endless Days

"Staying home doing whatever you want. "

"This pandemic put me in my house right before I lost my job and couldn't get back to college because, well, the pandemic. Because of that I've been the past eight months doing anything I want and waking up and sleeping at whatever hours. The goverment is providing unemployed people some money every month so I'm not out of money. I can spend all my days watching series, playing videogames, listening to music. Whatever and yet I feel completely useless and bored.

After some time I won't even do any of these things. I want to do these things as a reward after a long week where I can finally get to watch that one show. I want to produce something worth while, wake up early and tired and having to put up with another day of work. Never thought I was going to miss going to school. Thankfully I'm going to start a long distance college on the course I've always wanted. It's still long distance which is far from ideal but it's something."

Gray_Angus

The Thing About Trilogies

"The 3rd movie in the series."

JesusChristSuperDerp

"Return of the king would like to have a word."

akshanz1

It's Fast Food For a Reason

"Eating those damn 5 layer burritos from Taco Bell. Almost sharted my pants. It was literally like a stream of liquid sh*t when I tried to pass gas lol"

ThePigeon52

Let me be real for a second.

Every time I listen to Bjork's "Unravel," my heart breaks a bit.

Have you ever listened to it?

It's on Homogenic, her third studio album, and it's incredible, passionate, smartly produced and a great showcase for her stupendous voice.

That song? An emotional rollercoaster, for sure.

There's tons of great music out there, though, and even more sad and gorgeous songs to discover.

Keep reading... Show less
Duy Pham on Unsplash

Unfortunately, a friendship could really end at any point in life.

Friends grow apart, but also, sometimes, it's just necessary to say goodbye to your relationship with a friend.

Maybe they aren't the right type of friend for you anymore, or maybe something has happened in their lives to make them self-destructive and toxic.

The reasons are many, and they are all sad.

Keep reading... Show less
Kelsey Chance/Unsplash

Certain personalities show up at almost every party like clockwork.

There's always that person who get's too drunk, someone awkwardly standing in the corner nursing a drink, the person who's not having a good time no matter what and the person babysitting the crowd they came with.

When there's alcohol—or any other substances—and the pressure of a social situation, all sorts of quirks will come out. We wanted to know what people thought their country would act like if they were a person attending a party.

Keep reading... Show less
nrd on Unsplash

Irrespective of men's sexual identity or preference, there are men who hate sports, and there are men who love musical theater. Do participating in either activity make men straight or gay?

Keep reading... Show less