13 Times Our Expectations Were Nothing Like Reality

It’s never as good as you dreamed it’d be.

Thanks to Photoshop and special effects, our expectations tend to be sky high in most scenarios. But sadly, there is no Valencia filter when you first sleep with someone, nor any way to Facetune yourself out of a bad hair day at work.

When it comes to real, everyday life, things rarely look as good as they do on screen, be it discovering having kids includes equal amounts of cleaning poo off of your walls as it does cuddling your pristine, smiling bub; or finding out the hard way that sex after marriage looks far less like a scene from The Notebook and much more like a scene from 28 Days Later, after the zombie virus has taken effect.

And you know what? That’s okay. Life wasn’t meant to be easy (if it was, more of us would make it out alive). So instead of lamenting our misfortune, let’s take a moment to laugh at the great gaping gulf between expectation versus reality in situations every one of us have at some point had to endure…

1. Expectation of how you look on a windy day:

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Reality:

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2. Expectation of how you look wearing a messy bun:

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3. Expectation of how you look putting on lipstick:

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4. Expectation of how you look getting out of the pool:

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5. Expectation of how you look making your sexy face:

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6. Expectation of how your New Year’s resolutions will play out:

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7. Expectation of how you look when you’re drinking with the girls:

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8. Expectation of how your Tinder date will look:

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9. Expectation of how you’ll look when you buy a dress online:

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10. Expectation of what marriage will be like:

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11. Expectation of what will happen when you bake:

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12. Expectation of what having a baby will be like:

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13. Expectation of what you’ll look like in your selfie:

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Comment: What life situation has completely failed to meet your expectations?