anticipation/expectation can be fun or frustrating. just like a conclusion can be delightful or disappointing. fortunately i am very pleased with my recent haircut (in spite of my mom laughing at it when she saw it tonight via skype), but it could have ended as poorly as a pair of sandals last week that arrived one day and were repacked and ready to be returned the next.
now i realize that i'm lucky on the hair front since my semi-spontaneity made me happy - that is one area where it is really hard to escape unscathed when the deed is done, if it's a bad one. for most other things that don't work out, like clothing, we can cut our losses. but dashed hopes/dreams are another matter.
when you've spent time pining for something, and it doesn't live up to your expectations, are you disappointed or relieved?
what about when a store or brand disappoints?