14 Expectations That Instantly Popped Like a Balloon

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Being optimistic about the future lights up that little fire in your belly and keeps you hopeful that the next day will be better and brighter. However, try not to set your expectations sky-high. Sometimes, when it’s all said and done and reality settles in, the results can be a little disheartening, to say the least.

We at Bright Side want to present you with 14 cases when expectations and reality collided, and reality was the last one standing.

1. “Cupcake costume reality”

2. “These bento boxes”

3. “My husband ordered a hand-painted photo of us for our anniversary. It’s humbling, to say the least.”

4. “I tried making cutesy frozen banana ghosts, but they melted horrifically.”

5. “I cannot explain my disappointment.”

6. “My Sporty Spice costume just came in. Nailed it.”

7. “Not quite what I was expecting...”

8. “Ordered a Halloween mask, and this is what I received...”

9. “Super art coloring kit!”

10. “This ’silver metallic jumpsuit’ my friend and I both bought for a party off an obscure website”

11. “This ice cream bar”

12. “This Iron Man blow-up toy”

13. “My family recently moved to Florida so I wanted to protect them from the sun.”

14. “This online order arrived in all its glory!”

Which of these situations would make you burst out in laughter if you saw them in real life? Tell us in the comments.

Please note: This article was updated in August 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Preview photo credit One_TAIM / Reddit


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