Bright Side

15+ People Who Were Ready for Disappointment, but Hit the Jackpot

The idiom, “To buy a pig in a poke,” perfectly describes some online purchases or, for example, when we buy something in an opaque package. It often happens that the item doesn’t look like the one in the picture and it turns into a real disappointment. But sometimes, things may go the other way around — the dress you bought online may suit you perfectly, and a cake you ordered from an unfamiliar pastry shop may look better in reality than in the catalog.

We at Bright Side are sincerely happy for these people who got pleasantly surprised.

“I ordered this dress off AliExpress. It could have gone so wrong, but it turned out to be perfect for me.”

“This frozen pizza managed to seriously surprise me.”

“I think it turned out pretty well!”

“An impressive cake from my mom!”

“I ordered a blanket with my dogs’ photos from what I thought seemed like a sketchy website. They nailed it!”

“We ordered a fire-truck cake for my son’s birthday. It came out even better than we expected.”

“I tried making the Momofuku cake.”

“The way we advertise our Jack-o-Lantern pizzas vs The way I like to make them for customers”

“I made a cake for my niece’s 3rd birthday.”

A morning jackpot

“2 peeled hard boiled eggs”

“My mom made an Elsa cake.”

“I got this ice cream in Japan. It doesn’t just look exactly the same as in the picture, it’s also delicious.”

“My girlfriend’s and my first attempt at making a cake from a sketch.”

“My interpretation of a tattoo I wanted to get, and the final result created by the tattoo artist.”

“My mom made this duck cake. It seems it turned out pretty well.”

“I think we did a pretty decent job with my nephew’s birthday cake.”

“My attempt is on the right.”

“I think my wife did it very well.”

“I recreated a wreath I found on the internet.”

“My daughter drew a cake she wanted for her 8th birthday. I tried to make her idea come to life.”

This is ice cream!

Have you ever been in a situation where reality turned out to be better than you had expected?

Preview photo credit savageexplosive / reddit