"Every disappointment in life is the result of an unmet expectation,"

says the Pastor. That's how he counsels newlyweds.

I told him for my 30th birthday, I received 30 presents.

Now I have an expectation that on my 40th birthday, I will receive 40 presents. (It's not my fault, my mother clearly didn't think through the ramifications when she threw my 30th party.)

The Pastor told me his expectation is to spend $40. Wow, that's a lot of stuff from Goodwill, but I don't know if it's 40 stuffs. Based on my experience, that's about ten suitcases. At most, 26 pairs of underwear.

I wonder who's expectation will be unmet. The good news is we have a built-in counselor in this relationship. He may be biased, but at least he'll be handsome in his clerical collar when he counsels me on my disappointment.


Lindsey said...

That is a truth. When I am disappointed I have to ask myself what expectation I had that was not met. And did the other person agree to the expectation.

Jamie said...

I posted on FB the other day, the number of shopping days left until my 40th birthday (September 27th) and that I wanted 40 of everything!

Robyn said...

Good for you Jamie! Smart girl!