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Are you familiar with the novel A Sentimental Education? Great book, a must read. There's this part where the main characters go to a brothel. They get all dolled up as it were and then have a ho hum time. Frederick realizes that he had more fun getting ready for the brothel than being at the brothel itself.

Sometimes when I get worried about something, the worry is worse than the thing itself.

Driving a truck today actually turned out to be okay. There were no casualties.

Ah, shabbos.
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melanyebaggins From: melanyebaggins Date: le 24 août 2008 01:34 (UTC) (Lien)
Needles are usually like that for me...and meeting new people, and taking a test, and anything new and anxiety-provoking. The anticipation is *always* worse than the actual thing (except, perhaps, with the needles...)

The opposite is true too, like your character...when I'm anticipating something I'm really looking forward too - some good news, a new exciting book or movie, something bright prospecting in my future, whatever it may be - it's almost always a let down because the *build up* to it was better than the actual thing. It's why movies are always *better* if you know next to nothing about them before you go see it. No anticipation, no expectations.

The moral of the story is: Expectations = the bane of my existence. Life would be so much simpler without them.

Wow. That was *far* too deep a thought for a Saturday night :P
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