Expectation Management

We take comfort where we can find it and try not to judge.

Alert reader (and honorary Slattern co-founder) Robin Grunder sent me the image of this lovely greeting card, presumably because it reminds her of me. I don’t know whether to be pleased at being remembered or disturbed by the sentiment. Sometimes the truth stings; other times it pinches you on the arm until you scream and then leaves a permanent mark. In any case, lower expectations almost invariably yield higher success rates, and that’s what I’m all about.

About WSW

Writer, wife, mother. Toiler in the bottomless, black, soul-sucking coal mine of domestic life. Thank God for the portable bar.

Posted on July 11, 2012, in Words to live by and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. The secret to a happy life…keep it simple stupid!

  2. I’d substitute a bottle of Maker’s for a bottle of wine. Just sayin’.

  3. I’d switch out the wine for a bottle of bourbon…although I agree with Cristy – why the hell would I be looking at that stuff if I’m zonkered out of my mind?

    • Hypothetically speaking, if it were three in the afternoon, you might be sitting at your desk and contemplating a career change — not that you or I would EVER indulge in a three Manhattan lunch.

  4. Snoring Dog Studio

    A bottle of wine actually would have the opposite effect, personally. And I wouldn’t be able to see my self in the mirror, nor read my resume what for all the vomit.

  5. It’s a delicate balance, isn’t it? The fine wine line between everything looking better and looking infinitely worse?

    • Which is why God, in His infinite wisdom, gave us the ability to self medicate with Dublin Mudslide, which I still have not found in any grocery store — the urban myth lives on.

  6. If wine will improve my appearance, I will go get a case. But will it improve my appearance to others? Maybe I’ll have to hand some out to my friends as well.

  7. I need two bottles to get me to that place. 😉

  8. Doesn’t everything look a little better after a bottle of wine? Oh, ah, you meant making revisions? That just sounds like a bad idea…. 🙂

  9. I don’t understand this card at all. When I’ve been drinking, I don’t even think about my resume. What a way to kill a buzz!

  10. Words of wisdom. I’ll drink a bottle of wine and read my resume… Then I’ll burn it. I’m retired! Now I have all day to try out new ways of slatterndom.

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