Expectations versus reality can often be a hard but hilarious truth. When a night starts out with everyone speculating that the party is going to be epic, that's usually a red flag that you're going to be awkwardly standing around a bowl of chips in a friend of a friend's apartment. Unfortunately, high school isn't a series of red solo cup parties, big budget pep rallies and unfairly attractive 100-year-old vampires making out with a blue filter. Not every wedding is a fairytale princess wonderland. Baking chocolate doesn't taste like regular chocolate. The real world is tough.
So, when a recent Reddit user asked, "What did you think was going to be amazing but turned out to be horrible?" people were ready to share their most disappointing wake up calls. Better to always set the bar low and surprise yourself!
Tasting vanilla extract on its own - immortal_cupcake