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"Cheer up, Jimbo -- It's only a matter of time before one of those big executive searches going on out there stumbles across you."
Tags:boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, husband, wife, husbands, wives, couple, couples, marriage, married, marry, relationship, relationships, spouse, spouses, sarcasm, sarcastic, unemployment, unemployed, unrealistic, unrealistic expectations, job search, career path, careers, career, job, jobs, condescending, patronizing, patronising, nagging, nag, bother, bothering, annoy, annoying, pestering, pester
The abominable snow-woman
Tags:abominable snowman, abominable monster, woman, women, beauty standards, unrealistic beauty standards, self deprecating, self deprecate, putting yourself down, low self-esteem, self-esteem, unrealistic expectations, unrealistic standards, self doubt, self doubting, internalised sexism, internalised misogyny, women, woman
"When it fills in I'm hoping for the texture of corduroy."
'Now, keep in mind that these numbers are only as accurate as the fictitious data, ludicrous assumptions and wishful thinking they're based upon!'
"I kept hoping the picture would get old and repulsive looking, instead of me, but it didn't work out that way."
Tags:grotesque, horror, dorian gray, oscar wilde, the picture of dorian gray, literature, classic, book, books, novel, novels, painting, paintings, art, portrait, portraits, self-portrait, self-portraits, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting older, getting old, old age, old, elderly, old people, elderly people, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, ugly, loss of beauty, unattractive, wrinkles, grey hair, gray hair, decrepit, handsome, young, youth, beauty, attractive, unrealistic expectation, unrealistic expectations
"You're the perfect candidate but I'm afraid your handshake was just a teensy bit soft."
Tags:interview, interviews, interviewing, office, offices, businessman, businessmen, business, businesses, executive, executives, cv, curriculum vitae, resume, resumes, strong handshake, weak handshake, first impression, first impressions, nit picky, fussy, choosy, unrealistic expectations, excuse, excuses
"Perhaps you're to blame for having unrealistic expectations."
Tags:complain, complains, complaining, complaints, customer service, customer services, assistant, assistance, unrealistic, unreasonable, unaccommodating, expectation, expectations, high expectations, standard, standards, high standards, unrealistic expectations, date, dating, dating problems, relationship problems, picky, fussy, critical, uncommitted, commitment problems, issue, issues, commitment issues
"I had a hell a time choosing which wine went with your unrealistic expectation of me."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, unhealthy relationship, unhealthy relationships, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, conflict, conflicts, drink, drinks, drinking, drinking alcohol, alcohol, alcoholic, wine, glass of wine, glasses of wine, wine taster, wine tasters, sommelier, sommeliers, wine steward, wine stewards, wine waiter, wine waiters, wine connoisseur, wine connoisseurs, wine pairing, pairing wine, choosing wine, unrealistic expectation, unrealistic expectations, difficult
"It still looks just a little too much like - I don't know - me."
Tags:women, woman, girl, girls, lady, ladies, women's hair, women's hairstyle, women's hairstyles, hairstyle, hair, haircut, haircuts, hairdos, hairdo, hairdresser, hairdressers, stylist, stylists, makeover, beauty, cosmetology, cosmetologist, cosmetologists, unrealistic expectations, miracle worker, miracle workers, hair styling, trim, trimmed, blow dry, blowout, unsatisfied, customer, customers, customer service, salon, salons, beauty parlour, beauty parlours
"Over the hill? You were never on a hill."
Tags:executive, executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, business manager, business managers, boss, bosses, fired, firing, getting fired, canned, can, canning, getting canned, getting the sack, sacking, sacked, laid off, laid-off, lay off, lay-off, lay offs, lay-offs, redundancy, made redundant, redundancies, downsizing, unemployed, unemployment, false hope, false hopes, unrealistic expectation, unrealistic expectations, over the hill
"Perhaps you're to blame for having unrealistic expectations."
"I'm an idealist - I'd like to make my pile at a non-profit organization."
Tags:career counseling, career counselling, career counselor, career counselors, career counsellor, career counsellors, career adviser, career advisers, career advisor, career advisors, career advising, client, clients, idealist, idealist, idealism, money, finances, career, careers, job, jobs, non-profit, non-profits, non-profit organisation, non-profit organisations, non-profit organization, non-profit organizations, npo, npos, salary, salaries, pay, income, expectation, expectations, unrealistic, unrealistic expectations, job seeking, job seeker, job seekers, job searching, job hunting, dreamer, dreamers, businessman, businessmen
"Then the prince bent down and kissed her, and said he'd always be there for her."
Tags:fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, fairy story, fairy stories, bedtime story, bedtime stories, happily ever after, happy ever after, happy ever afters, happy ending, happy endings, romance, romances, romantic, commitment, commitments, prince charming, unrealistic expectations, indoctrination, true love
"Now he expects to come in whenever there's a cold snap."
Tags:horse, horses, cold snap, cold snaps, weather, cold weather, bad weather, spoilt, expectation, expectations, unrealistic expectations, breaking and entering, pony, ponies, pet, pets, care giver, care givers, caregiver, caregivers, horse owner, horse owners, hillbilly, hillbillies, farm, farmers, farmer, farms, ranch, cattle ranch, cattle ranches, ranches, west, western, wild west, couple, couples, elderly couples, elderly couple, mollycoddle, mollycoddled, overprotective, over-protective, over protective
Just in from St. Paul.
Tags:confident, confidence, overconfident, overconfidence, st. paul, minnesota, middle america, salesman, salesmen, big city, big cities, new york, new york city, expectation, expectations, unrealistic, unrealistic expectations, self-confidence, self-confident, self-belief, self-esteem, traveling salesman, travelling salesman, traveling salesmen, travelling salesmen, ignorant, ignorance, adjustment, adjustment period, adjustment periods, life in the big city, small town
"Oh, nothing. I was just hoping our affair would be more sordid."
"She's been a woman of indeterminate age for a very long time."
Tags:ageing, getting old, beauty standards, cosmetic surgery, indeterminate age, vain, vanity, social pressure, social expectation, social expectations, unrealistic expectation, unrealistic expectations, gender issue, gender issues, uncertain, uncertainty, gender equality, misogyny, misogynist, misogynists, gender inequality, guessing age, guessing ages, suspicion, suspicions, suspicious
"I think I'll let my hair grow."
Tags:married, married life, mid life, midlife, mid-life, mid life crisis, midlife crisis, mid-life crisis, women, body image, ad, ads, advertise, advertising, advertisement, unrealistic, unrealistic expectations, impossible, standard, standards, advertisements, unlikely, hair, hair care, long hair, growth, growing, beauty, beautiful, product, products, marketing, marketting, brand, brands, branding, commercial, commercials, consumer, consumerism, televisions, television, tv, t v, t.v., t.v
"It's all marketing - no one actually wears that stuff."
Tags:insect, insects, caterpillar, caterpillars, butterfly, butterflies, moth, moths, marketing, marketing myth, marketing myths, clothing, fancy clothing, fancy outfit, fancy outfits, unrealistic, unrealistic expectation, unrealistic expectations, expectation, expectations, body, bodies, media myth, media myths, eating disorder, eating disorders, outfit, outfits, clothing designer, clothing designers, clothing design, designer outfit, designer outfits, entomologist, entomologists
"My online profile says I live in a lagoon. What did you expect me to look like?"
Tags:diner, diners, lagoon, lagoons, monster, monsters, online profile, online profiles, dating profile, dating profiles, mislead, misleads, misleading profile, misleading profiles, misleading dating profile, misleading dating profiles, blind date, blind dates, eye of the beholder, eyes of the beholder, expectation, expectations, unrealistic expectations
"The secret to looking good is to be good-looking."
I wonder what kind of wizard or vampire my husband will be
Tags:wizard, wizards, vampire, vampires, husband, husbands, future, future planning, fantasy, fiction, thoughts, make believe, wonder, wondering, myths, dreams, dreaming, dreamers, weddings, match making, marriage, married, relationship, relationships, children, games, imagination, imagine, unrealistic expectations, realism
"No I am NOT going to get your paper!"
"Yes, we do make car loans, but you can't borrow my car."
Tags:loan, loans, loan officer, loan officers, borrow, borrows, borrowing, bank loan, bank loans, big bank, big banks, car, cars, car loan, car loans, lend, lends, lending officer, lending officers, bank, banks, banking, banker, bankers, unrealistic expectation, unrealistic expectations, expectation, expectations, entitle, entitled, entitlement, entitled attitude, entitled attitudes
"I can't figure out what's going on with him—he should have been a star by now."
Tags:modern life, modern lives, barfly, barflies, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, ambitiousness, artist, artists, starving artist, starving artists, expectation, expectations, high expectations, unrealistic expectations, movie star, movie stars, film star, film stars, bar, bars, pub, pubs, slob, slobs, career, careers