50 Times That Really Cool Things Actually Turned Out Better Than Expected

by Ariana

Do you know what I'm used to? Things turning out WORSE than I anticipated!

Yeah, I'd say this happens probably most of the time. I have high hopes for pretty much everything (ever the optimist) and most of the time, my expectations aren't met...like at all.

When they are met though, or even exceeded.., well, that's something special. Off the top of my head, the most memorable time it ever happened was when I went to Paris.

I had heard that it stunk, was covered in dog poop, that the people were rude and that I wouldn't be able to breathe for cigarette smoke. Everything told me i'd hate it there and honestly, they were wrong.

It was nothing of the sort. It was gorgeous and I wish I stayed longer.

Well, there's a subreddit for situations exactly like this. It's called 'Expectations VS Reality' and below we've got 50 of the best for you! Enjoy!

1. "From Filter To Reality. Exceeded Expectations."

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2. "Shined My Girlfriend’s Favorite Pair Of Boots And They Turned Out Better Than Expected."

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3. "My Wife's McDonald's Cone In The Drive Through Last Night."

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4. "Reality vs. Better Reality."

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5. "For My Son's B-Day Pizza Party, We Told Him We Could Only Afford 1 Pizza. Expectations Exceeded."

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6. "I Ran Out Of Filament During A Print, And As A Royals Fan I Decided To Make The Best Of A Bad Situation. Result Is Even Better Than Expected."

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7. "Ordered The Blanket From A Sketchy Seeming Website. They Nailed It."

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8. "When Your 3-Year-Old Asks For A Rainbow Dinosaur Donut Party You Comply. I Drew The Design And Had It Made By A Local Baker."

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9. "Dr. Who Cupcakes. Sent An Independent Baker The First Pic Not Hoping For Much (It Was A Short Notice), Nearly Cried With Joy When Got My Order."

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10. "I'm Seriously Impressed By This Frozen Pizza."

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11. "My Interpretation vs. My Artist's Interpretation."

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12. "Pleasantly Surprised."

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13. "Opened The Box To Assemble A New Office Desk & Expected A Big Headache. Was Pleasantly Surprised."

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14. "Looks Way Better Than The Box."

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15. "My Wife Loved The Cake Most Ardently."

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16. "My Girlfriend's And Mine First Attempt At Making A Cake From Scratch. Sketch vs. The The Final Product."

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17. "In Japan, One Should Expect To Get What One Expects."

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18. "Ordered From Grocery Store. Cupcake 'Cake' For My Daughter's Birthday. Pleasantly Surprised."

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19. "My Wife Did A Damn Fine Job On These Cupcakes. Delicious Too."

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20. "I Pointed My Camera Straight Up And Left The Shutter Running For An Hour To See What Would Happen. Didn't Expect A Flowing River Of Stars."

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21. "I Wasn’t Actually Expecting That."

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22. "It's My Son's Birthday Today, And He Wanted A Fire-Truck Cake. It Came Out Better Than Expected."

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23. "Pretty Happy With How This Turned Out."

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24. "My Daughter Begged Me To Show Her A Planet Through Her Toy Telescope. Expected Failure, But Found Jupiter And All 4 Moons. Mindblown."

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25. "This Chipwich."

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26. "My Friend's Wife Wanted Us Groomsmen To Do A Pic Similar To The Bridesmaids Poster. I'd Say It Came Out Better Than I Expected."

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27. "My Mom Made An Elsa Cake."

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28. "Made A Unicorn Cake For My Mom's Birthday. Considering How Inexperienced I Am With Baking, I Thought It Turned Out Pretty Good."

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29. "Otterly Impressive Birthday Cake From My Mom."

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30. "Client's Sketch For Pendant vs. Finished Pendant. Expectations Surpassed."

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31. "I Went To 5 Guys Last Night When They Were Closing, They Asked If I Wanted Extra Bacon Cause They Were Going To Throw It Out. I Didn't Expect This."

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32. "Pic I Sent Cookie Maker, And What I Got. 100% Impressed And Would Order From Her Again. Bonus: Cookies Tasted Great."

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33. "My Wife And I Were Worried Our Daughter Would Have A Hard Time Making Friends In Kindergarten Because Of The Wheelchair. Turns Out I Have A Different Problem On My Hands."

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34. "My First Attempt At Cake Decorating. Nailed It."

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35. "I Think It Turned Out Pretty Well."

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36. "Christmas Gift From My Teens Has Proven More Useful Than Expected."

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37. "That’s Hot"

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38. "My Wife Asked What Kind Of Cake She Should Make. I Told Her That, Honestly, I've Always Wanted To Try Peach's Thank-You Cake From The End Of Super Mario 64."

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39. "Cat Bed."

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40. "Pic Given To Local Baker On The Left. Actual Hungry Unicorn Cake I Received On The Right. I Like My Cake Better."

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41. "First Time Doing A Photo Restoration Turned Out Better Than Expected (12 Hours Of Work)."

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42. "Dyed Easter Eggs Today When I Messed Up On One. Turns Out It Kinda Looks Like The Universe."

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43. "1st Time Making A Layered Cake. Expectation On Left, Reality On Right."

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44. "My Daughter's Birthday Cake From Last Year."

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45. "Friend Faceswapped With A Wendy's Cup. Results Better Than Expected."

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46. "Dad’s Cookies Turned Out Just Like The Picture. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies From America’s Test Kitchen."

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47. "Commissioned Piece Of My Sweet, Late Persephone. The Artist Surpassed Any And All Expectations."

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48. "The Way We Advertise Our Jack-O-Lantern Pizzas vs. The Way I Like To Make Them For Customers."

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49. "American Cherry Pie Frapuccino In Japan."

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50. "I Took A Picture Through My Sunglasses At The Beach With My Phone. It Turned Out Better Than I Expected."

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