I am sure that you are all familiar with the experience of getting something that wasn't quite what you expected and that feeling of disappointment. That's bad enough I am quite sure, but when I had an envelope on my door mat when I got home this evening I thought that it was my essay from university being returned with the mark and comments enclosed.
So, I steeled myself and thought that I would just have to see what the marks were given that I think that I could have done better. It was just the right size and weight too, not to mention postmarked as coming from the university.
I was so bummed when it was a glossy newsletter and a snarky letter saying something like "we hope you are enjoying your studies". I was really quite disappointed and very annoyed - the timing was perfect too as the essay has been gone for over a month - plenty of time to be marked and sent back.
I was actually quite surprised at how annoyed I was - I was all prepared to face possibly poor marks along with constructive criticism and not getting anything was such a nuisance. I said a rude word several times as I went about the business of changing from the work me to the casual me. In the end I started laughing at how the whole thing made me feel and now I have to wait for when the marked essay really does arrive!!