These 20 Funny Memes Perfectly Sum Up Expectations Vs. Reality

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Funny Expectations Vs. Reality Memes

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Via Know Your Meme.

The older we get, the more we come to realize that reality doesn't always work out the way we think (or hope) it will. We might make lofty goals, especially around New Year's Eve when everyone collectively decides to make healthier choices in the coming year, or we might just have a vision of that perfect project in our minds that can never live up to our own self-made hype. That's just life! It has a tendency to shove your face in the sad truth of how things really are when we least expect it.

The "Expectations vs. Reality" meme perfect sums up how it feels when we think things are going to go a certain way, only to find out that no, everything is still hilariously awful. Read on for a healthy dose of reality that is guaranteed to make you laugh instead of cry.

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Via Pinterest.

Oops, you tried to go for a Frosty the Snowman vibe but ended up with snow carnage. Not all snow sculptures can be as cool as these.

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Via List25.

"And that's how I gave myself whiplash while trying to look sexy at the lake."

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Via Reddit/jrbuchan2.

Are you really surprised that Burger King is behind this cooking fail? They're called BURGER King, not Hot Dog King. Let's lower those expectations.

Lower. Lower. Even lower. There you go.

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Via Gadoo.com.

"Okay, Kathy, this is an intervention. Put down the iPad and step away from the Pinterest page."

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Via Imgur.

It's about time someone exposed the truth behind those "following my girlfriend around the world" pictures.

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Via Likes.com.

Still a better option than showering together; one of you is always cold.

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Via Thumbpress.com.

TRUTH. Those of us who are, shall we say, not exactly waifish, already know that cutting all our hair off and letting our bone structure do the talking is a horrible idea. Just awful.

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Via Jesse Lynch.

"Order a wedding dress online from China," they said. "It will be great!" They said.

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Via Reddit/Loudona.

He ordered an area rug and got a bath mat. Whoops! I think we've all had an internet shopping fail or two, but one thing is clear: It's nearly impossible for a rug this tiny to tie the room together.

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Funny Expectations Vs. Reality Memes

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Via CollegeHumor.

Models (and Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High ) make looking sexy while climbing out of a swimming pool look so easy. This is much more realistic for the rest of us non-model types.

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Via WelcomeToTheDoghouse.net.

This dog needs to get his Phelps Face on if he ever wants to be a serious competitor. 

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Via Reddit/Twistidfied.

Between the dog shoving you out of bed and the cat sticking his butt in your face everytime you lie down, sleeping with your pets is anything but glamorous. We wouldn't have it any other way, though.

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Via iwastesomuchtime.com.

I suddenly feel the need for more cowbell! Also, let's be honest for just a minute and say, tight clothing is the worst.

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Via Heavy.

Kind of like how people on Tinder look so dateable, then you meet them in real life and find out they look like a big hairy toe.

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Via Dumpaday.

Ohh yeah! We've all tried this little move. It works about 0/10 times.

Also, who says Andy Samberg isn't sexy? Okay, fine... at least he's funny.

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Via Imgur.

In the movie Drive, Ryan Gosling is the epitome of cool. Mr. Bean... not so much.

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Via Lulzshirts.

*Tapping microphone* "Is this thing on?!"

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Via Vitamin-Ha.

Just as long as you don't become one of these drunks you'll meet at your average New Year's Eve party, it's all good.

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Via YouTube/TopTenTuesday.

There's nothing great about this Great Wall experience.

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Jenkins, Beverly. "These 20 Funny Memes Perfectly Sum Up Expectations Vs. Reality." ThoughtCo, Dec. 18, 2016, thoughtco.com/funny-memes-to-sum-up-expectations-vs-reality-4119790. Jenkins, Beverly. (2016, December 18). These 20 Funny Memes Perfectly Sum Up Expectations Vs. Reality. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/funny-memes-to-sum-up-expectations-vs-reality-4119790 Jenkins, Beverly. "These 20 Funny Memes Perfectly Sum Up Expectations Vs. Reality." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/funny-memes-to-sum-up-expectations-vs-reality-4119790 (accessed November 22, 2017).