In the last couple of weeks I have had a couple of instances where someone’s lack of setting correct expectations caused a bit of stress for me. For instance:
- A work “thing” that has been delayed
- A car repair that I should have been warned about a month ago at my oil change and instead found out about when it was critical and cost a lot more
- Delivery of an item I ordered online
It is these little things that start to add up to real stress in my life. I know that things cost money. I know that things take time. I also know that if you give me a little advance warning about the time and the cost, I will be much more reasonable about them when they happen.
No lesson here…just a rant. What is your rant today?