The donut case
When you order a doughnut with sprinkles, you expect to have sprinkles covering the entire doughnut, right? The same goes for chocolate chips, glaze and any other topping. You expect to have toppings all over the doughnut – after all, that’s what you pat extra money for. Otherwise, you could’ve just ordered a plain doughnut.
However, expectations aside and reality aside. We know that our expectations – as reasonable as they may be – don’t always match the reality. Just like you pay for a full bag of potato chips and receive a bag half empty (or filled with air, depends how you look at it), we know that when you but a doughnut with sprinkles, you can’t expect to have too many sprinkles on it. Yet, it doesn’t make it any less annoying.