I went today to buy my customary newspapers – cost TT$7.
I had a twenty-dollar bill and some singles, so I took twenty-two dollars in the hope of getting a ten-dollar bill and five-dollar bill as change.
On paying, the shopkeeper returned my two dollars.
Me: “Oh, I wanted…”
Shopkeeper, cutting me off: “I know exactly what you wanted!”
Me: “I guess I can’t get it, then.”
Shopkeeper: “Life is like that.”
Me: “I suppose it is.”
If I can’t always get a small thing like change in the way I want it, why should I expect it for far more significant things?
Check your expectations.