Every so often in life, we're going to have to deal with some disappointments.
And my family has often found that the more we build up something in our heads, the more likely that disappointment is to follow. That's probably why so many people have reported feeling a little underwhelmed during what they anticipated to be the biggest moments of their lives and wondered what the big deal was when they visited famous tourist destinations.
But when disappointments takes us by surprise, that's when they tend to make the biggest impact on us. And that's likely part of why bad or overpriced food can seem like such an affront to us when we come across it.
That's certainly the reaction that one unfortunate school lunch received after it found its way online, at least.