Expect the Unexpected? Get Real.


I recently ran across that old chestnut ‘expect the unexpected’ in a newspaper article and for a reason I don’t entirely understand, it kind of ticked me off.

Being prepared is one thing. But I submit, it’s entirely unreasonable to exist in a state of constant anticipation of something completely unpredictable, and then to be chastised for not being ready to handle said something.

It took a while to pair with “not living up to expectations,’ but I do feel like I made some small stride for rational expectations. You’re welcome.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.

2 Reactions
  1. I didn’t expect this coming… 😉

  2. Haha but this happens a lot in companies. It is actually kind of funny. They usually say that they will adjust to what will happen but they have certain expectations on how it should happen.