Last week I grabbed a piece of T's candy. I am not a huge candy fan, but I do like the occasional Starburst. They remind me of the Sugus candy we had in South Africa.
My favorite flavor is orange so I grabbed one of those and popped it into my mouth. As I was chewing I noticed that the flavor was beginning to change. It became tart and then morphed into a flavor that I couldn't put my finger on. I looked at the packaged and saw the fine print. (Okay, fine print to me.) This was the new Starburst Morph range.
I started to think how this candy represented so many aspects of my life. The package was in a sense the same, only my expectation of the flavor changed and I was left disappointed.
And there you have it in a nutshell, my 2x4 moment, the realization that we set ourselves up in life for our own disappointments. The package never lies, we just choose to either ignore or not pay attention to the fine print.