Surprise!!! Has anyone caught you off guard and surprised you? I mean to the point you were caught with you mouth open with surprise? Sometimes that can be a good thing and other times it isn't.
I don't know about you but I don't like to be surprised. I like to know what is going on before it happens. Surprises are sometimes good but I just don't like them. Why do you think that is? My wife says I am a control freak when it comes to surprises. I want to know what is going on because I can't control the event and it makes me uncomfortable.
My problem with surprises is I don't want to be embarrassed and sometimes when I am caught by surprise I am embarrassed. Like the Sunday I turned 40. I came into the church on Sunday morning and the church looked like a Halloween party. It was decorated in black. I was totally embarrassed and it didn't give me a good feeling. Everyone laughed and had a good time except me. I was a bit depressed.
I enjoy getting gifts on my birthday and at Christmas but I am always afraid of being embarrassed and if I get something I really don't like I don't want anyone to know it but usually they do. Kelly has a way of reading me and she knows when I don't like a gift. I try to not to show it but I do. Usually at Christmas she asks what I want and when I open it I act surprised but I am not but I got what I wanted.
What about you? Do you ever have a situation that you don't like surprises?