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It’s your birthday, and you know there’s going to be cake. Everyone in the o ce is trying to keep it a secret, but you caught a glimpse of the chocolate icing in the break room at lunch, and all you can think about is what a treat that double chocolate
fudge cake will be. You count down the minutes until the sta  meeting at 4:30 p.m. when your boss will walk in with the cake and you’ll get the  rst piece.
Finally the sta  meeting begins, and there’s the cake. You blow out the candles and cut
the  rst piece. And then it goes horribly wrong.
It’s not a double chocolate fudge cake. It’s a yellow
cake with chocolate icing. You do your best to
hide your disappointment. It’s still excellent cake, and everyone remembered your birthday. And yet, you feel a little bit of anger and resentment because the cake didn’t meet your expectations.
Most of this takes place in your unconscious. You had
no way of knowing what kind of cake it would be. You assumed it would be double chocolate fudge, but had no evidence to back that up. But that unconscious expectation creates the emotional context for the story.
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