I used to do bell ringing in Benenden church. It was really good fun, actually. My best friend's dad was the local vicar, and so it was expected as her best friend that I would go to church every Sunday with her.
Surely in a world of email, video conferencing and virtual assistants, isn't being expected to show up at the office extremely anachronistic? Yet to date it seems that where one works does matter. That creativity and innovation do feed off physical interactions between people.
If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.
I'm a contemporary artist with a bit of an unexpected background. I was in my 20s before I ever went to an art museum. I grew up in the middle of nowhere on a dirt road in rural Arkansas, an hour from the nearest movie theater.
A good browser, apps, good camera, and fast networking in your smartphone is just expected today.
I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward.
I've said it before about the Nobel Prize: it's like being struck by a more or less benign avalanche. It was unexpected, unlooked for, and extraordinary.
I never really expected to win the hearts of the masses.
I was pretty successful before Sept. 11 and fully expected that when I left being mayor I would be very successful.
My literary career was a fluke. Utterly unexpected.
There's a certain grace in accepting what your life is and embracing all the good things that have been - but there's still an expectation of good things to come. Not necessarily what you expected.
Reaching the height of 6 ft. 5 in.; I never expected to be that tall. I just shot up.
I think people were expecting me to be that kind of glamorous sexpot. So they were always, Wow you're not what I expected.
I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do.
All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected.
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