Inside and Outside

The box promised “Dark chocolate, orange and almond torte”

We took it out of the box and it didn’t look like the picture on the cover. The nuts were barely toasted. That the first impression did not match the expectation that the marketing image set puts your mind in the wrong place before you even take a bite.

The taste was ‘OK’.  But if it had looked like the cover would I have said ‘Great’?  I’ll never know now.

Small things trip us up.

Maybe my mother was right – first impressions do matter.