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anticipation or surprise? poll


Poll #601330 anticipation or surprise?

if something good comes your way (like a present), do you prefer:

to know about & anticipate it
5(10.2%)
to not know about & be surprised
19(38.8%)
both, in exactly equal proportions.
25(51.0%)

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kabandra ══╣╠══
mysterious
belenen ══╣mysterious╠══
I'm actually much more of an anticipation person, but for whatever reason people love surprising me. I suppose because I get ecstatic when people go out of their way for me, and they usually do when it's a surprise.

What they don't know is that I'd actually be MORE ecstatic if they hinted and vaguely told me what they were gonna do before they did it, so I got the anticipation benefit. ;-)
kabandra ══╣╠══
(Anonymous) ══╣╠══
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belenen ══╣giggling╠══
*giggles* omg. Seriously! That's not very exciting, knowing exactly what you're gonna get.
untoldeuphemism ══╣╠══
As evidenced by my near birthday disaster, I am not keen on surprises.
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belenen ══╣giggling╠══
heh. Me neither!
darkpool ══╣╠══
In generaly I don't like suprises, because I'm almost always not suprised, and ususally if I am it's because the suprise is not that good. However I can see the potential for liking a suprise. I always love to receive mail by suprise. I think the think is, as I've told Jason before. I need the option to turn down the suprise. Like with mail I can read it later. Or saying "Suprise I'm going to take you here, but we don't have to." With presents suprise is usually good since presents are usually a suprise anyway but if it's specifically a suprise gift I usually guess hwat it is if that makes sense.
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belenen ══╣giggling╠══
hmmmm... maybe I shall get you a surprise gift that you will have no CLUE what it is! ;-D
drew oollah
invisibleglue ══╣drew oollah╠══
Just out of curiousity, what do you prefer?
mysterious
belenen ══╣mysterious╠══
oh, I'm such an anticipation person. I love to daydream beforehand. But I don't like to know specifics, so in that sense I'm a surprise person. For instance, if you were throwing a party for me I'd want to know that you were throwing it, but I wouldn't like to know what exactly you had planned.

Or if you were sending me mail I'd like to know that you were sending it, but not what it was!
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