"Accept the fact that some people didn't intend to let you down. Their best is just less than you expected." ~Thelma Davis <-- Never thought of it like that before. Wow, that really reframes one's perspective.
I learned a long time ago to quit expecting things from people and that way you can't ever get hurt. The words are true. But never getting excited about anything makes for a sad life. So in the end, which way is really better?