My thesaurus didn't help, the library is closed, and I can't
imagine what search terms to use. I'm in need of a word for
the emotion of a person reacting to a situation thusly: "Well.
You did exactly what I said you'd do. You fouled up again."
(Squeezes lips together in a slightly twisted sort of grimace
and shakes head slowly from side-to-side while staring at the
It isn't disappointment or indignance because the person wasn't
expecting better. It certainly isn't anger. It isn't disgust,
vexation, frustration, pity, or sadness, though they all come
I have the feeling that there is a really obvious word that is
exactly what I want, and it just isn't coming to mind.
-- Jeff, in Minneapolis