Because I need a quick post…

From the 'always felt I should blog this but it never quite fitted in anywhere' archives, a conversation from our house dating back to Jamie's toddlerhood:

Me, handing Jamie a drink: "Here you are, Jamie.  This cup's half full." (thinking for a moment about what I just said)  "That's quite optimistic, isn't it?"

Barry: "I always think that saying's the wrong way round."

Me: "Huh? How so?"

Barry: "Well, an optimist expects the glass to be full, so, when it isn't, he's going to see it as half empty.  A pessimist expects the glass to be emptty, so, when it isn't, he's going to see it as half full."

[slight pause]

Me: "Jamie, here is a cup containing approximately equal volumes of fluid and air.  You may impute this with whatever life philosophy you feel appropriate."

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Because I need a quick post…

  1. Granny C

    Irresistible!

  2. Granny C

    You are truly your father’s daughter.

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