You know the difference between an optimist and a pessimist? I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking about that bottle, now aren’t you? Well, that’s not what I was going to say. And it’s not about shooting for the stars and ramming right into the moon either.
Besides you don’t want to land on the moon. I saw “Iron Sky” and I swear there is a Nazi base on the other side of the moon. Leave it to those Finns and Germans and Australians to come up with a wild and crazy movie like that. Recently I saw a Finnish TV suspense series called “Black Widows”. Three wives blow their husbands’ boat up with their husbands in it. That’s the first episode. It’s Desperate Housewives Nordic Noir.
So, you really want to know the difference between an optimist and a pessimist. When a pessimist is surprised, it’s a good thing. When an optimist is surprised, it’s a bad thing. Think about it, then read this haiku.
a bottle of water
half full and half empty too
a guard against thirst