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Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by ibtrukn, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. ibtrukn

    ibtrukn New Member

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    > An optimist sees the best in the world, while a pessimist sees only the
    > > worst. An optimist finds the positive in the negative, and a pessimist
    > can
    > > only find the negative in the positive.
    > >
    > > For example, an avid duck hunter was in the market for a new bird dog.
    > His
    > > search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to
    > > retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends
    > would ever believe him.
    > >
    > > He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, a pessimist by
    >
    > > nature, and invited him to hunt with him and his new dog.
    > >
    > > As they waited by the shore, a flock of ducks flew by. they fired, and
    > a
    > > duck fell. The dog responded and jumped into the water. The dog,
    > however,
    > > did not sink but instead walked across the water to retrieve the bird,
    > never
    > > getting more than his paws wet. This continued all day long; each time
    > a
    > > duck fell, the dog walked across the surface of the water to retrieve
    > it.
    > >
    > > The pessimist watched carefully, saw everything, but did not say a
    > single
    > > word.
    > >
    > > On the drive home the hunter asked his friend, "Did you notice
    > anything
    > > unusual about my new dog?"
    > >
    > > "I sure did," responded the pessimist. "He can't swim."
    >
    >
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    As most people who know me well might say, I am an eternal optimist. It helps keep me alive.

    IB, the story remins me of one of Justin Wilson's yarns about his dog Fido: spelled P-H-I-D-E-A-U-X. He said he walked , tippy toed, on water ├žuz he couldn't never learn him to swim!

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  3. ibtrukn

    ibtrukn New Member

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    Yeah judge, that was an oldie, but a goodie. Maself? the glass is 1/2 full.......................................hopefully wit Black Jack:cool:
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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I'll join you, IB, but with a glass of Chevis on the rocks!
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    That sounds like me and my exwife if it was something I was proud of.
    Robert.
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    Hi Gamachinist and welcome to TFF! Look around, make yourself comfortable, and post often! :D
  7. warpig

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    gamachinist welcome:)


    I am an optimist myself

    I deal with pessimists on our Fire Dept and as visitors at our monthly city council meetings.
  8. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Piggy, My experience with fire departments is that the pessimists say "It's going to burn down." and the optimists say "It's going to burn up!" :D

    Pops
  9. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Welcome, Gamachinist, to TFF!

    We all hope you will make yourself comfortable and post often!

    I'm a tenacious, and sometimes cantankerous, thorough optimist!
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    I drank the glass and said huh?
    or it's halfway.
    I am indifferent about the whole glass thing, if I am gonna have a glass of water it better be more then halfway filled and with ice. hehehe

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