Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Is your glass half empty or half full?

Went out for lunch today with the spouse and my (unsweetened) iced tea came in this glass,

which has a line about halfway up with the word optimist on top of the line and pessimist below it.

Over the course of lunch, I kept staring at the glass until I got to the line. It was decision time.

Was I an optimist or a pessimist?

The verdict: I am a realist. Technically, the glass was half empty, as I had drunk half of the iced tea. Did that make me a pessimist? No. Had the glass been empty and the waitress filled it up halfway, I would have said it was half full.

So, what about all you? Do you see the glass half empty or half full? Do you consider yourself a pessimist or an optimist? Let me know via the Comments.

(Psst. All you pessimists. Check out these cool glasses over at I may have to get one.)


Fact Lovin' Liberal said...

Iced tea in what is clearly a glass designed for a nice pint of beer? Half empty, half full . . . meh. Who cares? Guess that makes me apatheist.

J. said...

Or an alcoholic. ;-)

Dave S. said...

Actually I think an apatheist is someone who doesn't care if there is a God or not.

Thank you for reminding me of the existence of the Despair site, which is a national treasure.