Optimist or Pessimist?

I have a laundry basket that is one third of the way full – or two thirds of the way empty, depending on how you look at the problem – of socks that do not match.

I cannot bring myself to simply throw them all away, because as soon as I do I will find their matches. Is this optimistic or pessimistic? I can’t decide.

Comments 3

  • It’s brilliantly both, my dear. Have you considered loudly and obviously taking the basket of socks out of the house, as if you’re actually throwing them away, so as to coax the others out of hiding?

  • I’m going to go do that now. It couldn’t hurt, right? 🙂

  • Oddly enough – if you were discussing a cup of coffee (or your favorite drink), and you were a pessimist; it would be “half empty”.

    However, in discussing laundry, “half empty” is the optimistic viewpoint.

    (Unless you love to do laundry).

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