But if you can have a free refill.
The Daily Post asks the question, “Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?
After all, it’s just a matter of perspective. I went golfing last week. I can brag that I was at least putting for a par on every hole. Of course, more than a dozen of those putts were from the fairway or the sand, sometimes a hundred-yards away, but I still putted for a potential par on every hole!
I read somewhere once that the optimist sees the glass as half full, the pessimist sees the glass as half empty, and the realist simply drinks the rest.
Which got me to wondering . . . what do other people think about this question?
The opportunist sees a chance to sell you more beverage.
The surrealist sees a glass with arms and legs beneath a green sky with three moons.
The fundamentalist wonders if the glass has been saved.
The scientist wonders what is in the glass, and what would happen if he heated it with a Bunsen burner.
The psychiatrist wonders how the glass feels about this.
The artist sees a still life.
The perfectionist sees that the glass is too large.
The minimalist thinks there is too much fluid.
The stock analyst wonders if the level will be going up or down.
The racist is sure that a minority is responsible.
The plagiarist took the glass from someone else and claimed it as his own.
The diarist plans to write about the glass tonight.
The jurist will look for a legal precedent, but either way, will take 40% of what’s left.
The masochist won’t drink it no matter how thirsty he gets.
The sadist will make the masochist drink it, even though he doesn’t want to.
The therapist will try to make it feel better.
The dentist wonders if it is sugar-free.
The optometrist focuses on the glasses.
And the centrist is ecstatic.
I’m sure you can come up with more . . .