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Are you an Optimist or Pessimist?

  1. Optimist. Everything's bound to work out!

    2 vote(s)
  2. Overly Enthusiastic Optimist. You look forward to Mondays and Anything is Possible!

    1 vote(s)
  3. Pessimist. Everything's bound to go wrong.

    0 vote(s)
  4. Murphy, of Murphy's Law, was an Optimist.

    2 vote(s)
  5. Oh No! Not another annoying poll! aaarrrgggh!

    1 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Keri

    Keri Leader

    Is the glass half full?
    Is the glass half empty?

    Are you an Optimist or are you a Pessimist?

    Is every setback a new opportunity or is everything bound to go horribly wrong?
  2. Keri

    Keri Leader

    Overly Enthusiastic Optimist here! :lol:

    I'm the one that says "Hooray! It's MONDAY! and means it.
    When work goes really awful, "Yippee! another day closer to Retirement and Death!" seems like an appropriate observation*.

    When people say this or that can't be done, (girl car mechanic? 70mph long-distance Trabi?) I'm the one doing it or at least nearly succeeding.

    The car I belong to reflects this irrational optimism.... it's a 2-cylinder car with an electronic toll collection device on the windshield! (for high-speed tollways) :lol:

    Personally, I feel that Trabi Companions are bound to be Optimists. The Trabi itself almost certainly is.
    Or maybe a Pessimist might like one because of the lack of extra useless junk that can fail?

    Current project: Learning the Russian Language is Easy and Fun! Ура! Среда!

    *Dreading the inevitable is pointless. One might as well look forward to it!
  3. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    When asked that question I like to throw people for a loop and say the glass is at 50% level. I've been working in the chemical industry way too long...
    Keri and Justin like this.
  4. Keri

    Keri Leader

    So you're the Poll Answer #5 respondent then? ;)
  5. Keri

    Keri Leader

    The 6 signs of Irrational Optimism*


    A- Drives a 2-cylinder Communist-manufactured car
    B- with an electronic toll-collection device for high-speed tollways
    C- wears a hammer & sickle pin for Mayday
    D- flies a red flag in the USA upon occasion**
    E- Uses "Ubuntu" Font
    F- Visits Haymarket memorial, which is crawling with Anarchists***, on Mayday, wearing red!

    A Pessimist would consider at least 5 of these 6 to be Suicidally Insane.
    Some of these might seem as merely annoying but that's optimism for you!

    * Irrational Optimism, Suicidal Insanity.... it's all the same!
    ** Occasions like winning Labor Disputes, attending Car Shows, or in this case, May Day
    *** Wearing red around Anarchists? :face palm;
  6. phi

    phi Loyal Comrade

    As an engineer, I say: The glass is twice as large as necessary ;)
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  7. Keri

    Keri Leader

    As a bona-fide Overly-Enthusiastic Optimist, I say:

    Wow, I get to drink out of a glass? And it's half full?

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