Humor: The Pessimist, the Optimist, The Realist and The Opportunist

Lynne By Lynne, 24th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Just a short humorous story on people and what kind there are.

The Pessimist, the Optimist, The Realist and The Opportunist

A group of four friends were lost in the desert. They were hungry and thirsty. Soon they reached the shade of a single palm tree. And there, oh miracles, under the tree, was a glass of water.

Said the pessimist, “Oh, sweet ambrosia, WATER! But, there’s only one glass of it! It’s not enough for all four of us, we will surely die!” And he wailed in despair.

Said the optimist, “Now, now, brother, it is true there is only one glass of water, but if we share, it will surely wet our parched throat for a while. Let us be thankful.” And he gazed at the sky in awe.

Said the realist, “In truth, brothers, there is only one glass of water. It is hot, and we are all naturally suffering from the heat. So, we have several solutions. First, let the truly thirsty and close to dying among us drink it, which in this case is all of us. Second, we can each take an equal sip of the water, and thus all will be fair. Third, let none of us drink from the glass of water, because there’s not enough for us all and let’s keep on walking until we reach an oasis. As a fact, there usually is one in a desert like this. But, then it is a gamble. We will either die of thirst or we will preserve our life by eagerly lapping up the water from the oasis. That is the truth, my brothers.” He nodded his head importantly and rubbed his chin thoughtfully.

Said the opportunist, “Brothers, I just drank the glass of water a minute ago. While you were all talking about it. Let us now move along.” And he traipsed along once more, leaving the other three staring at his back incredulously.

The end.


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