geekzer: one who has grey hair and deeply skilled and/or knowledgeable in areas not understood by mundanes.
An optimist assumes that an endeavor will be successful.
A pessimist assumes it will fail. A realist does not assume.
The realist sees (or, more correctly, doesn’t see) the outcome of an endeavor just as Schrödinger saw his cat, where the endeavor has both succeeded and failed and the quantum realities do not collapse until the end of the endeavor is passed.
This is why realists often accomplish more while suffering more stomach aches.
One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.
Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.’ The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you ‘ card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.
The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.
I would like to share an experience with you all about drinking and driving.
As you well know some of us have been known to have had rare brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.
A couple of nights ago I was out for a few drinks, with some friends and had a few too many beers and some shots. Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit I did something I’ve never done before????
I took a bus home.
Sure enough, I passed a DUI checkpoint, but because it was a bus, they just waved it through.
I arrived home safely without incident, which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got it!