Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
This was sent to me by my colleague, Terry Schmidt. This collection of answers from www.BusinessBalls.com continues to grow. Check out the website to add your thoughts.
The optimist says the glass is half full.
The pessimist says the glass is half empty.
The project manager says the glass is half as big as it needs to be.
And the cynic wonders who drank the other half.
The professional trainer does not care if the glass is half full or half empty, he just knows that starting the discussion will give him ten minutes to figure out why his PowerPoint presentation is not working.
The management consultant says let’s examine the question, prepare a strategy for an answer, and all for a daily rate of…
The worrier frets that the remaining half will evaporate by next morning.
The fanatic thinks the glass is completely full, even though it isn’t.
The entrepreneur sees the glass as undervalued by half its potential.
The IT consultant says that next year the glass capacity will double, be half the price, but cost you 50% more for me to give you the answer.
The engineer says the glass is over-designed for the quantity of water.
The scientist says a guess based on a visual cue is inaccurate, so mark the glass at the bottom of the meniscus of the content, pour the content into a bigger glass; fill the empty glass with fresh content up to the mark; add the original content back in; if the combined content overflows the lip, the glass was more than half full; if it doesn’t reach the top, the glass was more than half empty; if it neither overflows nor fails to reach the top then it was either half-full or half-empty. Now what was the question again?
And then there are some people who say it is not about whether the glass is half full or half empty, it’s about who is paying for the next round.

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