A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other
was their looks.
If one felt it was too hot, the other
thought it was too cold. If one said the TV was too loud, the
other claimed the volume needed to be turned up.
every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom & gloom pessimist.
Just to see what would happen, on the twins' birthday their father loaded the pessimist's room with every imaginable toy
and game. The optimist's room he loaded with horse manure.
That night the father passed by the pessimist's room and found him sitting amid his new gifts crying bitterly.
"Why are you crying?" the father asked.
"Because my friends will be jealous, I'll have to read all
these instructions before I can do anything with this stuff, I'll constantly need batteries, and my toys will eventually
get broken." answered the pessimist twin.
Passing the optimist twin's room, the father found him dancing for joy in the pile of manure. "What are you so
happy about?" he asked.
To which his optimist twin replied, "There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!"