Disparity

So, here’s a joke for you.  I was sharing this in a comment with a fellow blogger. Thought you might like it too. Laughter. Good for the soul, you know. And, apparently, it can help you sleep……

A mother is concerned at the disparity between the personalities of her twin sons. One is an eternal optimist, the other a complete pessimist. She wants to find out why so trots them off to a child psychologist who speaks to both boys. At the end of the session, he tells the mum to bring them both back on their next birthday. He’s asked them both what they would like.
She returns with the boys on their birthday and the psychologist takes the pessimistic child into a room, a room full of every type of toy he had mentioned. The child’s response? ‘Not really what I asked for. That’s the wrong kind of bike. I wanted a BMX. I don’t like the colour of that computer. It all sucks.’
Oh dear.
The second – optimistic – child is taken to a room where an enormous pile of shite lies steaming. The boy dives into and starts throwing it here, there and everywhere.
The psychologist is horrified and asks desperately, ‘What are you doing?!’
To which the child replies, ‘This amount of shite! There’s gotta be a pony in here somewhere.’

Ta da! Like? I love it. It kinda describes differences in my own offspring. ;) x

38 thoughts on “Disparity”

      1. Well,I was thinking along the lines of kids who call us at work and have such low self-esteems and see the glass half empty…but it would go better with our new line with university students…we just started as a pilot project…love the calls on existentialism …very different counselling…love love challenges.

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      2. Speaking of which. My 16 year old daughter thought you were around 40 something. Looking over my shoulder on Facebook, you know. So, whatever you’re doing, it’s working. Don’t burn out though. All work no pleasure.x

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      1. I would…I mean…if I thought there was enough to indicate a dragon somewhere in close proximity… I feel like watching Jurassic Park all of a sudden.

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      2. You would, would you? I’ll see what I can do. I quite often talk piles of shite so, I’ll let you know when it’s next due. And a dragon you say. Mmm. Now I’m thinking.x

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      1. Umm…since it is 3:00 p.m. here, and I just read it, I will have to re-read it now before I go to sleep. See, now what you do, I have to remember to do something before I go to bed. I was so much better when I could just take my meds, and off I went. Ahhh, the good ole days.
        Peace

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      2. Is it a Scottish thang? If that is the case, second strike against me moving there. You know I am having a hard time deciding between Scotland and France. Not that I am leaving tomorrow, my passport is even expired, but I gotta’ make a decision so I can plan. LOL
        Peace

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      3. Yeah, I really dislike the States. Have for some time now. I am good to go, was looking at Ireland at one time, but would have to keep Wizard (the dog!) in the UK for 6 months before having him live in Ireland. Not a real problem, but then Mum said it might be to cold for me. France has always been on the table, as Wizard and my blood are from there, somewhere, way way back, yeah, back there some where. I would love to move if and when I get my disability, and right after my knee surgery. Let my sister take care of mum, as they seem to be soooo a like *barfing*. Wizard said I can do one more plane trip, but that is it, he is tired of traveling. He has covered some serious miles for a little French brat dog. The girls, well, sadly, they are getting old, 12 years old this year, so I am not sure if they are going or not, and they aren’t telling me at all. I think they would be cool to stay with the cat women, mum and my sister. I have never been a cat person, had them because I was in apartment and also my b/f at the time liked cats better than dogs.
        So, yeah, you will probably be dead, or at least in a nursing home, but perhaps we can get in the same care facility. Sit on our laptops all night, pissing the staff off. Fun times ahead!

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      4. Sorry I disappeared on you Rene. A horrible thing happened and I had to sort it out. My post explains. I’m laughing now but I wasn’t at the time. ;)x
        I think you and I having a natter and bugging the nursing staff sounds like a great idea!
        Shame about your pets but they would have to be quarantined. And that’s hard on them if they’re old.
        France I quite fancy myself. Sipping wine where it’s grown and enjoying crust bread and cheeses.
        Think I might move there.:)x

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      5. Is it actual quarantine? I just got the impression it said they couldn’t go straight into Ireland. They could enter after 6 months in the UK. I figured we would all just hang out in Dublin or something, Belfast still scares me, for 6 months, and then just pop on over and create a home.

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      6. I don’t know enough about it or what’s the score in Ireland. But, as far as I know here, there is a quarantine period. I don’t know what that involves though. Whether the animals are kennelled somewhere until….x

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      7. Well…(as the Danish King said in Amadeus) there it is. Sometimes words are not long enough or deep enough. I just told mum I was going to have to get my news from Eminem, as he seemed to be on top of it all. She was, at first ’cause I could see the wheels, actually hear the squeaking, trying to remember who Eminem was, and then she was shocked! No other word describes her face, well I could because I use more words than she does. It was “WTF!” Yeah her 50 old daughter listens to Eminem, who in fact, just barely turned 40, so he is not so young either.

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      8. I can just see your mum’s face! Wise words come from all sorts of strange places. Young ones constantly astound me. Eminem is 40? Just a lad. Then again, 50’s not over the hill and down in the valley either. Stopped struggling with this 50 deal yet? It’s liberating. Embrace! :)x

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    1. And so true! I know this even among my own. What can you do, eh? Just born like that I guess. Glad you enjoyed. It’s one of my favourites to remember when I’m trying to understand people. ;)x

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