wThe expression “Is the glass half-full or half-empty?” has for many years highlighted the tendency for two people to see the same situation in different ways.

The standard ‘glass half-full or half-empty’ saying is commonly used to emphasize the difference between positive and negative thinking or optimism and pessimism or the difference between irresponsible hopefulness and practical realism.

Read and enjoy these excellent quotes and sayings and contribute with your own inspired interpretation :).

The optimist says the glass is half full.

The pessimist says the glass is half empty.

The optimist says: “The glass is half-full.” The pessimist says: “The glass is half-empty”. And while they are arguing, the pragmatist takes the glass and drinks it.

The realist says the glass contains half the required amount of liquid for it to overflow.

The boss expects the half-empty glass to be filled in half the time it took to fill half the glass, at half the going rate.

The Project Manager says the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

The Marketing Manager convinces the buyer that what’s left is more valuable than the first half.

The Content Specialist says: “The glass being half-full or half-empty is irrelevant; what matters is the quality of the substance the glass contains.”

The Sales person will convince you that even though the glass is half full/empty, you are getting more than your money’s worth compared to buying a full glass. The full glass is less expensive because of the economies of producing a common standard version in big quantities, whereas the more expensive half full/empty glass represents much better value because it is more exclusive and it has better quality.

The Customer Service Agent will agree with you that the glass is half full/empty and he will do anything in his power to fill the glass up at no extra cost. However, after a full investigation you will be informed that you mistakenly received a half full/empty glass since you only paid for a quarter. You therefore received a half full/empty glass at the price of a quarter-full/three-quarters empty glass. You should consider yourself very lucky and that any further complaints might result in your having to return the half full/empty glass at your own cost, with no guarantee of any refund.

The school teacher says it’s not about whether the glass is half empty or half full, it’s whether there is something in the glass at all.

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 consultant says: “Let’s examine the question, prepare a strategy for an answer and all for a daily rate of.”

The entrepreneur sees the glass as undervalued by half its potential.

The computer specialist 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 computer programmer says the glass is full-empty.

The QA engineer says: “Let me run a few QA tests and see where the bugs in the design of this glass are.”

The personal coach knows that the glass goes from full to empty depending on the circumstances and reminds the drinker that he can always fill the glass when he wishes.

The auditor first checks whether the empty half is material and then designs the audit procedures to obtain sufficient evidence to conclude that the glass is indeed empty.

The physicist says that the glass is not empty at all, it is half-filled with water and half-filled with air.

The musician says he is unimpressed with the promoter of the concert for not providing more drink.

The research scientist says that following initial observation and testing a working hypothesis for further research is: “The glass is both half full and half empty” and that these findings warrant further investigation with a more representative sample of glasses and contents, which may or may not be liquid.

The banker says: “I see an opportunity! Let’s put a couple of options on the full half and leverage it until it’s too big to fail, then sell a tons of it… Heck! While we are at it, let’s do the same to the empty half and sell that too!”

The IT support person asks if you’ve tried emptying the glass and then refilling it.

Google would try to find out for you in under 0.48 seconds.

The glass would say, “I’m not ‘a glass’, I’m a perfectly formed drinking receptacle which happens to be ‘made of glass’ and if I had a penny for every time someone asked that question I would be overflowing.”

The inventor says: “I can invent a new glass that will put an end to this ridiculous misperception.”

 

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