The Glass

I think it was in the 80s that that damned glass started showing up as a mini-personality diagnostic. I remember my colleagues at the American Language Institute began describing individuals as a “glass half-empty” or a “glass half-full” person. I noticed that the same person could be described both ways by different people. More often than not I was a “glass half-full” person. I didn’t like trope then, and I think it’s stupid now. Recently a meme came out (this glass won’t die) saying, “Be glad you have a glass.”

As for me, whether the glass is half-empty or half-full depends on how thirsty you are. I thought this was funny. 🙂



9 thoughts on “The Glass

  1. No real intelligent comment to have on this. Tabby said if it is full drink it, some human slave will fill it up again, so what’s the problem. Feline logic.

  2. Thinking the glass is half full or half empty leaves out the majority of the population who look at the glass and wonder WTF? Then there are the people who drink the glass dry and shatter it against the wall to keep anybody else from having any. And let’s not forget those who dirty-dick the glass and wait for somebody to drink from it. 🙂

    • Absolutely. There are thousands of unaccounted for glass actions in the half-full/half-empty scenario, those you’ve mentioned and “Don’t fucking pigeonhole me with your glass bullshit!” Oh man would that be a fun satirical book to write. “Interviews Over a Glass” or something.

    • Thanks! I’m a “The glass has water in it” kind of person. I have an advanced degree in English and when I finished THAT I was OVER finding “the hidden meaning” in anything. 🙂

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