The Pessimist

An avid duck hunter was in the market for a new bird dog. His search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends would ever believe him.

He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, the eternal pessimist who refused to be impressed with anything. This, surely, would impress him. He invited him to hunt with him and his new dog. As they waited by the shore, a flock of ducks flew by. they fired, and a duck fell.

The dog responded and jumped into the water. The dog, however, did not sink but instead walked across the water to retrieve the bird, never getting more than his paws wet.

This continued all day long? each time a duck fell, the dog walked across the surface of the water to retrieve it. The pessimist watched carefully, saw everything, but did not say a single word.

On the drive home the hunter asked his friend, ”Did you notice anything unusual about my new dog?”

”I sure did,” responded the pessimist. ”He can’t swim.”

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  32 comments for “The Pessimist

  1. Ann
    June 18, 2016 3:12 am at 3:12 am

    I think the duck hunter should find himself a new friend. That was a good one =)

    • June 18, 2016 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm

      I think you are right Ann. 🙂

  2. June 18, 2016 3:46 am at 3:46 am

    Hi Sandee, love it. If the world was void of pessimists who could we laugh at?

    xx

    • June 18, 2016 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm

      And laugh at them we do. 🙂

  3. June 18, 2016 4:18 am at 4:18 am

    Too funny. What a great answer. Sandee, you and Zane have a fine day.

    • June 18, 2016 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm

      It's all he's got Marg. 🙂

  4. June 18, 2016 4:34 am at 4:34 am

    LOL now that pessimist would drive me quackers ;-(

    Have a optimistictastic Saturday Sandee ;((

    • June 18, 2016 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm

      I agree Steve, he would drive me quackers too. 🙂

  5. June 18, 2016 5:08 am at 5:08 am

    Good one, and I've known some people like that.

    • June 18, 2016 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm

      Me too Joe, unfortunately. 🙂

  6. Jan
    June 18, 2016 7:42 am at 7:42 am

    I know people just like him. i stay away from them.

    • June 18, 2016 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm

      I do too Jan, I do too. 🙂

  7. June 18, 2016 8:39 am at 8:39 am

    I'm staying away from them. They're both too stupid to tell a duck from a parrot.

    • June 18, 2016 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm

      Yep, you're on to something here. 🙂

  8. June 18, 2016 8:59 am at 8:59 am

    too funny- I thought maybe they would think something religious!
    Have a great day!

    • June 18, 2016 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm

      Not today Kathe. 🙂

  9. June 18, 2016 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm

    Heeheehee! He sure can't!

    • June 19, 2016 6:56 am at 6:56 am

      You're right about that. 🙂

  10. June 18, 2016 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm

    That is a good one 🙂

    • June 19, 2016 6:56 am at 6:56 am

      It's rather ironic though. 🙂

  11. June 18, 2016 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm

    Sigh…the eternal pessimist will remain an eternal pessimist! Have a happy day!

    • June 19, 2016 6:56 am at 6:56 am

      It's all they can do. 🙂

  12. June 19, 2016 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm

    Well poo, he should get a new hunting buddy or just return alone with his awesome dog!

    • June 20, 2016 5:07 am at 5:07 am

      I agree, some folks are just boring. 🙂

  13. June 20, 2016 1:19 am at 1:19 am

    lol another one i might have to steal

    • June 20, 2016 5:11 am at 5:11 am

      Help yourself Phil. 🙂

  14. June 20, 2016 2:10 am at 2:10 am

    LOL – But I still want to know how the dog did it.

    • June 20, 2016 5:11 am at 5:11 am

      Me too, but I think we'll never know for sure. 🙂

  15. June 20, 2016 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm

    That's one way to look at it.

    • June 20, 2016 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm

      Yes, it's but one way. 🙂

  16. June 20, 2016 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm

    Who would want to hang out with a pessimist? I'd rather spend my whole day with that awesome dog!! or read blogs, sorry haven't visited for a while 🙁

    • June 21, 2016 4:58 am at 4:58 am

      I agree with you. A pessimist is pretty hard to stomach. I've missed you. Good to see a comment from you. 🙂

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