“Where There’s This Much Manure, There’s Gotta Be A Pony”
A story is told of identical twins. One was a hope – filled optimist who often said “Everything is coming up roses!” The other was a sad and hopeless pessimist who continually expected the worst to happen. The concerned parents of the twins brought them to a psychologist in hopes he might be able to help them balance their personalities.
The psychologist suggested that on the twin’s next birthday, the parents put them in separate rooms to open their gifts. “Give the pessimist the best toys you can afford,” the psychologist said,” and give the optimist a box of manure.” The parents did as he said.
When they peeked in on the pessimistic twin, they heard him complaining,” I don’t like the color of this toy. I’ll bet this toy will break! I don’t like to play this game. I know someone who has a bigger toy than this!”
Tiptoeing across the corridor, the parents peeked in and saw their optimistic son gleefully throwing manure up in the air. He was giggling as he said” You can’t fool me! Where there’s this much manure, there’s gotta be a pony!”