Trying to Satisfy All
The twin 10-year-olds were exactly opposite: Bill was a die-hard optimist and
Bob a hopeless pessimist.
The mom asked the psychiatrist what to do about Christmas. The doctor told
her to buy all the toys she could for Bob, and get Bill nothing. In fact, he
said just to wrap up some manure for Bill.
Christmas morning Mom came downstairs and found the twins by the tree. She
asked Bob what Santa had brought him.
"A B.B. gun, but I'll probably hit someone in the eye and blind him. And a
bicycle, but I'll probably get run over and killed while riding it. And an
electric train, but I'll probably electrocute myself," said Bob.
Realizing it wasn't going very well, the mom turned to Bill and asked what
he got. "I'm not sure!!" he replied, "I think I got a pony, but I haven't
been able to find him yet!!"