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Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by victograph, Apr 12, 2020.

  1. PragmaticMurphyist

    PragmaticMurphyist Loaded Pockets

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    I've told the tale before, but am happy to do so again:

    At work I used to be known generally as a pessimist. Then I changed offices (same company) and instantly was regarded as an optimist. This confused me so I looked both terms up and didn't feel either of the definitions applied to me!

    I now see myself as a "Pragmatic Murphyist" - I believe that anything that can go wrong will go wrong but, knowing that, am able to prepare for the worst (and am pleasantly surprised whenever it doesn't happen!). ;)
     
  2. aicolainen

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    @PragmaticMurphyist it can be hard to tell the optimists and pessimists apart sometimes. I'm not sure how well this saying, that I've only heard in Norwegian, translates to english, but I'll give it a try:
    There was this time that things had gone south, and an optimist and a pessimist found themselves together in a very difficult situation. The pessimist was very depressed and told the optimist; "this is so bad, it can't possibly get any worse". Where the optimist would reply; "oh yes, sure it can"...:unsure:

    Edit: surely the Norwegian version includes language that is not suitable for direct translation on this forum ;-)
     
  3. Nick4305
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    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Nick is my... nickname. :)
    The added number was the first random free to register.
     
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  4. PragmaticMurphyist

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    I love it! Reminds me of the old one about how a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, while a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested! ;)
     
  5. Karmakanic

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    It's what I do. More correctly, what I did. These days I mostly teach other people.
     
  6. Diezel

    Diezel Loaded Pockets

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    Diesel mechanic, changed the s to a z for Diezel and it is also my gamer tag and name for everything else I have to use a screen name.
     
  7. Moshe ben David

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    Here and I was just assuming you were a fan of Vin....;)

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  8. Diezel

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    Not going to lie I do like his movies.
     
  9. BurningTheDayAway

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    Great song by my favorite band.

    “Don’t burn the day away”

    I figure by spending my time on the internet I’m doing just that lol
     
  10. Northstarr

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    I am a user/motorcyclist riding a Victory. Polaris is/was the parent company. Connect the dots, polaris -- northstar. I added the second r cuz that how Ringo does it too. Beatles fan.
     
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  11. MedusaOblongata

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    I got mine from impersonating a cat.
     
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  12. TheGremlin

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    Years ago when I made my Xbox gamertag, I kept using the random option until I came to one I liked- DementedGremlin. Everybody that I played with started shortening it to Gremlin, which then became my call sign for all of my other online accounts, as well as paintball and airsoft.

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