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Twice as Big

A client of mine, who is an engineer, told me this:

Optimists say the glass is half full.

Pessimists say the glass is half empty.

Engineers say the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.


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7 thoughts on “Twice as Big

  1. And David said, “my cup runneth over.”
    The cause of my anxiety is that I have this great big cup and I want it filled to the brim so there is enough for the foreseeable future. And it is never full enough.
    If I would be content with a cup that is just big enough for today, I would see that it is overflowing with God’s blessings.

    • That is an excellent comment, far deeper than what I was writing as kind of a joke. I really like your biblical reference and “big enough” to “runneth over” lesson. Thanks, Bob!

  2. JD Blom on said:

    LOL; That seems like the correct answer. Just size the glass appropriately; simple. However, I am an engineer also and sometimes we oversimplify things.

  3. ….i don’t know about the glass size, however I do have a coffee cup that has been well engineered for the right amount of coffee and cream…… I think I’ll go get a refill right now!!!!! LOL

    Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  4. An elegant answer, indeed, although it does not take account of the stresses induced in transporting a liquid cargo. Or something 🙂

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