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Pessimist and a Dog

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."


Link: http://www.ahajokes.com/hunt002.html

This is pure fiction.

3 Answers


:D :D :D

One of my Basset hounds fell in the pool one time and walked on the bottom till she reached the steps! Never seen anything like that before! :D

Marianne Rooster

Lol, Rooster - that is weird indeed.



Marianne it is so funny, but maybe a bit sad also? As I get older and look back on life, I am seeing so tragically how people tend to put very negative interpretations on things...

I saw it somewhat when I was younger, and for a long time I would try to "prove" to people that my intentions (or whomever's intentions) were good, not that bad at all...but this can wreck marriages, friendships...because people can only see the negativity, which might not even be there at all!

Anyway, thanks for a funny post, and bittersweet too...!  ;)  <3

Marianne Virginia

Sadly enough, yes, Virginia - black humour and/or irony is very often bittersweet, and pessimism is bringing back the tragic part of a story and its absurdity, i.e. in spite of extreme efforts and struggles, too radical changes and the need to repent and repair damages, tend to cause further complications and, as a consequence, a cascade of additional disasters. Isn't the way to hell paved with good intentions?

Also the funniest slapstick stories are thumbing the nose at desperate situations and all the parties involved.

Also Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers, etc., used tragic stories and backgrounds for their humour, even if some endings were happy ones, there remained a big question mark.

Marianne TheOtherTink

Lol, T(h)ink, that reminds of the question about the hole in the doughnut:



Virginia TheOtherTink

Marianne, yes this video documents the IMPORTANT kinds of things you can learn on YouTube! :D  8-)  <3

Marianne TheOtherTink

Lol, Virginia - yes, and with a smile. :D :)<3