When did I become a pessimist??

August 8th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

I was even going to title this post: You Can’t Win. Pretty pessimistic, no getting around it. I just took a test to see if you’re a pessimist or an optimist, and I came out a combination of average, a little pessimistic and a lot pessimistic. I swear I have always been an optimist. Seriously. I still think of myself that way, except, the way I’d describe it is I’ve become more “realistic” over the years. I swear I still hope for the past, but bad fucking things can always happen. So can good, of course.

Anyway, I was going to post about doing my own laundry vs having it done. For years I’ve dropped off my laundry it usually costs me $10 to have it done for me. It was worth it because I could use that time to work.

Lately though, like everyone else, I’ve felt the need to save, save, save, and since part of working for me involves reading I thought I could do my own laundry and get my reading done at the same time. But by the time I was done, I figured it cost me $7 to do it myself. Not really much of a savings there!

Oh god. It’s official. I’m a pessimist. Except I can say that I had a nice time doing my laundry. I met a lovely couple and we talked the whole time. Didn’t get any reading done, but it was nice.


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  1. 2 Responses to “When did I become a pessimist??”

  2. By Joanie O Brien on Aug 8, 2009

    Hi Stacy, all pessimism will evaporate after watching this…..Enjoy!

    Regards Joanie

  3. By Cara on Aug 8, 2009

    It’s fascinating to read about your experiences with NYC apartment living. Being in a small town in Alabama, it’s difficult to imagine not having a house equipped with washer/dryer — or an outside clothesline for that matter. I recently looked at condos (which have either smallish courtyards or patios AND laundry rooms) but felt somewhat claustrophic. Yet I loathe paying for lawn care on my oversized yard. Can’t do it myself due to allergies.

    As for being a “pessimist” I consider myself a realist with the credo: “Prepare for the worst but hope for the best.” It’s served me well over my lifetime.

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