“There are only three types. of people in this world.”
Dad said, and thoughts in my mind just swirled
For I knew we were in for another dad-ism
A brain fart that would no doubt cause schism

“First there’s the guy who thinks he’s real cool.
He always sees the glass as half full
He can often be a dramatist
But he’s really an optimist

Then there is the guy who doesn’t see plenty
He forever sees the glass as half empty.
He may not be much of an expressionist
But he is a typical pessimist

The third is not like any other
Because she is your lovely mother
And instead of being some kind of boaster
She asks, Why didn’t you use a coaster!”