Is the box half full, half empty, or will it make me mad?
When you go to the store and get your favorite kind of cookies or potato chips, you always think they will be there when you get ready for them.
Why wouldn't you?
Well, if you happen to live with your family and not alone, then you can completely understand this idea.
Even if you live alone, I'm sure you have friends over every now and then and they could also know what you have in your cabinets.
Well, when you're hungry and you know what you have bought at the store, you would hopefully expect it to be there when you went looking for it.
That's a hilarious statement when you are married or living with other people who also like to eat.
One day you leave work and the one thing you're looking forward to is getting home to enjoy a cookie or two.
You just bought them, stored them in the cabinet next to the cereal and can't wait to enjoy them with a glass of milk.
When your taste buds are set for something, you can't stop fate. You're ready to dig into that special cookie until you take the package out of the cabinet.
The package seems a lot lighter than it did when you brought it home. You pick it up, shake it, and wonder why there's not more in the package.
Time to open the package, you've got to see what's going on in there. You open it up, now is the package half full, half empty or just a bunch of worthless crumbles?
If you said the latter, you guessed it. A magician had to have gotten into your home, made those cookies disappear, forgetting to get rid of the package.
Or, maybe whoever ate your food thought it would be a good idea to leave the package in the cabinet.
If you leave the package in the cabinet, then it makes it harder to be proven guilty when confronted with the evidence. Not speaking from experience, I was usually the one that found the empty box after my brother got home from school before I did.
If that box happens to be half empty when you open it, at least you had one good treat when you arrived home from a long day.
Here's another hint for all of those kids and adults out there that think hiding a box of cookies or pop tarts might be a good idea.
When you have a super sleuth for a sibling, that doesn't work out too well at all.
Believe me, wise words from the older sibling, the younger one will always find the treasure. If they don't, they will be a tattle tale and then you get in trouble for not leaving the little brother any leftover cookies. That's never fun.
Even when you buy the groceries, it can happen to you.
So, is the box half empty, half full, or will it make you mad when you open it?