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The day laborer was of a cheerful disposition that naturally inclined to
seek out the good in every situation. He was a genuine optimist. Thus,
after tramping the three miles from home to begin the day's work on the
ditch, he discovered that he had been careless, and explained to a
"I've gone and done it now! I left my lunch at home."
Then, suddenly he beamed happily, as he added:
"And it's a good thing I did, for the matter of that, because I left my
teeth at home, too."
* * *
The optimist fell from the top story of a skyscraper. As he passed the
fourth story, he was overheard muttering:
"So far, so good!"
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