The Conversation


They were the perfect seats in the room. I was right in the middle of the second row. I could easily see the stage and hear the speaker. This was going to be an amazing presentation. I had the perfect seat. That is until I had to use the bathroom.

Is the glass half empty or half full? ” asked the speaker.

That’s when the trouble started for me.

“Who cares? I just need to use the bathroom,” said my body.

“Be quiet, body.  I paid good money for this conference. I’m not going anywhere,” said my brain.

“Let’s all be more positive, ” said the speaker.”

“I’m positive I have to go to the bathroom right now, ” screamed my body.

“Just cross your legs. You’ll be fine. Besides, you are on the second row. Do you really want to walk all the way to the back of the room in front of all these people?  People will stare at you,  “said my brain.

And so the conversation went on between my head and my body for the next five minutes. I wish I could tell you what the speaker was saying. I don’t remember.

Who won?

I think you know. Sometimes it really doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full.