The timer was set. The prompt: glass.
“You have ten minutes. Give it your best shot! No half-hearted attempts, please.”
Heads down, pens to paper, they approached it with mixed attitudes.
Silence -and the occasional rustle of paper.
The class-clown sat upright.
“Finished already? Only half the time has passed. Checked your work?”
“Yep, I’m happy.”
A few more minutes elapsed.
“Pens down! Any volunteers want to read out their work?”
The class-clown began… “The pessimist regards the glass as half-empty. The optimist sees it as half-full. The thirsty man sees a glass of water waiting to be rescued…”
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