Friday, February 16, 2007

“The Hardship of Accounting”

by Robert Frost:

Never ask of money spent

Where the spender thinks it went.

Nobody was ever meant

To remember or invent

What he did with every cent.

With thanks to Emily Coltman for flagging this up.

The glass

To the optimist, the glass is half full.
To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
To the accountant, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

(There are also those realists who don't waste time describing the glass; they just want to drink whatever it contains)