I don't really know why I'm such a pessimist. It's not like I'm depressed or bitter. I just usually expect the worst.
I've got a package that's supposed to come today. Well, it was supposed to come last Saturday. I don't expect it to come today at all, really. It's already been in Redmond for two weeks, but the Postal Service sucks. I've already called them about it and they've assured me that they'll deliver it today. It's registered mail, so I have to be at home to get it, which means that it can only be delivered on Saturday.
(Signature-required package delivery options are just about the worst service that comes to mind right now, at least for a residential customer. For a business it makes perfect sense. But who's home during the middle of the day to accept and sign for a package? If I didn't work on weekdays, I wouldn't order so many things by mail. Anyway, that's a tangent.)
- Maybe I'm a pessimist because I grew up poor. I didn't get much of what I wanted, so I stopped expecting things.
- Maybe I'm a pessimist because I like to pretend to act logically, and pessimism seems more logical than optimism.
- Maybe I'm a pessimist because many games force you to plan carefully for the worst-case scenario, and I play a lot of games, and it's starting to affect my personality.
Whatever it is, it's not a new thing.