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Almost Positive Is Really Close To Positive

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For some reason people who ask questions want to receive a definitive answer. “I don’t know” is the worst answer you can come up with. Among other “not so good” replies are pretty sure, think so, definite maybe and of course almost positive. The last one has always been an unfair statement to scrutinize, (in my opinion).


Almost is like really, really close to there and being there is what you want. So if you’re almost something, it seems to reason that just a little effort will take you to the finish line. That’s all you really want anyway, right?


Positive is for sure, no doubt, and no uncertainty. You can’t ask for better than that. Positive is so upbeat and chipper. It’s the sun coming through the gray clouds, a smiling face on a commuter train, a favorite song playing on the radio during a long car ride. Why would anybody want to shrug off positive? How could you walk away from it?


Almost positive is like an oasis waiting for you. It’s as close to perfection as you’re ever going to get. You shouldn’t feel like it’s not enough, you should celebrate being that close to something so incredible, so wonderful, and so delightful. It’s just around the corner for crying in the night.


You may think I’m wrong and that’s OK. Perhaps you’re one of “those people” who are accustomed to the two word system. I’m here to tell you right now that there’s a much bigger world out there beyond “Yes” and “No”. Open your door and explore.


I’m almost positive I’m right.


Egg On!

Ramblin’ Rooster


Written by Ramblin' Rooster

February 21, 2009 at 4:53 am

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  1. “Sure” is a really weak yes.


    February 21, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    • Michael, if you asked me for a million dollars and I said, “Sure” I bet you wouldn’t even consider the strength.

      Ramblin' Rooster

      February 22, 2009 at 3:51 am

  2. Good point! I’d still dig a yes out of you to affirm it though.


    February 22, 2009 at 5:02 am

    • Michael, funny as always. I think if it were a million dollars you’d keep asking for confirmation till the briefcase was in your hand or the teller said, “Unemployed Dad, you’re one million dollars richer!” regardless of how many times I said YES.

      Ramblin' Rooster

      February 23, 2009 at 4:26 am

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