An optimist, a pessimist, and a literalist go hunting together. They make camp and agree that one will go hunting while two stay at camp.

The pessimist asks to go first thinking that there won't be anything to hunt and wants to get it out of the way. He leaves camp. Many hours later, he return with a young deer.


"Wow! Exclaimed the others, "How did you get it . I found some tracks, and after walking forever and ever, I saw the deer and Boom!
And with that, the optimist left camp to go hunt.

Not too long after he returned dragging a ten-point buck behind them.

"That's amazing!" Cried the others, "How on earth did you manage that?"

"Just like the pessimist", smiled the optimist, "I found some tracks, followed them, and Boom! I shot myself a ten-point buck!"

"This is going to be easy," stated the literalist.

Hours passed. Night fell, and morning came . The other two became extremely worried and agreed to go look for them. But just before they left, the literalist appeared.

He dragged himself along the ground, beaten and bloodied, clinging to life.

"What happened?!" Cried the others.

"I don't understand," gasped the literalist. "I did exactly what you both did - I found some tracks, I followed the tracks and BOOM! I got hit by a train!"