This morning I was walking out of my office to head to a news assignment and I passed one of my older male co-workers in the hall.
Me: "Good Morning. How's it going?"
Him: "Oh, it's going alright but the day is just getting started. Plenty of time for things to go wrong."
Me, laughing ironically: "I suppose that's true. See ya later."
A minute later I exited the building and passed one of my younger male co-workers.
Me: "Hey! Good morning. How ya doing?"
Him: "Hey there. Doing alright. But the day is young and that could soon change."
Me: "Uh, yeah. That seems to be the general mindset. See ya."
I'm surrounded by defeatists.