“There are two kinds of people in the world…”
I love it when any sentence starts, “There are two kinds of people in the world…”
Don’t you? Or are you one of those people who don’t like that?
No matter what follows that beginning, I disagree. But I love to hear how people decide to randomly categorize humanity.
Once a college friend told me, “There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who have ‘around the house pants’ and those who wear the same pants all day.” For a while I thought she had cracked the code on human nature. She did not have a single pair of comfortable pants. Meaning she would wear her dark, stiff jeans all day, even when watching television! With the belt! A different breed than I, she was driven and intent on certain standards.
I wish I could call her now and compare notes.
Does she have sweat pants finally? Has she succeeded beyond expectation because of her unwillingness to let it all hang out? And speaking of which, how does her physique look after these decades of being pulled up and in? I bet pretty good.
I can’t deny which type I am nor can my closet of which half is dedicated to ‘around the house’ pants. I have the sweat pant variety where the pair handed down from my father is king. I have the drawstring pajama bottoms variety where a pink and blue cloud pair rules. Yoga pants threatened to take over for a while with their soft, fold over waist and years of stretchability. I have your random track pants and leggings that make do when there’s a laundry strike.
I change right when I get home from being OUT. The minute my ‘around the house’ pants go on, my breathing slows and a calm settles on me like a warm cloak of home.
I bet the ‘same pants all day’ types have clean houses, too.
Other categorizations to consider are:
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who wipe the public toilet seat before use and those who don’t. (I’m thinking this is a female differentiation)
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who give and those who take. (No one does both?)
There are two kinds of people in the world: the Haves and the Have Nots. (This is the same as the next one.)
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who see the glass as half-full and those who see it as half-empty. (same glass, people)
I like the idea of broadly sweeping the world into distinct categories but alas, I do not see any logic or truth in it. It’s still fun to grandly proclaim a theory like this, and it certainly can make an impact. Every time I slide into my ‘around the house’ pants I affirm my choice to be who I am, and to be comfortable with it.
I guess that leads me to conclude:
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don’t.