There was a man named Charlie who was such a die-hard optimist. No matter how hard the situation was, he would always say, "It could have been worse."
So to cure him of his annoying habit, his friends decided to invent a story to trick him.
One day, his friends told him, "Charlie, did you hear what happened to Rob? He came home last night, found his wife in bed with another man, shot then both, and turned the gun on himself!"
"That’s so tragic," Charlie replied, "but it could have been worse."
"BUT HOW THE FUCK," his dumbfounded friends replied, "could it POSSIBLY be WORSE???"
"Well," says Charlie, "IF IT HAPPENED THE NIGHT BEFORE, I’D BE DEAD!"