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Over the weekend. March 11 – about right.

I know, I know – it’s a lousy picture. You have to cut me some slack: I started my day carrying two filing cabinets up a flight of stairs and it just got more delightful from there.

Okay, a man took the weight and I mostly steered, but I got to bring all eight drawers up by myself.

People have no idea what a handicap it is being lazy.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 13, 2023, 8:43 pm

If you didn’t try to carry the drawers up at least 3 at a time you’re not officially lazy.

Though that’s not quite a lazy man’s load it qualifies. I heard it enough as a youngster to know.

The Urban dictionary says that’s an American South idiom, but since my father used to use it I’m confident it comes from the ‘British Isles’.

Oh, and the new thievery here is to nick one egg out of a couple cartons since the silly things are $4 a dozen or more.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 13, 2023, 9:16 pm

Well, that’s the lazy person’s dilemma, isn’t it? One heavy load or many light loads?

I’m a clumsy women, prone to dropping shit. I did them as eight separate loads. That is not my approach to groceries.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 13, 2023, 11:02 pm

I’ve long held that laziness only applies to physical work. Mental work is in an entirely different category, and unless I’m somehow forced against my will to think about, say, Harry and Meghan (Oh, dear Lord, PLEASE NO!) then sitting quietly and thinking away about almost anything isn’t really an effort.

This has two (maybe more) beneficial effects. The first is that you might think through a physical task you can’t avoid and come up with a way to do it with the least expenditure of energy, or (best!) how to avoid doing it entirely. The second is that if some nagging person (*cough*spouse*cough*) asks you why you’re not doing whatever it is, you can explain that you’re thinking through how you’re going to accomplish the task while maximizing the happiness and satisfaction of said nagging person (*cough*spouse*cough*). With any luck, the nagger will go away and leave you alone at least for a little while.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: March 14, 2023, 12:22 pm

Transcendental Procrastination- If you ignore a task for long enough, it usually goes away. I have practiced this for most of my life.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 14, 2023, 8:30 pm

One tiny little egg for your egg skelter. What adorable decorated eggs you could make for Easter. 🙂

Comment from Veeshir
Time: March 16, 2023, 6:05 am

If being lazy is hard work, you’re doing it wrong.
Be constructively lazy, you get more output for less input.
See, you coulda bet someone a euro they couldn’t carry that stuff up there.
Be more like Tom Sawyer is what I’m saying.

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