Now we need more time than ever to bathe in social media and soak up its rays. Isn’t this why we have all this technology? To read memes and takes quizzes? Of course, it is. We don’t want to miss a thing.
Modern life conveniences have made it easier than ever for us to be lazy, and I daresay, they are convenient. What’s wrong with lazy efficiency if it helps us be more efficient? Do you have an answer for me? No, I didn’t think so.
A pre-washed salad with neat little bags of nuts and dressing, for example, takes mere minutes to prepare. With grated cheese and shredded lettuce ready to go, your tacos are already half-made. When was the last time you grated cheese? Anything, please help us, to make the dinner a painless process.
To name a few other Lazy but Efficient conveniences, we have:
- Gift Bags
- Gift Cards
- Texting (sometimes)
- Ready-to-bake cookies (oh, food again!)
I was hard-pressed to find many Lazy but Efficient examples that did not relate to food. In fact, I had to create all new categories for “Lazy but Efficient” for the ideas that surfaced. See for yourself.
The Snooze Button
Who doesn’t use the snooze button? You don’t?
This is snoozy laziness at its absolute best. We think we’ll hit it just once. Twice is just as nice. Much better, actually. More, you say? How many times? You can tell me.
This is my alarm clock, complete with snooze button.
(Besides its much easier to include this photo than to hunt for one of an alarm clock. This snapshot is Lazy But Efficient AND Accurate…even if this phone is just a wreck.)
The snooze is lazy but could it ever be efficient?
New Category: Lazy but Necessary
Take the drive thru at your local coffee house. It will take longer to get this coffee than if you were to park and walk in. Still, you drive through hoping it won’t take too long this time. You wait three times longer (four times?) to get your most necessary coffee, so necessary, that you will wait an “x amount” of minutes (you insert the value here) to get it. And look. Now you’re behind schedule, because you went out of your way to go the drive thru on the other side of town. Not to mention the extra gas it’s costing you, and the emission of carbon dioxide into the environment while you idle, and thus breathe in while you wait, and you wait.
New Category: Lazy and Inefficient
Making a Left Turn into the Far Right Lane
I know this probably applies only to the American rules of the road. Hear me out on this one. When you are making a left turn and know you need to move to the right, quickly, doesn’t it just make more sense to swing over to the right in one fell swoop? Of course, assume the coast is clear and you will not crash into another vehicle. Admit you’ve done it, if only by accident.
This is definitely Lazy but Efficient, but since it’s a tad illegal we must give it a new category.
New Category: Lazy but Efficient, however illegal
Waiting for the Parking Spot Closest to the Store
Someone decides to wait behind your car in the parking lot for your spot as your unload your groceries, etc. Even though, there’s an available parking spot just yards (meters) away, he/she is stuck on your spot and won’t budge. Instead the “space watcher” is smoking a cigarette, blasting some obnoxious song you hate, or talking on the phone. So, you move slower, but as you do so, you’re getting more and more stressed and irritated.
New Category: Lazy, Inefficient and Annoying
There must be other Lazy but Efficient methods out of there. Does anything else come to mind? What did I miss?