Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dr. Smak's first poll

We've all encountered lazy people. But I've got you all beat. I had an amazing comment from an on call phone call recently. She blew me away.

I want to hear about the laziest person you've met. Fill in the blank:

"I'm too lazy to..."

If you're a doc, feel free to give a patient story. If you're not, share anyway! I'm quite certain that lazy people end up bothering all sorts of friends, family members, and the general public. If you want to, you can make it about yourself. But don't admit to it.

I'll post mine in a few days.

11 comments:

SOCKS said...

OK - I'll start this for you.

I'm so lazy I'd rather knit than eat.

The MSILF said...

I've had one too lazy to wean from mechanical ventilation...and really, lazy (self-admitted), not weak or unable.

pisceshanna said...

My friend's wife was too lazy to put her 18 month old's hearing aids in, because he just kept ripping them out and she just didn't want to "deal" with that. Yeah, way to deny your kid the right to hear, you LAZY BITCH.

Sorry, I really hate her.

webhill said...

OK, well, before I went to veterinary school, I worked in user support for an internet service provider. This one guy used to call all the time and ask for help with ridiculous things we didn't support - like how to turn on his computer. One day I told him he needed to read his manual and he said "I don't read." I said "excuse me, but do you mean you can not read, or you choose not to read?" and he said "I refuse to read. I pay someone to read for me." I then told the guy to get his employee to deal with his issue and he said "I can't, he's on an airplane." So basically he was too lazy to read.

In my current practice of small animal medicine, I unfortunately encounter pet owners who are admittedly too lazy to give insulin. That is what they say! I say "well, Fluffy has insulin-dependent diabetes, and so we need to start insulin, and you can give these shots twice a day-" and immediately it's "oh no doc, I'm too lazy to spend time giving the cat shots, I can barely give my kid a vitamin once a day, can't we do something else? No? Well, I guess we'll have to put Fluffy to sleep then..."

LaraClaire said...

people in general disgust me when it comes to laziness...

that being said 2 stories

one: my housemates will quite happily leave dishes for 2 weeks (i refused to do them) worse because it takes too much effort to wash them - they went to the extent of buying new cutlery instead of washing the ones in the sink....

two: a friend of mine works as a cleaner, one office she cleans there has been these bowls sitting for 4+ months unwashed as she doesnt do dishes that don't make it to the office kitchen, so she goes in last week to clean, no bowls, "wow" but instead of washing them or even throwing them out - they're in a desk draw....

LaraClaire said...

note i now do the dishes every day because it makes me feel ill and embarrassed otherwise...

Anonymous said...

Dr Smak, I have been out of the loop. Was off to Vail for a college reunion, ended up having altitude sickness, or whatever you want to call it. HR of 180 and sob, I felt awful.

I have no patience for friends who are too lazy to support their friends who are in need. Guess they weren't really friends, eh?

Be safe
k3p3

Dr Ken B Moody said...

I'm so lazy..... I'd rather browse doctors' blogs than work!

Dr. Smak said...

Hey, great stories, confirming my fervent desire that all of the world's laziest people do not in fact surround me. :)

But, the laziest award goes to....
*drumroll*

"I'm to lazy to chew. Can I eat baby food?"

SOCKS said...

SICK SICK SICK -

and does that mean that Ensure is THE BEST?

Can drink it with a straw!

notjimsteele said...

I'm a big fan of this one.

"I recently paid $3.95 to watch a movie on demand because I was too lazy to get the same movie off my shelf and put it in the DVD player."