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Jun. 30th, 2009 10:25 am
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I am stuck in one of those places where there is no good solution.

In our house, I am the slob. That does not mean I am a slob, but my threshold for dirt/messiness is somewhat higher than Rich's. Very seldom does the house make it to the point where I feel like cleaning. And frankly, I dislike cleaning. I don't mind putting things away as much (books on the bookshelf, clothes in the closet, cat toys away, etc.), because  everything looks so much neater when you're done, but the actual cleaning, which makes less of a visible difference, I hate. And I hate it twice as much when someone makes me do it when I don't think it's necessary. Rich will occasionally announce that we need to spend the next hour or so cleaning, which I never want to do. He likes to get everything done in one big push; I have more of a "5 minutes here, 10 minutes there" approach. Interspersed with rewards for myself, if I'm doing it all in one day.

Furthermore, I was raised by a woman whose philosophy was, "there are some things it's worth paying someone else to do, and cleaning is one of them." Hell, yeah.

Right now, he's stressed out about the upcoming fireman's test, and the house does get on his nerves when it's messy, so he asked me to help him stay on top of it for the next month. Which I totally understand.

So, now that my raise finally came through, I'm more than willing to get someone to come in and do the cleaning stuff every week or two weeks. Except, Rich hates the idea of a stranger coming in and cleaning. I think it sounds like the best thing ever. I wouldn't even mind being there while the person is cleaning, since he can get remarkably paranoid, though I wouldn't mind handing over a key to someone who came vouched for. But the main point is, he wants me (and himself) to do it, and I'd really prefer someone else to do it. Because I hate it, and frankly, when you force me to do something I hate, I do a freakin' half-assed job anyway. So if I pay someone, not only will I be happier, but it will get done better. But bringing someone in will just stress him out more, which is the last thing I want to do right now.

Sigh. I hate cleaning. This sucks.
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Ah, more justification:

Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things
Robert A. Heinlein


I always say that laziness=efficiency. Or, at least, lazy people want to find the most efficient way of doing things so as to do the least amount of work. It's actually a virtue! Well, sometimes.

laziness

Jan. 27th, 2007 01:15 pm
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You know, it seems like an entire day off would leave you plenty of time to relax, and yet still get a lot accomplished.

Yet, inevitably, at the end of my day off, I have done absolutely nothing useful.

In my defense, yesterday was bitter cold, and there was no way I was humping laundry to the laundry room. That does not excuse the lack of cleaning, exercising, call-making, etc.
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I have finally found a motivational speaker/business guru I can relate to:

The Lazy Way to Success

I think almost everyone reading this has heard my claim that "lazy people are efficient!"

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You know, now that I've shelled out for a 3-month unlimited yoga card, I should really try to drag myself in.

But it's so cold out!
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I had a lovely, lazy weekend. The laziness was enforced by the fact that I was shifting books on Friday, which involved a lot of squatting down and standing up again, and Saturday morning my thighs were screaming. I think the 3-inch heels made it worse. Gotta remember to take those off the next time I do that.

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