Sunday, November 21, 2004

Lazy is as Lazy Does

There was a day, not so long ago, when I was famous for my homemade cookies. You know the ones I'm talking about. I would make those fantastically delicious cookies that I paid $200 to Neiman Marcus for the recipe. Yes, all you doubters, it is true that I can cook. I actually cook very well. I just choose not to. Lazy!

I have become so lazy that someone at the office was selling pre-made cookie dough. A year ago, I thought this was a great idea. However, now I don't even want to scoop the dough. No, that's way too much trouble. I want to do no more than break apart pre-made, pre-scooped cookie dough.

I put gas in my car the other day at a pay-at-the-pump station and the display asked me before I pumped if I wanted a receipt. I chose "yes" because, without a receipt, five seconds after I leave the gas station I will forget I was there and not charge myself for the gas.

When my tank was full, I replaced the nozzle and waited for my receipt. However, the display which usually is trying to convince me that I really do need a 64 oz. Bladder Buster soft drink, was telling me I needed to go inside to get my receipt.

Are they insane?! What is this, 2002? Who goes inside a gas station unless you need "Mini-Thins" or beer? Walk twenty feet and stand in line to pay for gas? I'm no peasant. I have a debit card, by God, and I use it.

So, I left without my receipt and...crap.


Zina said...


You just described my Thursday morning.

Laurie said...

The "Lazy Family". I'm so proud!

Desmond Goh said...

Welcome to the lazy club.

Lorna said...

I'm a little late responding as I've spend two days in bed---not being lazy unfortunately. Now I think you're only an amateur in the lazy department. I have been known to just throw out the pre-scooped, prepared cookie shit, thus saving several steps and achieving the same result. Keep trying though, lazy practice makes lazy perfect,

Anonymous said...

Well, I am SO lazy that I had my kids' baby-sitter make cookies! How's that for creating memories?

Laurie said...

I can see I have a lot to aspire to. I shall persevere...after I take a nap.