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11th Aug '16 7:45:09 PM JMQwilleran
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* Many TV viewers have torn their room apart looking for a missing TV remote control when they could just walk over to the TV and change the channel that way. Though, on a lot of newer [=TVs=] you can't really do that if you're watching anything but local broadcasts. Same goes for disc players without the buttons necessary to navigate the menus on a movie.

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* Many TV viewers have torn their room apart looking for a missing TV remote control when they could just walk over to the TV and change the channel that way. Though, on a lot of newer [=TVs=] you can't really do that if you're watching anything but local broadcasts. Same goes for disc players without the buttons necessary to navigate the menus on a movie. That said, in many cases it does reach the point where it would be easier and less time-consuming to just go out and buy a universal remote control (which usually will work with most devices) than keep searching.
11th Aug '16 7:40:48 PM JMQwilleran
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* "Franklin's Day Off" from ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' has AnAesop of sorts about this. Franklin spends most of the episode dealing with problems he wouldn't have had if he had just done the work was supposed to do instead of putting it off, such as needing a rake that was holding up the BlanketFort he didn't take down in order to rake up leaves which have buried a bicycle pump that he wouldn't have had trouble finding if he had put it away properly in the first place.
7th Aug '16 6:13:19 PM AdamC
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* Sans in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a self-professed [[TheSlacker slacker]], to the point where he avoids doing his actual job (border patrol) by doing a ''different'' job (hot-dog sales).

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* Sans in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a self-professed [[TheSlacker slacker]], to the point where he avoids doing his actual job (border patrol) by doing a ''different'' job (hot-dog sales).
sales). Two jobs means twice as many legally allowed breaks!
13th Apr '16 10:55:34 AM Julia1984
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You see a lot of this in fiction (and sometimes outside of it). In pursuit of a lazier way to do a task, a character will wind up spending magnitudes more time and effort developing and executing that lazier way than it would have taken to do it the normal way. This is often a trait of the ProfessionalSlacker.

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You see a lot of this in fiction (and sometimes outside of it). In pursuit of a lazier way to do a task, a character will wind up spending magnitudes more time and effort developing and executing that lazier way than it would have taken to do it the normal way. This is often a trait of the ProfessionalSlacker.
ProfessionalSlacker and RidiculousProcrastinator.



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16th Mar '16 12:55:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''MarriedWithChildren'': Al Bundy even tried to walk over to the TV but eventually grew tired of it and agreed to have sex with Peggy for the remote.

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* ''MarriedWithChildren'': ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Al Bundy even tried to walk over to the TV but eventually grew tired of it and agreed to have sex with Peggy for the remote.



* ''{{LazyTown}}'': Robbie Rotten prides himself on being lazy, and schemes to make the rest of the town as lazy as he is, but due to these elaborate schemes, he's easily one of the most active people in the entire town.

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* ''{{LazyTown}}'': ''Series/LazyTown'': Robbie Rotten prides himself on being lazy, and schemes to make the rest of the town as lazy as he is, but due to these elaborate schemes, he's easily one of the most active people in the entire town.
4th Mar '16 6:50:26 AM Harem-author
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* Bill Cosby once had this trope as part of a comedy skit. His wife would wake him up, early, pre-dawn, threatening him with a bucket of literally ice-cold water, and order him to make breakfast for the kids before sending them to school. Not being completely awake, nor wanting to be in the kitchen anyway, Bill Cosby serves the kids chocolate cake because cakes are made with milk, eggs and flour, healthy right? The kids were noted to be rejoicing at this. "Our daddy is great, he feeds us chocolate cake!" Until the wife showed up, had a "conniption" that sounds like some kind of demonic possession, the kids turned on him "we asked for juice, eggs and bacon, and he made us eat this!" wherein she angrily sends him back to the bedroom, where he wanted to be in the first place!
21st Feb '16 2:19:36 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8746563/18/With-a-Forked-Tongue-I-Lie-in-Wait-Taming-Snakes With a Forked Tongue I Lie in Wait (Taming Snakes)]]'' Harry and the Weasley twins fake a kappa infestation to support a lie he told about a missing Transfiguration essay. [=McGonagall=] gives him two points for being the first person in twenty years to pull the wool over her eyes and adds that "It would have been more, but it is somewhat less impressive since you're spending so much more time and effort on getting out of the homework than it would actually take to sit down and do it like you're supposed to."

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8746563/18/With-a-Forked-Tongue-I-Lie-in-Wait-Taming-Snakes With a Forked Tongue I Lie in Wait (Taming Snakes)]]'' Harry and the Weasley twins fake a kappa infestation to support a lie he told about a missing Transfiguration essay. [=McGonagall=] gives him two points for being the first person in twenty years to pull the wool over her eyes and adds that "It eyes.
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would have been more, but it is somewhat less impressive since you're spending so much more time and effort on getting out of the homework than it would actually take to sit down and do it like you're supposed to."
21st Feb '16 2:16:13 PM DrFraud
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* A cartoon from the ''National Enquirer'' depicts a man driving with one hand on the wheel and the other holding the dog's leash while one of two women standing on the sidewalk says to the other "You win - your husband ''is'' lazier than mine."

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* A cartoon from the ''National Enquirer'' depicts a man driving with one hand on the wheel and the other holding the dog's leash while one of two women standing on the sidewalk says to the other "You watch.
-->'''Woman:''' You
win - your husband ''is'' lazier than mine."
mine.
24th Dec '15 9:28:02 AM ThatGuy0verthere
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* The unnamed protagonist in "The Tale of The Man Who Was Too Lazy To Fail" in ''Time Enough For Love'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein's

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* The *The unnamed protagonist in "The Tale of The Man Who Was Too Lazy To Fail" in ''Time {{Time Enough For Love'' Love}} by Creator/RobertAHeinlein's
24th Dec '15 9:27:04 AM ThatGuy0verthere
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*The unnamed protagonist in "The Tale of The Man Who Was Too Lazy To Fail" in ''Time Enough For Love'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein's
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