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[[FridgeLogic But hang on.]] Just getting up and filling the bowls by hand would've taken less than ten minutes and a lot less effort. When you put it in perspective she hardly did it the "easy" way.

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[[FridgeLogic But hang on.]] Just getting up and filling the bowls by hand would've taken less than ten minutes and a lot less effort. When you put it in perspective she hardly did it the "easy" way.
way. In fact, her strategy is so contradictory that it can fairly be described as [[StartXToStopX working hard so that she won't be working hard]].


* Jeff of ''Series/{{Community}}'' will go to absurd lengths to get out of work -- in the {{pilot}} alone, he tries to bribe/blackmail a teacher into giving him not just the test scores for his upcoming test, but ''every single test he'd ever have in his studies'', goes along with a study group he hates as part of a plan to have sex with Britta, and spins a master plan manipulating six different people he's just met into having a screaming match with each other. As one of them pointed out, this is all to avoid doing the work for what is basically a simple Spanish test that would take him, at most, half an hour to study for the normal way. By the end of season three, he's mostly grown out of it. Lampshaded in "Documentary Filmmaking Redux" where he proudly boasts, apparently without noticing the irony, that he's "always willing to go the extra mile to avoid doing something."

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* Jeff of ''Series/{{Community}}'' will go to absurd lengths to get out of work -- in the {{pilot}} alone, he tries to bribe/blackmail a teacher into giving him not just the test scores for his upcoming test, but ''every single test he'd ever have in his studies'', goes along with a study group he hates as part of a plan to have sex with Britta, and spins a master plan manipulating six different people he's just met into having a screaming match with each other.other, all of which would seem to take the better part of a day. As one of them pointed out, this is all to avoid doing the work for what is basically a simple Spanish test that would take him, at most, half an hour to study for the normal way. By the end of season three, he's mostly grown out of it. Lampshaded in "Documentary Filmmaking Redux" where he proudly boasts, apparently without noticing the irony, that he's "always willing to go the extra mile to avoid doing something."


* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Benderama" starts with Bender furious that he's been asked to fold two sweaters, because that's "two things." [[MesACrowd He uses Farnsworth's replicator to make copies of himself]], all of which are equally unwilling to do two tasks and equally willing to duplicate themselves, [[GreyGoo resulting in a near-apocalypse]]. By the end of the episode, he's the only one who can save the planet, which he refuses to do until Fry offers to fold the sweaters for him.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Benderama" starts with Bender furious that he's been asked to fold two sweaters, because that's "two things." [[MesACrowd He uses Farnsworth's replicator to make two copies of himself]], all himself to do it for him]], both of which are equally unwilling to do two tasks the job and equally willing to duplicate themselves, [[GreyGoo resulting in a near-apocalypse]]. By the end of the episode, he's the only one who can save the planet, which he refuses to do until Fry offers to fold the sweaters for him.


* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Benderama" starts with Bender furious that he's been asked to fold two sweaters, because that's "two things." [[MesACrowd He uses Farnsworth's replicator to make copies of himself]] and equally willing to duplicate themselves, [[GreyGoo resulting in a near-apocalypse]]. By the end of the episode, he's the only one who can save the planet, which he refuses to do until Fry offers to fold the sweaters for him.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Benderama" starts with Bender furious that he's been asked to fold two sweaters, because that's "two things." [[MesACrowd He uses Farnsworth's replicator to make copies of himself]] himself]], all of which are equally unwilling to do two tasks and equally willing to duplicate themselves, [[GreyGoo resulting in a near-apocalypse]]. near-apocalypse]]. By the end of the episode, he's the only one who can save the planet, which he refuses to do until Fry offers to fold the sweaters for him.


* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Benderama" has Bender furious that he's been asked to fold two sweaters, because that's "two things." By the end of the episode, he's the only one who can save the planet for a raging giant, which he refuses to do until Fry offers to fold the sweaters for him.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Benderama" has starts with Bender furious that he's been asked to fold two sweaters, because that's "two things." [[MesACrowd He uses Farnsworth's replicator to make copies of himself]] and equally willing to duplicate themselves, [[GreyGoo resulting in a near-apocalypse]]. By the end of the episode, he's the only one who can save the planet for a raging giant, planet, which he refuses to do until Fry offers to fold the sweaters for him.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Benderama" has Bender furious that he's been asked to fold two sweaters, because that's "two things." By the end of the episode, he's the only one who can save the planet for a raging giant, which he refuses to do until Fry offers to fold the sweaters for him.
-->'''Bender:''' ''Both'' of them? You mean ''you'll'' do ''two'' things, and I only have to do ''one'' thing?
-->'''Fry:''' Yeah. Just save the world.
-->'''Bender:''' Heh heh heh. Sucker.

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* In ''Series/HomeImprovement'', when he isn't trying to add his trademark "MORE POWER" to common tools, Tim is usually trying to come up with some convoluted gadget to make easy, mundane tasks even easier, which usually causes him more trouble than it's worth. We say usually, because one of his few ''successes'' came from this: he built his wife an all-in-one washer/dryer machine that worked completely automatically, even adding in detergent and softener in the correct amounts. Said washer/dryer remained a fixture of the Taylor household until the end of the series.

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* Taken to a ridiculous extreme in one ''ComicStrip/OverTheHedge'' arc where Verne is trying to convince RJ to learn to read, but RJ is too lazy to do so. Verne finally wins RJ over by pointing out that by learning to read, he could read the ''closed captions'' on television shows, freeing up his ears to listen to music or the radio. In short, RJ could be even lazier than he already is, or, in RJ's words:
--->'''RJ:''' I can ''multi-slack!''


** This is a recurring gag through most of the strip's run. Calvin is perfectly willing to work hard ''as long as no-one forces him to'', so he'll often end up spending more energy on avoiding something than it'd take to actually do it. For instance, he once wanted to have his Mom bring him to the library to do research on dinosaurs, which Hobbes pointed out sounds like a lot of work:
--->'''Calvin:''' "If you do it and nobody ''makes'' you do it, it's fun."

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** This is a recurring gag through most of the strip's run. Calvin is perfectly willing to work hard ''as long as no-one forces him to'', so he'll often end up spending more energy on avoiding something than it'd take to actually do it. For instance, he once wanted to have his Mom bring him to the library to do research on dinosaurs, snakes, though he had to stop and ask why he'd want to learn during his summer break. To which Hobbes pointed out sounds like a lot of work:
--->'''Calvin:'''
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--->'''Hobbes:'''
"If you do it and nobody ''makes'' you do it, it's fun."


-->'''Calvin:''' "If you do it and nobody ''makes'' you do it, it's fun."

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-->'''Calvin:''' --->'''Calvin:''' "If you do it and nobody ''makes'' you do it, it's fun."


** This is a recurring gag through most of the strip's run. Calvin is perfectly willing to work hard ''as long as no-one forces him to'', so he'll often end up spending more energy on avoiding something than it'd take to actually do it.

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** This is a recurring gag through most of the strip's run. Calvin is perfectly willing to work hard ''as long as no-one forces him to'', so he'll often end up spending more energy on avoiding something than it'd take to actually do it. For instance, he once wanted to have his Mom bring him to the library to do research on dinosaurs, which Hobbes pointed out sounds like a lot of work:
-->'''Calvin:''' "If you do it and nobody ''makes'' you do it, it's fun."


** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120506 another occasion]], Garfield, Jon and Liz were watching TV together when the remote control stopped working. Jon and Garfield went to a shop to buy new batteries. When they came back, Liz pointed out the set was ''five feet'' away. Garfield commented "Girls".

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** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120506 [[https://garfield.com/comic/2012/05/06 another occasion]], Garfield, Jon and Liz were watching TV together when the remote control stopped working. Jon and Garfield went to a shop to buy new batteries. When they came back, Liz pointed out the set was ''five feet'' away. Garfield commented "Girls".

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** [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2010-10-30 2010-10-30]]: When an engineer hears that water is free in his new apartment but electricity isn't, he gets all excited about using the shower to power a dynamo. The landlord lampshades how it's this trope applied to saving a small amount of money.


* ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': In [[http://smbc-comics.com/comic/batocrat "Batocrat"]], ComicBook/{{Batman}} reveals that he does the superheroing as part of an effort to keep the proletariat from questioning how his alter ego draws a billion dollar salary from a company he inherited and which he puts no labour into. So actually he's putting quite a lot of work into maintaining this state of affairs.

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* ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'':
** [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2010-01-22 2010-01-22]]: A man spent six hours making a chart proving that it's not his turn to do the dishes.
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In [[http://smbc-comics.com/comic/batocrat "Batocrat"]], ComicBook/{{Batman}} reveals that he does the superheroing as part of an effort to keep the proletariat from questioning how his alter ego draws a billion dollar salary from a company he inherited and which he puts no labour into. So actually he's putting quite a lot of work into maintaining this state of affairs.


* Seen in the ''[[Website/NotAlwaysRight Not Always Friendly]]'' story [[http://notalwaysfriendly.com/irony-is-effortless/34501 "Irony is Effortless"]]: Someone ripped and converted a game's soundtrack because he was too lazy to look it up on the Internet.

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* Seen in the ''[[Website/NotAlwaysRight Not Always Friendly]]'' story [[http://notalwaysfriendly.com/irony-is-effortless/34501 [[https://notalwaysright.com/irony-is-effortless/28791/ "Irony is Effortless"]]: Someone ripped and converted a game's soundtrack because he was too lazy to look it up on the Internet.

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