Oh, the sweetness of sheer unapologetic laziness… Is it just a lack of willpower? Maybe it’s a state of mind, a hedonism-inspired lifestyle, a rebellion of modern kind. All jokes aside, calling someone “lazy” is somewhat an insult, especially in societies where hard work and productivity are valued highly (we’re looking at you, America!).

Having said that, a 2019 Pew survey found that a majority of Americans think people are lazier now than they used to be. But we can all discuss what being dubbed lazy actually means.

For some it's a lack of physical activity, for others it may be lack of will to do even the most routine and boring tasks. And while it’s totally normal to have a brief episode of idleness, if it lasts too long, you’re suddenly playing dangerous games.

So today, we’re diving deep into real-life examples of people succumbing to their laziness, by choice or accident. The result is an uncanny collection of pics that may make you laugh, infuriate you or give you a moment to reflect on your own lazy side.

#1

Multiple Reasons Why You Should Put Your Cart Back And Not Be Lazy

Multiple Reasons Why You Should Put Your Cart Back And Not Be Lazy

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Lianna Bolt
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Super frustrating to see this. My dad is a paraplegic due to a car accident. We both nearly died, no exaggeration. This type of c**p happens all the time. I’ve seen two healthy 19 yr old dudes park in a handicap parking space at the bank. Most folks excuses are, “oh I’ll only be one second”. NO ONE is ever just one second. The laziness & sense of entitlement is brewing rampant across the globe. This is not something unique to one race or moral beliefs. It’s a complete lack of common courtesy.

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Laziness can lash out at us at every corner, especially at times when we need to be at our most productive. Think of work deadlines, important meetings and calls, bills to be paid and things to be done. Sometimes it’s little things that we can’t force our bodies to push through– from household chores to dragging ourselves to the gym.

And while we all have brief moments of idleness (which may feel pretty indulgent!), at some point it becomes a genuine problem. So to find out more about what’s actually happening in our minds when we’re lazy, how to cope with it we reached out to two experts: Christine Mitterbauer, a licensed and ICF-approved career, and life coach and serial entrepreneur, as well as Dr. Audrey Tang, a chartered psychologist, media spokesperson and author of multiple books, including "Be A Great Manager Now", "The Leader's Guide to Mindfulness."

#2

People Who Do This Are Just The Worst

People Who Do This Are Just The Worst

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Robert T
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You might as well steal it if you are going to do that. It will cost the supermarket just the same!

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#3

If You Have A Gender Reveal Party And Leave Confetti Everywhere For People To Pick Up, F**k You

If You Have A Gender Reveal Party And Leave Confetti Everywhere For People To Pick Up, F**k You

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Fat Harry
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you have a gender reveal party you have issues.

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#4

Did She Purchase Or Put Back Any Of The Books? Of Course Not

Did She Purchase Or Put Back Any Of The Books? Of Course Not

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the shy platypus from nextdoor
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate people who do that! I am always the person to put their books back when I find them in the wrong place

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Dr. Tang argues that laziness becomes a problem when you are either no longer contributing fairly to what you are receiving and requiring others to take the strain (with little thought to their wellbeing and efforts), or it is standing in the way of your own achievement of personal goals and desires.“In the latter case (and sometimes in the former) - this can speak to a lack of motivation, and, sometimes, the lack of desire to do anything can be a symptom of depression. In which case it can be helpful to ask yourself why this is happening,” she explained.

#5

I Pulled The Foil Off Of This To See What Was In It, And It Was Empty. And Still In The Fridge

I Pulled The Foil Off Of This To See What Was In It, And It Was Empty. And Still In The Fridge

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#6

Don't Even Get Me Started On The People That Test Spray Paint Like This

Don't Even Get Me Started On The People That Test Spray Paint Like This

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#7

This Is Embarrassing

This Is Embarrassing

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So here are some important questions to ask yourself, according to Dr. Tang: “Think of a goal, have you got it?” and next, “Think of all the things you need to do to achieve it.”

“Small manageable chunks, with focus – you should be achieving that in no time – go you!”

“Seems straightforward, doesn’t it?” Dr. Tang asks. “And this is a goal you’ve had for some time, plus those steps are probably quite easy…”

Dr. Tang invites us to think about everything we did yesterday–”how many of those things contributed TO your goal or simply distracted you from it (Netflix binges, scrolling mindlessly through social media, any psychodramas you got caught up in)?”

#8

People At The Dog Park I Go To Are Too Lazy To Put Their Poop Bags In The Trash Can So They Hang Them On The Fence

People At The Dog Park I Go To Are Too Lazy To Put Their Poop Bags In The Trash Can So They Hang Them On The Fence

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Will Cable
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They throw them in to trees here in the UK, the disgusting sub human knuckle draggers

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#9

My Roommate Throws Away Dishes So He Won’t Have To Do Them

My Roommate Throws Away Dishes So He Won’t Have To Do Them

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#10

Driving Over Graves Because They’re Too Lazy To Walk

Driving Over Graves Because They’re Too Lazy To Walk

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Angela B
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I effing HATE this! I walk between gravesites when visiting my Dad. People who drive over, walk over and let their dogs pee or poop (yes really) on other people loved ones gravesites should be driven over too!

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According to Dr. Tang, our brains are amazing since they are capable of so much. “And yet we often apply their energy and drive ineffectively due to habit, laziness, or simply because we don’t know any other way.”

It’s important to realize that it is not the big choices that we make that shape our lives the most – “whether to buy that house, whether to take that job, whether to get into a relationship with that person… because they are clearly defined and they have an exit strategy,” she said and added that “it is the little choices you make every day that really make up who you are.”

#11

Lazy Karen

Lazy Karen

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#12

We Call This One, "The Landlord Supremo"

We Call This One, "The Landlord Supremo"

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Will Cable
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do they rent out their empty heads for self storage.

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#13

This Idiot Hit Me While He Was Pulling Out Of A Gas Station, He Said He Didn't See Me

This Idiot Hit Me While He Was Pulling Out Of A Gas Station, He Said He Didn't See Me

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Dr. Tang gave an example: “Do you have the apple instead of the donut? Do you take 5 minutes for yourself, or do you say 'yes' to every person who asks? Do you choose to speak kindly to you, or do you berate yourself for 'just not being good enough?'”

According to the award-winning book author and spokesperson, “if we can focus on making as many little healthy choices as possible, we’ll be living the life we want, rather than seeking motivation to move towards it.”

#14

This Guy Wasn't About To Let 13 Inches Of Snow Or Laziness Stop Him From Getting To Work On Time

This Guy Wasn't About To Let 13 Inches Of Snow Or Laziness Stop Him From Getting To Work On Time

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Laura Ketteridge
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So dangerous. You can't see out of half the windscreen. and if the car had to stop suddenly all of that snow would cover the windshield.

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#15

I Will Pass On The Lunch Meat. Thanks Anyway. Too Lazy To Get A Ladder

I Will Pass On The Lunch Meat. Thanks Anyway. Too Lazy To Get A Ladder

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#16

People Who Are Too Lazy To Remove Their Strings After Fishing Or Crabbing. So Many Animals Get Trapped In This And Die

People Who Are Too Lazy To Remove Their Strings After Fishing Or Crabbing. So Many Animals Get Trapped In This And Die

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#17

How My Ex Roommate Left Her Bathroom After Moving Out

How My Ex Roommate Left Her Bathroom After Moving Out

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#18

My Neighbor Keeps Parking Her Car On Top Of My Garden Area Instead Of Her Driveway Because She's Too Lazy To Pull Her Trash Cans In

My Neighbor Keeps Parking Her Car On Top Of My Garden Area Instead Of Her Driveway Because She's Too Lazy To Pull Her Trash Cans In

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Chucky Cheezburger
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it were me, she'd do it twice.First time is a warning,second is a tow.

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#19

This Guy Ignored No Entry Sign And Drove On Wooden Pier, Because He Was Too Lazy To Carry Stuff On His Dolly

This Guy Ignored No Entry Sign And Drove On Wooden Pier, Because He Was Too Lazy To Carry Stuff On His Dolly

Pier has to be closed for structural inspection.

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#20

Every Day This Lady Walks Her Dog And Throws It's Poop In The Same Tree

Every Day This Lady Walks Her Dog And Throws It's Poop In The Same Tree

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Minath
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Next time take a photo of her face and shame her on the local Facebook page.

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#21

I Tore My Rotator Cuff So My Husband Told Me He’d Finish The Interior Painting On Our Downstairs. He Says He’s Done

I Tore My Rotator Cuff So My Husband Told Me He’d Finish The Interior Painting On Our Downstairs. He Says He’s Done

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#22

So I Finally Got A House, And They Literally Painted Over Bugs On The Wall

So I Finally Got A House, And They Literally Painted Over Bugs On The Wall

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#23

Lazy People Who Abandon Their Unwanted Groceries In The Freezer, Causing Them To Explode And Become Unsellable

Lazy People Who Abandon Their Unwanted Groceries In The Freezer, Causing Them To Explode And Become Unsellable

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#24

Best Employee Of The Month

Best Employee Of The Month

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#25

Lady, Your Laziness Causes An Unnecessary Queue At The Exit Of Cardales

Lady, Your Laziness Causes An Unnecessary Queue At The Exit Of Cardales

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Jordan James
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If they see another dog and start running she is in trouble

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#26

Lady Is Too Lazy To Find A Parking Spot So She Blocks The Bus From Picking Up The Kids From School

Lady Is Too Lazy To Find A Parking Spot So She Blocks The Bus From Picking Up The Kids From School

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Robert T
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh look. A perfect photo of what "double parked" actually means!

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#27

Yes. He Was Using Them Both

Yes. He Was Using Them Both

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everytime I see someone on one of those things, or a One Wheel, I can't help but hope I get to see a face plant soon. You know how rich boomers looked at skaters in the 80s, that's how I see these people now. Bloody Parasites.

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#28

First Day At The Beach And My Wife Made Sure I Was Protected From Sunburn By Spraying My Back With Sunscreen. I Can’t See Back There - Did She Do A Good Job?

First Day At The Beach And My Wife Made Sure I Was Protected From Sunburn By Spraying My Back With Sunscreen. I Can’t See Back There - Did She Do A Good Job?

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#29

Too Lazy To Put Your Cart Up? Block The Handicap Spots

Too Lazy To Put Your Cart Up? Block The Handicap Spots

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Will Cable
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Make them have to release a cart/trolley with money, they will want the cash back

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#30

My Wife Never Fully Screws The Lids Back Onto Anything

My Wife Never Fully Screws The Lids Back Onto Anything

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Fat Harry
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This drives me mad. I picked something out of the cupboard by its lid the other day and spilt it everywhere because my (adult) daughter had not screwed the lid on properly.

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#31

I Was Making Homemade Churros For The Husband And The Piping Bag Tip Popped Out. Too Lazy To Fix It. I Present To You The Turdo

I Was Making Homemade Churros For The Husband And The Piping Bag Tip Popped Out. Too Lazy To Fix It. I Present To You The Turdo

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Samyan Elrod
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dad thought that the turdos were the good ones ... genuinely.

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#32

People Who Can’t Pick Up After Themselves

People Who Can’t Pick Up After Themselves

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Laura Ketteridge
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They do look very heavy. Perhaps a sign is needed, directing them to a tiny woman who can put them away if they find the big weights too heavy.

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#33

I Guess She Was Too Lazy

I Guess She Was Too Lazy

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Jordan James
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the opposite of laziness it's unnecessary extra work

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#34

Lazy People Parked Right At The Entrance To Load Their Vehicle Up And Blocked The Traffic

Lazy People Parked Right At The Entrance To Load Their Vehicle Up And Blocked The Traffic

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#35

Kinda Funny Tho

Kinda Funny Tho

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Brendan
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, real funny if something falls off the back into someone's windscreen.

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#36

I Live With Monsters

I Live With Monsters

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Thomas Bentley
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i am one of those monsters, i love them, and i want to use all of them for arts and crafts.

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#37

Am I Crazy Or Is This Acceptable?

Am I Crazy Or Is This Acceptable?

We share a laundry room with the people upstairs (the laundry room is right outside our door). This pile of dirty clothes has been sitting there for 5 days, this is nothing new. My bf is making me feel like the crazy one for having a problem with it. Advice please? 

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Laura Ketteridge
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is definitely a problem with this. You don't clutter up communal spaces with your c**p.

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#38

When You're So Lazy And Can't Walk 20ft To Watch Your Kid

When You're So Lazy And Can't Walk 20ft To Watch Your Kid

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#39

Left His Driveway But Didn’t Clear The Rear Window Of Snow. Lazy. Dangerous

Left His Driveway But Didn’t Clear The Rear Window Of Snow. Lazy. Dangerous

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Minath
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's illegal to do this in the UK, sadly it doesn't stop idiots from doing it.

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#40

I Was Gone For A Few Days, And I Guess No One Did Any Dishes

I Was Gone For A Few Days, And I Guess No One Did Any Dishes

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pint glasses, disposable plastic cup, and beer can imply someone threw a party. Oh theres a shot glass right there too. Someone over indulged.

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#41

Too Lazy To Adjust The Clocks For Winter

Too Lazy To Adjust The Clocks For Winter

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Hannah Hudson-Lee
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If only they had thought to put the name of a city in a time zone -1h away (e.g. if in Paris, the sign says London). Then this would actually look classy.

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#42

A Couple Years Ago, My Neighbor Decided To Paint His House Bright Orange. Then Gave Up Halfway Through

A Couple Years Ago, My Neighbor Decided To Paint His House Bright Orange. Then Gave Up Halfway Through

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#44

My Sister Was Just Served This At A Local Mexican Restaurant

My Sister Was Just Served This At A Local Mexican Restaurant

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BatPhace
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd say this is what you get for ordering Mac and cheese at a Mexican place 😂 Edit: to those saying maybe she doesn't like Mexican food, okay fine, also yeah the hand in it pic looks small, I hadn't noticed that at 3am lol

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#45

I Work At An Ice Skating Rink, And Instead Of Properly Turning In Skates, People Just Throw Them Over The Counter

I Work At An Ice Skating Rink, And Instead Of Properly Turning In Skates, People Just Throw Them Over The Counter

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Fat Harry
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Surely the answer is that you take their shoes in exchange for the skates and then when they turn in the skates they get their shoes back?

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#46

The Dumpster On The Left Is Empty But People Are Too Lazy To Open The Lid So They Just Keep Piling Trash Up Into The Right Dumpster

The Dumpster On The Left Is Empty But People Are Too Lazy To Open The Lid So They Just Keep Piling Trash Up Into The Right Dumpster

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#47

Ain’t My Job To Cut The Trees. I Paint The Lines

Ain’t My Job To Cut The Trees. I Paint The Lines

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Brendan
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In fairness, the road worker wouldn't have had the authority to cut down the bush. And I doubt the paint equipment would have been able to duck underneath it.

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#48

Someone Was Very Lazy

Someone Was Very Lazy

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Premislaus de Colo
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It actually took much more effort to paint the plank than to move it. This is not laziness, this is malice.

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#49

Taking Laziness To A Whole New Level

Taking Laziness To A Whole New Level

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Full of Giggles
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The kid could definitely benefit from walking around the store.

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#50

Key Screwed And Painted To The Door Frame Inside My Wife's Apartment. Such Laziness

Key Screwed And Painted To The Door Frame Inside My Wife's Apartment. Such Laziness

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