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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    A perfect example is the guy I saw sitting on the curb with a sign that said "No work, need money, food" with a "Now Taking Applications" sign right behind him on the local Waffle House. Last time I checked, the Waffle House will hire anyone that can breath and blink at the same time. Some Americans need to take their nose out of the air and work wherever they can. I distinctly remember my father working 2 jobs. One delivering milk, the other as custodian for Servicemaster. He had no pride when it came to providing for my mom, brother, and me. Whatever put food on the table was done.
    That guy was a bum. There has always been idiots like that and they live in the fringe of society.

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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    A perfect example is the guy I saw sitting on the curb with a sign that said "No work, need money, food" with a "Now Taking Applications" sign right behind him on the local Waffle House. Last time I checked, the Waffle House will hire anyone that can breath and blink at the same time. Some Americans need to take their nose out of the air and work wherever they can. I distinctly remember my father working 2 jobs. One delivering milk, the other as custodian for Servicemaster. He had no pride when it came to providing for my mom, brother, and me. Whatever put food on the table was done.
    I've worked two full time jobs a couple times during my working career. I agree with the, "You do whatever it is you need to do, to take care of your family". Anyone that does anything less, isn't trying very damn hard. Hell, I remember working in a white collar job full time, and working for a maid service when I wasn't working at my other job. Cleaning people's nasty toilets and disgusting houses. It sure as hell wasn't glamorous, but it paid the bills and I've never needed to get any sort of public assistance.... just saying. There are some people out in the world who are 'holding out' for something that pays them what they think they are worth. That's all fine and good, but in the mean time, do what you have to do.
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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    That guy was a bum. There has always been idiots like that and they live in the fringe of society.
    Unfortunately, being a bum isn't something that is frowned upon anymore. Sure, I'll give the guy some food. I did actually. I also pointed the sign out to him.
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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    If you are capable of working and yet you have lived on the public teat for most of your adult life then you are lazy. Otherwise my thoughts go toward the show "Hoarders". Especially the ones on that show that not only collect crap but fail to clean as well. What really gets me is a combination of the two....don't work and don't clean up the house. That is especially over the top lazy, IMO.
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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plebeian View Post
    Just as Mycroft, TheGirlNextDoor, and UtahBill have pointed out, it is something that can be seen (or more easily measured) on a personal level; but I do not think that it can be so easily defined and measured on a national scale with all of the variables that each person's situation brings to the table, so to speak (especially in a political context where it is used to appeal on a more emotional level).
    Agreed.

    The point I was trying to make is that the concept of calling so many Americans lazy as a political tool is really misguided and really just offensive. In my opinion, as soon as we stop yelling at each other about how careless or entitled the other is, we might actually be able to work together against the politicians who are taking us for a ride.


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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Agreed.

    The point I was trying to make is that the concept of calling so many Americans lazy as a political tool is really misguided and really just offensive. In my opinion, as soon as we stop yelling at each other about how careless or entitled the other is, we might actually be able to work together against the politicians who are taking us for a ride.
    Except nobody one should take seriously ever refers to all poor people as lazy. By my measure, the rich have every right to cling to their money when the sponsors of the poor refuse to even acknowledge that significant abuses exist let alone agree to anything that would involve going after those folks. I am neither rich, nor poor. I used to be a democrat but their inflexibility rooted in their arrogance, among a few other things, just became too much for me.

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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Except nobody one should take seriously ever refers to all poor people as lazy. By my measure, the rich have every right to cling to their money when the sponsors of the poor refuse to even acknowledge that significant abuses exist let alone agree to anything that would involve going after those folks.
    Well it's been a pretty common wedge in politics recently. I'm sure the abuse exists in high numbers, but it normally seems over-exaggerated.

    I am neither rich, nor poor. I used to be a democrat but their inflexibility rooted in their arrogance, among a few other things, just became too much for me.
    lol good point


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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by melons View Post
    If you are capable of working and yet you have lived on the public teat for most of your adult life then you are lazy. Otherwise my thoughts go toward the show "Hoarders". Especially the ones on that show that not only collect crap but fail to clean as well. What really gets me is a combination of the two....don't work and don't clean up the house. That is especially over the top lazy, IMO.
    My team members were lazy, these people you describe are sick.
    We are looking to buy another house. A fix up short sale would be good if its in the right place. We have been seeing homes that are full of clutter, garages that are full of junk where the cars have been parked in the drive. These people had jobs, i.e. not lazy, but don't know how to live and are essentially sick.
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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    My team members were lazy, these people you describe are sick.
    We are looking to buy another house. A fix up short sale would be good if its in the right place. We have been seeing homes that are full of clutter, garages that are full of junk where the cars have been parked in the drive. These people had jobs, i.e. not lazy, but don't know how to live and are essentially sick.
    Yes I guess sick is a good way to put it. But I work all day too and I still come home and wash dishes, clean up, do laundry. I make my bed in the mornings, pick up my dirty clothes, put away my clean clothes and the list goes on. Some folks go home after work every day and sit on their butt.
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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

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